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Playoffs? Playoffs?? Unlikely Hopefuls Clash

Lions vs Jets Betting Analysis

The last time both the New York Jets and Detroit Lions reached the playoffs in the same season was in 1991.

The Jets have missed the playoffs in each of the last 11 seasons while the Lions have been out of the postseason in each of the last five years while sporting a 17-46-2 record over the last four seasons.

Lions vs Jets Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Lions vs Jets Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

However, going into their Sunday afternoon match, both are in striking range of a playoff spot.

Former No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson is expected to be the No. 2 quarterback for the Jets this weekend, and with Mike White dealing with a ribs injury, could Wilson get back on the field?

Detroit is coming off a win against the NFC North-leading Minnesota Vikings and is 5-1 in the last six games.

Offensive linemen Kayode Awosika and Evan Brown, receiver Quintez Cephus, linebacker Derrick Barnes, and cornerback Will Harris are all questionable for the Lions. Harris could be the biggest loss if he isn’t able to go.

Keep an eye on the status of Jets receiver Corey Davis and defensive lineman Quinnen Williams. They are questionable along with defensive lineman Michael Clemons and safety Ashtyn Davis.

The game features two of the top contenders for the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Jets cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner leads the way at -450 while Detroit defensive end Aidan Hutchinson is tied for second at +600 according to the NFL betting odds.

Per the NFL playoff odds, the Lions (+9000) are 15th in the odds to win the Super Bowl while the Jets come in tied for 16th at +10000.

Let’s check the latest NFL odds, stats, injury reports, and NFL lines for Lions vs Jets. We’ve plenty of Vegas NFL odds and NFL week 15 picks for you to consider.

Lions vs Jets Betting Lines

Lions Starting to Roar

Other than back-to-back losses to New England and Dallas, the Detroit Lions have been in every game this season. The effort in a season-opening 28-25 loss to Philadelphia is looking better with each passing week.

The defense is starting to show signs of improvement after some dreadful performances. With the way the offense is clicking, it is no wonder that Detroit is suddenly in contention for a postseason berth.

Jared Goff has back-to-back 300-yard passing games and hasn’t thrown an interception in his last five games. Amon-Ra St. Brown is proving that his impressive rookie season was no fluke, and now first-round pick Jameson Williams is on the field to team with St. Brown and D.J. Chark.

The Lions would like to get running back D’Andre Swift going while rookies Hutchinson and Malcolm Rodriguez have made an impact on defense.

Detroit has covered against the NFL betting lines in each of its last six games.

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Rookies Rocking and Rolling

In the last 20 years, the only time that a team swept the NFL Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year awards came in 2017, when the New Orleans Saints saw cornerback Marshon Lattimore and running back Alvin Kamara honored.

It could happen this season with the Jets. Cornerback Gardner is the heavy favorite to win the defensive award while receiver Garrett Wilson has moved into the lead for the offensive honor. If he had remained healthy, running back Breece Hall would likely have been in contention for the offensive award as well so the future is looking bright with the Jets.

It looks as if it will be White’s show once again at quarterback as the Jets face a pivotal game in the race for the final couple of playoff spots in the AFC.

Despite recent progress, the Lions still rank 30th out of 32 teams in passing yards allowed per game this season.

The Jets have covered against the Las Vegas odds in seven of its last 10 games.

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Lions vs Jets Head-to-Head

The Jets have won four of the last five games against Detroit. The last time the teams met, the visiting Jets rolled to a 48-17 win as a seven-point underdog.

Before that game, five of the previous six matchups finished as one-score games and four of the last five meetings went over the total.

The road team has won five of the last six games.

Lions vs Jets Game Information

  • Game: Lions vs Jets
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Dec. 18, 1 p.m. ET.
  • Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
  • Lions vs Jets Live stream: NFL Game Pass

Lions vs Jets Game Weather Conditions

It is expected to be mostly sunny with temperatures around 40 at the time of kickoff so the weather isn’t expected to have much of an impact on the game.

Lions vs Jets Picks & Prediction

Predicted Score: Lions 31, Jets 27

  • Worth Betting on the Moneyline?

The moneyline is likely to be around even. With the way the Lions are playing, it isn’t going to be the most lucrative bet but it could pay off in a parlay.

This is expected to come right down to the wire. Perhaps one costly miscue will prove to be the difference so it might be a case of buyer beware, especially with so many young players in key roles on both sides.

  • Worth Betting ATS?

It was interesting that the line opened with the Jets at -3 and it is now listed as a Pick’Em. There has been plenty of money coming down on the Jets. However, with the Lions coming off a win over Minnesota, it might make more sense to go with visiting Detroit in this one, with people who jumped on line when it opened with the Lions as the underdogs feeling pretty good.

  • Worth Betting on the Totals?

The total of 44½ seems a little on the low side, particularly when looking at recent Detroit scores: 61, 49, 53, 54 and 57 points have been scored in Detroit’s last five games. The Jets games have been lower-scoring battles so that is why the number is at 44½.

The Jets don’t want to get into a situation of matching score for score. If Detroit gets off to a quick start, it could force the Jets to become more aggressive with their offensive play-calling.

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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