The Patriots and Jets will square off for the second time this season on "Monday Night Football." New England won by a score of 30-14 in the first meeting.
But Sam Darnold didn’t play in that Week 3 matchup – he’s back now and playing at home. The Jets are 10-point underdogs against the reigning Super Bowl champions.
Here are three individual prop bets available at Westgate LV SuperBook to consider for Monday’s game:
Tom Brady OVER 1.5 touchdown passes (-160)
Brady has failed to throw a touchdown pass in two of his last three games, but he’s thrown multiple in four of six games on the year (including against the Jets in Week 3). He had his worst performance of the season against the Bills and didn’t throw a touchdown pass in Week 4, but the following week, he threw for three scores. And now – Brady is coming off another week without a touchdown (he played well against the Giants, to be clear, throwing for 334 yards on 8.1 yards per attempt). The Jets’ pass defense is vulnerable – it ranks 21stin pass defense – so there should be opportunities, and Sam Darnold’s return means the Jets will be better on offense than last time. This may not be a shootout, but Brady is going to have incentive to be aggressive.
Le’Veon Bell YES to score a touchdown (+170)
The +170 makes sense – Bell has only scored one touchdown this season, and the Patriots are in the running to have one of the best defenses ever. But here’s the case for it: the Jets are a completely different offense with Darnold in the lineup, and Bell’s first touchdown came last week against the Cowboys in his return. He’s 1-1 on this bet with Darnold as the starter. The Patriots defense is ridiculously good, but Bell is the clear No. 1 running back on a decent offense who’s generally pretty solid around the goal line. Given the value, it makes sense to take a shot on this one.
Sony Michel OVER 68.5 rushing yards (-110)
The Patriots have been using Michel a lot lately. He’s gotten 19 carries per game over the past two weeks and has gone for 86 and 91 yards, respectively. The Jets’ run defense is decent – it ranks 13thin the NFL – but it’s nothing special. It’s always a bit tough to trust Patriots running backs, but Michel has easily exceeded this total the last two weeks and perhaps more importantly, New England has to realize that he’s been effective. So he should continue to be featured prominently, and if that’s the case, he should at least crack 69 rushing yards.
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