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New York Jets
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NY Jets Win +2.5

Come one, come all to the ugly bug ball, this year taking place at NRG Stadium, where the Texans and Jets are the guests of honor. Both teams enter Week 12 at 2-8, although Houston will be feeling significantly better than New York about that record after snapping an 8-game losing streak against the Titans last time out. Each team shockingly now holds a win over the Titans, and this is a great opportunity for them to pick up a third win. The Jets will have Zach Wilson back under center after his stint on the sidelines and the pressure is on him to get a tune out of the offense, as replacements Mike White and Joe Flacco did. Gang Green has some good offensive weapons in Jamison Crowder and Elijah Moore, and it’s up to Wilson to do more with them. The Jets are middle of the pack the last three weeks in average points per game and they’ll need to keep that up to help out a defense that has shown a few signs of improvements but is still the worst in the league, according to DVOA.

Fortunately, that Jets defense is facing DVOA’s lowest-ranked offense in the Texans. Tyrod Taylor is a dependable quarterback, though, marrying a disappointing 107 passing yards with 2 rushing touchdowns in the win over the Titans. The Texans’ defense was the star of the show, recording 5 takeaways, and they now rank an impressive 10th in DVOA. As impressive as the Houston defense and Taylor were last week, this looks a classic letdown spot with the Texans 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games as a favorite. Laying points with either team doesn’t appeal, and this is a matchup in which the underdog has a tendency to perform well, going 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. Take the Jets.

Jets +2.5 available at time of publishing. Playable at that number.

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Under 44.5

The under has landed in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games and it’s easy to see why, with the offense having maxed out at 22 points since Week 1. The improvements made on a defense that has given up 22.7 ppg across the last 3 weeks have also helped under bettors to cash.

The Jets defense has been pretty generous this year, but held its own for the most part against the Dolphins and should do the same in this rock fight of a game. With Zach Wilson at quarterback, New York haven’t scored more than 24 points in a game this year and they are unlikely to burst back into life upon his return.

Under 44.5 available at time of publishing. Playable at that number.

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