NFL Betting Picks: New England Patriots at New York Jets

September 12, 2008

The New England Patriots play their first game without 2007 NFL MVP Tom Brady when they visit AFC East rival New York Jets on Sunday (4:15 pm ET, CBS).

New York is a 1.5-point favorite at and the total is 37.

New England is a dominating 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS in the past 10 meetings with the Jets, including a 20-10 win last Dec. 16. The Pats failed to cover the 20.5-point home spread.

The Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 17-10 as a 16-point favorite in Week 1, and the score went under the total of 43. Brady was injured in the first quarter and lost for the season with a torn ACL.

New York, with new QB Brett Favre, defeated the Miami Dolphins 20-14 as a 3-point underdog last week. The score went under the total of 37. Favre completed 15-of-22 passes for 194 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

New England is 5-0 SU and ATS in the past five meetings in New York. New England is 19-1 SU in its past 20. The Jets are 4-2 ATS in their past six. The total has gone over in four of the past six meetings.

Pick: Jets

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