One of the games that will open this Sunday’s NFL Week 15 will be the Lions vs. Jets, which will feature two teams that want to keep their playoff hopes alive until the very last day.
This will be the first time these clubs have faced off since 2018. In the matchup’s four games, the Jets have dominated with three victories and only one setback.
In this Detroit Lions vs New York Jets matchup preview, JefeBet provides its analysis and predictions. However, we have many more predictions for all of the NFL games, so we encourage you to look them over as well.
Predictions and Betting Preview for the Detroit Lions vs New York Jets NFL Week 15 Game on December 18, 2022
- Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey.
- When: Sunday, December 18, 2022, 1:00 PM E.T.
Betting on the Detroit Lions
The Lions have had a rather troubled campaign, but have still managed to hold on to second place in the NFC North. The team knows that although they come into this Week 15 with a negative record, a good final stretch could see them clinch one of the wild cards in their conference.
Those hopes are even higher considering the good momentum they are going through, having won five of their last six games, including a win over the Minnesota Vikings last weekend by a score of 23-34, in which their quarterback, Jared Goff, finished with 330 yards completed and 3 touchdown passes.
The recent awakening of the Lions has come thanks to the good performance of its offense, which is the fourth best in the league with an average of 26.8 points scored and 376.4 yards completed per game.They still have a lot of room for improvement on defense, as they allow 26.7 points per game, one of the worst records in the league.
Betting on the New York Jets
For their part, the Jets have managed to be a little more consistent than their opponents throughout the campaign; although they are at the bottom of a competitive AFC East, they are still in the fight for the playoffs, and even a win here would see them catch the Dolphins in second place in their zone, if Miami loses.
However, the team coached by Robert Saleh is not at its best after losing its last two games, both away, the most recent of which was against the leader of its division, the Buffalo Bills, by a score of 12-20after failing to score in the first half.
That game perfectly exemplifies what the Jets’ year has been like, as they have been a team with good weapons on defense, averaging 18.7 points allowed, but struggling on offense with an average of 20.3 points scored.
Despite playing on the road, the Detroit Lions’ outstanding attack will undoubtedly be able to cause difficulties for one of the league’s top defenses, giving them a chance to win right up until the very end.
However, it should not be forgotten that the Lions have suffered a lot defensively throughout the campaign, and the last few weeks have been no exception. In this way, this is a great opportunity for the Jets’ sluggish offense to give a better performance than they have done so far, even more so at home.
This is sure to be a close game, but the Lions’ style of play always leads to entertainment and lots of points, something that has seen them cover the Over in 9 of their 14 games this campaign. So, this time we expect to see the offenses be the protagonists and leave a big score.
Prediction: Over (DET 24 – NYJ 26).
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