NFL betting gets started for Week 13 on Thursday with an NFL Network contest between the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills.
Both teams are coming off wins last week in football betting as the Jets got past the Panthers while the Bills defeated the Dolphins. Here is a look at this matchup between these two AFC East division rivals.
NFL betting has the Jets at 5-6 and with an outside chance at the playoffs if they keep winning. The Jets defense scored a touchdown last week in the football betting win over the Carolina Panthers. It was the first home win for the Jets since Week 3. New York quarterback Mark Sanchez played better last week in the win over the Panthers and running back Thomas Jones continued his excellent play with another TD run. Sanchez was 13 of 17 for 154 yards in the NFL betting win.
Buffalo was able to get their first win under interim head coach Perry Fewell as they defeated the Miami Dolphins last week in NFL betting. The Bills scored the last 24 points of the game to win 31-14 in football betting. Terrell Owens had a long TD catch while Rian Lindell had a career-best 56 yard field goal. Buffalo finished the game with 335 yards and that is the second straight game they have gone over 300 yards. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been solid for the Bills and has developed a nice chemistry with Owens.
Buffalo has done pretty well in NFL betting against the Jets recently. The Bills have won 6 of the last 10 outright against the Jets and they are a very profitable 7-3 against the football betting odds. The teams met back in October and the Bills won at New York by a score of 16-13. The Bills were 9.5 point underdogs in NFL betting in that game. The Bills lost at home last season to the Jets by a score of 31-27 but they did cover the football betting odds. The Bills have covered five of the last six overall against the Jets. In games at Buffalo the Bills have won and covered three of the last five. Three of the last five at Buffalo have gone over in NFL betting with one push.
Based on past results this game should be close and hard fought on Thursday night.