New England Patriots at New York Jets - 11/9/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
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New York Jets (0-8) vs New England Patriots (2-5)
Game Info: Monday, November 9, 2020 at 8:15 pm (MetLife Stadium)
Betting Odds: New York Jets +6.5 -- Over/Under: 41.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New England Patriots will travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Jets this Monday night in NFL action.
The New England Patriots lost their 4th straight game and dropped to 2-5 on the season after being defeated by the Buffalo Bills, 24-21, this past Sunday. New England gave Buffalo more of a game than expected and even had a chance to win it late, however, a Cam Newton fumble with :37 seconds left sealed the Patriots fate in this one. New England outgained Buffalo a 349-339 margin and forced one turnover in the loss. Leading the way for the Patriots was RB Damien Harris who had 106 yards & 1 TD on 16 carries.
On the season, New England is averaging 19.4 ppg on 283.4 total yards per game (205.0 passing yds/g; 159.7 rushing yds/g). Offensively, New England has been led by QB Cam Newton who has completed 66.0% of his passes for 1,143 yards (242.8 yds/g), 2 TD, & 7 INT. Newton is also leading the Patriots in rushing yards as he has racked up 298 yards & 6 TD’s on 59 carries. The top receiving threats for New England have been Julian Edelman (21 rec, 315 yards), Damiere Byrd (21 rec, 272 yards), N’Keal Harry (19 rec, 172 yards, TD), and Jakobi Meyers (11 rec, 125 yards). Leading the way for the Patriots backfield has been Damien Harris (49 att, 279 yards, TD), Rex Burkhead (45 att, 180 yards, 2 TD), and Sony Michael (26 att, 173 yards). The Patriots will most likely be without Julian Edelman and still could be without N’Keal Harry (concussion).
Defensively, New England is allowing their opponents to average 23.9 ppg on 368.4 total yards per game (228.0 passing yds/g; 140.4 rushing yds/g).
The New York Jets are still searching for their first win on the season as the Jets fell to 0-8 on the year after being defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-9, this past Sunday. The Jets had no answers for Patrick Mahomes and could not fight back after a 3-yard TD reception by Travis Kelce gave the Chiefs a 21-9 lead late in the 2nd quarter. New York was outgained by Kansas City by a 496-221 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Jets was Sergio Castillo who covered 3 of 4 FG’s with a long of 55 yards.
On the season, New York is averaging 11.8 ppg on 283.4 total yards per game (180.3 passing yds/g; 103.1 rushing yds/g). Offensively, New York has been led by WR Jamison Crowder who has 29 receptions for 383 yards & 2 TD’s. QB Sam Donald has completed 58.6% of his passes for 1,045 yards (197.2 passing yds/g), 3 TD, & 6 INT while also adding 138 yards & 1 TD on the ground. The other top receivers outside of Crowder has been Braxton Berrios (23 rec, 210 yards, 2 TD), Jeff Smith (14 rec, 141 yards), Breshad Perriman (11 rec, 118 yards), and Chris Hogan (14 rec, 118 yards). We will need to keep an eye out on the status of the Jets receivers as both Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman missed last weeks game. Leading the way for the Jets backfield has been Frank Gore who has 340 yards on 96 carries.
Defensively, New York is allowing their opponents to average 29.8 ppg on 406.5 total yards per game (290.4 passing yds/g; 116.1 rushing yds/g).
The Patriots are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games, however, are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games agianst the NY Jets. The Jets are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games and just 6-14 ATS in their last 20 November games.
There is no doubt that Patriots are nowhere near the level of team we’ve seen over the past two decades as the offense has looked terrible as of late with little or not passing threat, however, the good news for the Patriots is that there are facing a Jets team that is worst team in the NFL. New York has little to no weapons on the offensive end and has been having trouble putting up 10 ppg and between the fact that I think the offense continues to struggle and that the Patriots find some success offensively against the Jets less than average defense, I’m taking the Patriots to win this one by more than a TD. Good Luck!