Two of the teams that have exceeded expectations will be getting together when the 7-4 New York Jets travel to meet the 9-2 Minnesota Vikings. These are not the most explosive offenses in the NFL, but they do have players capable of breaking off some big plays.
A Kirk Cousins-Mike White quarterback showdown isn’t going to get people’s blood boiling, but both have shown the ability to engineer scoring drives, so this will be an interesting game to keep an eye on.
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NFL: Jets vs Vikings Props
- Justin Jefferson First TD Scorer, +600
- Garrett Wilson Long reception , O/U 22½
- Mike White Total Touchdown Passes, O/U 1½
- Jets and Vikings Score, O/U 25
Jefferson to Score First Touchdown +600
All-everything receiver Justin Jefferson has scored the first touchdown in a game four times this season, including three times in the last four games for the Vikings.
While teammate Dalvin Cook might be priced at +500 to reach the end zone first, it is hard to go against Jefferson coming in at +600.
The matchup with Sauce Gardner, the leader in the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year race, might keep Jefferson from having one of his monster games. Jefferson is second in the NFL with 1,232 receiving yards, and among players with at least 40 catches, his 15.2 yards per reception is fourth in the NFL.
According to the NFL betting lines, Jefferson (+8000) has the ninth-best odds to win the NFL Regular Season Most Valuable Player award.
Wilson to Have Catch Over 22½ Yards -118
New York Jets receiver Garrett Wilson had a 54-yard catch in last week’s win over Chicago, as the move from Zach Wilson to Mike White at quarterback hasn’t slowed the rookie down.
He is listed at -115 to go either under or over a 22.5-yard reception. Considering all the injuries in the Minnesota secondary, taking the over makes plenty of sense for a player with at least one 30-yard catch in four different games this season.
8 times a Jet has been up for @pepsi Zero Sugar Rookie Of The Week.
And 8 times that Jet has WON.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 1, 2022
Wilson has games with 92, 95, and 112 yards over the last four weeks. During that stretch, he has caught 21 of the 27 balls thrown to him, so he is hitting his stride at the perfect time.
He has moved up in the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year race and is currently third with a price of +650 according to the NFL predictions.
Mike White With More Than 1½ TD Passes -115
Mike White had three touchdown passes as he made his season debut in a win over the Chicago Bears last week.
Multiple defensive backs are out for Minnesota in this game so look for White to have some success airing things against a Minnesota team that has allowed more passing yards per game than any other team in the NFL.
White has thrown three touchdown passes in two of his five career NFL games, so don’t be surprised for him to make it three out of six with so many key pieces not available on defense for the Vikings.
Neither Jets nor Vikings Race to 25 Points (+135)
Don’t be looking for too many offensive fireworks in this NFL game.
The total opened at 41 and has moved to 44.
Thanks to an improved Jets defense that has allowed four offensive touchdowns in the last 19 quarters, it makes sense to expect a low-scoring affair.
Something to consider for those who bet online, each of the last six Jets games would have come in under that number. The Jets are at +275 and the Vikings at +150 to hit the 25-point mark. The better move could be picking neither team to get to 25 points as that is priced at +135.