The New York Jets are looking for their first win. Yes, you’ve heard this one before. Unfortunately for the Jets and their fans, they were seconds away from not having to say that again last week before a late Las Vegas Raiders touchdown handed them their 12th loss. Now New York heads West to face a Seattle team in a dogfight for the NFC West crown. Let’s get into the Jets vs Seahawks betting picks for this NFL Week 14 matchup.
Give the Jets credit, as they pushed Las Vegas — another team fighting for playoff seeding — to the limit last week. So can New York do the same as its stadium-mates, the New York Giants, and defeat Seattle at Lumen Field? Seems unlikely, but there’s a reason for that old saying about any given Sunday. No matter what, you’ll find plenty of online betting to do on this game.
|Game: NY Jets (0-12) at Seattle (8-4)
Location: Lumen Field
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Jets vs Seahawks Betting Picks: NFL Betting Lines
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Moneyline: Jets +550 | Seahawks -750
This is a tough one; not to pick a winner but to decide what bet to make. The Seattle Seahawks are an overwhelming favorite, so there isn’t a lot of payoff for a moneyline bet on it. The Jets will certainly give you a payout that’s worth it, but that’s only if they pull the upset. Extremely unlikely.
Pick: Seahawks to win
Point Spread: Seahawks -13½
The NFL odds are definitely interesting for this one. Seattle is coming off a loss at home to the New York Giants, who are better than the Jets but still were an underdog. Meanwhile, the Jets nearly pulled off the upset at home against Las Vegas last week. So will the Seahawks have a much better performance than last week or will the Jets be able to keep another game close? To us, the Giants’ loss likely served as a wake-up call for Seattle, and it romps in this one.
Pick: Seahawks to cover
Over/Under: 47 points
Quite the interesting stat: Seattle is averaging 29.4 points per game, while the Jets are giving up an average of 29.4 points per game. The Seahawks are going to get to at least that in this one. The question for the over/under bet is whether the Jets can hold up their end of the bargain offensively.
Seattle isn’t exactly a defensive team, giving up the second-most yards per game in the league with 407.4. The Seahawks win shootouts, not defensive battles. Seattle gives up the most passing yards per game with 309.8, so Sam Darnold could have a chance to get the Jets moving through the air. We like both teams to have big offensive days.
Pick: Over 47
Jets vs Seahawks Betting Picks Final Score: Seahawks 38, Jets 20
Jets vs Seahawks Betting Picks: Props Talk
While it might not seem like the Jets have much motivation, there’s not one player on the New York roster that wants to have zero wins on the 2020 record. New York has four chances left to get a victory, with games against the Los Angeles Rams, Cleveland, and New England remaining after this one. Look for another inspired effort.
Let’s take a look at some NFL betting props for the game.
First To Score: Seattle -300
The Seahawks are at home and in comfortable surroundings, so it seems natural to believe they’ll be the first ones on the scoreboard. New York will certainly make the most of some of its scoring opportunities, but seeing the Jets stop Seattle drives doesn’t seem likely.
Total TDs In The Game: Over 5½ +125
We could see Seattle eclipse this number by itself. The Seahawks have to be chomping at the bit to get back on the field after last week’s loss. They are ready to re-establish themselves as a team to beat in the NFC, and they need a win after the Rams’ Thursday Night Football victory put Los Angeles up by a half-game in the division.
Team To Score the Longest TD: Seahawks -300
While many NFL picks would have Seattle — the league’s worst pass defense — giving up the longer score, we like the Jets giving it up, simply because of the caliber of the Seahawks’ receivers. DK Metcalf getting loose for a long one seems very likely against this Jets secondary, so that’s where our money is going.