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Betting odds: New York Jets at New England Patriots
- Spread: Patriots -13.5
- Over/Under: 44.5
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- TV channel: CBS
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Betting market: The Pats have scared off some of the public bettors who are generally taking them no matter what, as just 53% are laying the 13.5 points in hopes that New England breaks its three game coverless streak.
Sharp bettors have yet to weigh in on either side and not much line movement has occurred at the time of writing.
The over/under has plummeted, though, as the under has been hit hard by pros and Joes, alike.
Trends to know: The Patriots “finally” broke their losing streak last week against the Bills. However, a last-second touchdown from Josh Allen covered the spread for the Bills, forcing New England into a spot it has not been since January 2015.
Since 2003, Tom Brady is 33-32 ATS as a double-digit favorite. In all other games as a favorite during that time the GOAT is 98-63-6 (61%) ATS. — John Ewing
Did you know? Since 2003, there have only been four instances where the Week 17 home team has a win percentage of 60% and is coming off at least three losses against the spread in a row. The Pats are one of three teams that meet this criteria in 2018 (Texans, Chiefs). The previous four teams all failed to cover. — Evan Abrams
Playoff picture: The Patriots clinch a first-round bye with a win over the Jets. It’s also possible — but unlikely — for them to jump to the No. 1 overall seed. That would require a win and losses from the Chiefs and Chargers.
Should New England suffer an upset vs. the Jets, Brady & Co. would almost assuredly play on wild-card weekend as either the 3- or 4-seed in the AFC. — Scott T. Miller