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The teams will be jockeying for position behind the division-leading New England Patriots and fighting to get the upper hand in a wild card spot. The Jets head into the game with a 5-3 record (4-3-1 against the spread) while the Bills sit at 4-4 (4-4 ATS).
Ryan coached the Jets for six seasons but was canned following a 4-12 season in 2014 and was hired by the Bills shortly thereafter.
This matchup has generated some good two-way action since books moved off the key number but with kickoff approaching, sharps are starting to have their say.
“We opened the Jets as 3-point faves earlier in the week and took the majority of the action on the Bills to cover (70 percent),” says Michael Stewart of CarbonSports.ag. “With that action, we went to Jets -2.5 and since that move we have seen good two-way action on the spread as we sit at a 50/50 split.”
Shortly after talking to Stewart, books adjusted to -1.5 as sharp action has come in on the visiting Bills.
Both clubs head into the Thursday nighter with matching 5-3 Over/Under records and the total has caused a bit more of a divide among sharp and public bettors.
“For the total on this game, we opened at 43.5 points and were seeing a lot of public money on the Over, but with a few sharp wagers on the Under, we moved half a point down to 43 points with 78 percent of the action on the Over.”