Patriots Favoured Over Jets
After a thrilling start to the 90th season of America's National Football League (NFL), the excitement continues this Sunday with one choice match-up seeing the New England Patriots travel to Giants Stadium to take on the New York Jets.
New England got its campaign off to good start with a narrow 24 points to 25 victory over the Buffalo Bills last weekend and the three-time Super Bowl champs will now travel to The Meadowlands to take on a Jets side that is resurgent under new coach Rex Ryan.
The bookmakers have installed the Patriots as favourites for Sunday's game with BetFred.com and ExtraBet.com offering punters odds of 4/9 on a New England victory. BoyleSports.com is currently following this with 10/21 while BetDaq.com currently shows 17/35.
The Massachusetts team missed out on the playoffs last season despite chalking up eleven wins to only five loses. Traditionally the heavyweight team in the AFC East division, the Patriots lost out as the Miami Dolphins went onto the post-season instead as the division's sole representative.
ToteSport.com, Bet365.com, BlueSq.com, Coral.co.uk, StanJames.com and 888Sport.com have the Patriots at odds of 1/2 to win on Sunday afternoon while PaddyPower.com lists 20/39. Slightly longer, Ladbrokes.com and WilliamHill.com are going with 10/19 while SkyBet.com has 8/15. Rounding things off, WBX.com currently shows 6/11 while Betfair.com is offering 5/9.
The New York Jets finished below the Patriots last season in the AFC East division with nine wins and seven loses but have started brightly this campaign following a 24 points to seven away demolition of the Houston Texans last weekend.
Despite this, BlueSq.com, SkyBet.com and 888Sport.com only list the New Jersey team at odds of 6/4 to defeat the Patriots while Betfair.com currently shows 32/21.
The Jets have not made it into the post-season since 2006, where the Patriots knocked the franchise out in the AFC Wild-Card game. However, much is expected of new quarterback Mark Sanchez and ExtraBet.com is listing the Jets at odds of 8/5 to win on Sunday while ToteSport.com, StanJames.com and Coral.co.uk show 13/8.
However, PaddyPower.com, Ladbrokes.com and WilliamHill.com do not agree and show odds of 33/20 on a Jets victory while BetDaq.com is going with 22/13 followed by BoyleSports.com and Bet365.com with 17/10. Similarly, BetFred.com has New York at 7/4 while WBX.com is offering 30/17.