- The Indianapolis Colts are 10.5-point favorites to beat the New York Jets in Week 3.
- The Colts are also heavily favored on the money line with -600 odds.
INDIANAPOLIS – Heading into Week 3 of the NFL season, the Indianapolis Colts will be hosting the New York Jets for a Week 3 matchup.
It is no surprise that the way the Jets season has been going that the Colts are seen as the favorite.
Legal betting sites have the Colts as heavy favorites to beat the Jets, marking the first double-digit spread of the season.
New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts
- Jets +10.5 (-110)
- Colts -10.5 (-110)
This marks the first double-digit spread of 10 points or more in the 2020 season; however, in the 2019 season, there were 42 spreads of 10 points or more.
Looking at the Colts in 2019, they held a 10-point spread once when they were 11-point favorites to beat the Miami Dolphins. Unfortunately for them, not only were they not able to cover the spread but they ended up losing the game as well.
How The Jets Have Fared With A 10-Point Spread
As for the Jets, they were a part of three double-digit spreads in the 2019 season. First things first, in all three of the games that NFL odds had the Jets as double-digit underdogs, they lost.
The Jets were first seen as double-digit underdogs in Week 3 of 2019 when they were 20.5-point underdogs to the New England Patriots. The Jets went on to cover the spread but ended up losing the game. They were seen as underdogs again in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles as 14-point underdogs where they did not cover and again in Week 15 against the Baltimore Ravens where they were 17-point underdogs.
2019 NFL Season: +10-Point Or More Underdogs
- Covered: 21
- Failed To Cover: 18
- Pushed: 2
When betting on the Colts and Jets matchup, however, given the Jets rocky history as of recently, betting on the Colts to cover the spread would turn out beneficial.
The Jets side of recent history certainly outweighs the Colts single double-digit spread that they were not able to cover. The Jets, all in all, have had some serious trouble thus far in the 2020 season and bettors can expect that to continue into this Week 3 matchup.
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