New York Jets Season Betting Preview, Futures Odds, Schedule

The New York Jets betting preview shows the expectations for the Jets this season are bleak again as oddsmakers price them among the lowest in the NFL
Tom Viera
Fri, August 13, 8:53 PM EDT

New York Jets 2021 Betting Preview

  • New York Jets Win Total
  • New York Jets Division Odds
  • New York Jets Super Bowl Odds
  • New York Jets Schedule

It’s a new era for the New York Jets under first-time head coach Robert Saleh. The Jets drafted their future franchise quarterback in BYU’s Zach Wilson with the number 2 overall pick. The Jets rebuild plan is clear, build around Wilson. In addition, New York drafted an offensive lineman, a wide receiver, and a running back with their first three picks.

The Jets were by far the favorite to secure the top overall draft pick in the 2021 NFL Draft at one point last season as they started 0-13. New York was able to pull off a pair of surprising upsets against the Rams and Browns late in the year to salvage a 2-14 record. However, most fans likely would have preferred to go 0-16 and have the first selection in April’s draft. Instead, the Jaguars secured the first overall pick, and the Jets had the 2nd selection where they took Wilson.

The expectations for the Jets this season are low as oddsmakers show that by pricing them third to last to win the Super Bowl and projecting them for the third-lowest win total ahead of only the Lions and Texans.

In a division dominated by the Patriots for two decades, and now the Buffalo Bills are among the favorites to reach the Super Bowl, the road to glory for the Jets still seems far off in the distance.

New York Jets Win Total Odds

The offensive rebuild goes well beyond the QB position for the Jets. They added RB Tevin Coleman via free agency and drafted RB Michael Carter as they are expected to compete for snaps out of the backfield. Among the receivers, Jamison Crowder (699 yards, six TDs) and Denzel Mims are the returning starters to watch, while former 5th overall pick Corey Davis (984 yards, 5 TDs) was added via free agency, and second-round pick Elijah Moore headline the newcomers.

Defensive tackle Quinnen Williams led the defense with 7 sacks in his second season. The Jets defensive unit should be improved in 2021 after adding veterans Carl Lawson, and Sheldon Rankins, while C.J. Mosley returns after a year away.

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson is +800 to win Offensive Rookie of the Year. Wilson is priced 4th to win the award before the season starts.

The New York Jets Win Total Odds are set at Over 6 (-105) U 6 (-105).

New York Jets Schedule & Odds

Jets Week 1 Odds

The Jets open their season on the road in Carolina. It’ll be the world’s first look at Zach Wilson in regular-season action, and Robert Saleh makes his head coaching debut. Schedule makers set up a revenge game right off the bat for new Panthers QB and former Jet, Sam Darnold. Darnold makes his Panthers debut against the team that dealt him before this year’s draft, and he will be highly motivated in this Week 1 matchup with his former team. New York opened +3.5, and action on Carolina has pushed this spread to +4.5 for this 1 p.m. ET Week 1 matchup.

To no one’s surprise, the Jets are dogs in 12 out of the 16 games there are currently odds released for. The exception is the Week 9 matchup with the Colts is off the board as Indy’s quarterback situation is up in the air right now. The Jets match up with the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5 will be played in London, England. The Jets are getting more than 3 points in 9 games and getting a touchdown or more in 5 games.

Week Opponent Spread Total
1 @ Carolina +4.5 43
2 vs New England +3.5 42.5
3 @ Denver +5.5 42.5
4 vs Tennessee +3.5 47
5 vs Atlanta (Neutral Site) +3 47.5
6 BYE    
7 @ New England +6.5 44.5
8 vs Cincinnati -1 47
9 @ Indianapolis OTB OTB
10 vs Buffalo +7 48
11 vs Miami +3 44
12 @ Houston -1 46
13 vs Philadelphia -1.5 45
14 vs New Orleans +2.5 46.5
15 @ Miami +6.5 45.5
16 vs Jacksonville -1.5 44.5
17 vs Tampa Bay +8.5 47
18 @ Buffalo +6.5 44.5

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New York Jets Division Odds

The Jets offense ranked dead last in the league at 15.2 points per game last season as they hope Zach Wilson can become their franchise guy. The Jets finished fourth in the AFC East for the fifth time in seven seasons.

The New York Jets are priced the longest in the AFC EAST to win the division at +2500

The Jets haven’t reached the playoffs since 2010 and last won the AFC East in 2002.

To make the playoffs the Jets are currently priced at Yes +490/ No -600.

New York Jets Super Bowl Odds & Props

Futures Bet Odds Implied Probability
Super Bowl +15000 0.7%
To Win Conference +8000 1.2%
To Win Division +2500 3.8%
To Make Playoffs Yes +490/ No -600 Yes 16.9%/ No 85.7%
Season Win Total O/U Over 6 (-105) U 6 (-105) O/U 51.2%

The last time the Jets won the Super Bowl was in 1969. However, the Jets have never returned to the big game. Apart from the Browns and the Detroit Lions, who have never reached the Super Bowl the Jets drought is the longest among current NFL franchises.

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JETS 2021 OFFSEASON MOVES

Trades: None

Re-signings: S Marcus Maye (franchise tag), G Alex Lewis (three years, $18.6 million)

Free agent losses: WR Breshad Perriman (to Lions), DL Henry Anderson (to Patriots), G Dan Feeney (to Chargers), LB Neville Hewitt (to Texans), EDGE Tarell Basham (to Cowboys)

Notable Free agent signings: S Lamarcus Joyner (one year, $3 million), WR Corey Davis (three years, $37.5 million), EDGE Carl Lawson (three years, $45 million), LB Jarrad Davis (one year, $5.5 million), T Morgan Moses (one year, $3.6 million), WR Keelan Cole (one year, $5.5 million)

Notable Draft picks: QB Zach Wilson, OL Alijah Vera-Tucker, WR Elijah Moore, RB Michael Carter, S Hamsah Nasriladeen

2020 New York Jets Betting Stats

  • Record: 2-14
  • ATS: 6-10
  • Over/Under 7-9
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