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NFL Betting Preview: New York Jets vs. Washington Commanders

December 24, 2023


The Washington Commanders will travel to East Rutherford, New Jersey to face the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in week 16 of the NFL season with the game scheduled to start at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday afternoon and will air on CBS.

 

Washington has been one of the worst teams in the NFC this season as they enter this game with the 3rd worst record in the conference with a record of 4-10 and are on a five-game losing streak following Sunday’s 20-28 loss on the road against the Los Angeles Rams. The Commanders have been one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league as they enter this game averaging 20.07 points per game which ranks 23rd in the NFL, however, they feature an above-average passing offense as they are averaging 234.86 passing yards per game which is above the league average of 218.72 passing yards per game. 

 

Sam Howell enters this game leading the team in passing and is 2nd on the team in rushing as he has completed 346 of 535 attempts for 3,568 yards with 19 touchdowns and 15 interceptions while rushing for 265 yards and five touchdowns. The Commanders have the worst scoring defense in the NFL as they are allowing an average of 30.21 points per game. The Washington Commanders will look to end their five-game losing streak when they travel to face the New York Jets.

 

The New York Jets enter this game having lost six of their last seven games including last week’s 0-30 shutout loss on the road against the Miami Dolphins and with the loss have been eliminated from playoff contention as they enter this game with a record of 5-9.

 

New York has been one of the worst offensive teams in the NFL as they enter this game averaging the 3rd fewest points per game with an average of 14.36 points per game and Zach Wilson continues to struggle as an NFL quarterback as he enters this game having completed 221 of 368 attempts for 2,271 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. 

 

The lone bright spot on the Jets has been their defense as they have the 11th-best scoring defense in the NFL as they enter this game allowing an average of 20.5 points per game. The New York Jets will look to bounce back following the shutout loss on the road against the Miami Dolphins when they host the Washington Commanders in week 16 of the NFL season.

 

BookMaker has the New York Jets listed as 3-point favorites at home against the Washington Commanders on Sunday afternoon in week 16 of the NFL season. Washington has won four of the last three while New York has won the last three meetings. The Jets are 4-2-1 ATS in the last seven and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series.

 

The Washington Commanders are 5-8-1 ATS overall, 5-3 ATS on the road, and 5-4-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the New York Jets are 5-8-1 ATS overall, 4-4 ATS at home, and 0-1-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.

 

New York enters this game with a better record and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning the last three meetings. The Jets have also been the better team in the series at covering the spread going 4-2-1 ATS in the last seven and covering the spread in three straight games against the Commanders. Lay the points with the New York Jets when they host the Washington Commanders on Sunday afternoon.

 

Spooky Express Pick: New York Jets -3