New Orleans Saints vs New York Jets Prediction, 12/12/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 14
Game: New Orleans Saints vs New York Jets
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+5.5)
The New York Jets (3-9) will compete against the New Orleans Saints (5-7) at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. New York opens this contest as 5.5-point dogs. The over/under comes in at 43.5.
The New Orleans Saints step onto the field holding a record of 5-7 for this season. In their last game, the Saints played against the Cowboys and ended up losing by a score of 27-17. Taysom Hill went 19/41 with 264 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 44.2 and finished the contest with 4 interceptions. Deonte Harris held an average of 24.0 yards per catch by accounting for 96 yards on 4 catches. Mark Ingram was the best rusher for the Saints with 10 totes for 28 yards (2.8 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they tallied 69 plays for 405 yards. The New Orleans Saints ran the football 26 different times and accrued 153 yards, which had them averaging 5.9 yds per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Saints conceded 146 yards on 24 attempts, which is an average of 6.1 yards per rush allowed. New Orleans gave up 26 completions on 40 tries for 231 yds, and a completion rate of 65.0%.
When talking about scoring points, the New Orleans Saints are averaging 22.8 PPG. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 114.7 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 14th in the NFL. The Saints have earned 3,808 yards in total for this campaign. New Orleans has accounted for 128 1st downs, and they have been hurt by 72 infractions for 593 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 16 times (11 interceptions and 5 fumbles). When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, New Orleans has amassed 25 touchdowns through the air and 9 rushing touchdowns.
The Saints sit in 19th in the NFL in terms of team defense, allowing 23.0 points per game. They are giving up 3.6 yards per rush on the ground and 96.4 rushing yards per contest over the course of this year. In total, they have conceded 1,157 yards via the ground game in 12 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Saints have conceded 3,001 yards which has them sitting in 22nd in the NFL. They have conceded 250.1 yards per outing through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 64.3%. In total, they are conceding 346.5 yards per outing which has them ranked 14th in the league. They have surrendered 18 touchdowns by air and 10 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Jets step onto the field holding a record of 3-9 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Jets took a loss by a final score of 33-18 against the Eagles. Zach Wilson (2 touchdowns) finished the contest with 227 yds on 23/38 through the air while his quarterback rating was 84. He had 1 interception and his avg yards per attempt was 5.97 yards. Elijah Moore was one of the featured targets for the Jets, bringing in 6 throws for 77 yds (12.8 yards per reception). Tevin Coleman carried the rock 11 times for 58 yards, walking away from the game with 5.3 yds per carry for New York. The Jets ended up finishing with 282 yards while running 57 plays (4.9 yards per play). New York ran the ball for 4.1 yards per tote, totaling 70 yds on 17 attempts. New York allowed 41 rush attempts for 185 yards (4.5 yards per rush). The Jets secondary conceded a completion percentage of 80.0%, relinquishing 233 yds on 20 for 25 through the air.
Regarding how much they score, the Jets are sitting 26th out of all teams in football holding an average of 18.1 PPG. Over the course of the season to this point, the Jets have compiled 2,909 passing yards along with an average of 242.4 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 12th out of all NFL teams. They average 84.7 yards via the ground game and have run for 1,016 yards overall. The New York Jets hold an average of 327.1 yards per contest which ranks them 21st in the NFL. The New York offense has compiled 661 yds of penalties on 82 violations, which ranks 10th in the NFL in terms of helping out the other team. They have tossed 20 interceptions while surrendering 5 fumbles and they have been able to record 154 1st downs.
New York has allowed the opposition a total of 1,601 rushing yards (133.4 yards/game) and 21 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have conceded 21 touchdowns from the passing game and 263.4 yards per contest, which has them sitting 29th in the NFL. They have earned 9 turnovers (5 fumbles recovered and 4 picks) on the year. This season, they have given up 367 points in total. The Jets defense taken the field for 785 plays, which ranks 21st in football. The Jets are relinquishing 30.6 PPG, ranking them 32nd of all teams in the league.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Jets NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Saints -5.5
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