It’s a new era for the New York Jets under the NFL’s first Muslim head coach in Robert Saleh. Saleh rings in a fresh start after one of the darkest eras in Jets history under Adam Gase. Rumors are surrounding Sam Darnold and the team’s willingness to move on from the former top overall draft pick; BYU star Zach Wilson has been a name frequently associated with the Jets this offseason (they’ve also been speculated to land Texans’ star Deshaun Watson).
While they avoided an 0-16 disaster, the Jets may have missed out on the sweepstakes for Trevor Lawrence, who has been hailed as the best NFL prospect since Andrew Luck (and, before then, Peyton Manning). The expectations moving forward are at the very least low and the Jets are on the fast track to a rebuild. Aging contracts of Joe Flacco and Frank Gore are on the out and the young corps of a strong defensive front stay in tact.
Playoffs are a ways away for New York, but at least the old regime is well in the past.
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Jets prop bets
Prop bets are based on individual performance, typically surrounding players. Options for Jets prop bets were sparse this past season, but common lines included La’Mical Perine’s rushing totals and Jamison Crowder’s receiving totals. For example, in their Week 5 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals, Crowder had a projected receiving total of 72.5 yards; those who thought Crowder would pull in 73 or more yards would bet the over and those who thought he would fail to record 73 yards would bet the under. Crowder totaled 116 receiving yards that week, giving over bettors a win.
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Jets futures odds
Futures are long-term bets that can range from an offseason to a full season (or beyond). Team win totals, award winners, and player performance are common futures. For example:
2020 Odds to win NFL DPOY
- Nick Bosa +200
- Aaron Donald +250
- Stefon Gilmore +400
- Joey Bosa +700
This line for the Defensive Player of the Year would often be bet before the season starts. Futures allow for bettors to capitalize on players they think are favorites to win awards long before the odds shift away from their favor. For example, Donald opened with odds of +250 to win the DPOY; his odds will shift as the season develops based on his performance for the Rams defense and he would go on to win the award.
Jets Super Bowl LVI odds
The New York Jets hold +6600 odds to win Super Bowl LVI– one of the longest odds in the NFL for the upcoming season. A big offseason acquisition like Deshaun Watson could have a dramatic impact on those odds moving through the offseason.
Jets AFC East odds
The Jets were mathematically eliminated from AFC East contention in Week 13 of the 2020 NFL season.
Jets win totals
NFL win totals will be released later this offseason. Keep your eyes on this page for the latest NFL projected win totals.
New York Jets 2021 schedule and betting odds
Check back for the complete Jets 2021 schedule along with the opening spreads for every game.
How to bet on the New York Jets
The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:
- Texans -185
- Jets +310
The Jets are considered heavy underdogs in this matchup (indicated by +310), paying out $410 total for a $100 bet ($310 in winnings). The Texans are considered the favorite in this matchup, requiring a $185 bet to win $100 (plus the initial $100 bet). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.
Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:
- Rams -8.5 (-110)
- Jets +8.5 (-110)
In this example, Los Angeles is favored by 8.5 points, indicated by “-8.5.” If the Rams win the game 31-20, the Rams (-8.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Jets keep the game within nine and lose 23-17, the Jets (+8.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.
Point total (over/under)
The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, the Jets Week 13 point total against the Las Vegas Raiders was 47.5. The final score resulted in a 31-28 Raiders win, resulting in 59 total points. Those who bet the over on the game would cash out.
Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Jets (-115) were favored against the Cowboys (+120) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Jets to win would win just $8.70.
However, say the Jets fell to a big 24-3 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to costly turnovers or special teams gaffes). Odds may swing in favor of the Cowboys, who may be a -110 favorite at halftime. Taking the Jets to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take New York (+130) at halftime and the Jets pull off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $8.70 (plus the initial $10 bet).
This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Cowboys (+120) in that game, but New York jumps out to a 10-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on New York (-170) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.
You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.
Jets 2020 recap
Record ATS: 6-10
Over/under record: 7-9
The Jets were large and by far the favorite to secure the top overall draft pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and, at one point, the next team to go 0-16. New York was able to pull off a pair of equally-surprising upsets (Rams, 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.
Their 6-10 record against the spread is a tale of thirds: first, the Jets were expected to be competitive this season, even giving them edges against early-season opponents. The second third of the year saw the Jets getting blown out worse and worse each week, losing their first seven games by more than 10 points. The final third of the year saw the Jets as frequently-massive underdogs, but New York was able to keep their last games close, resulting in a better-than-expected record ATS.
Jets 2021 offseason moves
Key free agents: Marcus Maye (S), Neville Hewitt (LB)
Draft pick position needs: QB, WR, CB, EDGE, RB
There’s not much in terms of key free agents when it comes to the Jets; the 2020 roster was fairly devoid of offensive talent and most key defenders are under contract through the season. However, a campaign for young standout safety Marcus Maye (28 years old) and starting linebacker Neville Hewitt should be pieced together. The Jets have also been strongly rumored to be a landing spot for estranged Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, should he be traded.
Cases can be made for almost every position being an area of need for the Jets this draft. At the second spot, the Jets are rumored to be a landing spot for BYU standout Zach Wilson. New York also has the 24th overall pick from the Seahawks from last year’s Jamal Adams trade and could look to add to a sparse receiving corps with Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman or LSU’s Terrace Marshall Jr.