Jets vs Seahawks Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for Week 17 (Defenses Take Center Stage at Lumen Field)

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New York Jets vs  Seattle Seahawks prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 17 game.
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Jets vs Seahawks Week 17 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 17
New York Jets (7-8, 4-3 Away) vs. Seattle Seahawks (7-, 3-4 Home)
Date: Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023
Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Venue: Lumen Field — Seattle, WA
Coverage: FOX

The New York Jets will aim to stay alive in the AFC playoff race when they travel to take on the Seattle Seahawks in Week 17. The Jets have now dropped four games in a row following their 19-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 16. They tallied just 227 total yards on offense as Zach Wilson bombed on Thursday Night Football.

Meanwhile, the Seahawks enter on a three-game losing streak that includes a 24-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Seattle struggled to get pressure against Kansas City, managing just 1.0 sacks. Quarterback Geno Smith didn't fare too well, either, averaging a measly 8.6 yards per completion.

Jets vs Seahawks Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: NYJ: (-134) | SEA: (+114)
Spread: NYJ: -2.5 (-108) | SEA: +2.5 (-112)
Total: 42.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

The Jets enter this contest as slight road favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4:05 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 42.5 points, which is about average compared to the rest of Week 17's totals.

Jets vs Seahawks Prediction & Pick

NFL fans are in for a good one. This game is a must-win for both sides, so expect every player on the field to be fired up. This one lines up as a revenge game for Smith, too. The journeyman QB spent the first four seasons of his career (2013-2016) in New York.

The return of Mike White makes all the difference here, though. The Jets QB is back after missing two games due to a rib injury. He has tossed for over 300 yards in two of his three starts and now gets to face a Seattle defense that ranks 21st in pass defense DVOA rating. That is a recipe for success.

New York also ranks sixth in total defense DVOA rating, so I trust them to earn a much-needed win.

Final Score Prediction: Jets: 20 | Seahawks: 17

Jets vs Seahawks Betting Trends

- The Jets are 2-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- The total has hit the under in eight of the Jets' last 10 games.
- Seattle is 4-1 straight up in its last five games against the Jets.
- The total has hit the under in four of Seattle's last six games against the Jets.

Jets vs Seahawks Best Bet

The Seahawks may not be able to defend the pass well, but they do make consistent stops in the red zone. Seattle has allowed its opponent to score a touchdown on just 43.5% of its red zone drives when playing at Lumen Field (No. 7 in NFL). It's going to be hard for New York to run up the score.

Combine that with the fact that the Jets are only giving up 18.0 points per away game (No. 3 in NFL) and the under looks like a great bet. The under has cashed in eight of New York's last 10 games overall as well as in four of its last six games against Seattle. All signs point to a low-scoring battle here.

Bet: Under 42.5 Points (-115)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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