Despite one of the most feeble seasons in franchise history, the New York Jets front office decided to stand by head coach Adam Gase and his coordinators for at least one more season. The hope is that Sam Darnold can flourish under the offensive guru and his staff for a full year after his 2019-2020 campaign was derailed by illness. By upgrading the offensive line this offseason, the Jets can hope to establish a reliable running game centered on Le’Veon Bell and give Darnold a chance against stacked boxes and defenses biting on play-action. Expectations will likely be tempered for Jets Nation, which has only witnessed two winning seasons since 2010.
New York Jets 2020 schedule and betting odds
|Week||Date (Time)||Opponent||Opening Spread|
|1||Sunday, Sept. 13 (1 p.m. ET)||at Buffalo||Bills -6|
|2||Sunday, Sept. 20 (1 p.m. ET)||vs. San Francisco||49ers -5.5|
|3||Sunday, Sept. 27 (4:05 p.m. ET)||at Indianapolis||Colts -6|
|4||Sunday, Sept. 27 (8:20 p.m. ET)||vs. Denver||Broncos -1|
|5||Sunday, Oct. 11 (1 p.m. ET)||vs. Arizona||Jets -1|
|6||Sunday, Oct. 18 (4:05 p.m. ET)||at LA Chargers||Chargers -3.5|
|7||Sunday, Oct. 25 (1 p.m. ET)||vs. Buffalo||Bills -3.5|
|8||Sunday, Nov. 1 (1 p.m. ET)||at Kansas City||Chiefs -11.5|
|9||Monday, Nov. 9 (8:15 p.m. ET)||vs. New England||Patriots -4|
|10||Sunday, Nov. 15 (4:05 p.m. ET)||at Miami||Jets -.5|
|12||Sunday, Nov. 29 (1 p.m. ET)||vs. Miami||Jets -3.5|
|13||Sunday, Dec. 6 (1 p.m. ET)||vs. Las Vegas||Raiders -.5|
|14||Sunday, Dec. 13 (4 p.m. ET)||at Seattle||Seahawks -8|
|15||Sunday, Dec. 20 (TBD)||at LA Rams||Rams -6.5|
|16||Sunday, Dec. 27 (TBD)||vs. Cleveland||Browns -1|
|17||Sunday, Jan. 3 (1 p.m. ET)||at New England||N/A|
Jets futures odds
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Super Bowl odds
After the NFL Draft, the Jets were listed with +7000 odds to win the Super Bowl. Those odds have not moved this offseason. There are only five teams (Panthers, Dolphins, Bengals, Redskins, and Jaguars) with worse odds to win the title this upcoming season according to DraftKings Sportsbook.
AFC Championship odds
Gang Green is a similar longshot to win the AFC with +3000 odds at DraftKings. Only the Bengals and Jaguars have worse odds to win the conference.
AFC East odds
The Jets are ahead of the Dolphins (+900) with +750 odds to win the AFC East. They still trail well behind the Patriots and Bills, who are expected to vie for the division title. If the Jets surprise to win the AFC East, a $20 bet would profit $150.
New York Jets win total
The Jets exceeded their expected total of 6.5 wins last year thanks to a lot of good fortune with regards to their schedule down the stretch. If the Bills had something to play for in Week 17, there is a good chance the Jets would’ve finished 6-10. With a projected total of 6.5 wins again this year, it may be worth taking the Under (-110) since the Jets could realistically go 2-6 or 1-7 on the road in 2020. Note that teams must play 16 games for these bets to stand.
Jets player props
There are plenty of props available for Darnold at most books and FD Sportsbook is offering slightly more value on his passing yards prop with a 3.459.5-yard total. FanDuel is offering a 1,359.5-yard prop for Bell on his combined rushing and receiving yards and a 7.5-touchdown total for Bell (both rushing and receiving).
Jets safety Jamal Adams is listed with +3300 odds to win Defensive Player of the Year at FD Sportsbook. Bell and Darnold both have long odds at +10000 to win Offensive Player of the Year.
How to bet on the New York Jets
After finishing third in the AFC East last season, the Jets are expected to finish in the same slot this year. They’re obvious longshots to compete for a conference or Super Bowl title and have a projected win total of 6.5 at DraftKings Sportsbook. In order to bet on futures such as win totals, or on the Jets to make the playoffs (+400 at DK), you would find the Team Futures tab at DraftKings and scroll through the options.
If you want to bet on individual Jets games, those lines are available once times and dates are announced for the 2020 season. According to early lines at FanDuel Sportsbook, the Jets will be favored by a slim 1-point spread in three home games and will have a pick’em line when they host the Las Vegas Raiders. A point spread is a way to handicap teams that are expected to win, so the Jets will more often be listed as +3 or +7 when they’re not expected to win. If they lose a close game, or pull off an upset, a bet on the Jets would pay off.
The Jets were favored on the moneyline five times last year, and only won two of those contests. The moneyline is a way to bet on which team will win regardless of a point spread. If a team is an underdog, they will get plus odds on the moneyline, so the Jets might be listed as +350 in a home game against the Patriots. If the Jets beat the Pats in that game, a $10 bet would profit $35.
The fact that six of eight Jets games at MetLife Stadium last season went under the point total is telling. With one of the worst offenses in the NFL and a strong defense, the Jets finished 31st in PPG (17.2) and 16th in PPG allowed (22.4) while allowing the ninth-fewest PPG (19.5) at home last season. That trend shouldn’t change much in 2020 even if the Jets are able to sustain a ground attack. They should still struggle in the red zone and bleed the clock with their run-heavy approach.
You can bet under a combined point total, which should sit between 34 and 44 points for most Jets games. If the point total is 37.5 and the Jets lose, 21-14, an under bet would cash.
Proposition bets are available on Sam Darnold’s passing yard total and a passing TD total at DraftKings Sportsbook. These props can be found under “Player Totals” and offer bettors the chance to take an over or under on those statistical achievements with -110 odds. There is also a market for Le’Veon Bell rushing yards, and more player props may become available.
Parlays and teasers
You can pair bets on Jets games with other games in a parlay, which is a way to gamble on multiple results with improved odds. For example, betting on the Jets moneyline at +250 along with favorites such as the 49ers, Cowboys, and Saints in a given week could give you a combined payout of around +600, but all four teams have to win for the parlay to cash.
A teaser is a way to change the likelihood of all bets cashing by moving the point spread at the expense of odds. So if the Jets are +4.5 on the road, you could tease them to +10.5 and tease those favorites down to -2.5 in their respective games, but the odds may move down to the +200 range.
Jets 2019 recap
The Jets finished 7-9 last year, but were widely regarded as one of the five worst teams in the NFL. They capitalized on an easy schedule down the stretch and took advantage of situations such as the Raiders traveling east for an early start and the Bills resting their players in Week 17 with a playoff spot in hand. Gang Green did look more formidable once Darnold got back to full speed after missing a month of games and practices with mononucleosis. Darnold and his teammates won five games in which they were underdogs and the Jets finished 6-5 against the spread (ATS) as underdogs.
The Jets did best against lowered expectations with a 1-4 record ATS when listed as favorites. They were 4-8 ATS when facing AFC opponents, but 3-1 against NFC foes. When the Jets were listed as road dogs, their games went Over the point total 4 out of 5 times. Jets home games went under six out of eight times. In part because of his illness, Darnold came up short of his proposition to toss 22.5 TDs with 19 passing scores.
Jets 2020 offseason moves
Key re-signings: LB Neville Hewitt (one year, $2 million); LB Jordan Jenkins (one year, $5 million); CB Arthur Maulet; QB David Fales
Key free-agent losses: WR Robby Anderson (to Panthers); OG Tom Compton (to 49ers); DE Brandon Copeland (to Patriots); CB Daryl Roberts (to Lions); OT Brandon Shell (to Seahawks)
Key free-agent signings: OG Josh Andrews (from Colts); CB Pierre Desir (from Colts); OT George Fant (from Seahawks); WR Breshad Perriman (from Bucs); OG Greg Van Roten (from Panthers)
Key draft picks: OT Mekhi Becton (1st round); WR Denzel Mims (2nd round); S Ashtyn Davis (3rd round)
Losing speedster Robby Anderson seemed like a big hit for this offseason, until they effectively replaced him with speedy WR Breshad Perriman. The front office will hope that adding three guards and tackles – in addition to center Connor McGovern (from Denver) – will help Le’Veon Bell produce with his trademark patient running style.
The Jets finished second in DVOA rush defense last year and should be strong again despite losing Copeland in free agency. Their pass defense is bolstered by the addition of Desir, who posted a career-high 77.7 grade last year per Pro Football Focus. While there is nothing flashy about this offense, Gang Green simply has to control the clock better than last year, when it finished dead last in drive success rate and yards per drive.