NFL Week 9 wraps up tonight with Zach Wilson and the New York Jets hosting Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football and after a strong weekend of football bets, we’re ready to take one last bite of the apple tonight. We saw a lot of favorites not only win outright, but also cover some of the larger point spreads, but can the Jets bring back the magic once seen by all Monday night dogs or will the Chargers keep the Week 9 trend of favorites rolling here? And how about some player props? While the Jets have Sauce Gardner and DJ Hall patrolling the outside, can their defense contain the rest of the Los Angeles offense? And can the Jets take advantage of the many defensive shortcomings of the Chargers? Let’s take a look at how we want to bet Monday Night Football.
NFL Monday Night Football Best Bets: Los Angeles Chargers vs New York Jets:
The Spread: Chargers -3.5
This is actually a very interesting match-up between theses two teams. Numbers against the spread tilt in the Jets favor as they are 4-2-1 ATS and 3-0-1 over their last four games. The Chargers are 3-4 ATS and 1-2 over their last three. You’ve got a potent Chargers offense that looks like it’s kicking into high-gear with Kellen Moore’s scheme in place, but they face a very tough Jets defense that boasts two very strong cover-corners, most notably Sauce Gardner. But the interesting thing is that neither corner plays the slot which is where Keenan Allen has run out of for 60-percent of his snaps. Can Michael Carter contain him? On the other side, the Jets are led by Breece Hall and while the Chargers aren’t allowing more than 98 rushing yards per game, they’re coughed up eight rushing touchdowns this season. I expect the Jets to run hard early and hope it opens up better passing lanes for Garrett Wilson. The Chargers will counter with a short-passing attack that attempts to neutralize the Jets corners. By the end of it, things stay close enough that we can, in fact, side with the Monday night home dogs.
Pick: Jets +3.5 (-115)
The Total: 39.5
The under is 9-1 on Monday Night Football this season, 4-3 in Jets games and 5-2 in Chargers games, so if you’re just interested n betting the trend, by all means. However, I’m not so sure this total is high enough for us, given the level of weapons on both teams and the overall match-up. The Chargers’ defense is soft, both against the run and the pass. If the Jets can establish a strong play-action game, they can certainly keep things close. Their offensive line needs to withstand the pass-rush and Zach Wilson needs to keep a level head. The real question is whether or not the Jets defense can hold up. They’ve struggled against the run, they don’t cover the tight end well and if neither Sauce nor Hall move into the slot to cover Allen, they’re going to be in trouble.
Pick: Over 39.5 (-110)
Favorite Monday Night Football Player Props:
- Breece Hall over 57.5 rushing yards (-115)
- Zach Wilson over 31.5 pass attempts (-105)
- Keenan Allen over 6.5 receptions (-130)
- Donald Parham Anytime TD (+400)
**all lines& odds courtesy of BetMGM