Jets vs. Bills Week 2 - Thursday Night Football Team Prop Picks

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Jordan Sharp

Thursday, September 15, 2016 4:33 PM UTC

Thursday, Sep. 15, 2016 4:33 PM UTC

It’s Week 2 already! That’s kind of how everyone in the business feels. Outside of last Thursday, we nailed our Week 1 team props and I am back with two more winners from BetOnline for the Thursday night slate this week.

New York Jets O/U 20.5 points
Last season the Jets offense scored at least 20 points in 11 of their 16 games. While things may be different this season, the short week might just help the Jets’ offense put up some points this week on the road.

While they got beat down some in their final game of the season last year in Buffalo, this Jets’ offense has 23-24 point upside in this game, making the over once again a solid value for the Jets in this game.

Even though New York ended up blowing the win last week after looking like they could have easily cashed as outright favorites early in the game, the Jets still looked impressive on both sides of the ball. They sacked Andy Dalton seven times and while they likely won’t be able to get to Tyrod Taylor that much, the pressure they bring is still bringing value to this play. The Jets forced Dalton into a pick last week and if New York is turning over Buffalo, giving Fitzpatrick more opportunities is only going to help here.

While Fitzpatrick’s quarterback rating dipped last season some when he was on the road, he has very similar yards, touchdowns and yards per attempt numbers at home and on the road. I am not concerned about the Jets’ offense stalling here on a short week, making the over my first team prop of the night.


Free NFL Pick: Over 20.5 (-115) 
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline


Team To Score First
Last week it took the Bills until the end of the second quarter to finally put some points on the board. If Sammy Watkins isn’t playing in this one, it’s likely that the Bills’ offense might struggle even more, even at home. This spells bad news against a good Jets offense.

While the Bills stifled the Jets in their Thursday night meeting last season, that game came later in the season. This one being early in the year makes the tired factor for both teams a little more limited. That being said, the Jets scored first against the Bengals last week and with how many weapons they have on offense, I see them scoring first in this one,

While this prop might seem like a coin flip with NFL odds of -110 for both sides, the Jets should be a little bit of a heavier favorite to score first. Last season the Jets were solid at scoring first both on the road and at home, but in this one, with the Bills’ offense looking questionable on this short week, I am backing the Jets’ strong defense and their offense to put up a field goal or touchdown before Buffalo for my Thursday night football 2016 picks.


Free NFL Pick: Jets (-110)
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline  
Season Team Props Record: 4-2

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