New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts Pick & Prediction NOV 4TH 2021

Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis
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-11 +110

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The New York Jets have a new starting quarterback who made waves in his debut. Now that the Jets have moved on from Zach Wilson, they might have a better chance at winning. They’ll be facing a team who hopes to bounce back from a recent loss in Week 8. With new life stemming from the New York Jets, could they win this Thursday night matchup?

The Indianapolis Colts are trying to put their Week 8 loss behind them. Some uncharacteristic mistakes led to them losing to their AFC South rival, 34-31. Now, with an unfortunate 3-5 record, the Colts need a big win to build back some momentum. Facing the Jets may have seemed like an easy win before, but it might be tougher now. Most importantly, who should you bet on?

Jets vs. Colts Betting Lines

TV: FOX

MONEY LINE: Jets(+410) vs. Colts (-515)

SPREAD: Jets +10.5 (-110) vs. Colts -10.5 (-110)

GAME TOTAL: Over 46.5 (-110) vs. Under 46.5 (-110)

Jets vs. Colts Preview, Trends and Stats

What led to Mike White’s first start at quarterback was an injury to Zach Wilson. However, it seems as if he’s earned himself a starting spot in the program. In their 34-31 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, White threw for 405 yards and three touchdowns. There is a downside though, as white also threw two interceptions to go along with those touchdowns.

Against the Indianapolis Colts, White will have to be much more careful with the football. Indianapolis is great at controlling the clock, and turnovers lead to more possessions. If the Jets aren’t careful, they could find their offense sitting on the sidelines a lot. Still, after their recent performance, you can at least expect the Jets to be competitive.

Coming into this game off of a loss is likely not what the Colts wanted. However, it could be exactly what they needed to kick themselves into another gear. The most unfortunate part for the Colts is that they have so many injuries on both sides of the ball. This is also something that plagued them against Tennessee. Hopefully, they’ll find a way to overcome these on Thursday.

The game plan should be rather simple for the Colts. Protect the ball and focus on the run, two incredibly easy things to remember. They have one of the better rushing offenses in the NFL, averaging 127.57 yards per game. If they can remember what works well for them, they can definitely win this game.

Jets vs. Colts Picks

Jets 20 - Colts 34

Predicting this game becomes slightly tougher when considering the 10.5-point spread. After the way the Jets performed on Sunday, plenty would like to ride the hot hand. However, you have to consider that this was an anomaly performance by the Jets. Although they’ll likely perform better from here on out, they’re still one of the worst teams in the NFL.

That being said, the Colts have a history of defeating teams by over ten points. The Dolphins, Texans, and 49ers each lost to the Colts by at least ten points. Taking the Colts to win this one and cover the spread isn’t much of a stretch. Especially when you consider how vital this game is to the rest of the Colts season.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The New York Jets average 13.33 points per game, ranking last in the NFL.

2. The Indianapolis Colts have a 5-3 ATS record this season.

3. The New York Jets are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games.

Best Bet: Indianapolis Colts -10.5

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New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts

Philip Rivers threw his 400th career touchdown pass and also went over the 60,000-yard mark as the Indianapolis Colts rolled to a 36-7 victory over the visiting New York Jets on Sunday.

Rivers reached the 400-touchdown mark with a 1-yard scoring pass to Mo Alie-Cox in the second quarter and passed the 60,000-yardage mark just before halftime. Rivers ranks sixth in NFL history in both categories.

Rivers completed 17 of 21 passes for 217 yards and one touchdown for the Colts (2-1). Xavier Rhodes (two interceptions) and T.J. Carrie each returned interceptions for scores, and Jonathan Taylor rushed for a touchdown before the estimated 7,500 fans at Lucas Oil Stadium amid the coronavirus pandemic.

New York's Sam Darnold threw both pick-sixes and also was intercepted by Rhodes in the Colts' end zone as he threw at least three in a game for the fifth time in 29 NFL games. He completed 17 of 29 passes for 168 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown pass to Braxton Berrios.

The Jets (0-3) have been outscored 94-37 this season in their second straight poor start. They started 0-4 last season in coach Adam Gase's first year on the job.

Rivers finished the game with 60,065 career yards, and he also registered his 125th victory as an NFL starting quarterback.

The other players in the 400-touchdown club are Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints (550 entering Sunday), Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (544 entering Sunday), Peyton Manning (539), Brett Favre (508) and Dan Marino (420).

The Colts outgained the Jets 353-260.

Darnold's tough day began on the opening possession as Rhodes intercepted him on the fifth play and returned it 44 yards for a touchdown just 2:35 into the game.

Darnold rebounded with the scoring pass to Berrios, but Rivers answered with touchdown No. 400 to Alie-Cox to give the Colts a 14-7 lead with 14:13 left in the half. Rodrigo Blankenship's 42-yard field goal increased the margin to 10 with 8:38 left.

The Colts pulled away in the second half with 19 unanswered points. Taylor scored from the 1 with 5:21 left in the third quarter to make it 24-7.

The defense was back in action on the final play of the quarter as Carrie picked off Darnold and raced 47 yards for a touchdown.

Later, Indianapolis' Justin Houston sacked Darnold in the end zone to make the score 33-7 with 4:46 left. It was the second straight game the Colts notched a safety -- they sacked Minnesota's Kirk Cousins in the end zone last week.

Blankenship capped the scoring with a 41-yard field goal with 2:04 left.

--Field Level Media

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