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New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills Pick & Prediction JAN 9TH 2022

NFL | FOOTBALL
TV: CBS
Logo New York Jets
VS
Logo Buffalo Bills
0
OPENNER
45.5

18 -142
CURRENT
46o -110

+800
MONEYLINE
-1250

10
SCORE
27

The New York Jets will finish off their season against the Buffalo Bills. Unfortunately for the Jets, this season hasn't gone quite according to plan.

They've struggled to move the ball downfield and haven't been much of an offensive threat. They did, however, almost get a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. If they can play like that, they might have a chance here.

The Buffalo Bills will have their starters in for this game. This is due to the fact that they still haven't locked up the AFC East. The New England Patriots are right behind them, and a loss will see the Bills fall in the playoff rankings.

Of course, they'll still get in, but they lose the home-field advantage. Don't expect the Buffalo Bills to let their foot off of the gas in this one.

Jets vs. Bills Odds (ATS, ML and O/U)

TV: CBS

MONEY LINE: Jets (+790) vs. Bills (-1300)

SPREAD: Jets +17 (-110) vs. Bills -17 (-110)

GAME TOTAL: Over 45 (-110) vs. Under 45 (-110)

Jets vs. Bills Preview, Trends and Stats

The New York Jets could make this game very hard for Buffalo. The Bills need a win to have a chance at taking the division. If the Jets were to hand the Bills a loss, it'd be one of the biggest upsets this season.

To do this, it's going to take a lot of work on both sides of the ball. Starting with the offense, we'll need to see the Jets' wide receivers make more of an impact.

One of New York's most noticeable problems is the lack of receiving stats. Their leading receiver only has 538 yards on the season. It'd be different if they were a primarily running team, but they're not.

Even their leading running back only has 620 rushing yards this year. On the defensive side of the ball, they can't allow Josh Allen to escape the pocket.

The one thing you can expect in this game is the Bills letting loose against New York. The Jets are in a position to ruin the Bills' final game of the year. Buffalo won't leave any doubt and will be playing all of their starters.

This means you can expect more offensive fireworks, similar to last week against the Falcons. Our only concern is what the weather might be in Buffalo.

It could be very cold, and the possibility of snow is there as well. If it does snow, both offenses will struggle, but mainly the Bills passing game.

It's tough to throw and catch in that weather, so be mindful of that when betting. The Buffalo Bills are -17 in this game; they won't be able to cover that spread by rushing.

Jets vs. Bills Pick (Against the Spread)

Jets 17 - Bills 28

After taking a look at each of these teams and what they bring to the game, we like the Jets. Now, we know that might sound crazy, but they only lost by four to the Buccaneers.

The weather could also be really bad in this game, making it easier on them. We don't think they'll win this one, but we do think they'll cover.

The Buffalo Bills have quite the offense, but even last week didn't beat the Falcons by 17. If the weather was different, we'd 100% say that the Bills would cover. However, the cold air is going to play a big factor in this game. It's better to take the team getting 17-points in this one.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The New York Jets are 4-2 ATS in their last six games.

2. The Buffalo Bills are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games at home.

3. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last nine games played in January.

Best Bet: New York Jets +17

PREDICTION
New York Jets
13
32
Buffalo Bills

New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills

Josh Allen completed 33 of 46 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 57 yards and another touchdown, and the Buffalo Bills cruised to a 27-17 win over the visiting New York Jets on Sunday afternoon.

Zack Moss and John Brown each caught touchdown passes for Buffalo (1-0), which beat the Jets in Week 1 for the second year in a row. Stefon Diggs added a team-high eight catches for 86 yards in his Bills debut.

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold completed 21 of 35 passes for 215 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Jamison Crowder had seven catches for 115 yards and a touchdown for New York (0-1).

Jets running back Le'Veon Bell left with a hamstring injury and finished with only six carries for 14 yards, along with two receptions for 32 yards. New York also lost linebacker Blake Cashman because of a groin injury.

Buffalo's first possession ended with a fumble, but the Bills regrouped on their second drive to grab a 7-0 lead. Allen scored a 2-yard touchdown on a quarterback keeper to cap a seven-play, 55-yard drive.

The Bills increased their lead to 14-0 with 2:32 left in the first quarter. Allen connected with Moss for a 4-yard touchdown, providing a debut highlight for the speedy rookie running back taken in the third round out of Utah.

After the Jets' next drive ended with a punt, Buffalo scored again to make it 21-0 with 6:48 to go in the first half. Brown hauled in a 17-yard pass from Allen to begin his seventh NFL season with a receiving touchdown.

New York snapped its shutout when Sam Ficken drilled a 31-yard field goal just before halftime.

The Jets pulled within 21-10 with 5:10 left in the third quarter. Crowder turned a short pass into a 69-yard score, which marked the second-longest touchdown in the sixth-year veteran's career.

Buffalo made it 24-10 on a 22-yard field goal by rookie Tyler Bass with 10:42 left in the fourth quarter.

On the next possession, Bass connected again, this time from 19 yards, to increase the Bills' lead to 27-10.

The Jets cut the deficit to 27-17 on a two-yard rushing touchdown by running back Josh Adams with 54 seconds left.

--Field Level Media

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