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Here we go. We have another New York Jets game, and no one knows who the quarterback will be. Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud is in for a tough battle against this defense, but we could see another low-scoring game here.
Let’s dive into the top three prop bets for this one.
The Tim Boyle experience is over in New York. He was benched in Week 13 for Trevor Siemian and ultimately released. Now, the Jets signed Brett Rypien off the Seattle Seahawks practice squad. So, we have Siemian, Rypien, and Zach Wilson on the depth chart. However, there are reports that Wilson isn’t interested in playing, but no one really knows for sure.
Even if Wilson plays, scoring 10 points or less is a real possibility. This season, the Jets have scored ten or less points in five games. They scored eight in Week 13 and scored six recently against the Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Chargers. They haven’t topped 13 points since their 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on October 15.
So, if Wilson plays, sure, the odds are a bit better, but regardless, none of these quarterbacks are threats against a Texans defense that averages nearly one interception per game.
Since the start of November, the Jets offense has scored just two offensive touchdowns. The Texans have allowed just one passing touchdown over their past three games, and we could see a game here with Siemian starting.
The Jets haven’t scored two touchdowns in a game since October 8, when they had a rushing and defensive touchdown.
This is a slam dunk wager.
In this matchup, the total is 33.5 points, with the Texans as 3.5-point favorites. Thus, the Texans have an implied team total of 18.5, whereas the Jets are at 15.
That team total for the Jets is a bit aggressive, considering they haven’t scored 15 points in a game since October 15. They’ve scored 15+ points in just four times this season. Again, the quarterback situation is so up in the air that it’s hard to say the Jets will be a team that scores 15, no matter who the quarterback is.
Now, for the Texans, it’s possible their offense struggles. The Jets defense allows just 192 passing yards, 1.17 passing touchdowns and one interception per game.
However, the Texans defense has played well this season, averaging nearly one interception per game and the Jets collection of quarterbacks are a fairly safe bet for at least one turnover.
Rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud has played so well this season that it’s hard to automatically assume he’ll have a bad game against a tough defense.
Look for the Texans offense and defense to come together to drop at least their team total here.
Texans win 20-7.
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After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard Janvrin has been covering iGaming and sports betting since December 2018. Richard has covered betting at Bleacher Report, Gambling.com, The Game Day, Forbes, and more.More info on Richard Janvrin
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