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2019 NFL Thursday Night Football Betting
Love it or hate it, Thursday Night Football is here to stay. While the games don’t always offer up the most attractive of matchups and the overall play is erratic and sloppy with the teams having such little time to get prepared both mentally and physically, it’s NFL football on a Thursday night and there’s money to be won. You know you’re going to watch the game, so why not have some action on it? Be sure to bookmark this page and come back to it throughout the season as we break every game down from a betting perspective in hopes of helping you come to a decision on what to bet.
NFL Thursday, December 12, 2019
New York Jets at Baltimore Ravens | 8:20pm | FOX/NFL Network
The final installment of Thursday Night Football is set to go down in Week 15 when Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens host Sam Darnold and the New York Jets as gargantuan favorites. In taking over the top seed in the AFC last weekend, you can bet your bottom dollar John Harbaugh’s troops won’t be looking to relinquish it so easily; another optimum effort is to be expected from the current odds on favorites to win Super Bowl LIV. But that likely won’t stop the Jets from looking to throw a wrench in their plans of garnering a first round bye for the first time under the current regime. See how it all unfolds live on FOX or the NFL Network at 8:20 p.m. ET. Baltimore is currently a 15-point favorite with the game total lined at 45.
For a second there, it looked like the Jets might find a way to get back into the AFC playoff race rattling off three straight wins from Weeks 10-12. Then it had all the steam ripped right out of the win streak when it lost at Cincinnati in Week 13 to allow for the Bengals to tally their first win of the season. Had it won that game, last week’s last second revenge win over the Miami Dolphins could’ve made the last three weeks of the regular season a bit more intriguing for Adam Gase’s crew. Instead, they’re now 2+ TD underdogs in the Week 15 opener against a Ravens team its struggled mightily against in going 2-8 SU and ATS over the last 10 meetings. That said, the Jets have won outright each of the last three times they were installed underdogs by linemakers.
Since falling at the Chiefs and then allowing Nick Chubb and the Cleveland Browns to run roughshod upon them back in Week 4, Baltimore has been an unstoppable force. It’s logged nine straight victories to come a single win away from locking up the AFC North title. Whether it occurs this week or not, the Ravens look to be shoe-ins to win the division. Even after scoring the 20-17 win against the San Francisco 49ers the previous week, there was no let down from the team last week in Buffalo where it scored the hard-fought 24-17 win over the Buffalo Bills as 6.5-point favorites. The team has however struggled in the home chalk role to date in going 1-4 ATS with the lone cover coming against Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans back in Week 11.
It wasn’t until early Monday afternoon that the betting line started to move for this matchup; it’s predictably gone in the direction of the homebased Ravens. With 69 percent of the early bet count in favor of laying the points, Baltimore has been bumped up to decided 15-point favorites to move to 12-2 for the season. With it unknown as to whether Le’Veon Bell will return from the illness that kept him on the sideline last week paired with Bilal Powell suffering an ankle injury against the Dolphins, not many are running to the betting window to support Darnold without a running game to lean on against a Baltimore defense that’s really turned the corner since making the trade that installed Marcus Peters into the secondary. Even so, points look to be on the menu with the total up a full point to 45 with 56 percent of the bet count in favor of the line move. Surprising considering these AFC non-division rivals have played to low scorers at a 3-1-2 clip in the last six skirmishes dating back to 2005.
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