NEW YORK JETS vs DETROIT LIONS NFL MONDAY NIGHT FREE BET: September 10, 2018
Pick: Pick: JETS +7 -110
JETS VS LIONS BET ANALYSIS
The New York Jets will take on the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in the first of two Monday Night Football games. I believe the Jets will be able to hang with the Lions in this one. They have impressive looking rookie Sam Darnold under Center making his first career NFL start. While some doubt him, I believe he will have a lot of success in this game. The Lions appear to be the perfect matchup for Darnold as his team should be able to provide him with time in the pocket and solid running support. One area the Lions struggled with last season was their defensive line. They ranked 28th in the league and aside from Ezekiel Ansah, the Lions struggled to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Giving Sam Darnold time in the pocket today will allow him to get comfortable and settle in to his first NFL start. The Jets also made it a priority to improve their 26th ranked run game from a season ago by adding Isiah Crowell to a backfield that already included Billal Powell. If they can get this run game going against the weak Lions defensive line they should have a lot of success moving the football. The Jets should be able to slow down the Lions stronger passing attack as the Jets have a solid secondary led by safety Jamaal Adams and Buster Skrine they also brought in a very good young corner in Trumaine Johnson which will be a huge improvement for them at corner.
The way the Jets are built should line up very well with the Lions and they should give them a very competitive game here. This one is a lot closer matched than the 7 point line suggest. Grab the points and back the Jets.