Jaguars vs Jets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Thursday Night Football (Lawrence Leads Jags to Rare Road W)

Jaguars vs Jets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Thursday Night Football (Lawrence Leads Jags to Rare Road W)


Jaguars vs Jets Week 16 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season Game
Jacksonville Jaguars (6-8, 2-5 Away) vs. New York Jets (7-7, 3-4 Home)
Date: Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Venue: MetLife Stadium — East Rutherford, NJ
Coverage: Prime Video

Week 16 of the 2022 NFL season kicks off with a Thursday Night Football matchup between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets.

The Jaguars are on the rise, winning for the third time in the last four weeks with a 40-34 comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys in overtime. Meanwhile, the Jets continued their descent over the weekend, losing 20-17 to the Detroit Lions in Zach Wilson's return under center.

Can the Jaguars prove that they're for real with another strong effort on the road? Or will the Jets prove that they're better than their latest skid implies?

Jaguars vs Jets Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: JAX: (-108) | NYJ: (-108)
Spread: JAX: -1.5 (+100) | NYJ: +1.5 (-122)
Total: 38.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Jaguars enter this contest as slight favorites on the spread, whereas both sides sit at -108 moneyline odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. This matchup also features an over/under of 38.5, which is the fourth-lowest of the Week 16 totals. 

Jaguars vs Jets Prediction & Pick

The Jaguars have looked like a completely different team lately, picking up wins against the Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans — all solid teams. A big key to this success has been none other than sophomore QB Trevor Lawerence, who's completed 67.8% of his passes for 1,186 yards and 11 touchdowns with one interception in his last four games.

Unfortunately, the Jets' QB room has been less reliable. Mike White is still sidelined for the foreseeable future with a rib injury while Zach Wilson has been terrible this season, averaging 199.5 passing yards and tossing out six TDs to six INTs.

It's also hard to trust the Jets after averaging just 17 points in their last three games, whereas the Jaguars have scored 76 total over their last two games.

Riding with the hotter hand, I'm taking the Jags on Thursday.

Final Score Prediction: Jaguars: 28 | Jets: 18

Jaguars vs Jets Betting Trends

- Jacksonville is 9-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last 13 games against the Jets.
- The Jets are 1-6 straight up in their last seven games played in December.
- The total has hit the over in four of Jacksonville's last five games.
- The total has hit the over in each of the Jets' last five games against Jacksonville.

Jaguars vs Jets Best Bet

Even though this game features one of the lower totals of the week, don't expect a low-scoring affair. Each of the last five Jaguars-Jets matchups has made good on the over, averaging out to 45.6 points in that span.

With the Jaguars' offense being on fire and the total going over in four of their last five games as well, I see the two sides combining for more than 38.5 points.

Bet: Over 38.5 Points (-110)

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