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Will The New York Jets Go .500, And Other Preseason Betting Odds

by Jay Sanin | Posted on Saturday, August 30th, 2014
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The NFL season is just a week away. Because of this, rosters are nearly completely set, which means that we now know what we’re looking at when dealing with most teams. This also means that oddsmakers have a clearer picture in terms of the lines they should be setting. Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting preseason betting lines concerning the New York Jets.

Season Win Total Over/Under: 7 Wins

Essentially, this is just a fancy way of asking whether or not the Jets will go .500 or better this year. Given how touch the AFC East is this season, I’m not sure that I could see them pulling it off. However, the over sits at -130 and is a slight favorite over the under, which sits at even money. Of course, a seven win season for the Jets results in a push here, making the under seem even safer.

Will The New York Jets Make The Playoffs?

Obviously, if your over/under for wins in a season is seven, it’s unlikely that you’re going to be making a whole lot of noise in the playoff race. Understandably, the Jets are substantial underdogs to reach the postseason, with their failure to do so going off at odds of -400. Gang Green, +300 to qualify for the postseason, would be proving a lot of people wrong if they were to see January football.

Eric Decker Receiving Yards Over/Under: 800.5 Yards

I wrote about this at greater length recently from a fantasy football perspective, but the same ideas apply to this proposition. Decker is coming off a season where he fell just short of 1,300 receiving yards, but was one of an arsenal of weapons for Peyton Manning. With him being one of the few weapons for a much worse quarterback in Geno Smith, could we see him drop off by 500 receiving yards this year? The over is a slight favorite, but it is entirely possible.

[all betting odds compiled fromĀ Bovada]

 

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