Denver Broncos vs. New York Jets Preview
In true Thursday Night Football fashion, tonight’s primetime game features a pair of 0-3 teams looking for their first win of the season as the New York Jets take on the Denver Broncos, and it could be an ugly one. But no matter how bad the product on the field is, there’s always money to be made on the outcome.
New York Jets
The Jets are one of the biggest dumpster fires in the NFL this season and it starts with head coach Adam Gase. The QB whisperer, or offensive genius or whatever you want to call him, has managed to lead his offense to a putrid 12.3 points per game in 2020, good for last in the NFL. Quarterback Sam Darnold has made some highlight-reel throws, but is largely left on an island thanks to a host of injuries on that side of the ball.
In fairness, their first three games have come against three of the tougher defensive units in the league, but if you’re going to be hired for your offensive prowess, you should start by trying to score at least two touchdowns a game.
The Denver Broncos have also been bad this season, but a fair amount of that has been outside of their control.
The main reason for the Broncos’ slow start has been injuries. Starting QB Drew Lock went down in Week 1 with a shoulder injury and has yet to return to action. The offense added KJ Hamler and Jerry Jeudy in the 2020 NFL Draft and signed Melvin Gordon to compliment Phillip Lindsay, but has failed to find much of a rhythm without its signal caller.
Lindsay and Lock join a host of Broncos defensive players on this week’s injury report. Lock has already been ruled out, but Lindsay is questionable to play.
Denver Broncos vs. New York Jets Betting Breakdown
At -112, oddsmakers are implying a 52.8% chance the Jets win outright and get their first win of the season while hosting the depleted Broncos.
On the other end, the Broncos are +105 to move to 1-3, implying a 48.8% shot they pull off the slight upset.
While the bookmakers may have faith in the Jets, the betting public is expecting another dreadful performance.
65% of all moneyline wagers on Week 4’s Thursday Night Football game are on the Broncos to win outright, meaning just 35% are backing Gase and the Jets.
|Team||Odds (Click to Bet)||Public Betting %||Winnings on $100 Wager|
|New York Jets||-112||35%||$89.29|