NFL Betting – New York Jets at Detroit Lions

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

The New York Jets are favored on the road in Sunday NFL betting against the Detroit Lions although based on how they played last week perhaps they shouldn’t be.

The Jets were awful last week in a 9-0 loss to Green Bay while the Detroit Lions played well at home against the Washington Redskins.  The Jets are favored in this game but the Lions are getting some action from gamblers making an NFL bet at Sbgglobal.

Jets 5-2 SU, 5-2 ATS
The Jets were considered Super Bowl contenders and they still are even with the loss to Green Bay. Even good teams can lay an egg at times. The key for the Jets will be to bounce back and win this game at Detroit on the road against a much improved Lions team. The Jets couldn’t score last week as quarterback Mark Sanchez went 16 of 38 for 256 yards and two interceptions. He got very little help from his receivers who dropped balls all day.

Lions 2-5 SU, 6-1
The Detroit Lions may have won only two games straight up but they have been great against the spread this season at 6-1. They got a straight up and a point spread win last week against the Washington Redskins.  Matthew Stafford returned at quarterback and threw four touchdown passes including the game winner. Stafford was 26 of 45 for 212 yards. Calvin Johnson was a beast as he had nine catches for 101 yards and three scores.

Series History
The teams have played just three times since 2000 with the Jets winning two of the three. The last meeting was in 2006 when the Jets won at home by a score of 31-24.  The last time the teams played in Detroit was in 2002 as the Jets came away with a 31-14 win.

The Jets are still a very popular team with the public in NFL betting but it is simply hard to ignore the spread record of Detroit. When a team is 6-1 against the spread you have to keep riding them until they lose. Detroit plus the points look to be the way to go in this game as you make an NFL bet on Sunday at the Sbg global sportsbook.