The New York Jets and Denver Broncos will face off on the field as they head to the Mile High City for their matchup. Join us for our NFL odds series, where we’ll unveil our prediction and choice for the Jets-Broncos game.
Who would have thought it, but the New York Jets, led by head coach Robert Salah, enter this game with a record of 4-2 and a strong hold on second place in the AFC East, just behind the Buffalo Bills. Not to add, the Jets have a pristine 3-0 record thus far this season on the road. Sunday’s visiting test in Denver will provide New York another opportunity to win and further demonstrate their potential as a surprising postseason candidate.
People in Denver would probably give you a disgusted and agonised expression if you mentioned the Broncos to them when you were just walking around the city. Simply simply, many people assumed the Broncos were AFC contenders right away because of all the excitement surrounding them after they acquired Russell Wilson from Seattle. But since it didn’t work out that way, the Broncos now have a game they absolutely must win to keep their slender hopes of making the playoffs alive.
From FanDuel, here are the NFL odds for the Jets vs. Broncos game.
NFL Odds: Jets-Broncos Odds
Jets of New York: -1.5 (-110)
Broncos of Denver: +1.5 (-110)
Over: 36.5 (-110) (-110)
Under: 36.5 (-110)
Why The Jets Could Cover The Spread
Now is not the time to look, but the Jets are here! The Jets have won as many games as they did the entire previous season, despite having a 4-13 record. The Jets have unquestionably made significant improvements and are prepared to make the biggest statement this weekend.
Few people predicted the Jets to have a shot in this game against Russell Wilson and the Broncos at Mile High City when they first looked at the schedule over the offseason, but it’s amazing how things can change just a few weeks into the season. To begin with, if the Jets can handle the minor details and avoid a slow start, they may be able to cover the spread. New York needs to control time of possession and apply pressure to a Denver attack that ranks dead bottom in scoring offence if they want to start off to their best six-game start since 2015.
In reality, the Jets have been a fierce defensive team, limiting opponent offences to just 21 points and fewer than 330 yards of offence per game. The Jets should have a great chance to cover the spread and move to 4-0 on the road if New York can make Denver commit some three-and-outs and wear down the Broncos defence.
Why The Broncos Could Cover The Spread
It is definitely make-or-break moment for the Denver Broncos as they are on the verge of digging themselves a hole they won’t be able to climb out of. The Broncos have now dropped back-to-back heartbreaking overtime games and are rapidly sliding behind the rest of the AFC in the postseason picture after finding a way to lose yet another game on Monday Night Football to their division rivals, the Chargers. To make matters worse, a nagging hamstring issue has forced an already injured Russell Wilson to withdraw from Sunday’s game.
Even if the Broncos’ offence has been terrible, they have undoubtedly shown the rest of the NFL that they have one of the league’s best defences. The Broncos are only allowing opposition to score a pitiful 16.5 points per game while giving up less than 20 points in four of their five games played up to this time. Denver will need to rely on the defence, which has looked Super Bowl-caliber, to push them closer to the.500 mark in the win-loss category because the team’s offence is failing to show even a faint heartbeat.
Of course, with the ball in their possession, are the Broncos even remotely a threat? Evidently, Denver got off to a fast start on Monday night as Wilson completed his first ten throws. However, the offence hit a wall and seemed to run out of ideas for the rest of the game. It will be crucial for the Broncos to start the rushing game and maintain a lead over the sticks against a stout Jets defence, regardless of who is at quarterback for the team.
Final Jets-Broncos Prediction & Pick
This contest appears to be a true coin flip that will go either way. The Jets are unquestionably on a roll and have been outperforming the Broncos in recent games. Denver has the home-field advantage in this game, but they shouldn’t be trusted right now.
Last Jets-Broncos game Pick and Prediction: Jets -1.5 (-110)
The first version of this article published on ClutchPoints: NFL Odds: Jets vs. Broncos prediction, odds, and selection – 10/23/2022.