The NY Jets will enter their Week 15 game against the Detroit Lions as somewhat surprising underdogs in what promises to be a very interesting matchup.
The Lions are one of the hottest teams in football having won five of their last six games to surge to 6-7 in the midst of a tightly-contested NFC playoff race. Their only loss in that time frame was a 28-25 loss to the powerhouse Buffalo Bills.
Speaking of the Bills, the Jets are coming off a loss to their AFC East rivals in Week 14 and are greatly in need of a bounce-back win. In many ways, their season could depend on it.
Let's take a look at the latest betting odds courtesy of FanDuel.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
NY Jets vs. Lions Odds Week 15
According to FanDuel, the Lions are the 1.0-point favorites on the road against the Jets. The Lions' moneyline for the game is currently set at -106 while the Jets are the underdogs at +110.
The total over/under for the game is set at 44.5 points.
NY Jets vs. Lions Prediction Week 15
It comes as a bit of a surprise that the Jets are one-point home underdogs to the Lions this week. That implies that a neutral-site game would see the Lions as four-point favorites while they'd be seven-point favorites at home.
Despite this, the Lions present a favorable matchup for the Jets. Detroit is very much an offense-first team that typically relies on outscoring their opponents in high-scoring affairs.
Given how stingy the Jets' defense has been this season, that could play right in their favor. The big variable with this Jets' defense will be the status of Quinnen Williams entering the week.
Williams is listed as day-to-day with a calf injury suffered this past Sunday. The Jets' pass rush struggled to find success once Williams exited the Bills game and his absence would be a significant blow to this Jets' defense.
Ultimately, if Mike White and the Jets' offense could solve their red-zone woes against a porous Lions' defense, I'm confident the Jets' defense will be able to limit Jared Goff and company.
Give me a 27-21 Jets victory provided Williams is able to play.