NFL Week 2 Picks: New York Jets vs. New England Patriots

Jeff GrantContributor ISeptember 12, 2013

NFL Week 2 Picks: New York Jets vs. New England Patriots

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has thrown 13 touchdowns and just one interception in his last five regular-season meetings with the New York Jets, which is important to consider when making your NFL Week 2 picks Thursday, as the two teams face off at Gillette Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Patriots are 11.5-point home favorites in the pro football odds, with the betting total sitting at 43 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this AFC East matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum

New York Jets

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    The New York Jets picked up an 18-17 come-from-behind victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as four-point home underdogs Sunday, as rookie quarterback Geno Smith completed 24 of 38 passes for 256 yards with a touchdown and interception.

    NFL handicappers will find that the Jets are 10-3 against the spread as double-digit underdogs against division opponents.

New England Patriots

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    The New England Patriots have won 11 consecutive games against AFC East opponents, including a 23-21 season-opening victory over the Buffalo Bills as 10-point road favorites in Week 1.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Patriots are 10-10 against the spread at home, with the OVER going 13-7 in that situation.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the first-half total, as the UNDER is 5-2 in the New York Jets' last seven Thursday games.

    NFL Pick: Under 21.5 Points in the First Half 

     

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