The upstart Jets are on the winning road and look to stay that way Monday night hosting the L.A. Chargers.
The oddsmakers have the visiting Chargers as a 3.5-point favorite in this AFC matchup with the total sitting at 40.5. The public has really been backing the Chargers in this game, as they opened as a 2-point favorite but are a 3.5-point favorite as of Friday.
In their last game the Chargers (3-4) snapped their two-game losing streak with a convincing 30-13 win over the Chicago Bears. They covered the spread as a 10-point favorite and they had failed to cover in their previous three games.
The Jets (4-3) won their third in a row in their last game in a 13-10 OT road win over the New York Giants. The game was a Pick with the Jets a 3-point favorite and they had covered in their previous three games.
On the season the Chargers are 2-4-1 ATS with an O/U record of 2-5 and the Jets are 4-2-1 ATS with an O/U record of 3-4.
These teams have not met since the 2020 season.
Offense Comes Through
After scoring 17 points in each of two losses the Chargers’ offense came through in their last game in their 30-13 win over the Bears. They were up 24-7 at halftime, outgained Chicago 352 yards to 295 yards, and forced two turnovers.
In the Bears win Justin Herbert passed for 298 yards with three TD and no INT and while RB Austin Ekeler led the team with only 29 yards on 15 carries he had 94 receiving yards and a score.
The Chargers rank ninth in the NFL in scoring (24.9 ppg) and sixth in passing yards per game and 22nd in rushing yards per game.
Herbert (1,890 yards 13 TD 4 INT) ranks fourth in the league in QBR and had four picks in three games before none in the last one.
The Chargers could use more from Ekeler (218 yards 1 TD) who had more than 1,600 yards from scrimmage last season. However, this season has failed to rush for over 45 yards in the last three games, is only averaging 3.7 yards per carry, and the last game was his first with over 47 receiving yards.
The Bolts will be facing a Jets’ D that ranks eighth in the league in points against (18.4 ppg) and fifth defending the pass but second-to-last defending the run.
In their last game the Jets won ugly in a 13-10 comeback win over the New York Giants. In a rainy game the Jets outgained the Giants 251 yards to 194 yards and while they gave up 203 rushing yards, they held the, to 2-19 on third down.
In the win last week Zach Wilson passed for 240 yards and a TD and led the team with only 25 rushing yards and Garett Wilson led the Jets with 100 receiving yards.
New York has relied on their D this season, as they only rank 26th in the league in scoring (18 ppg) and 31st in passing yards per game and 18th in rushing yards per game.
Zach Wilson (1,337 yards 5 TD 5 TD) only ranks 28th in QBR and while he only has one INT in the last three games, he only has one INT in that span.
Breece Hall (443 yards 2 TD) needs to get it going, as in the last two games has only totaled 56 rushing yards while rushing for 233 yards in the previous two games.
Wilson and the less than dynamic Jets’ offense will be facing a Chargers’ defensive unit that ranks dead last in the NFL against the pass and a legit sixth against the run.
The Chargers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight games.
The Chargers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite.
The Chargers have an Under record of 5-0 in their last five games.
The Jets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog.
The Jets are 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games facing a team with a losing record.
The Jets have an Under record of 9-3 in their last 12 games.