NY Jets Game Sunday: Jets vs. Buccaneers odds and prediction for Week 17 NFL game

NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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The NY Jets will play host to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17 in what will be their final home game of the 2021 season. They'll be looking to play spoiler against their vastly superior opponents.

The Buccaneers enter this game as winners of five of their last six games fresh off a 32-6 thrashing of the Carolina Panthers in Week 16. With their eyes on the No. 1 seed in the NFC, the Bucs can ill-afford any slip-ups in this one.

Meanwhile, the Jets are coming off their fourth win of the season following a 26-21 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Zach Wilson will do battle with Tom Brady in a matchup of two very different generations.

Let's take a quick look at the early odds for Sunday's contest.

NY Jets vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds Week 17

According to WynnBet, the Buccaneers are the 13.0-point favorites on the road against the Jets. The Buccaneers' moneyline for the game is currently set at -750 while the Jets are the underdogs at +525.

The total over/under for the game is set at 45.5 points.

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NY Jets vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prediction Week 17

The Jets have a little momentum behind them after putting together one of their most complete outings of the season against the lowly Jaguars in Week 16.

Zach Wilson played well while others rookies such as Michael Carter and Jason Pinnock managed to impress. But that was against arguably the worst team in the NFL. Things might be a little different against the powerhouse Buccaneers.

Tom Brady remains an MVP candidate while the Bucs boast one of the most complete rosters in the league. The Jets are 13-point home underdogs for a reason — they're just the far inferior team.

In reality, the Jets will just be hoping to keep this one close. They'll hope to see Wilson string together promising performances, this time against a much more challenging opponent.

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But as far as predictions go, it's hard to envision this one being particularly close. Let's call it a Bucs win by a final score of 35-17.