The New York Jets travel to hallowed Lambeau Field for their NFL Week 6 matchup with the Green Bay Packers. The Jets enter that contest 7.5-point underdogs in the betting odds.
The New York Jets scored a pivotal victory in Week 5, trouncing the Miami Dolphins 40-17 behind key defensive plays and 21 fourth quarter points. The Dolphins were down to their third-string quarterback after just one offensive play, which went a long way to helping the Jets snap their 12-game AFC East losing streak. Despite improving to 3-2 on the year, the Jets face long betting odds in their Week 6 matchup with the Green Bay Packers.
The Jets face a tough task in Week 6 and that’s reflected in the opening lines for this contest in Green Bay. The Packers fell flat in London last week, squandering a two-score lead to the New York Giants and slipping to 3-2 in the standings. While this Packers team isn’t as stacked as squads in the past, another upset loss sends Green Bay further down the NFC standings.
Here’s a look at the best betting odds for this matchup between the Jets and Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon.
Best Betting Odds for Jets at Packers
The opening lines for this contest started a +9.5 in favor of the Packers back in May, and that figure has come down slightly since then as Green Bay’s offense has struggled to find consistency.
Most sportsbooks list the Packers as 7-point favorites at home at this point. The total for this contest opened between 44 and 44.5 at most sportsbooks and has ticked up since then, listing between 45 and 46.5 across the board. This figure stands out, considering the Packers average 27 points-per-game at home and New York’s defense surrenders nearly 24 points-per-game on the year.
NFL Week 6 Preview: New York Jets at Green Bay Packers
With their impressive Week 5 victory over the Miami Dolphins, the Jets improved to 3-2 on the season. This marks the first time since Week 5 of the 2017 season that Gang Green has a winning record.
With their win last week, the Jets saw a dramatic improvement in their playoff chances. The Jets haven’t enjoyed a three-game winning streak since Weeks 10-12 in 2019.
The Jets saw some of their young stars emerge as gamebreakers in Week 5. Ahmad ‘Sauce’ Gardner nabbed his first career interception and Breece Hall registered nearly 200 yards of total offense in the win.
The Packers’ passing attack continues to struggle without DaVante Adams, averaging just 227.4 passing yards-per-game thus far (20th in the league). However, Aaron Rodgers enters this contest having completed 62-of-97 passes (63.9 percent) for 788 passing yards and five touchdowns without an interception in his last two games against the Jets.
Green Bay faces a Jets defense allowing the 10th-fewest passing yards-per-game (205.8), however, New York’s done that against subpar quarterbacks, including Jacoby Brissett, Mitchell Trubisky, Kenny Pickett, and Skylar Thompson. In Week 3, the Jets surrendered 275 passing yards and three touchdowns to Joe Burrow.
The Jets rank 16th against the run (114.4 rushing yards-per-game), but face one of the better ground games in Green Bay. The Packers average 134.8 rushing yards-per-game (11th-best), and feature a compelling one-two punch in Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon.
Betting Trends Affect Jets, Packers Odds
Several betting trends affect the odds for this game between the Jets and Packers. New York comes to this contest 3-2 against the spread this season, having covered in both their road games so far. The Packers, meanwhile, stand 2-3 against the spread, with a 1-2 ATS mark at home. The road team enjoys a 3-0-1 mark against the spread in the last four meetings between these clubs.
Under head coach Matt LaFleur, the Packers sport a 26-4 record at home and a 10-1 mark against the spread following a loss. The Packers are 10-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
Over their last five road games, the Jets are 4-1 against the spread. New York’s covered in five of its last seven games against a team with a winning record. That said, the Jets enter this contest just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games following an ATS victory.
The Over has hit in four of the last six meetings between the Jets and Packers. New York has seen the Over hit in each of its last six October games, and in six of its last eight road games. The Under is 4-1 for the Packers following their last five outright losses.