Jesse M Cox
The NFL’s Week 9 kicks off with Thursday Night Football as the 3-5 Indianapolis Colts host the 2-5 New York Jets.
Will the Colts bounce back after a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Titans? Is Mike White the Jets QB of the future, or just a flash in the pan? We’re here to give you all the answers and more on how to bet the spread, point totals, and props including anytime touchdown scorer. The easiest way to bet Thursday night, or any other NFL game is with our football odds comparison page which allows you to see live odds on every game and compare them across multiple sportsbooks .
The spread originally opened at 14 points for this game before coming down to 10 and settling at 10.5. One big reason for this was the injury to Jets starting QB Zach Wilson. Mike White, the former 5th round selection from the Cowboys has been in the league for four years before his first ever start this past weekend against the Bengals. All he did was throw for 405 yards and three touchdowns en-route to a 34-31 win.
The biggest question that needs to be answered for the jets is a simple one. Is Mike White the real deal? Can he perform like this again, or will he go back down in history like Matt Flynn and others before him.
In order to answer that question we first should look at the Colts and who they will be missing. On defense they will be without, corners Rock Ya-Sin and Boepte Keyes, safety Khari Wills, and wide receiver Ty Hilton. They are also fresh off of an absolute back-breaking OT loss to the Titans, a game in which the Colts had a 14 point lead in the second quarter. The Colts frankly are not an amazing football team this year, they are barely even above mediocre, and I’m honestly surprised the sports books are giving them a 10.5 point spread.
Meanwhile, the jets are flying high and living large. They come into this game with no expectations, nothing to lose, and a QB who’s so hyped up it’s only a matter of time until an over-auto-tuned song comes out about him. Let’s be real for a second though, Mike White doesn’t need to go out there and play like he did against the Bengals because the Jets aren’t facing the Bengals. They’re facing the Colts, who are worse, and if Mike White just plays average, game-managing football the Jets will cover this spread. If you’re all aboard the hype train though, take an alternate spread like +7.5 which gets you (+125) odds.
Stat time: New York Jet games have hit the over 16 times in their last 21 contests when playing a team with a losing record. Indi went over in four out of their last five contests. I know this isn’t the type of matchup that yells shootout, but look at the numbers. Colts in their last five weeks put up 27, 25, 31, 30, and 31 points. The Jets defense is still bad, and on average they allow over 29 points per game.
Even if the Colts do beat the Jets by 10 and the game end at 31-21 the over still hits. The Jets offense had no problem moving the ball against the Bengals, they’ll do the same against the Colts.
The big bodied tight-end didn’t have a catch last week, but did have four targets. Look at his four prior though and you’ll see he’s become one of Wentz’s favorite targets in the redzone. He has four TDs in those four game prior and should get another one in this matchup since the Jets have no one who can guard the 6’5 pass-catcher.
Taylor’s been inconsistent catching passes this season. One he’ll have 116 yards through the air, another with 60, then have games with two, three, or eight. If you look at his numbers, his targets have steadily increased and he recently is averaging over three targets per game. He should be have no problem turning three receptions into 18 yards tonight.
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