New York Jets vs Buffalo Bills Prediction, 1/9/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 18
Game: New York Jets vs Buffalo Bills
Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022
Location: Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Bills (-17)
The New York Jets (4-12) are en route to Highmark Stadium on Sunday where they will try to defeat the Buffalo Bills (10-6). Buffalo opens this matchup as 17-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 45.
The New York Jets step onto the field holding a record of 4-12 for this season. In their last contest, the Jets stepped onto the field against the Buccaneers and ended up losing by a score of 28-24. Zach Wilson connected on 19/33 with 234 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 89.7 and walked away from the contest with no picks. Braxton Berrios had an average of 8.1 yards per catch by earning 65 yards on 8 catches. Michael Carter was the leader on the ground for the Jets with 3 carries for 54 yards (18.0 yds per carry). Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 60 plays which gave them 374 yards. The New York Jets ran the rock 26 different times and compiled 150 yards, earning them an average of 5.8 yards per attempt. In the running game, the Jets conceded 62 yards on 21 tries, which is an average of 3.0 yards per run allowed. New York gave up 34 pass completions on 50 tries for a total of 405 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%.
In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the New York Jets are averaging 18.8 points per game. As a team they're averaging 101.2 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 25th in the NFL. The Jets have tallied 5,155 total yards over the course of this season. New York has 192 1st downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 99 penalties for 833 yds. They have surrendered the football 27 times (20 interceptions and 7 fumbles). When it comes to scoring, New York has totaled 19 touchdowns via the pass and 14 rushing touchdowns.
In terms of passing yards, the Jets have given up 4,155 yards which has them ranked 29th in the NFL. They have conceded 259.7 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 69.5%. Overall, they are granting 396.0 yards per outing which puts them 32nd in the league. They have yielded 26 touchdowns through the air as well as 27 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per rush and 136.3 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. Overall, they have conceded 2,181 yards via the ground game in 16 outings. The Jets rank 32nd in the NFL concerning their opponents scoring, giving up 29.8 points per game.
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The Bills head into this game 10-6 for this year. In their last game, the Bills walked away with a victory by a final of 29-15 against the Falcons. Devin Singletary carried the football 23 times for 110 yards, finishing the contest with 4.8 yards per carry for Buffalo. Cole Beasley was the top contributor in the passing game for the Bills, catching 2 passes for 22 yds (11.0 yards per catch). Josh Allen finished the contest with 120 yards on 11/26 through the air while his quarterback rating was 17. He had 3 interceptions and his average yds per pass attempt was 4.62 yds. Buffalo relinquished 22 rushing attempts for 96 yds (4.4 yds per rush). The Bills secondary conceded a completion percentage of 56.5%, surrendering 169 yards on 13 out of 23 through the air. The Bills finished the game with 351 yards while they ran 71 plays (4.9 yards per play). Buffalo ran the ball for 5.3 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 233 yards on 44 carries.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Bills are 3rd in the league by tallying 28.5 PPG. During the season thus far, the Bills have compiled 4,030 passing yards as well as an average of 251.9 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 10th out of all NFL teams. They average 127.4 rushing yards per game and have run for 2,039 yards for the year. The Buffalo Bills have an average of 379.3 yards/contest which ranks them 5th out of all teams in the league. The Buffalo offense has accrued 940 yards of penalties on 109 violations, which ranks 4th in the league in terms of helping out the other team. They have thrown 16 picks while surrendering 6 fumbles and they have recorded 221 first downs.
The Bills are surrendering 17.4 points per game, which puts them in 2nd in the league. Buffalo has given up a total of 1,818 yards rushing (113.6 yards per game) as well as 19 touchdowns rushing this year. They have allowed the opposition 11 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 172.9 yards/contest, ranking them 1st out of all teams. The Bills defense taken the field for 968 plays, which is 5th in the league. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 279 total points. Their defense has tallied 30 turnovers (11 fumbles recovered and 19 picks) this season.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Bills NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jets +17
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