The winless Jets blew a 10-point fourth quarter lead against the Patriots back in Week 9, ultimately losing 30-27. NY has had almost two full weeks to ponder that painful loss, while preparing for this game in Los Angeles. The two-and-seven Chargers lost a tight game to the Dolphins last week, taking it on the chin 29-21. The current NFL odds on our sportsbook show the Chargers as 10-point favorites over the Jets at home.
At this point in the season, online sports betting really starts to heat up, right along with the playoff races. Neither of these pitiful teams are postseason material, but there’s still plenty of sweet NFL betting action to enjoy. Hopefully the bets you make on this gutter rumble will broaden your billfold.
|Game: New York Jets (0-9) at Los Angeles Chargers (2-7)
Location: SoFi Stadium
Time: Sunday, Nov. 22 at 4:05 p.m. ET
NFL Betting Lines
|Team||Point Spread||Moneyline||Over/Under||Team Total|
Moneyline: Jets +350 (0-9) | Chargers -450 (2-7)
Both of these teams leave a lot to be desired. However, the Jets showed vital signs by almost defeating the hated Patriots, and the Chargers hung tight vs the Dolphins. The thing is, the Jets currently harbor the opposite of a winning culture. The Jets wouldn’t know what to do with a win if it slapped them in the face. Ex-Jet Nick Folk stuck it to NY in Week 9, most likely because he swapped jerseys and escaped that culture.
Our sportsbook is offering a +200 moneyline regarding the Jets odds to finish 0-16.
That’s a pretty nice payout, considering that the Chargers are the last potentially beatable team on the Jets’ 2020 calendar. My money is on an 0-16 finish, because it’s clear that Gase will be left to captain NY’s green and white flagship into the rocks.
Gase is favored to be the next head coach fired, but the Jets organization probably will keep him for now. Ownership is happy to burn this season to the ground, watching from a safe distance. The Chargers are in no real danger of losing this game.
Pick: Chargers to win
Point Spread: Jets +10 (2-7) | Chargers -10 (4-4-1)
All of that being said, my gut tells me that the Bolts will win the game, but fail to cover. No NFL players want the dubious distinction of playing for a team that didn’t win a single game all season. The Jets will fight tooth and nail to scrape out a victory, knowing that this is their best chance.
Remember that NY kept it within 10 points against Buffalo twice this year, and should have beaten New England last week. The Jets are well-rested following their bye week, and will give the Chargers all they can handle. Rookie Justin Herbert will have to earn it.
Pick: Jets +10
Over/Under points: Jets (4-5) | Chargers (6-3)
Expect veteran QB Joe Flacco to build on his strong performance against the Patriots in Week 9. Flacco completed 18-of-25 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns, with WR Breshad Perriman leading the receiving corps. Perriman made five catches for 101 yards and two TDs. Perriman, Denzel Mims, and Jamison Crowder should have some success against the Chargers’ mediocre passing defense.
We already know that Herbert and the Bolts will be scoring some points on the Jets’ 30th-ranked defense. They won’t score as much as expected, but the two teams will combine for just enough points to go over.
Pick: Over 46 total points scored
Final Score: Chargers 27, Jets 21
Props for Jets at Chargers
Sports betting is all about excitement and watching your wagers play out live, outcomes occurring right before your eyes. Prop bets exponentially add to viewing enjoyment, and are an excellent way to spice up your betting slips. Here are a few props that stand out for this Week 11 matchup between the Jets and Chargers.
Will There Be a Defensive Or Special Teams Touchdown?: Yes (+200)
The Jets and Chargers are ranked 10th and 15th, respectively, regarding average defensive touchdowns per game. Los Angeles expects to get DE Joey Bosa and CB Chris Harris Jr. back this week, so that bolsters the Bolts’ chances for a big play. What I’m really envisioning is Jets’ WR Braxton Berrios returning a punt for a TD. Berrios’s role has diminished since Crowder’s return, and this is a great way for him to contribute.
A Team Will Not Score Three Unanswered Times (+185)
This projects to be a seesaw battle, back and forth all game long. No team will ever have the opportunity to put its boot on the other’s throat. It mainly has to do with the overall ineptitude of these two basement dwellers, and we can make money on that.
Will the Game Go To Overtime? Yes (+900)
I said earlier that Herbert and the Bolts are going to have to earn this win. The Chargers will miss a long-range field goal late in the fourth quarter that could have won it in regulation. Los Angeles doesn’t make the mistake of putting the game in the hands of its kicker in OT. Herbert runs in the game-winning touchdown himself on a bootleg.