Thursday night football kicks off week eleven in the NFL as the New York Jets travel to the Mile High City to take on Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos.
The NFL odds for week 11 opened up with the New York Jets listed as five point favorites. That opened the flood gates and 74% of the public sports betting money is on the Jets and that pushed the lien up to six points.
The New York Jets stumble into this game after an emotional loss to the New England Patriots. They then had Monday off, practiced Tuesday and travel to a high altitude situation to play the Broncos. This game is a divisional sandwich for the Jets as they have the Buffalo Bills on deck, and they only have a short week to prepare.
Denver may not be pretty on offense, but they are winning ball games. Using a wish-bone-like option, the Broncos are running the ball against NFL defenses and winning. Tim Tebow is not breaking any records with his arm, but winning ballgames with his legs may be just as important to Denver fans. The Broncos have won back-to-back divisional games as underdogs and now come home ridding a high to face the New York Jets.
Darrelle Revis is already barking about the Broncos. Revis has indicated that he does not believe Tebow will have long-term success and like everything in New York, those comments made headlines. This could easily give the Broncos bulletin board material.
The NFL week 11 betting trends favor the Broncos in this contest. The Jets are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game and horrible on the road at 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
The4 -1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than 150 yards passing in their previous game and 4-1 ATS in the last five road games. The Broncos new style allows other teams limited possessions on offense and keeps the Broncos within striking distance.
Rex Ryan and many of the Jets players have already started talking trash as they hype up this game that will be featured on NFL Network, but they may want to think twice. This is a tough scheduling spot for the Jets and the Broncos are playing with plenty of confidence.