New York Jets at Buffalo Bills - 12/29/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Jets (6-9) at Buffalo Bills (10-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 1:00 pm (New Era Field)
The Line: Buffalo Bills -1.5 -- Over/Under: 36.5
The New York Jets and Buffalo Bills meet Sunday in NFL week 17 action at the New Era Field.
The New York Jets look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The New York Jets have lost five of their last six road games. Sam Darnold is completing 61.7 percent of his passes for 2,825 yards, 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Darnold has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Jamison Crowder and Robby Anderson have combined for 1,528 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Demaryius Thomas has 36 receptions. The New York Jets ground game is averaging 78.1 yards per contest, and Le’Veon Bell leads the way with 748 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, New York is allowing 23.5 points and 324.1 yards per game. Jamal Adams leads the New York Jets with 72 tackles, Jordan Jenkins has seven sacks and Neville Hewitt has two interceptions.
The Buffalo Bills look for a win after losing two of their last three games. The Buffalo Bills have split their last six home games. Josh Allen is completing 58.8 percent of his passes for 3,084 yards, 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Allen has one or less touchdown passes in 18 of his last 26 games. John Brown and Cole Beasley have combined for 1,838 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Dawson Knox has 28 receptions. The Buffalo Bills ground game is averaging 132.1 yards per contest, and Devin Singletary leads the way with 775 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Buffalo is allowing 16.4 points and 300.1 yards per game. Tremaine Edmunds leads the Buffalo Bills with 113 tackles, Jordan Phillips has 9.5 sacks and Tre'Davious White has six interceptions.
The Jets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 7-17-1 ATS in their last 25 games as a road underdog and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Bills are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. AFC East, 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 vs. AFC and 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Jets last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Bills last 5 games overall. The Jets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Buffalo. The underdog is 20-8 ATS in their last 28 meetings.
The New York Jets are having better success as of late, but they still have yet to translate that on the road where they've lost five of their last six tries. The Buffalo Bills are locked into the fifth seed, so they likely won't play any key players in this contest in hopes of resting up for the wild card game. Still, the Bills are strong defensively and you're sure to get hungry backups, as this is a chance to prove themselves either to their current team or the rest of the league. I'll side with the home team.