This Sunday, the New York Jets and New England Patriots meet for the second time in the 2021 NFL season. After a difficult start and an embarrassing defeat in the first installment, did the Jets find an answer to their struggles during the bye week? Will the Patriots be exhausted or enthused by their narrow overtime defeat to the Dallas Cowboys? Let’s take a look at the current NFL odds, TV channel, how to live stream, as well as a Jets vs. Patriots prediction in Week 7.
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots prediction and odds | Week 7
- Spread: Patriots -7
- Moneyline: Patriots -305, Jets +240
- Over/Under: 42.5 (over -110, under -110)
Odds from DraftKings sportsbook.
Are you wanting to find the best way to make some nickels on New York? Do you want to plow some pennies into the Patriots? If you’re looking to make a little money predicting the future, it’s worth considering the past before you lay down your hard-earned cash.
Thankfully in this Jets vs. Patriots matchup, you don’t have to dig too far into history to get some pointers as to where to lay the smart money. Just five weeks ago, the Jets succumbed to a 25-6 shellacking, and barely anything we’ve seen since from either team suggests there will be a different feel to Sunday’s game. The moneyline is with the Patriots, and there doesn’t appear to be any reason to bet on the Jets on Sunday.
The spread is a similar story, albeit slightly more complicated. The Jets are 1-4 against the spread this season, and the Patriots are not much better at 2-4. Home favorites against the spread are 22-33 so far this season, adding a further layer of difficulty in predicting where to place your bet.
However, with a 19-point differential last time out, the Patriots should be good value to win by more than the one-touchdown spread. New England has covered the -7 spread in 8 of the last 11 games since the Jets last scored a win in the rivalry game.
The over/under is simple. The Jets are averaging just over 13 points per game. New England is averaging just under 21 points per game. Hammer the under!
Jets vs. Patriots prediction
Sunday will mark the 126th edition of the Jets vs. Patriots rivalry. While the Patriots hold a 70-54-1 advantage, it’s recently been a one-sided affair. The Jets haven’t beaten New England since a 26-20 overtime win in 2015. As a result, the Patriots have done the double over their divisional rival in each of the last five seasons. Can they extend that streak to six on Sunday?
The short answer is yes. The long answer? Almost certainly yes! The 25-6 score from Week 2 flatters New England’s performance a little. If it weren’t for 4 Nick Folk field goals, it would have been a much closer affair. Additionally, if Zach Wilson hadn’t thrown 4 interceptions, the final score wouldn’t have been as impressive for the Patriots.
Yet, Wilson did throw those 4 interceptions. Bill Belichick-coached teams have secured 41 interceptions against rookie quarterbacks. By comparison, those same rookies have only thrown 20 touchdowns. Furthermore, first-year QBs are 6-22 against Belichick and average just 9.5 points per game. Although this isn’t the best New England defense he’s led, Belichick’s ability to disguise schemes and dare young passers to throw continues to confuse them.
Zach Wilson continues to struggle in Year 1
During the second half of the Tennessee Titans game, Wilson looked like he was back to his BYU best. However, in London, he appeared to regress in defeat to the Atlanta Falcons. The Jets have been too pedestrian on offense at the start of games. And unless they’ve made dramatic changes in the bye week, they could be out of the game against a defense that ranks 11th in points allowed.
The tale of two rookie quarterbacks — Wilson and the New England Patriots starter Mac Jones — is easily defined. Wilson is continually making rookie mistakes, whereas Jones is doing the minimum needed to survive as a first-year signal-caller. That should be enough to seal a Patriots win.
Prediction: New England Patriots 24, New York Jets 13
How to watch and listen to Jets vs. Patriots this week
- Start time: 1 PM ET
- Channel: CBS
- Live stream:
- Hulu + Live TV
- YouTube TV
- Paramount Plus
- DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket
- NFL Mobile App
- TuneIN Radio
- Sirius XM Radio
- NFL Gamepass
- ESPN 98.7 FM