Jets 4 Life: Chiefs vs. Jets American Football Betting

December 1, 2017 NFL Football

The New York Jets are three-point American football betting home dogs against the Kansas City Chiefs, and have no reason to complain about that. The Jets have blown leads four times this season, three in the fourth quarter alone. In order to make sure the players have that in mind at all times, the coaching staff has everyone during fourth quarter drills throw the Four Horsemen sign; i.e., four fingers up. Hey, diamonds are forever and so are the Four Horsemen. Woooo!!!

  • Date: Sunday, 3rd December
  • Time: 1:05 PM
  • Venue: MetLife Stadium
  • Sportsbook NFL odds:

Chiefs -3 (-119) 43½ (-105) -175

Jets +3 (-101) 43½ (-115) +151

Almost only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades, and covering the spread

The Jets haven’t lost a game by more than seven points, which is great for bettors but not so great for the Jets, who went on a 6-0-1 ATS run from Weeks 3 t 9 but have lost five of their last six games, one by eight points, one by seven, two by five, and one by a field goal. “We’re not happy with our record. We’ve had some tough games we wished we could have closed out, but I think all those games are a learning experience, pointing us in the right direction of how we are going to finish,” Jets tight end Austin Seferian said. Pointing in the right direction with four fingers, in fact. “I’m doing it, coaches are yelling it,” offensive coordinator John Morton said. “We’ve been yelling ‘FOUR!” Rumours that it took them days to stop everybody from ducking every time they heard that particular yell are unfounded. The Jets are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games against AFC teams, 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games, and 6-2-1 against the American football betting spread in their last nine games overall.

Take the regression to its logical conclusion

The Chiefs have, following a 5-0 start, gone 1-5 SU and ATS in the last six games. To say that KC has regressed from the beginning of the season is an understatement, but they should, all things considered, keep the backward momentum all the way to 2015, when they won ten games in a row after a 1-5 start. “Our backs were against the wall and every game was a must-win game,” linebacker Derrick Johnson reminisced. “We pulled together, and once we started winning we made it habit. It always is just one win away from getting that ball rolling in the right direction.” Alex Smith and Kareem Hunt are shells of their start-of-the-season selves, and the Chiefs is 27th in passing yards allowed and 28th in rushing yards allowed, and Kansas has already lost and not covered at MetLife, to the Giants, as 10-point faves, this season. On the other hand, the favored team is 8-0 SU in the last eight games in this matchup. Moreover, the Chiefs are 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall and 9-3 against the American football betting spread in their last 12 road games.