Let's kick off a new week in the NFL with another Thursday Night Football game, this time between the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts.
We've got a market report on the game from South Point director Chris Andrews and best bets from Adam Burke and Dave Tuley as Week 9 gets underway.
New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts (-10.5, 45.5)
Market report from Chris Andrews: I opened Indianapolis -10.5. Very little action through the week. That at least tells us that sharps don’t like the Jets + 10.5 or respected underdog money would have brought the line down to the key number of 10. We’ll see on game day how aggressive the public is betting the Colts. Indy isn’t seen as a “blowout” team. And, the Jets had very good stats in their upset of Cincinnati last Sunday. I would expect sharps to bet the Jets + 11 if it became available. My opening total of 46.5 drew immediate sharp money on the Under. I dropped straight to 45.5. No movement since.
Tuley: I didn’t have the Jets as double-digit home dogs vs. the Bengals, and my mistake was going along with all the experts out there that Mike White hadn’t looked very impressive in relief of Zach Wilson in the Jets’ 54-13 loss to the Patriots the week before. It’s hard to back a team off a loss like that, especially going to a backup QB.