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NFL Betting Preview: Denver Broncos vs. New York Jets

The Denver Broncos (0-3), who have lost three games in a row, are slight, 2.5-point favorites against the New York Jets (0-3), losers of three straight, on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at MetLife Stadium. The point total is set at 40.0 for the game.

Game Info

  • Game Day: Thursday, October 1, 2020
  • Game Time: 8:20 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NFL
  • Location: East Rutherford, NJ
  • Stadium: MetLife Stadium
  • Broncos Players to Watch

  • Jeff Driskel leads the team with 432 passing yards (216.0 yards per game) and has a 54.7% completion percentage this year (35-of-64) while throwing three touchdowns and two interceptions in two games.
  • Melvin Gordon III has taken 42 carries for a team-leading 174 rushing yards (58.0 yards per game) while scoring one touchdown in three games.
  • Royce Freeman has 24 yards on six carries (8.0 ypg), with zero rushing touchdowns over the course of three games.
  • This season, Noah Fant has 14 catches (on 21 targets) to lead the team with 184 yards (61.3 per game) with two touchdowns in three games.
  • Jerry Jeudy's statline this year shows 13 grabs for 173 yards and zero touchdowns over three games. He puts up 57.7 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 24 times.
  • Tim Patrick has caught 10 passes on 14 targets for 96 yards and one touchdown, averaging 32.0 yards per game in three contests in 2020.
  • Shelby Harris has 2.0 sacks to lead the team, and has also collected 3.0 TFL and 11 tackles over three games.
  • In three games over the course of the 2020 campaign, Alexander Johnson has totaled 23 tackles and leads the team in tackles.
  • Justin Simmons has intercepted one pass to lead the team while adding 22 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended three over games.
  • Jets Players to Watch

  • This year, Sam Darnold has racked up 562 passing yards (187.3 yards per game) while going 59-for-96 (61.5% completion percentage) and throwing three touchdowns and four interceptions in three games. He has added a 33 rushing yards on eight carries, averaging 11.0 yards per game.
  • Frank Gore has taken 42 attempts for a team-leading 144 rushing yards (48.0 yards per game) while scoring zero touchdowns in three games.
  • Lamical Perine has 41 yards on 10 carries (20.5 ypg), with zero rushing touchdowns over the course of two games.
  • Braxton Berrios has been targeted 12 times and has 10 catches to lead the team with 123 yards (41.0 ypg) while scoring two touchdowns in three games this season.
  • Chris Hogan has also added seven catches for 75 yards and zero touchdowns over the course of three games this year. He has been targeted 15 times and averages 25.0 receiving yards per game.
  • Chris Herndon IV has caught 10 passes on 16 targets for 63 yards and zero touchdowns, averaging 21.0 yards per game in three contests in 2020.
  • Marcus Maye has boasted an impressive statline to lead the team in sacks and total tackles, piling up 2.0 sacks, 2.0 TFL and 25 tackles over three games.
  • Pierre Desir has a team-high one interception and has tacked on nine tackles and two passes defended three in games this season.
  • Broncos vs Jets: Last 5 Meetings

  • In the past five meetings, Denver has a 3-2 record against New York.
  • New York has scored 19 fewer points than Denver in their past five contests.
  • Broncos vs Jets: Last Five Meetings
    Date Home Team Total Yards Result
    10/7/2018 Jets 512-436 NYJ 34-16 NYJ
    12/10/2017 Broncos 273-100 DEN 23-0 DEN
    10/12/2014 Jets 359-204 DEN 31-17 DEN
    11/17/2011 Broncos - 17-13 DEN
    10/17/2010 Broncos 346-319 DEN 24-20 NYJ

    When the Broncos have the ball...

  • The average points per game output for the Broncos this season, 15, is 16.3 fewer than the 31.3 the Jets have given up in each contest.
  • When they meet or exceed their scoring average this season, Denver is 0-1.
  • When the New York defense allows 31.3 points or fewer this year, the Jets have pieced together a 0-2 record.
  • The Broncos offense has averaged 289.3 total yards per game this season, 82.7 yards fewer than the 372 allowed by the Jets defense. The Broncos average 4.6 yards per play while the Jets allow 5.7 per play.
  • When the Denver offense puts together a game with at least their 2020 average in yardage, they are 0-2 this season.
  • When New York allows fewer total yards to opposing offenses than their season average they are 0-2 this season.
  • The Jets have allowed opposing rushing attacks to average 133 yards per game in 2020 compared to the 84.3 yards the Broncos offense has averaged on the ground per contest.
  • When Denver rushers gain at least a combined 84.3 yards, they have a record of 0-2 this season.
  • When New York limits opposing teams to 133 rushing yards or fewer they are 0-2 this year.
  • This season, the Jets have forced an average of 1 turnover per game compared to the 1.7 times Broncos have turned the football over in each contest.
  • When Denver turns the football over 1.7 times or fewer this season they are 0-1.
  • New York's record this season when they force more than 1 turnover: 0-2
  • When the Jets have the ball...

  • The Jets put up 12.3 points per game, 11 fewer than the Broncos give up per contest (23.3).
  • New York is 0-2 in games when it puts up at least 12.3 points.
  • When Denver allows opponents to score no more than 15 points, it has a 0-1 record.
  • The Jets collect 116.3 fewer yards per game (263.7), than the Broncos give up per contest (380). The Jets average 4.5 yards per play, while the Broncos give up 5.5 per play.
  • When the Denver offense put together a game with at least their 2019 average in yardage, they were 4-5 last season.
  • In games Denver holds its opponents to 380 or fewer yards, it has a 0-2 record.
  • This season, the Jets pile up 88.3 rushing yards per game, 14 fewer per game than the Broncos allow per outing (102.3).
  • When New York runs for at least 88.3 yards, it had a 0-2 record.
  • When Denver keeps its opponents to 102.3 yards on the ground or less, it is 0-1.
  • The Jets turn the ball over 1.7 times per game, one more turnover per game than the 0.7 the Broncos force on average.
  • New York has a 0-1 record when it turns the ball over 1.7 times or less.
  • When it forces 0.7 or more turnovers, Denver has a 0-1 record.
  • Broncos Fantasy Leaders

  • Fant is the 62nd-best fantasy player overall this season and the third-best fantasy TE with 32.4 fantasy points (10.8 per game).
  • Gordon has racked up 30.8 fantasy points this year (10.3 per game), enough to rank him 66th overall and 20th among running backs in league-wide fantasy standings.
  • Driskel is 74th overall and 31st among QBs after scoring 29.2 fantasy points (averaging 14.6 per game) so far this season.
  • Jeudy is working on the 145th-ranked fantasy season (51st among wide receivers) with 17.3 fantasy points, averaging 5.8 per game.
  • Jets Fantasy Leaders

  • So far this season, Fant is the No. 3 fantasy tight end and the No. 62 fantasy player overall. He's scored 32.4 points and is averaging 10.8 per game.
  • Berrios has racked up 24.3 fantasy points this season (8.1 per game), making him the 28th-ranked wide receiver and the 97th-ranked player overall.
  • Gore is 164th overall and 44th among RBs with 14.9 fantasy points (averaging 5.0 per game) so far this season.
  • Hogan is working on the 236th-ranked fantasy season (99th among wide receivers) with 7.5 fantasy points, averaging 2.5 per game.
  • Betting Information

    Broncos vs Jets Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Broncos -2.5 -110 -110 40.0 -110 -110 -160 135

    Broncos Betting Insights

  • This season, less than half of Denver's games with a betting line -- one out of three opportunities -- have gone over the point total.
  • Denver has a 2-1 record against the spread this year.
  • Broncos Road Trends

  • Denver hit the over in just two out of eight home games last year with a point total prop bet (25%).
  • The average total in Broncos away games last season was 38.1 points, 1.9 fewer than this contest's over/under (40.0).
  • Denver finished 4-3 against the spread in away games last year, and went 2-6 overall on the road.
  • Jets Betting Insights

  • New York has put together a losing 0-3 record against the spread this season.
  • Two New York's three games this year have gone over the point total (66.7% of its opportunities).
  • Jets Home Trends

  • New York hit the over in just 25% of its home games last year (two of eight opportunities).
  • Jets home games last season averaged 38.1 total points, 1.9 fewer than this contest's over/under (40.0).
  • New York compiled a 4-2 record against the spread at home last year, and went 5-3 overall in home games.
  • The Jets had just a 0-1 ATS record when playing as at least a 2.5-point underdog in home games last season.
  • Additional Info

  • The Broncos have an average point total of 38.3 in their contests this year, 1.7 fewer points than this game's over/under.
  • Jets matchups this season have a 43.7-point average over/under, 3.7 more points than this game's total.
  • Denver's games have gone over 40.0 points one time this season 33.3% of matchups).
  • Three of New York's games have gone over 40.0 points this year (100% of matchups).
  • These teams rack up a combined 27.3 points per game, 12.7 fewer points than this matchup's over/under.
  • These teams give up a combined 54.6 points per game, 14.6 more points than this contest's total.
  • Injury Report

    Broncos: No Injuries Listed
    Jets: No Injuries Listed


    Last Updated on 2020-9-29 3:20 a.m. EDT

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