The 2020 season was a disaster for the New York Jets. The team came very close to running the table in reverse, but they won two of their final three games to end the season with a 2-14 record. The Jets also cleaned house by removing Adam Gase after the season ended.
People weren’t very interested in betting on the Jets this season, as the team proved to be tough to figure for NFL betting purposes. The Jets’ record against the spread might have come from the sportsbooks putting in a few lofty lines. The club hopes to improve in 2021, as the team doesn’t have anywhere to go but up from here.
How They Did Against the Spread
The New York Jets had the worst offense in the NFL by scoring 15.2 points per game. The Jets also gave up 28.6 points per game, giving them the worst point margin per game in the league.
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The Jets finished 6-10 ATS, with many of the team’s games being ones where the spreads might have been too high. The Jets failed to cover a +20 spread against the Kansas City Chiefs and a +16.5 line against the Seattle Seahawks.
The most noteworthy event against the spread came in the Jets’ first victory of the season. The team was a +17.5 underdog for a road match with the Los Angeles Rams. The Jets pulled off the 23-20 upset.
Competing Against the Total
The poor offensive record of the New York Jets led to the sportsbooks putting in a few low-value over/unders throughout the season. The Jets scored ten or fewer points seven times this season, and they were shut out by the Miami Dolphins in their first match. The team also gave up thirty or more points in nine games.
The Jets went 7-9 against the over/under in 2020. The totals were mostly around 45 to 50 for each game. There were a few instances where the Jets’ offense was effective, including a 34-28 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers and a 23-16 victory over the Cleveland Browns. The total for the Chargers match was 47, while the total for the Browns game was 45.
Where do the Jets go in 2021?
The New York Jets showed head coach Adam Gase the door after the 2020 season. Former the San Francisco 49ers‘ defensive coordinator Robert Saleh will be the team’s new coach. The team will have the second-overall pick in the NFL Draft.
There’s a chance they could take Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields or BYU quarterback Zach Wilson in the draft. But the Jets could also go after a high-value free agent or trade target before the draft. Whatever the case, do not expect Sam Darnold to return behind center in 2021.
The Jets are near the bottom of the NFL betting list for 2021. The Jets have a +6500 line to win Super Bowl LVI. They also hold a +1600 line to win the AFC East. The New England Patriots have the third-worst odds in that division at +480.
The Jets’ schedule for 2021 won’t make things easier. While they will have games against the Cincinnati Bengals and the Denver Broncos, they will also contend against teams from the NFC South and AFC South.
Expect their matches with the New Orleans Saints, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Tennessee Titans to have high spreads against the Jets’ favor. But anything could happen in East Rutherford between now and September, as the allure of playing in New York will always stick around.
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*Odds correct at time of writing.