NFL Picks: Rampant Speculations & Bold Predictions for NY Jets

Nikki Adams

Thursday, July 23, 2015 11:53 AM GMT

Thursday, Jul. 23, 2015 11:53 AM GMT

Rampant speculations surround the New York Jets for the coming season across the internet. We throw in our lot to the mix. Check out these bold predictions for the Jets, complete with NFL picks.

New York Jets Look To Turn A Corner
The Jets look to turn a corner in 2015-2016 after finishing 4-12 SU and propping up the AFC East. The disappointing account prompted wholesale changes with the departure of Rex Ryan, opening the door for a new era at the franchise. It remains to be seen how those will pan out, but the reality is that they are still in the rebuilding phase so expectations are modest at best across NFL betting platforms.

Odds makers set season win totals to 7.5, with the OVER trading rather favorably at -160 and the UNDER trading at +130 NFL odds. In the context of the AFC East, the Jets are the long shots at +900 to win outright, well behind the Patriots at -163, Dolphins at +400 and Bills at +425.

Here we make several bold predictions for the Jets, using current NFL betting odds on offer at most reputable sportsbooks. These are wild speculations, not likely to happen but possible nevertheless.

 

1. Regular Season Points Scored
Overall, the Jets left a lot to be desired with their account in 2014. Namely, Geno Smith who got off to a slow start on the season. Altogether, the Jets accounted for 283 points and conceded 401 points, for a differential of -118. Based on those numbers, odds makers have rolled out modest Regular Season Point Totals. UNDER 281 is trading at +170. Similarly, the 281-330 range is trading at +170. Going OVER 330 is on offer at +175. If Geno Smith has another slow start, it's more likely the scale will tip towards the lower end. However, Smith's account in the last four games of the season was somewhat encouraging as he threw for 1001 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. If he can take that sort of form into 2015, with all the weapons he has at his disposal (both new and old), the Jets could impress on the offensive side of the ball. It's a long shot pick, but we're going with the OVER 330 at +175.

 

2. Regular Season Win Totals
Speaking of Regular Season Win Totals, most NFL betting experts are being rather optimistic about the Jets, predicting they'll crack the 7.5 win total with an 8-8 record or possibly even a 9-7 record. We're just not convinced that the Jets are poised to make such a mark in the AFC East, not when they are contained within the same division as the defending Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots. Not to mention the Miami Dolphins, who look to build on many positives last season. For our money, we're bolding predicting the Jets don't quite make the cut, coming up just short with a 7-9 record, which puts us UNDER 7.5 season win totals with the tempting +130 price tag. 

 

3. Brandon Marshall To Shine?
Will Brandon Marshall shine in New York when he kicks of their first season with the Jets? This Chicago castoff had a modest 2014 account. Brandon had a subpar 721 yards but 8 touchdowns and is priced at +8000 to lead the receiving race this coming season. However, there are those that feel confident Marshall will step up as the No.1 target for the Jets, which sets him up rather well for the next season in the race. Of course, he's a long shot pick to emerge as the winner with solid competition in Antonio Brown, Julio Jones and Demaryius Thomas (to name a few), all of which are technically on better teams. Still, Marshall could have a monster year if things work out for him in New York. One thing worth considering: after his departure from Chicago, he's sure to play mad.

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