NFL THURSDAY NIGHT BETTING PREVIEW
Tonight might be the time to score some brownie points with that special someone knowing you always are unavailable on Thursday nights during football season.
The Denver Broncos and the New York Jets aren’t doing much in this pandemic football campaign.
The Jets discombobulated again last week, while the Broncos have to turn to yet another quarterback, Brett Rypien, as they have injury issues on both sides of the ball.
The sharps can’t help from betting the Jets time and time again this week.
However, for the public, that hasn’t necessarily been the case.
Nearly three out of every five spread tickets is still reportedly on the Broncos. Still, just over two-thirds of the actual spread money is on the pitiful Jets.
So much so have the odds turned in this game that a once 3-point choice in look-ahead wagering, the Broncos are now getting a couple of points from the men in green.
Money line bettors, however, are pouring in on the Jets, with more than 80 percent of the tickets and 90 percent of the money.
Despite their woes last week, the Jets passing game doesn’t seem to be in the worst position against the banged-up Broncos’ D.
The Broncos still may be able to slow ol’ man Gore and the running game a bit, though, to try to ease the pressure on the pass rush and secondary.
This total opened 40 for the most part and has since ticked up to 41.
The public tickets are virtually split down the middle in this one but note that 90 percent of the money is on the Over, and it isn’t necessarily from the sharps.
There is an argument to be made that the ship has sailed for backing the Jets but that’s for the bettor to decide. After all, not only are the Jets (and the Broncos, for that matter) 0-3, but the Jets are also 0-3 ATS, while the Broncos have actually got the money twice in those three starts.
Here, we probably are just looking for a way to win the game, hence the heavy money line action on New York. It should be noted that the Broncos are being used more heavily in parlays.
This is a game with bad teams dealing with a myriad of pro football type issues in the middle of a global pandemic. However, betting on Thursday night home teams usually has been a solid play. It will likely be an ugly low-scoring game that people will compare to a bad political debate, arguing over which team is really worse.