New England Patriots Vs New York Jets Pick Against the Spread
The New England Patriots will host the New York Jets for an epic Monday Night Football game that will take place in Foxboro before a national television audience. Sportsbook.com has set the line on this game with the New England Patriots as a four point favorite over the Jets.
Tom Brady is a formidable opponent for the New York Jets defense but they dominated him in the Meadowlands earlier this season. The first game between these two teams frustrated Tom Brady, who was visibly upset during the New York Jets victory.
Tom Brady is a competitor and this is why this line has been set at four points. Sportsbook.com knows what many of the handicappers know. Brady will be looking to prove a point in this game. Both teams have film of each other from the first game but the New York Jets are the ones that pulled out all the stops in that first game. Tom Brady is focused and improving as the season has gone forward.
Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets offense has also improved as the season has wore on. Sanchez has improved in one department that is an intangible. Sanchez has become an escape artist over the last few games and it is a key to the New York Jets success.
The running game for the New York Jets is averaging 148 yards per game but Sanchez is still only averaging 212 yards per game through the air. That is about all he needs to do with his defense. The New York Jets defense has been holding their opponents running game to 83 yards per game and the opposing quarterbacks to 210 yard per game through the air.
The game breakdown is simple. The New York Jets will send everything they have at Tom Brady from the opening gun. The New England Patriots will counter with some trap running plays and short passes over the middle. This game will be a chess match between the old guard, Bill Belichik of the New England Patriots and the new head coach on the block, Rex Ryan.
The sub plot to the game will be Tom Brady as the veteran taking on the young gun Mark Sanchez. Sportbook.com has the New York Jets as a +170 money line play and that may the move in this game. Take the New York Jets +170 to win straight up over the Patriots.