Coming off a disappointing 27-17 home loss to the Dallas Cowboys, the 5-7 New Orleans Saints travels to New Jersey to play the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. The Jets, 3-9 are coming off a lackluster performance in their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, 33-18 in week 13. New Orleans is on a five-game losing streak after starting the season 5-2. New York (A) has lost four of their last five games. New Orleans is averaging 22.8 points per game and New York (A) is averaging 18.1 points per game this season. The Saints are a 5.5-point road favorite against the Jets. New York (A) is 3-9 against the spread in 2021; 2-4 at home. New Orleans is 0-4 against the spread vs. teams with a losing record. New York (A) is 1-5 against the spread in their last six games following a double-digit loss at home.
New Orleans Saints Vs. New York Jets Player Prop Search Tool
Marquez Calloway Under 33.5 Receiving Yards
The Saints’ passing attack is averaging 202.7 yards per game, ranking them 25th in the NFL. Due to injuries and inefficient play New Orleans has had three starting quarterbacks this season: Jameis Winston, Trevor Siemian and Taysom Hill.
Wide receiver Marquez Callaway who was targeted 27 times and spent time on injured reserve last season was the Saints breakout star of the preseason. It looked as though he would be the receiver to pick up the slack with Michael Thomas out for the season, but he has struggled to fill that role. In 12 games this season, he has 28 receptions for 409 yards and six touchdowns: averaging 34.1 receiving yards per game.
During the Saints five-game losing streak, the former Tennessee Volunteer has been targeted 22 times catching nine of those passes for 125 yards; averaging 25 receiving yards per game.
Calloway is averaging 14.9 yard per reception and he’s a receiver with big play ability. Despite his impressive yards per catch, I think he’ll have close to 30 yards receiving going under 33.5 receiving yards.
Taysom Hill Under 54.5 Rushing Yards
Taysom Hill is Sean Payton’s jack of all trades who’ll be starting his second game of the season on Sunday against the Jets. He started four games last season for the injured Drew Brees going 3-1. In those games he threw for 834 yards, rushed for 209 yards, and accounted for eight touchdowns.
In his first start of the season last Thursday night, Hill threw for 264 yards, four interceptions, ran for 101 yards; his first 100-yard rushing game of his career and accounted for two Saints touchdowns. Despite an injury to his finger, Hill is still in line to start against the Jets.
The Jets defense is allowing 133.4 rushing yards per game this season. Hill is averaging 16.6 rushing yards per game in his career and with the possible return of Alvin Kamara, the Saints quarterback will carry the ball less. Hill will rush for approximately 45 yards and be under 54.5 rushing yards.
Zach Wilson Under 229.5 Passing Yards
Jets rookie quarterback, Zach Wilson started the first six games of the season before being injured in week 7 against the Patriots. In his first six and a half games, he threw for 1,168 yards, four touchdowns, nine interceptions and sacked 19 times.
Since returning from injury in week 12, the second pick in the 2021 draft has thrown for 371 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions; averaging 185.5 passing yards per game.
New Orleans is allowing 250.1 passing yards per game, ranking them 22nd in the NFL.
Overall, the former BYU Cougar in eight contests this season is averaging 192.4 passing yards per game. His season high in passing yards in 2021 is 294 yards in the 27-24 victory over Tennessee in week 4.
With the Jets struggling all season in the passing game, despite Elijah Moore’s outstanding play in the last few weeks, I see Wilson throwing for close to 200 yards, under 229.5 passing yards.