The New York Jets can clinch their first playoff berth since 2010 with a win on Sunday when they visit the Buffalo Bills as 3-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Jets claimed sole possession of the second AFC Wild Card over the weekend with a 26-20 overtime victory against the New England Patriots, picking up the outright win as 2.5-point underdogs to improve their straight-up record to 10-5; they’re one game up on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
New York now rides a five-game SU win streak into Sunday afternoon’s Jets vs. Bills betting matchup at Ralph Wilson Stadium, including a pair of road victories, and has consistently rewarded bettors by going 4-0-1 against the spread during its current tear.
The Jets face a Bills squad that continues to battle the inconsistency that has plagued them all season. Buffalo is just 2-4 SU in its last six games, 2-3-1 ATS. However, both those wins came on home turf.
The Bills have also owned New York in recent meetings, posting SU and ATS wins in each of their last four overall, including a 22-17 victory at MetLife Stadium in Week 10, and are undefeated, SU and ATS, in their last three home dates with the Jets according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
That’s good news for the 9-6 Steelers, who visit the Cleveland Browns on Sunday as heavy 9.5-point chalk.
Pittsburgh is coming off a stunning 20-17 loss to Baltimore last weekend, which dropped them out of the AFC playoff picture. However, a Steelers win combined with a Jets loss in Buffalo would hand the second AFC Wild Card to Pittsburgh on tiebreakers.
The Steelers’ loss to Baltimore ended a three-game SU win streak and dropped them to 1-3 SU in their past four games on the road.
The Browns have been simply awful since their somewhat promising 2-3 start, losing SU in nine of their last 10 outings, and five of their last six home games, averaging just 14.1 points per game over their last seven outings.
In other NFL Week 17 betting action, the playoff-bound Kansas City Chiefs will be gunning for a 10th straight SU win when they host the Oakland Raiders as 6.5-point favorites. The 10-5 Chiefs have clinched an AFC Wild Card but can still capture the AFC West crown with a win combined with a Denver loss.
Fresh off their 20-17 comeback victory over Cincinnati, the Broncos are 9.5-point favorites in their regular-season finale against the San Diego Chargers, while the Bengals play host to the Ravens as 9-point chalk.