Broncos vs. Jets: NFL Betting Preview – October 1, 2020

Posted By Staff on September 29, 2020 - Last Updated on October 1, 2020

The Denver Broncos (0-3) take the field as 1.5-point underdogs against the New York Jets (0-3) on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at MetLife Stadium.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 1, 2020. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings.com.

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Broncos Betting Insights

  • Denver’s games have gone under the point total in two out of three outings this season (66.7%).
  • Denver has put together a 2-1 record against the spread (ATS) this season.

Jets Betting Insights

  • Two of New York’s three games this year have gone over the point total (66.7%).
  • New York is 0-3 ATS this season.

Broncos vs Jets: Last 5 Meetings

  • In the past five meetings, Denver holds a 3-2 record against New York.
  • New York has put up 19 fewer points than Denver in their past five games.
Broncos vs Jets: Last Five Meetings
Date Home Team Total Yards Result
10/7/2018 Jets 512-436 NYJ 34-16 NYJ
12/10/2017 Broncos 273-100 DEN 23-0 DEN
10/12/2014 Jets 359-204 DEN 31-17 DEN
11/17/2011 Broncos 17-13 DEN
10/17/2010 Broncos 346-319 DEN 24-20 NYJ

When the Broncos Have the Ball

  • The average points per game output for the Broncos this season (15) is 16.3 fewer than the 31.3 points the Jets have given up in each contest.
  • In games where Denver scores at least 15 points this season, they are 0-1 overall and 1-0 against the spread.
  • When the New York defense allows 31.3 points or fewer this year, the Jets are 0-2 overall and a 0-2 ATS.
  • The Broncos offense has averaged 289.3 total yards per game this season– 82.7 yards fewer than the 372 allowed by the Jets defense. The Broncos average 4.6 yards per play while the Jets allow 5.7 per play.
  • In contests where the Denver offense reaches their average yardage this season, they are 2-0 ATS and 0-2 overall.
  • When New York allows fewer total yards to opposing offenses than their season average, they are 0-2 ATS and 0-2 overall.
  • The Jets defense has given up an average of 133 yards per game to opposing running games this season. That is 48.7 more yards than the Broncos have averaged on the ground (84.3).
  • In games where Denver rushes for at least their season average, the Broncos are 0-2 overall and 2-0 ATS.
  • When New York holds opposing teams to 133 rushing yards or fewer this year, they are 0-2 ATS and 0-2 overall.
  • This season, the Jets have forced an average of one turnover per game, compared to the 1.7 times Broncos have turned the football over in each contest.
  • When Denver turns the football over 1.7 times or fewer this season, they are 0-1 overall and 1-0 ATS.
  • New York is 0-2 ATS and 0-2 overall this season when they force at least 1 turnover in a game.

When the Jets Have the Ball

  • The Jets average 11 fewer points per game (12.3) than the Broncos allow (23.3).
  • When New York records at least 12.3 points, it is 0-2 ATS and 0-2 overall.
  • This season, Denver has a 1-0 record ATS and a 0-1 record overall in games when it holds opponents to 15 or fewer points.
  • The Jets average 116.3 fewer yards per game (263.7) than the Broncos allow per outing (380). On average, the Jets pick up 4.5 yards per play, while the Broncos allow 5.5 per play.
  • Denver’s record last season when they accumulated at least their season average in total yards: 4-5 overall and 5-3 ATS.
  • Denver has a 1-1 record ATS and a 0-2 record overall when holding its opponents to 380 yards or less.
  • This season, the Jets average 88.3 yards per game on the ground– 14 yards fewer per game than the Broncos allow per outing (102.3).
  • New York has a 0-2 ATS record and a 0-2 overall record when the team rushes for at least 88.3 yards.
  • Denver is 0-1 ATS and 0-1 overall when holding opponents to 102.3 rushing yards or less.
  • The Jets turn the ball over 1.7 times per game– one more turnover per game than the 0.7 the Broncos force on average.
  • New York is 0-1 ATS and 0-1 overall when it turns the ball over 1.7 or fewer times.
  • This season, Denver has a 1-0 record ATS and a 0-1 record overall when it forces at least 0.7 turnovers.

Broncos Players to Watch

  • Jeff Driskel leads the team with 432 passing yards (216.0 yards per game) and has a 54.7% completion percentage this year (35-of-64) while throwing three touchdowns and two interceptions in two games.
  • Melvin Gordon III leads the team with 174 yards and three touchdowns on 42 carries (58 yards per game).
  • Noah Fant has caught 14 passes for a team-leading 184 yards and two touchdowns. He has been targeted 21 times and averages 61.3 yards per game.
  • Jerry Jeudy has 173 yards on 13 catches with zero touchdowns. He has been targeted 24 times and averages 57.7 receiving yards per game during his rookie campaign.
  • Tim Patrick has caught 10 passes on 14 targets for 96 yards and one touchdown, averaging 32.0 yards per game.
  • Shelby Harris has two sacks, three TFL, and 11 tackles over three games.
  • This season, Alexander Johnson leads the Broncos with 23 tackles.
  • Justin Simmons has one interception, 22 tackles, one TFL, and has defended two passes.

Jets Players to Watch

  • Sam Darnold has thrown for 562 yards, three touchdowns, and four interceptions on 61.5% completion (59-of-96). He’s also carried the ball eight times for 33 yards, averaging 11 yards per game.
  • Frank Gore has taken 42 carries for a team-leading 144 rushing yards (48 yards per game) and no touchdowns so far.
  • Rookie Lamical Perine has 41 yards on 10 carries (20.5 ypg) in two games.
  • Braxton Berrios has been targeted 12 times and has 10 catches for 123 yards (41 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
  • Chris Hogan has tacked on seven catches for 75 yards. He has been targeted 15 times and puts up 25 receiving yards per game.
  • So far this year, Chris Herndon IV has totaled 63 yards on 10 passes with zero touchdowns in 2020– averaging 21 yards per game on 16 targets in three contests.
  • Marcus Maye has team-high numbers in both sacks and tackles, collecting two sacks, two TFL, and 25 tackles.
  • This season, Pierre Desir has one interception and has added nine tackles and two passes defended.

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