This Sunday the New York Jets will host the Seattle Seahawks. Kickoff is set for 1:00 EST at MetLife Stadium and will be televised locally on FOX. Oddsmakers have Seattle listed as a 2.5-point favorite with the total set at 41 points. Get more Week 4 NFL previews and betting odds by clicking the link.
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Seattle (2-1) comes into this contest off a 37-18 win at home agains the 49ers. Seahawks backers finally cashed a winning ticket, as Seattle easily covered the 10.5-point spread. It was a nice showing for the offense, which only managed 15-points in their first two games combined.
The Jets (1-2) will be looking to bounce back from an ugly 3-24 loss at Kansas City. New York turned it over 8 times, including 6 interceptions by quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Free Betting Pick & Predictions: Jets +2.5
I think we are getting some decent value here on New York as a home dog. Seattle is one of the better teams in the league, but aren’t nearly as good on the road as they are at home. Let’s also not overlook the fact that their two wins this year have come against the Dolphins and 49ers. On top of that, they could have easily lost at home to Miami in the opener.
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I just feel like this is a great matchup for New York’s defense. The big weakness with Seattle’s offense is their offensive line. There aren’t many defensive lines as talented as the Jets. The closest might be the Rams and it just so happens that’s the team Seattle’s lone lost was against.
Los Angeles completely shutdown Seattle’s offense, limiting them just 3-points and 306 total yards. It could be even worse against the Jets. Russell Wilson suffered a sprained MCL against the 49ers. While he’s expected to play, his mobility figures to be limited. That’s important to note, as Wilson’s ability to escape pressure is what makes him so great.
If he can’t move around, the Jets are going to have a field day on defense. There’s also a strong possibility that Wilson could end up re-injuring the knee and have to leave the game.
I also don’t think New York is as bad as they looked last week against the Chiefs. Keep in mind the defense only gave up 10 points and 293 yards to KC’s offense. The Chiefs got two non-offensive touchdowns. The Jets also had several fluke interceptions, including three in the red zone.
I know Seattle’s defense is solid, but I don’t see them benefiting like KC did. On top of that, the Seahawks aren’t really forcing turnovers. They have just one in three games. Keep in mind the Jets only had two turnovers in their first two games combined.
You also have to factor in that Seattle has to travel across the country for an early start time. This is not an easy spot and we have seen the Seahawks struggle in this spot.
On the flip side of this, this has the feeling of a must-win game for the Jets. There’s a big difference from being 1-3 and 2-2. I look for the Jets to play their hearts out. As for Seattle, they could be due for a letdown after two straight against division foes. Keep in mind the Seahawks are just 8-19 ATS in their last 27 road games off a division win by 10 or more.