This is the first day of the rest of Bryce Petty’s life. This is his last chance to prove that he can be money. And not just ‘money’ like in Swingers. More like American football betting money. For example, the Gang Green is a huge underdog against the Black and Gold. Sixteen points to be exact. Like the NY Post says, “Petty doesn’t have to be perfect. He doesn’t have to go 3-0.” (In fact, it would help the Jets, draft-wise, if he went 0-3. He wouldn’t be helping himself at all, though, as an individual, getting them closer to picking the next individual for him to backup). Could it be, however, too much to ask that he at least leads the New York Jets to an ATS win against the New Orleans Saints?
Start looking ahead to Sunday's match up against the Jets in today's Morning Break.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 12, 2017
The Gang Green is a huge underdog against the Black and Gold
- Date: Sunday, 17th December 2017
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Sportsbook NFL odds:
Jets +16 (-115) 47 (-110)
Saints -16 (-105) 47 (-110)
People who bet on NFL not flocking to the Jets
Petty has completed just 54.2% of his attempts for an average of 5.80 yards per pass, with three TDs, seven picks, and a 57.9 passer rating in seven regular season games played. He has gone 1-4 in six starts. All of which took place in 2016. “Mentally, I know he’s come a long way,” head coach Todd Bowles said. “He knows he’s got an opportunity to step up and make plays, and we look forward to seeing him play. He’s been taking notes on the sideline from Josh [McCown].” From now on, Petty will be taking notes for Josh. It’s hard to write with a broken hand.
Petty took over McCown in the third quarter of the 23-0 loss to the Broncos. He went 2-of-9 for 14 yards. The Jets were shutout for the first time since 2014. No one is expecting the unexpected from Petty. Like winning. Or covering the spread. Or even for the American football betting total to go over.
Double-digit chalk is no problem for the Saints
Some Saints follow JC’s admonition to take no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Other Saints prefer to look to the future, like John of Patmos. Defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins. “Anybody that sits in this locker room and tells you they’re not looking at [the playoffs], they’re probably lying to you,” he said. Conversely, “We got to take care this next one,” Left tackle Terron Armstead said. “This is a huge game. The Jets have been in [almost] every game, probably besides the last week, so it’s going to be a tough test.”
The Saints are 5-0 SU in their last five games at home and 7-3 in their last 10 games when favourites by 10 points or more. Moreover, New Orleans is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games playing a team with a losing record and 4-1 against the American football betting spread in their last five home games.