Week 9 of the NFL season gets kicked off with a Thursday Night Football matchup between the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts. In this article, I will identify the three most profitable bets from this contest. Plus, I’ll show you which NFL betting sites are offering the best NFL odds.
The Colts are double-digit favorites in this game, coming off a tough loss at home to the division-rival Tennessee Titans. Meanwhile, the Jets are in good spirits after an upset win at home against the Cincinnati Bengals. So without further ado, let’s dive into my top NFL picks for Thursday night.
Jets at Colts – Thursday Night Football Picks
New York Jets ML
Yeah, let’s get crazy! Most people would have you believe the Jets could possibly never win two games in a row. However, they are starting to look like a much different team with Mike White at quarterback. White actually led the entire NFL in passing yards during Week 8 against a very tough Bengals secondary. Although the Jets have to travel on a short week, this can sometimes be a good thing for a wet-behind-the-ears team that has no pressure on them whatsoever. Look for New York to pull the short-week upset on the road, with very low-hanging fruit odds of +400.
(+400) at Caesars Sportsbook
Over 46.5 Points
In a short-week scenario, we’re typically not going to see points scored. However, I think there is something to be said for the Jets’ new signal-caller. There is not a ton of film on White and perhaps, that can be something that is the differentiating factor in a matchup like this. The Colts have scored 30+ points in each of their last three games, and at least 25 in each of the last five), so they’ll be able to add some excitement into the mix as well.
(-110) at PointsBet
Nyheim Hines – Over: 27.5 Rushing + Receiving Yards
On Thursday night games, I love utilizing the backup running back in prop bets, and even Showdown contests. Hines might be able to just do this on receiving yards alone, considering that is his greatest asset to the Colts. Over the last few weeks, Hines hasn’t had a ton of huge performances because of Jonathan Taylor breaking out. However, I do believe the Jets will be somewhat successful in this game, so that means that the Carson Wentz checkdown game might be in play.
(-110) at Caesars Sportsbook