Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New York Jets Prediction, 1/2/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 17
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New York Jets
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Jets (+13)
The New York Jets (4-11) will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (11-4) at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. New York opens this matchup as 13-point dogs. The over/under is 45.5.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers step onto the field holding a record of 11-4 for this season. In their last contest, the Buccaneers went up against the Panthers and notched a win by a score of 32-6. Tom Brady connected on 18/30 with 232 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rate of 95.4 and finished the contest with no interceptions. Ke'Shawn Vaughn was the leader on the ground for the Buccaneers with 7 attempts for 70 yards (10.0 yds per attempt). Antonio Brown left with an average of 10.1 yards per catch by recording 101 yards on 10 receptions. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended up rushing 31 different times and totaled 159 yds, which earned them an average of 5.1 yds per attempt. At the end of the game, they ran 62 plays which gave them 391 yds. Tampa Bay allowed 22 completions on 45 tries for a total of 206 yds, and a completion percentage of 48.9%. Against the run, the Buccaneers gave up 67 yds on 15 tries, which is an average of 4.5 yds per rush surrendered.
In terms of scoring points, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have an average of 29.5 points per game. As a team they're maintaining an average of 101.7 yards on the ground which has them sitting 25th in the league. The Buccaneers have earned 6,025 total yards for the year. Tampa Bay has recorded 237 first downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 91 penalties for 825 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 18 different times (11 picks and 7 fumbles lost). In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Tampa Bay has earned 37 touchdowns through the air and 16 rushing touchdowns.
The Buccaneers rank 9th in the National Football League in terms of team defense, conceding 20.8 points per game. The opposition is running for 4.2 yards per rush and 87.5 rushing yards per game for the year. Over the course of this year, they have given up 1,313 yards on the ground through 15 games. Regarding yards via the pass, the Buccaneers have given up 3,631 yards which ranks them 21st in the league. They have allowed 242.1 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 65.7%. In total, they have relinquished 329.6 yards per game putting them at 10th in the National Football League. They have relinquished 23 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 9 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Jets come into this matchup with a record of 4-11 this year. When they last played, the Jets went home victorious with a score of 26-21 when they played the Jaguars. Zach Wilson (1 TD) finished the contest with 102 yds on 14/22 passing while his quarterback rating was 89.6. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his Y/A was 4.64 yds. Braxton Berrios was one of the featured targets for the Jets, grabbing 5 throws for 37 yards (7.4 yds per reception). Michael Carter ran the ball 16 times for 118 yds, finishing the game with 7.4 yds per attempt for New York. The Jets finished with 373 yards while running 59 plays (6.3 yds per play). New York rushed the football for 7.6 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 273 yards on 36 carries. New York surrendered 31 running attempts for 132 yds (4.3 yds per rush). The Jets passing defense gave up a completion rate of 66.7%, relinquishing 252 yds on 26 out of 39 passing.
The New York Jets hold an average of 318.7 yards/game which ranks them 21st out of all teams in the NFL. They hold an average of 97.9 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 1,469 yards for this season. The New York offense has totaled 832 yards of penalties on 97 violations, which is good for 14th in the league in terms of giving up free yards. They have thrown 20 picks while conceding 6 fumbles and they have obtained 178 first downs. During the season thus far, the Jets have thrown for a total of 3,312 passing yards as well as an average of 220.8 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 18th in the NFL. When looking at their ability to score points, the Jets are sitting 27th out of all teams in the NFL by tallying 18.4 points per outing.
New York has given up a total of 2,119 yards on the ground (141.3 yards/game) and 27 touchdowns by ground for the year. They have surrendered 23 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 250.0 yards per game, which has them sitting 28th in the league. Their defense has tallied 13 turnovers (7 fumbles recovered and 6 picks) on the season. This season, they have given up 449 total points. The Jets defense has taken part in 994 plays, which ranks 29th in the league. The Jets are relinquishing 29.9 points per game, which has them in 32nd of all teams in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Jets NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jets +13
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