Vegas bettors see the Jets as the NFL’s big losers


As the offseason wears on, people who put their money behind their opinions are getting more confident that the Jets will be really bad.

The Jets’ win total was set at five at the Westgate in Las Vegas, and since then bets have consistently come in on the Jets finishing under five wins, so that the line has moved from -110 to -150, according to ESPN. No other team has seen as much money bet on the “under” win total.

The Jets were 5-11 last year and have lost many of their veteran players including Eric Decker, David Harris, Nick Mangold, Brandon Marshall and Darrelle Revis, so it’s easy to see them winning less than five games this season.

Of course, the Jets may be trying to lose this season so they can get the first pick in the draft next year, with what’s expected to be a strong quarterback class. The Jets’ own front office may hope everyone betting the under is correct.

35 responses to “Vegas bettors see the Jets as the NFL’s big losers

  1. I bet that we will see another couple dozens articles here on how bad the Jets will be before the season even starts.

  2. If the over/under on Jets wins this year was 2, how many would take the over ???

    I say not many.

  3. Whereas the citizens of New York just view them as your average every-day losers.

  4. To be fair, the Jets cut a lot of old good but not great players. It saves them cap space which means they can sign a pack of [overpriced] free agents.

    What the talking heads are failing to mention is that Bowles may well be cleaning house of assertive and devise players. Marshall was/is certainly a character. Harris was a room leader. Decker too. If they were contradicting Bowles, he may have done the “My way, highway” game with them. Something needs to be done to fix the locker room.

  5. And just how is this news? They have been that malodorous stench in northern Jersey for years. Most Jet fans will have their belts, shoelaces, and sharp objects taken away from them for their own safety when the season rolls up.

  6. I know Jets fans who think they own the Patriots because they won their last playoff matchup. They are a very, very sad bunch.

  7. packfaninpackland says:
    Jun 20, 2017 1:00 PM
    If the over/under on Jets wins this year was 2, how many would take the over ???

    I say not many.
    Have a look at the Bills schedule, they’re going to be right there with the Jets.

    At least the Jets are rebuilding.

  8. “Vegas bettors see the Jets as the NFL’s big losers”

    this usually means they’ll make the playoffs …

  9. The Jets offense will be worse (no Brandon Marshall or Nick Mangold), but the defense will be better. They shed bad , expensive, or old players and got some decent draft picks and a CB in free agency.
    I can see the Jets winning 3-4 games.
    To really tank they should start Christain Hackenberg and Bryce Petty. As bad as McCown is, he may win an extra game.

    The Jets need to lose to the Browns to have a chance at the worst record.
    I think the 49ers will do worse unless Hoyer doesn’t get hurt and plays at least so-so.

  10. I have lived in Vegas for 37 years and I can tell you one thing. When the line moves that much you go the other way. Being a Jet fan I will wait for higher odds. The Jet D will win five games by themselves.

  11. naldaron says- At least the Brown will be better the somebody — congrats factory of sadness….
    don’t look now but: the Browns win total is at 4.5 wins at the Westgate

  12. Knowing the Jets, they’ll screw up the tanking and win 7 games. Not enough to make the playoffs it too much to get a top 5 pick. So the Jets will screw up the tanking because that’s what Jets do.

  13. The Jets have a playoff caliber defense they’re young but they’re good if special teams plays better than last year they’ll win five games on those two sides alone.

  14. The best odds in Vegas are on a team winning zero so is that gonna happen ? It’s been a long time (see Lions) I’m considering laying $500 since the perfect losing season seems more attainable then winning.

  15. irsaysneedle says:
    Jun 20, 2017 1:07 PM

    the only thing more pathetic than the jets is their fan base!

    No, what’s pathetic is having a feeling of superiority over other people based on the accomplishments of others (e.g. their favorite football team).

  16. “or…#takeahosinforrosen”

    Or….maybe try and write a coherent statement in actual English

  17. Wow. I would love to see all the math Vegas developed to figure that out. I’ll bet we could all learn something from it. The computers were probably really big too. Just an amazing deduction.

  18. Count the last four games of a season to the next season as well, and you’ll see tanking disappear real quick. (And late-season games will always be fun to watch if you’re a fan. Come on do it.)

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