New York Jets at Tennessee Titans: Preview and Pick
6 Replies | 348 ViewsOn 09/24/2013 05:16 PM in NFL
The New York Jets are off one of the better games of the season. Although they struggled with penalties, rookie gun slinger Geno Smith looked great in leading the Jets to a big win over the Buffalo Bills. Now they hit the road to take on the Tennessee Titans who have also impressed in limited play this season and are off a come from behind win against the San Diego Chargers.
New York Jets at Tennessee Titans Odds
The NFL betting line for this game opened up with the Titans as (-5.5) point favorites. That line is on the move and has dropped significantly due to the good outing by the Jets and can now be found as low as (-3.5) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks. Despite the point spread move, the action is split as early wagering from the public indicate a 51-49 percent split for both teams leading up to kick off in favor of the suddenly winning franchise known as the Jets.
Young Smith is a star in the making. Geno Smith threw a 69-yard TD pass in the 4th quarter to Santonio Holmes. It was the longest TD pass thrown by the Jets in the 4th quarter or later of a game since a 78-yarder from Neil O'Donnell to Jeff Graham against the Dolphins in 1996. In fact, it was the Jets 3rd-longest go-ahead fourth-quarter (or later) touchdown pass in the regular season in team history. He will be a handful for the Titans defense.
Of course the Titans defense did manage to stop Bolts quarterback Phiilip Rivers who had been 6-0 against the Titans. The Titans have a confident swagger and have an outside shot of winning the AFC South if they continue to play well. They can’t afford to drop this winnable game against the high flying Jets who have a pretty good defense.
The NFL betting trends for this game reveal some interesting wagering angles. The Jets are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games on grass. The Titans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game, 6-23-1 ATS in their last 30 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game and 8-21-1 ATS when playing a team with a winning record.
New York Jets at Tennessee Titans Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of the regular season, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.