It’s a new week in the 2021 NFL season, which means that it’s time for another Thursday Night Football matchup. Week 9’s TNF contest will be played between a pair of AFC teams as the New York Jets (2-5) travel to take on the Indianapolis Colts (3-5). It should be an exciting game with both teams trying to inch their way back to a .500 record.
Will the Jets finally get their third win of the season? Or will the Colts manage to find a way to keep their AFC South title hopes alive?
Read on for betting odds (BetOnline) and analysis as to what you can expect in tonight’s Jets vs Colts matchup.
Jets vs Colts General Information and Statistics
Tonight’s Thursday Night Football matchup will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana — home of the Colts. Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. EST and the game can be viewed on FOX and the NFL Network, as well as multiple streaming platforms.
The Jets are averaging 16.3 points per game this season, which is the 30th-ranked average so far this season. Meanwhile, the Colts average 25.0 PPG — 14th-best in the NFL. Defensively, New York is surrendering 29.4 PPG (30th) while Indianapolis has been giving up an average of 22.9 PPG (T-14th).
Thursday Night Football: Jets vs Colts Odds
Odds via BetOnline as of Thursday, November 4
- New York Jets (2-5) vs Indianapolis Colts (3-5)
- Moneyline: Jets (+420) vs Colts (-525)
- Spread: Jets +10.5 (-110) vs Colts -10.5 (-110)
- Total: 46.0 — Over (-108), Under (-112)
- Head-to-Head: Jets are 5-5 against the Colts in their last 10 games.
Complete odds list and prop bets available at BetOnline.ag.
Jets Looking to Start Win Streak
The Jets shocked a lot of people in Week 8 when they managed to upset the Cincinnati Bengals, 34-31. Now, they have a chance to have their first two-game win streak of the season if they can defeat the Colts. However, that won’t be an easy task seeing as how New York is the 10.5-point underdog.
If the Jets want to get the Thursday Night Football victory, Mike White is going to have to play as well as he did last week. The 26-year-old quarterback had the first start of his career against the Bengals, completing 82.2% of his passes for 405 yards and three touchdowns to two interceptions. Nobody was expecting that sort of performance, but it’ll be interesting to see what he can do against a Colts defense giving up 243.6 passing yards per game (15th).
Another thing that the Jets must do if they want the Thursday Night Football win is to find a way to slow down Jonathan Taylor. The Colts running back has been one of the best at the position all season long. Meanwhile, the Jets are allowing the second-most rushing touchdowns (1.7) and 15th-most yards (115.1) per game this season. As long as the New York defense can do its part and White can repeat last week’s success, the Jets have a shot at pulling off the TNF upset.
Thursday Night Football: Colts Need Wentz to Bounce Back
The Colts were neck-and-neck in a clash with the Tennessee Titans last week, however, turnover issues from Carson Wentz ultimately lost Indianapolis the game. The veteran QB acknowledged that he deserved the blame and now the team is hoping he can get things back on track against the Jets in Thursday Night Football.
The good news for Wentz is that the Jets are giving up the sixth-most passing yards per game (275.3) heading into tonight’s game. He’ll likely rely on Michael Pittman Jr. a lot again to do the damage. The second-year wideout had a massive game against the Titans, hauling in 10 targets for 86 yards and a pair of TDs.
The Colts may not even need to put up big numbers to stop the Jets. As mentioned before, New York is entering Thursday Night Football with a Bottom-3 offense. On the other hand, the Colts have held opponents to fewer than 20 points in three of their last five games. Indianapolis is definitely feeling embarrassed after the loss to Tennessee, so the players know that they have to hit the Jets hard and early to send a message.
With -525 odds to win the game, it’s hard to doubt the Colts in Week 9’s Thursday Night Football matchup.