The unbeaten Colts are only playing to keep a perfect season alive since they have already clinched the top spot in the AFC while the Jets are playing to keep their playoff hopes alive. Pro football betting odds favor the Colts by five points in this game.
NFL betting should be interesting on this game. Do you go with the unbeaten Colts at home or the New York Jets who are fighting for the NFL betting playoffs? New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan was furious over last week’s loss to Atlanta and actually said his team was done in terms of making the pro football betting playoffs. Now he has changed his tune since New York actually does have a chance. "I was dead wrong,'' Ryan said, "You would think the head coach of the team would know the situations, know the playoff scenarios, all that. The only thing that I knew is, in my opinion, I thought we had to win out.''
The NFL betting situation actually doesn’t look too bad for the Jets except for this one little problem. They have to figure out a way to beat the Colts. And no one has done that this season. If New York can win this NFL betting matchup against the Colts then their chances of making the playoffs look pretty good. They should look a lot better but New York blew last week’s game and lost to Atlanta. NFL betting stats show that quarterback Mark Sanchez has 20 interceptions which is tied for second-most in the league.
NFL betting trends are a little mixed on this game. The Jets are 5-2 vs. the NFL betting number in their last 7 games as an underdog but they are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in December. The Jets are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 NFL betting meetings in Indianapolis
The Colts are 5-0-1 in pro football betting in their last 6 games as a favorite. The Colts are 2-6 in their last 8 games in Week 16. The home team is 7-2-2 vs. the pro football betting odds in their last 11 meetings between the Jets and Colts.
Four of the last five New York games have gone under the NFL Betting total. Six of their last nine road games have gone under. In this series though, four of the last six games have gone over the NFL betting total.