On Sunday, December 18, 2022, the New York Jets (7-6) and the Detroit Lions (6-7) match up at MetLife Stadium.
Jets vs. Lions Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1 point, with oddsmakers listing the Jets as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Jets have -115 odds to pick up the win, while the Lions are listed at -105 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 44.5 points.
How to Watch Jets vs. Lions Live?
- Game Day: Sunday, December 18, 2022
- Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS
- Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
- Stadium: MetLife Stadium
On defense, the Jets have been a top-five unit, ranking third-best by surrendering just 301.2 yards per game. They rank 19th on offense (336.7 yards per game). The Jets rank 22nd in scoring offense (20.3 points per game) and sixth in scoring defense (18.7 points allowed per game) this year.
The Jets own the 15th-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (224.6 passing yards per game), and they’ve been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-best with just 189.4 passing yards allowed per game. The Jets are averaging 112.1 rushing yards per game offensively this year (20th in NFL), and they are surrendering 111.8 rushing yards per game (13th) on the other side of the ball.
The Jets rank fourth-worst in third-down percentage (34.2%), but they’ve been better on defense, ranking 14th with a 38.9% third-down conversion rate allowed. This season, the Jets are accumulating 5.2 yards per play on offense (20th in the league), while sporting the best yards per play on defense in the NFL (4.8). The Jets have the 18th-ranked turnover margin in the league at -2, forcing 15 turnovers (15th in NFL) while turning it over 17 times (19th in NFL).
The Lions rank second-worst in total yards allowed per game on defense (403.2), but at least they’ve been excelling on the offensive side of the ball, ranking fourth-best in total yards per contest (376.4). While the Lions’ defense has been sputtering, ranking second-worst by giving up 26.7 points per game, their offense ranks fifth-best with 26.8 points per contest.
The Lions have been struggling to stop the pass, ranking third-worst with 263.4 passing yards allowed per game. They have been more productive offensively, regstering 248.8 passing yards per contest (seventh-ranked). With 127.5 rushing yards per game on offense, the Lions rank 11th in the NFL. On defense they rank 26th, giving up 139.8 rushing yards per game.
The Lions have been struggling on third down, ranking second-worst with a 48.1% third-down conversion rate allowed per game. They have been more effective on offense, putting up a 43.1% third-down rate (ninth-ranked). Defensively, the Lions are a bottom-five unit in terms of yards per play, surrendering 6.2 (worst). On the bright side, they are thriving on offense, generating 5.9 yards per play (fifth-best). After forcing 17 turnovers (10th in NFL) and turning the ball over 14 times (sixth in NFL) this season, the Lions own the eighth-ranked turnover margin of +3.
Jets vs. Lions Injury Report
Jets vs. Lions Betting Analysis
Jets Betting Insights
The Jets are 8-5-0 against the spread this season. The Jets are a perfect 2-0 ATS when playing as at least 1-point favorites.
This season, five Jets games have gone over the point total. The Jets were listed as the moneyline favorite only one time last season, a game they won.
The Jets played as a moneyline favorite of -115 or shorter in only one game last season, which they won.
Lions Betting Insights
The Lions have covered the spread nine times in 13 games with a set spread. In games this season when an underdog by 1 point or more, the Lions have gone 7-2-1 against the spread.
This season, nine Lions games have gone over the point total. The Lions have been underdogs in 10 games this season and won four (40%) of those contests.
The Lions are 3-6 this season when entering a game as the underdog by -105 or more on the moneyline.
Jets vs. Lions Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||41.9||43||41|
|Implied Total AVG||23.8||24.7||23.1|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-0||1-0||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||5-6||2-3||3-3|
|Point Total AVG||49.7||50.6||48.3|
|Implied Total AVG||26.9||27.3||26.4|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-1||2-1||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||4-6||2-3||2-3|
Players to Watch
- Garrett Wilson‘s 868 receiving yards this season have come from 63 receptions on 101 targets. He’s averaging 4.8 catches and 66.8 yards per game, with four receiving touchdowns.
- James Robinson has collected 425 rushing yards with three touchdowns (38.6 yards per game through 11 games). His 3.9 yards per attempt rank 39th in the league.
- He has also caught 11 passes (on 14 targets) for 51 receiving yards with two touchdowns. He’s averaging 4.6 receiving yards and one catches per game.
- Zach Wilson has 1,279 passing yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions this year. He has completed 55.6% of his passes, averaging 182.7 yards per game and 6.8 per attempt.
- He has added 94 rushing yards (13.4 per game) and one touchdown on the ground.
- In the running game, Michael Carter averages 3.6 yards per attempt (46th in the NFL) and 31.3 yards per game for 375 total rushing yards. He has recorded three rushing touchdowns this season.
- Carter has been targeted 42 times to the tune of 31 receptions, 224 yards and zero TDs.
- Over on defense, C.J. Mosley has 126 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and one interception in 2022. His tackle total leads the Jets and is sixth in the NFL.
- Jordan Whitehead has intercepted two pases and added 72 tackles, four TFL, and seven passes defended.
- Quincy Williams has totaled 69 tackles, six TFL, and two sacks.
- This season, D.J. Reed Jr. has 64 tackles, one TFL, and one interception.
- In 13 games played this year, Jared Goff has amassed 3,352 passing yards (eighth-best in the NFL), with 22 touchdowns (fifth in the NFL) against seven interceptions and completing 65.3% of his attempts.
- Jamaal Williams has scored 14 rushing touchdowns, while totaling 806 rushing yards (4 per carry and 62 per game).
- Amon-Ra St. Brown has recorded 898 receiving yards (10th in the NFL) and six touchdowns on 82 receptions (fifth in the NFL), while being targeted 109 times this season.
- D’Andre Swift has 375 rushing yards (second on the Lions) and four rushing touchdowns, while averaging 37.5 yards per game and 5.4 per attempt.
- Swift also has 253 receiving yards (25.3 per game) on 31 catches (3.1 per game). He has been targeted 45 times with two touchdown receptions.
- Alex Anzalone’s 2022 showing includes 98 tackles, three TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception in 13 games. He leads the Lions in tackles.
- DeShon Elliott has one interception on top of 84 tackles, four TFL, and three passes defended.
- Jeff Okudah has 60 tackles, two TFL, and one interception in the 2022 campaign. He is fourth on the Lions in tackles.
- Aidan Hutchinson has totaled seven sacks (first on the Lions) as well as six TFL, 35 tackles, and two interceptions.
Jets vs. Lions Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is the Jets, and we expect that Jets will cover the spread (Jets -1). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 44.5 points.
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