In one of the more intriguing matchups of Week 6, the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles head to the Big Apple to take on the enigmatic New York Jets. Despite the seeming gulf in terms of quality between these two teams, the spread remains very reasonable compared to some others oddsmakers have trotted out for Week 6. Philly comes in as a big moneyline favorite on all NFL betting sites and betting apps, but not nearly as big as they could’ve been.
New York Jets vs. Philadelphia Eagles NFL Betting Odds
- The Philadelphia Eagles come in with a -6.5 point spread against New York
- Bookies are not expecting a barnburner, with the total sitting at just 41.0
- Predictably, Eagles QB Jalen Hurts has the shortest odds to score a TD at -111
New York Jets vs. Philadelphia Eagles NFL Betting Odds - Sunday, October 15th
The Philadelphia Eagles are on a roll with five straight wins to start off the season, most recently taking down the Los Angeles Rams in Week 5. The New York Jets, meanwhile, have been one of the most unpredictable teams in the league so far this year, most recently taking care of business against the charity case that the Denver Broncos have become. All odds provided by Sports Interaction.
|New York Jets||+240||+6.5 (-110)||O41.0 (-110)|
|Philadelphia Eagles||-303||-6.5 (-110)||U41.0 (-110)|
The Philadelphia Eagles are 5-0 heading into this Week 6 showdown, but they have not exactly been dominant through the first month and a half of the campaign. They’ve won all of their games, sure, but they have not exactly been convincing in every win, with three of those wins coming against the likes of the Patriots, Vikings, and Commanders by less than one score.
The Jets, meanwhile, burst out of the gate with a massive upset before getting stomped by the Cowboys and handing the Patriots perhaps their only win of the season. Then, they shocked everyone by nearly beating the Chiefs in prime time before earning a victory against the Broncos that they absolutely had to have.
It would truly be a shock if the Jets actually pulled off the upset against Jalen Hurts and the guys, but the real question is, can they keep it close enough to cover a spread that’s hovering right around seven points.
The thing is, the Eagles might be perfectly equipped to dominate this one and get a double-digit win, the only question is if they can stay locked in for a full 60 minutes to keep the Jets at bay. What we have here is Philly’s No. 2 ranked rushing attack going up against a Jets defense that is giving up a whopping 146 yards on the ground per game, more than all but three other teams.
While Zach Wilson has had his moments at quarterback for the Jets, he’s still erratic as they come, so the Jets will want to be able to keep the pressure off the young signal caller with a strong running game. Breece Hall has been showing flashes, and if the Jets could run the ball it would not only alleviate Wilson, it would also serve to keep Hurts and the high-powered Eagles offense off the field.
That’s not something the Jets have been able to do this season, however, as they somehow rank in the bottom 10 in both rushing attempts and passing attempts. They’re also dead last in average drive length, at just 5.1 plays per drive.
We expect to see the Eagles finally put a full performance together here and get a big win against the Jets on the road. If the spread was half a point higher we might think twice, but considering the disadvantage in the running game, one touchdown doesn’t seem like too much to ask, so we’re taking Philly at -6.5 at -110 odds.
In terms of the total, the over seems like a lock here. The Jets just gave up 21 points to the hopeless Broncos offense and the Eagles have not exactly been dominant this year defensively, so all the Jets need to do is get a couple of scores for us to hit the over on this game’s 41.0 point total at -110 odds.
Player Props To Consider
There are a couple of touchdown props we like for this one. The first of these is the most predictable: Hurts anytime touchdown at -111 odds. He has already scored four touchdowns this year and with the tush push, he’s almost guaranteed a score if the Eagles get near the goal line. The Jets also allow the second-most quarterback rushing yards, so this one is offering solid value.
Another guy we like to score on Sunday, and who’s offering much more value, is Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert. Goedert started off the season slow but he broke out last week with eight catches, 117 yards, and a score. The Jets have allowed five touchdowns to tight ends this year, most in the NFL, as well as the ninth-most yards to tight ends. Goedert’s +210 odds look awesome considering those stats.
D’Andre Swift to hit the over on his 66.5 rushing yards prop should be an easy one to hit as well, considering the game script we’re expecting. Swift has topped that number by a significant margin in three of his four games, so we’re all over it at -115 odds.
Alex is a recent graduate of Ryerson's Sport Media program in 2019 and has been contributing to BettingTop10 since 2020. He has worked in the field of sports and sports betting for several years, including stops writing for theScore and daily fantasy sports website FantasyPros as one of the lead NBA news writers. A dedicated sports fan and experienced sports bettor, Alex has the knowledge to provide you with the best betting advice and the sneakiest props no matter what the sport may be.