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. The Jets drafted their future franchise quarterback in BYU’s Zach Wilson after dealing old head Sam Darnold to the Panthers. The plan for rebuilding the Jets is clear – build around Wilson. New York drafted an offensive lineman, a wide receiver, and a running back with their first three picks.
Step one to their rebuild this season was a successful free agency period that added talent like safety Lamarcus Joyner, receiver Corey Davis, and pass rusher Carl Lawson. It’s a big step in the right direction under new leadership and it appears the Jets are building a corps around their new franchise quarterback. Playoffs are a ways away for New York, but at least the old regime is well in the past.
New York Jets Week 1 odds
The New York Jets open their 2021 season under new direction against the Carolina Panthers. It’ll be the world’s first look at Zach Wilson in regular season action and Robert Saleh makes his head coaching debut. Sam Darnold also makes his Panthers debut against the team that just dealt him before the NFL Draft, giving this game one of the more intriguing storylines. Both teams are looking for a hard reset after drafting in the top 10 this past year.
What the Jets offense under Wilson will look like is still a mystery, though new offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur (brother of Packers head coach Matt) comes from the Kyle Shanahan system. Timing routes, the short passing game, and a well thought out run game are key in getting a young quarterback acclimated and confident in the NFL, and this strategy could be used early on in the Jets’ season.
The Jets () opened as 4.5-point underdogs and finished 2020 with a 6-10 record against the spread (tied for second-worst in the NFL).
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New York Jets 2021 schedule and betting odds
A glance at the Jets schedule for 2021, along with betting odds from DraftKings Sportsbook.
|Week||Date||Opponent||Kickoff Time||Opening Line|
|Week 1||Sunday, Sept. 12||at Carolina Panthers||1 p.m. ET||Panthers -4.5|
|Week 2||Sunday, Sept. 19||vs. New England Patriots||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 3||Sunday, Sept. 26||at Denver Broncos||4:05 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 4||Sunday, Oct. 3||vs. Tennessee Titans||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 5||Sunday, Oct. 10||vs. Atlanta Falcons (London)||9:30 a.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 7||Sunday, Oct. 24||at New England Patriots||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 8||Sunday, Oct. 31||vs. Cincinnati Bengals||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 9||Thursday, Nov. 4||at Indianapolis Colts||8:20 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 10||Sunday, Nov. 14||vs. Buffalo Bills||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 11||Sunday, Nov. 21||vs. Miami Dolphins||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 12||Sunday, Nov. 28||at Houston Texans||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 13||Sunday, Dec. 5||vs. Philadelphia Eagles||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 14||Sunday, Dec. 12||vs. New Orleans Saints||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 15||Sunday, Dec. 19||at Miami Dolphins||TBA||OTB|
|Week 16||Sunday, Dec. 26||vs. Jacksonville Jaguars||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 17||Sunday, Jan. 2||vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 18||Sunday, Jan. 9||at Buffalo Bills||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
New York Jets odds
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:
2021 Odds to win NFL OROY
- Trevor Lawrence +300
- Justin Fields +600
- Trey Lance +600
- Zach Wilson +800
Zach Wilson– despite being the second overall pick in the draft– sits fourth on the list of Offensive Rookie of the Year. A bettor that forsees Wilson having a breakout rookie year could capitalize on his long odds by laying down a bet early. Should a bettor wait until the middle of the season, Wilson’s odds could be dramatically shortened based on his play.
Jets Super Bowl LVI odds
The New York Jets hold odds to win Super Bowl LVI– one of the longest odds in the NFL for the upcoming season.
Jets AFC East odds
The Jets are set at to win the AFC East this season. Those are the longest odds in the division.
Jets win totals
With the second overall pick, it’s expected that the Jets will move on from Sam Darnold. They also bring in Robert Saleh as their head coach, moving far past the Adam Gase years. It may take a year or two to get on track, so New York’s projected win total remains modest.
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, a Jets 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 re-signings: S Marcus Maye (franchise tag)
Key free agent losses: WR Breshad Perriman (to Lions), DL Henry Anderson (to Patriots)
Key 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), TE Tyler Kroft (one year, $2 million), LB Jarrad Davis (one year, $5.5 million), G Dan Feeney (one year, $3.5 million)
Key draft picks: QB Zach Wilson, OL Alijah Vera-Tucker, WR Elijah Moore, RB Michael Carter, S Hamsah Nasriladeen