New York Jets vs. Las Vegas Raiders Matchup Preview (12/6/20): Betting Odds, Depth Charts, Live Stream (Watch Online)
The New York Jets will take on the Las Vegas Raiders at home for week 13 this season. The Jets are still winless on the season and may have a bigger focus on the draft than getting a win on the season. The Raiders are fighting for a wild card spot in the AFC playoffs and could use a win after being blown out by the Atlanta Falcons last week. For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the New York Jets vs. Las Vegas Raiders Matchup Page.
Date: Sunday, December 6th, 2020
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Location: MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ
TV Coverage: CBS
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New York Jets: Questionable: George Fant, Chuma Edoga, Blake Cashman, Alex Lewis
Las Vegas Raiders: Questionable: Clelin Ferrell, Jalen Richard, Josh Jacobs, Damon Arnette, David Irving, IR (COVID): Theo Riddick, Lamarcus Joyner
New York Jets Analysis
The New York Jets are still winless on the season and have the highest chance of getting the number one pick in next year’s draft. Last week the Jets were kept to under 10 points in the game for the fourth time this season. Darnold made his return to the Jets after having dealt with a shoulder injury. However, it was not enough to score more than one field goal in their game over the Dolphins. The Jets will have a shot at knocking the Raiders out of the playoff picture next week.
Sam Darnold threw for 197 yards and two interceptions last week in his return. Darnold was also sacked three times in this game. Darnold this season ranks quite low in most quarterback statistics, he has only thrown for three touchdowns on the entire year, and his completion percentage is the worst in the NFL for any quarterback. Las Vegas is the third-most passed against the defense in the NFL but still only allows 1.6 passing touchdowns per game (16th) and just over a 62% opponent completion percentage (6th).
Frank Gore leads this rushing attack for the New York Jets, along with rookie L’Michal Perine. The run game averaged under 100 yards, in which they are apart of a group of six other teams that can say that. They score the second least amount of rushing touchdowns per game and one of the lowest rushing yards per attempt values in the league. Las Vegas is one of the better rushing defenses in the league, outside of the 1.5 rushing touchdowns they allow per game. Their only downside is red-zone defense.
The Jets’ defense has the worst DVOA in the league for passing defense with a value of 30.8%. That means roughly they allow are 30.8% less efficient than average passing defense. This defense allows nearly 30 points per game and around 400 yards per game to their opponents. Las Vegas has a solid offense in the run and pass game. They will have their hands full against them next week.
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Las Vegas Raiders Analysis
The Las Vegas Raiders are coming off of an upsetting blowout loss against the Atlanta Falcons last week to make their record 6-5 on the season. They are still in the hunt in the AFC for the playoffs and can get back on track with a win next week. There are a lot of improvements that need to be made during that time frame, however, on both sides of the ball.
Derek Carr looked horrendous in this outing for the Raiders. In the second half for the Raiders, Carr led his team that had three turnovers, three punts, and one field goal to end this game. In total, Carr had a statistic line of 215-0-1 while being sacked three times. By the end, Nathan Peterman came in the game to replace Carr’s bad day. Luckily, the Jets have one of the worst passing defenses in the league, and Carr can make up for it next week.
Josh Jacobs was held to a difficult game last week as well for a 7-27-0 statistic line. Jacobs suffered an ankle sprain on Sunday, which originally was thought to be a serious injury. However, after further examination, Jacobs has a shot at suiting up against the Jets next week. However, the New York Jets excel in this category, only allowing 111 rushing yards per game and 3.8 yards per attempt to their opponents (5th).
The Raiders defense struggled last week, allowing Atlanta 43 points in the game. However, they were able to produce an early interception from Jonathan Abraham and get to Matt Ryan a couple of times. Sadly, this season, the Raiders have allowed 29 points per game and 378 yards per game to their opponents. This will be a major focus for them going against the Jets. They have weapons in their receiver core like Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman, and they will need to cover them well.
The Raiders had a game of turnovers last weekend, losing four fumbles and throwing for one interception. They will need to tighten up on offense to get anything done against the Jets. Luckily, the Jets are not looking for any wins this season in hopes of getting the number one overall pick.
Las Vegas Raiders Depth Chart
Betting Corner Raiders -8
Spread: +/- 8
Moneyline: Raiders -350, Jets +290
Spread: Raiders -8
Moneyline: Raiders -350
The money line should be an easy call to select the Raiders. The Raiders are a borderline playoff team coming off of an extremely upsetting loss last week. ESPN reports they have a 70.2% chance of winning on the road against the Jets next week. As for the spread, the Jets have failed to cover more than three of their 11 spreads this season, while the Raiders are 7-4 ATS. They should get the money line win and the spread this weekend.
The over/under is tough, but considering both of these teams allow nearly 30 points per game to their opponents, I like the over for this game. This will most likely be a heavy passing game, especially if Las Vegas is without Josh Jacobs. I would select the over for this game.
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Love/Hate Fantasy Picks
Darren Waller was held to a second season-low of 6.3 fantasy points last week to a team that allows the most points per game to tight ends in fantasy football. However, he will need to be involved next week against the Jets to get a win, and the Jets allow the fourth most points to tight ends this season. Look for Waller to make a bounce-back week next week as the Raiders’ leading receiver.
Jamison Crowder has only gotten nine targets in the last two weeks of football. At the beginning of the season, he never had one game under 10 targets in the first four games he played. He has combined for 4 catches and 47 yards in the past two weeks and has not seen a game over 10 points since week nine. The Raiders allow the least amount of points to wide receivers amongst all positions. Crowder would be a bench option for me until he proves he can get more targets.