The New York Jets look to bounce back from last week’s loss with a win at home. The Jets host the Bears at MetLife Stadium as favorites in the NFL Week 12 betting odds.
The New York Jets absorbed their most frustrating loss of the season last week, dropping a very winnable game to the New England Patriots in the closing moments on the road. Offensive struggles signaled a change at quarterback in New York following the game. Chicago, meanwhile, saw their star quarterback Justin Fields suffer a shoulder injury late in their loss last week. All this quarterback uncertainty leads to the Jets entering as favorites versus the Bears in the Week 12 betting odds.
What stings the most with their loss last week is that the Jets could have taken possession of first place in the AFC East with a victory, but the defeat dropped them to last place in the division. The loss to the Patriots puts even more pressure on the Jets for Week 12, considering their upcoming schedule.
Here’s a look at the best betting odds for this matchup between the Jets and Bears in Week 12. Lock in these odds for your wagers using the links below!
Best Betting Odds for Jets vs Bears
The opening lines for this game assumed both teams would have their starting quarterbacks under center. Sportsbooks favored the Jets by 3.5 points initially, but once changes to New York’s quarterback situation and the potential of Fields missing the game for Chicago tilted the odds towards the Jets even more.
The Point Total for this contest started around 44.5 at some sportsbooks and as high as 48. But once news of a potential battle of backup quarterbacks came out, the Total dropped to between 38.5 and 39. This figure stands as the second-lowest of the week, trailing just the Denver Broncos versus the Carolina Panthers (36).
NFL Week 12 Preview: New York Jets vs Chicago Bears
The New York Jets (6-4, 6-4 ATS) took perhaps the toughest loss of the NFL Week 11 slate. The Patriots prevailed at home, 10-3, thanks to an 84-yard punt return touchdown by rookie Marcus Jones. That was the first punt returned for a touchdown in the NFL this season. New York’s offense managed just 103 yards and six first downs on the day, including an inexcusable two total yards over seven second half possessions.
The offensive struggles have resulted in a quarterback change in the Big Apple, as Jets head coach Robert Saleh turns to backup Mike White for this contest. This comes following Zach Wilson’s most recent performance, where the second-year signal caller went 9-of-22 for just 77 yards against the Patriots. White burst onto the scene last season, throwing for 405 yards and three touchdowns in his first start. Over four appearances in 2021, White ultimately threw five touchdowns but eight interceptions.
New York welcomes a rebuilding Chicago Bears (3-8, 4-6-1 ATS) team to MetLife on Sunday. The Bears have lost four in a row, and six of seven overall. The Jets need to establish the run to take the pressure off White. Chicago surrenders an NFC-most 166.8 rushing yards-per-game on the road.
Betting Trends Affect Jets, Bears Odds
Several betting trends affect the odds in this matchup between the Jets and Bears. While these teams don’t play each other very often, Chicago holds a 5-0-1 record against the spread in their last six meetings.
The Bears come to this contest just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games, and 1-4 ATS in their last five November games. Chicago’s 3-13 against the spread in its last 16 road games against a team with a winning home record. The Jets, meanwhile, enter with a 4-0 mark against the spread in their last four games following an ATS loss. New York has covered the spread in five of its last seven games overall.
The Over has hit in each of Chicago’s last five games, and in each of their last four road games. The Over is 5-1 in the Bears last six games versus winning teams. The Jets have seen the Under hit in each of their last five games. However, New York has seen the Over hit in five of their last six games following a contest where they scored less than 15 points.