The New York Jets (2-5) will travel to Indiana to battle the Indianapolis Colts (3-5) for a Thursday Night matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium. Last time out, the Jets delivered their second win of the season, this time against the first-place Bengals 34-31. Conversely, the Colts dropped their fifth game of the season after blowing a lead to the Titans and falling in overtime 34-31.
New York Giants Betting PrevNew York Jets Betting Preview: Mike White Shines in First Start
Backup quarterback Mike White stole the spotlight last Sunday when he dropped 405 yards through the air against the Bengals, becoming the first quarterback since 1950 to do so in his debut. His poise was impressive, starting 11 for 11, leading the Jets to their first first-quarter points of 2021.
The Bengals are no slouches on defense coming into the matchup, ranking sixth in points per game allowed (20.3), but the offense found some rhythm and rode it out. Rookie running back Michael Carter benefited greatly from the game plan showing off his dual-threat ability at running back. Carter totaled 172 total yards, including catching nine passes for 95 yards along with a rushing touchdown.
Robert Saleh’s team responded fantastically on defense after getting stomped on by the Patriots on the road. Although the defense conceded 31 points, the Jets frustrated Joe Burrow in the backfield all game.
The unit got their first interception of the season when Shaq Lawson tipped a pass from Joe Burrow that landed right in his lap. The Jets have the second least amount of takeaways in 2021, and they have been waiting for a game-changing turnover to help them win the game, and they did just that.
Colts Betting Preview: Colts Choke Lead in Another Overtime Loss
The Indianapolis Colts had every chance to put away the Titans last Sunday but literally handed the game away. The offense started out hot, taking a 14-0 lead against one of the best teams in the AFC. However, Carson Wentz continued to turn the ball over and threw an ugly interception in his own endzone that was picked off for a touchdown.
The offense has played exceptionally well over their last three games, putting up 30+ points per game. Jonathan Taylor has been on an absolute tear recording 156 total yards, good for his fifth straight 100+ scrimmage yard game. Coming into the matchup, Carson Wentz didn’t turn the ball over in his last four games, while throwing eight touchdowns.
The one thing the Colts did right on defense was shutting down Derrick Henry in all five quarters. The League’s leading rusher was held to 68 yards and an incredible 2.4 yards per carrying. The defense was constantly in the backfield, with DeForest Buckner and Grover Stewart dominating in the trenches like they have all year.
The 21st ranked defense did a great job holding down Henry but got absolutely shredded in the air. The Tannehill and Brown connection was on full display as they ripped past the Colts’ secondary, connecting ten times for 155 yards and a score. They will need to bounce back quickly against a Jets team that threw for 405 yards last week.
Betting Lines & Odds
BETUS opened the line with the Colts as the -10.5 favorite, with the point total set at 46.5.
Moneyline: Colts -555 | Jets +405
Free Betting Pick
Are Mike White and the Jets the truth? Or did they just somehow figure out the Bengals? The bottom line is that the Jets are too inconsistent to trust and will have their backs up against the wall on the road.
The Colts, on the other hand, are coming off a loss, but they’ve played tremendous football over their last three games and are getting better. Frank Reich should have the right game plan and hammer the ball down the Jets’ throats with Jonathan Taylor. Take the Colts