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2005 New York Jets NFL Handicapping Review Part 2


By Tom Wilkinson


Following an impressive 41-14 bounce back win over Miami the New York Jets started the middle to late run of their season a rematch against the Bills at Buffalo. The win over Miami in a game that many sports betting players passed on impressed many of the bloggers at online sports betting message boards and there were going to be a lot more football picks on the Jets for their game at Buffalo, who was 2-5 and lightly regarded by most in the sports handicapping fraternity.

This is a classic example of the general sports betting public, yet again, being a week late and a dollar (or more) short. Just as few sports betting players saw the Jets bouncing back strong against Miami, few could now see them failing at Buffalo. Many sports betting players took that Miami game as “proof” that the Jets were legit and just a slight notch below the Patriots. Buffalo’s 22-17 win was a stunner to many online sports betting players who posted confused, if not angry, blogs after the game.

The Jets next hosted Baltimore, who was struggling but still in contention in their weak division. New York, in fact, was a 1-point home dog, which was one of those weird feeling sports betting odds that often tell a bettor’s gut to stay the hell away from such games. Baltimore was 5-3 and yet favored on the road over a 6-2 Jets team. This made the Jets a sucker bet and trap, which many online sports betting players fell into as The Ravens won 20-17 in overtime. This began a period of confusion for many online sports betting players trying to sports handicap football picks on the Jets accurately. New York would win and cover its next three games against the sports betting odds, slowly regaining the trust of the general sports betting public.

Entering a feature game at red- hot Pittsburgh, however, the Jets didn’t get a lot of sports betting action and lost 6-17. They next clobbered Seattle at home, which set up their highly touted rematch with New England, who was installed as a 1-point road favorite by the sports betting odds makers. The Patriots were coming off a shocking loss the previous week at Miami, and with the Jets having won and covered 4 of their previous 5 along with the “revenge” factor; many online sports betting players took the point. The overall sports handicapping lesson here is the overreaction of many sports betting players to the Pats’ loss. The champs bounced back with a 23-7 win over the Jets. This demonstrates the level-headed long term sports handicapping approach needed on pro football picks.









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