New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts
The New York Jets (2-5 SU and ATS) visit the Indianapolis Colts (3-5 SU, 5-3 ATS) on “Thursday Night Football” with the Jets fresh off the biggest upset of the season. They defeated the Bengals 34-31 as 11-point underdogs, amassing 511 yards of offense on 6.6 yards per play. They visit a Colts team that is fighting for its season and just lost in overtime to the division rival Titans. The Colts were held to 307 yards of offense and just 4.3 yards per play. Quarterback Carson Wentz threw an interception for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, and another interception in OT to set up the Titans’ winning score. The Colts are favored by 10.5, down from 14 on the lookahead line. Mike White, who played well in his first career start, will be under center for the Jets as Zach Wilson is still recovering from a knee injury. The total is 44.
Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins
The Houston Texans (1-7 SU, 4-4 ATS) visit the Miami Dolphins (1-7 SU, 2-6 ATS) in a matchup of teams that are winless since Week 1. The Texans had one of the more miraculous covers of the season last week against the Rams. After trailing 38-0, they ripped off 22 straight points to beat the closing number of 17, falling 38-22. They were gashed on defense, allowing 467 yards during the competitive portion of the game, but have simply been non-competitive since Davis Mills took over for injured QB Tyrod Taylor. The Dolphins were on the other end of a miraculous cover, as a late touchdown by the Bills covered the 14-point spread with a 26-11 final in what was a 3-3 game at halftime. The Dolphins mustered just over 200 yards of offense. Both the Dolphins and the Texans are at the bottom of the league, averaging under 5 yards per play on offense. The Dolphins are favored by 7 and might be an unconventional yet appealing option for survivor players. The total is 46.5. Taylor remains out but seems to be trending toward returning in the near future.