2020 NFL Week 8 Predictions: Winless New York Jets at Impossible Odds vs. Kansas City Chiefs
The New York Jets (0-7) are the only team in the National Football League yet to win a game in 2020, and a visit to the Kansas City Chiefs in doesn’t bring positive omens their rut will end in Week 8.
Adam Gase’s men have been all but ruled out by the bookmakers, with PointsBet pricing the Jets out at +1175 for New Jersey customers who feel the unlikeliest of upsets is on the cards. The Chiefs don’t offer much value at -2198 as far as the moneyline goes, but -115 odds to cover a 19.5-point spread looks like safe money on paper.
The Jets have lost four of their seven games this season by 20 points or more, and their hosts are flying high after a 43-16 hammering of the Broncos in Week 7:
Sunday’s clash will be the first time these teams have met since December 2017 when it was the Jets who emerged 38-31 victors at home. Despite that triumph offering some cause for comfort, the Chiefs have lost in each of their last three visits to Arrowhead Stadium.
Jets @ Chiefs Game Info
Date: Sunday, November 1
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Venue: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV Info: CBS
Free Bet Bonus: BetMGM $500
Jets @ Chiefs Betting Prediction: Chiefs by 17
Kansas City (6-1) return to Missouri following back-to-back road victories over Buffalo and Denver, but defensive tackle Chris Jones wasn’t taking the result for granted despite the disparity between their records:
6-1 vs. 0-7.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 29, 2020
The Chiefs are not underestimating the Jets this Sunday. pic.twitter.com/lVBikPgOOC
Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and tight end Travis Kelce are among the most reliable performers in attack for the Chiefs this season, combining for seven touchdowns in total. PointsBet NJ are offering a prop special at +210 odds that Kelce will finish the game with 65+ receiving yards and rookie Edwards-Helaire will rack up at least 60 rushing yards. Kelce has hit 65+ receiving yards in five of his seven appearances this term, while CEH has hit the required rushing yardage four times.
The Jets travel to Missouri with the second-worst pass completion defense in the NFL this season, allowing quarterbacks to find their target with 71.4 percent attempts—only the Jacksonville Jaguars (71.6) have given up more.
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has passed for 350+ yards only once this season (vs. Baltimore Ravens in Week 3), but a +400 wager with William Hill promo for him to hit that figure again on Sunday looks extremely appetising.
Jets @ Chiefs Odds
Kansas City Chiefs: -2198
New York Jets: +1175