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Free Pick: New York Jets (2-5) at Indianapolis (3-5) 11/4/21
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Free Pick: New York Jets (2-5) at Indianapolis (3-5) 11/4/21

There is no way to sugarcoat this Thursday night game. It is a horrible matchup and trying to find something to get excited about is very difficult. The Jets are coming off a big upset over a good, Cincinnati Bengals team and are looking for some consistency. Meanwhile, the Colts have this game and Jacksonville next week and have a chance to get back to 5-5 and make a run for a wild card perhaps. Let’s take a look at the lines.


New York Jets: 17.5 Total Team Points This seems like a very low number of points but in 4 of the 7 games the Jets have played, they scored less than that. However, there is hope. Quarterback, Mike White completed 37 of 45 passes for 405 yards and three touchdowns in their 34-31 victory over the Bengals. Was that just a lucky coincidence or can they put back-to-back games together? The Colts’ defense isn’t exactly overwhelming and have only allowed less than 17.5 twice ( 17 against Miami and 13 against the Texans). I’ll take the Jets OVER 17.5 total team points.

Indianapolis: 28.5 Total Team Points The Colts have been playing much better offensively in the last 5 weeks. They have scored over 31 points in the last three games. They are going against a Jets’ defense that is giving up 29 points and 391 yards per game. For some reason, I think this point total is too high and I like Indianapolis UNDER 28.5 Total Team Points.

OVER/UNDER: 46.5 Total Combined Team Points The two teams average 41 combined points per game but they both are playing much better on offense. Couple that with the fact that they are averaging giving up 52 combined points per game on defense, I will take the OVER 46.5 combined total team points.

POINT SPREAD: Indianapolis -10.5 The two teams are coming into this game on total opposite ends of the spectrum. The Jets played their best game of the year and beat Cincinnati 34-31 last week. They should be feeling good about themselves. On the other hand, Indianapolis is trying to rebound from a heartbreaking 34-31 loss at home against the Titans in a game they desperately needed to win. There is growing criticism being thrown at Carson Wentz and whether he is the answer at quarterback. We think the Colts win but don’t cover.


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