By Adam Thompson | | 5 mins
Will Steelers Go 16-0 Or Jets Go 0-16? Betting 2 Perfect Props
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are 9-0, just seven victories from wrapping up the third perfect regular season in the Super Bowl era. The New York Jets are 0-9 and are seven defeats from finishing with an 0-fer of a season. Three teams have finished 0-14 or 0-16 since the mid-1960s.
But will either close the deal? Is there value in picking a side in either chase for immortality? Let’s check out the latest NFL odds and see.
|Bet||Steelers 16-0||Jets 0-16|
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Will The Steelers Go 16-0?
Only two teams have finished unbeaten in a full season since 1966. The Miami Dolphins went 14-0 in 1972, and the New England Patriots finished 16-0 in 2007. However, 21 teams have started a season 9-0. Only one has run the table in a 16-game season. Since the Pats, seven teams have reached this mark. Of those, four went at least 13-0 before dropping a game.
Not A Dominant Squad
As successful as Pittsburgh as been, it hasn’t been dominant. Of the Steelers’ nine wins, five of them were by a TD or less. They’re 4-0 on the road but by an average of 5.5 ppg. They barely beat the Cowboys and Broncos and had to rally to upend the Texans.
Statistically, the Steelers rank an impressive fifth in scoring (30.1 ppg) and third in points allowed (19.0). However, the offense has been highly inconsistent: The Steelers haven’t managed more than 50 yards rushing in three straight weeks and are 20th in total passing.
Schedule Has Challenges
The schedule has a few potential bumps that make running the table tough. Thanksgiving is the target date – the Steelers host the Ravens in the rematch of a Week 8 thriller won 28-24 by Pittsburgh. The Steelers won despite being outgained a whopping 457-221, thanks in large part to four Ravens turnovers.
A Week 14 trip to Buffalo for Sunday Night Football won’t be easy, Week 16 offers a matchup vs. a Colts team that might have the “other” best defense in the NFL, and the season ends at Cleveland against a Browns squad that features the NFL’s best run offense and might be in a win-and-in playoff situation.
Should You Bet On 16-0?
The Steelers have won every game but it hasn’t always been easy. There are four potential slip-up moments over their final seven games. And if the Chiefs (8-1) falter, they’ve already clinched homefield advantage by Week 16 or 17, the Colts and Browns can take advantage of a resting Pittsburgh team.
There isn’t much value at -1430, but “No” is the best bet here. Find the best odds for No with DraftKings.
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Will The Jets Go 0-16?
Only the 2008 Lions and 2017 Browns have lost 16 games in a season. The Jets not only have lost all nine games, eight of them weren’t particularly close. Only one was decided by a TD or less, and that was vs. a banged-up Patriots team that had lost four straight. They’ve blown three second-half leads, including a 10-point advantage vs. the Patriots midway through the fourth quarter.
Jets Not A Good Team
To begin the season, the Jets had arguably one playmaker – Le’Veon Bell. But Bell looked like a guy who didn’t want to be there, so he was traded away. QB Sam Darnold has missed action and will miss additional time.
In reality, there is nothing for the Jets to hang their hats on. They rank 32nd in scoring, 30th in points allowed, 32nd in total offense and 28th in total defense. Coach Adam Gase has been lambasted for his playcalling, too.
No Gimmes On The Horizon
New York didn’t have many winnable games on its schedule to begin with, but it may have gone through most of them already.
The 2-7 Chargers, who the Jets face in Week 11, are the league’s most-underachieving team, but talent-wise the discrepancy is large. The Dolphins looked like a potential victory on the slate a month ago, but Miami has won five in a row, led by rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa and playmakers on defense and special teams.
West Coast trips to Seattle and the Rams don’t appear promising. Week 16 the Jets host the Browns and Week 17 is a rematch vs. the Patriots team they nearly beat in Week 10.
Should You Bet On Jets Going Winless?
The Jets have been in a position to win three times in nine games but failed in a big way in each. None of their other games were close.
The Jets rank last in scoring and in yards gained, and one could argue the Jets have the worst defense in the NFL, too. There is no path to success without help from the opposition. After a Week 11 matchup with the Chargers, every opponent could be motivated by playoff races.
So we find value with a Yes pick at plus odds, especially at +180. Lock in Yes for the best odds at PointsBet.
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