- This game boils down to Mac Jones vs Zach Wilson
- Jets’ offensive line is struggling
- Prepare for a relatively close game
In the second week of the NFL regular season, the New England Patriots travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Jets. The kickoff is scheduled for Sunday at 1 pm EST.
Both these teams lost their season openers. The Patriots fell to the Miami Dolphins in a painful 17-16 loss, while the Jets lost in a similarly close game to the Carolina Panthers 19-14.
Betting Odds & Lines for This Game
- Spread: NE: -5.5 (-111) | NYJ: +5.5 (-108)
- MoneyLine: NE: (-240) | NYJ: (+198)
- Total: 42.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
All odds listed are courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Patriots vs Jets Prediction: Spread
The New England Patriots are currently 5.5-point favorites over the New York Jets. As the Jets struggled against the Carolina Panthers last week, especially their offensive line, the Patriots are poised to take this game, and while I think it will be close, New England should be able to cover the spread.
- Free Prediction: New England Patriots -5.5
Patriots vs Jets Prediction: MoneyLine
It would be foolish to bet against the New England Patriots when they have Bill Belichick and rookie quarterback Mac Jones on their side, but this Sunday afternoon matchup will probably still be a relatively close one. Both teams suffered close and disappointing losses in Week 1, and they both look to even their record to 1-1 in the second week of the regular season.
The matchup is Mac Jones versus Zach Wilson, two rookie quarterbacks trying to make their way in the NFL. Despite losing their season openers, both quarterbacks performed well, coming so close to winning, but ultimately falling short.
In this Week 2 game, the Patriots are poised to bounce back from their Sunday loss. New York’s offensive line struggled to protect Zach Wilson, which means that New England’s defense should be all over him. If the Jets can’t protect Wilson, then their offense won’t be able to get them anywhere.
Bet your money on the Patriots this week. Even though the Jets are playing at home, they are still 5.5-point underdogs, which is very telling. Mac Jones showed potential in his NFL regular-season debut, and if Zach Wilson can’t rely on his offensive line, the Patriots should be able to take this Week 2 game.
- Free Prediction: New England Patriots -240
Patriots vs Jets Prediction: Total
The total for this game is 42.5, and I would bet the over for this matchup. Both New England and New York’s quarterbacks played well in their first regular-season games, which means that both teams should find the end zone multiple times. Wilson might struggle a little bit with scoring points, but all-in-all, bet the over for this game.
- Free Prediction: Over -115