Odds NFL Fooball: Packers vs Jets Week 8 Free Picks

October 31st, 2010 by

packers vs jetsThe New York Jets (5-1) are arguably the best team in the NFL sports betting action right now and to beat them at home in their new billion dollar stadium is a tall, tall task indeed. The Baltimore Ravens did in Week 1 –barely- but no one has been able to accomplish that feat since.

This weekend the banged up Green Bay Packers (4-3) will look to become just the second team to hand the Jets a home loss in their new digs, but it’s going to be an uphill battle. All from the NFL gambling odds makers, to stadium janitors like the Jets chances in winning this game. And while the Jets may well indeed win this game, the Packers might have a better chance than most people might think.

Kickoff for this Sunday matchup is set for 1:05 Eastern Time and SBG Global Sportsbook opened with the Jets as a 5-point favorite with an over/under total at 42.

Everyone knows the Jets are a great team. They’ve got the #4 ranked defenses in the league and are giving up just 16.7 points per game. Top CB Darelle Revis recently declared himself 100% healthy after missing action early in the season with a pulled hammy. On offense QB Mark Sanchez has been superb. He’s only got 1,100 yards in 6 games but his 9TDs to 2 INTs ratio is phenomenal. Plus, with Jets rolling up 159.2 yards a game on the ground he doesn’t have to throw for 300 yards every week.

But this team does have a weakness. This team has been very vulnerable to the passing attack and deep balls this season. Its overall defense is solid but the stats are skewed. Against the run the Jets are among the very best giving up just 90.0 yards per game. But against the pass this team has been very soft. It’s giving up 229 yards a game passing to opponents and worse it’s already given up 10 passing TDs and has just 5 INTs and 13.0 sacks.

A top QB like Aaron Rogers should be able to exploit those holes.

This probably isn’t going to be shootout and if Rogers plays a good game the Packers should probably be able to at least beat the NFL betting odds spread.

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