Rams favored by 17 over Jets

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The Jets aren’t getting a lot of respect from the betting public.

After a ton of money was put on the Rams this week, they’ve moved from opening as 13-point favorites to their current status as 17-point favorites over the Jets.

A point spread of 17 points is extremely rare in the NFL — unless the Jets are playing. So far this season there have only been four games with a point spread of more than 15 points, and the Jets were the underdogs in three of them. Prior to being 17-point underdogs against the Rams, the Jets were 20-point underdogs against the Chiefs and 16.5-point underdogs against the Seahawks. (The only other underdog of more than 15 points was the Broncos against the Saints, where the line shifted to 17 when news broke that all of the Broncos’ quarterbacks were out because of COVID-19 exposure.)

Given that the Jets lost by 26 as 20-point underdogs against the Chiefs, and lost by 37 as 16.5-point underdogs against the Seahawks, betting on the Rams -17 may a good bet. It would be hard to find a point spread large enough to confidently bet on these Jets.

19 responses to “Rams favored by 17 over Jets

  1. Trap game alert! The pressure is squarely on the Rams. The Jets have nothing to lose, unless they win. Perfection comes at a cost. Will the Rams win? Probably. Will they cover? I’m not so sure.

  2. This is where the Johnson brothers owning this team has brought the Jets. It would be best for all if they sell.

  3. Even though they’re shambolic at times, the Jets do usually score points and with the Rams being such a run heavy team, they’re not likely to light up the scoreboard and sustain a long flurry of TDs.
    This game screams back door cover in the final minutes.

  4. There should be a death penalty for franchises that meet certain standards for poor performance over a prolonged period. We can decide whether that means some combination of consecutive years without postseason qualification, x number of years in 10 with 3 or less wins, 3 or more losses of 45 points, 3 or more bizarre finishes resulting in a loss, etc. Would any of the following had qualified at any point during the Super Bowl Era?

    DETROIT LIONS
    NY JETS
    CLEVELAND BROWNS
    CINCINNATI BENGALS
    NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

  5. swampthaaang says:
    December 16, 2020 at 9:21 am
    This is where the Johnson brothers owning this team has brought the Jets. It would be best for all if they sell.
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    Better for Jets fans, not better for the Johnson’s.

  6. If your team is going to lose, go ahead and lose them all. For that, the Jets get credit. Besides, 17 other NFL teams aren’t making the 2020 playoffs. In Trevor We Trust.

  7. malcomreynolds says:
    December 16, 2020 at 9:26 am
    Even though they’re shambolic at times, the Jets do usually score points and with the Rams being such a run heavy team, they’re not likely to light up the scoreboard and sustain a long flurry of TDs.
    This game screams back door cover in the final minutes.
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    You do realize the LAR have one of the best defenses in the league right now right? Seahawks don’t have a great defense and other than the first drive of the game, they shut them out. The second half they didn’t gain a total of 50 yards. And you’re saying the J-E-T-S can keep the score close enough to cover…I would say this would be possible if LAR wasn’t playing for anything but they’re fighting to get the division title, so they’re not going to be “sleeping” on the JETS.

  8. Matthew Giarmo says:
    December 16, 2020 at 9:26 am
    There should be a death penalty for franchises that meet certain standards for poor performance over a prolonged period. We can decide whether that means some combination of consecutive years without postseason qualification, x number of years in 10 with 3 or less wins, 3 or more losses of 45 points, 3 or more bizarre finishes resulting in a loss, etc. Would any of the following had qualified at any point during the Super Bowl Era?

    DETROIT LIONS
    NY JETS
    CLEVELAND BROWNS
    CINCINNATI BENGALS
    NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

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    one of these teams are not like the others….

  9. Picking the spread with the Jets this year isn’t easy, like the Pats back in 2007…but for opposite reasons. Rams have a legit defense, but they don’t usually put up a ton of points. 17 pts is a lot, the Rams don’t need to be “sleeping” necessarily. If the game is out of reach late in the 4th I could see the Jets getting a garbage time score to cover. Wouldn’t touch this though.

  10. Pick on the Jets all you want, but I have a tougher time thinking the Rams are that good on offense. They’ll win, but it won’t be overwhelming. Like 31-20.

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