Commanders vs. Jets prediction, odds, spread, injuries, trends for NFL Week 16

A full betting preview for the Washington Commanders' Week 16 matchup against the New York Jets.

Nov 5, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Washington Commanders receiver Terry McLaurin (17) runs
Nov 5, 2023; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Washington Commanders receiver Terry McLaurin (17) runs / Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Commanders have been a major disappointment this season as they've struggled on defense and received inconsistent play from starting quarterback Sam Howell. The Commanders have dropped five straight games but will try to bring their fans a holiday gift on Sunday against the New England Jets.

The Commanders are three-point road underdogs against the underachieving Jets. Below, we will break down this Week 16 matchup and give our best bet!

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Commanders vs. Jets Odds, Spread and Total

Commanders vs. Jets Betting Trends

  • The Commanders are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games vs. AFC East opponents
  • The OVER is 4-1 in Washington’s last five games
  • New York is 1-6 ATS in their past seven season
  • The UNDER is 7-2 in the Jets’ last nine games

Commanders vs. Jets Injury Reports

Commanders Injury Report

  • Brian Robinson Jr. - RB - Questionable
  • James Smith-Williams - DE - Questionable
  • Tyler Larsen - TE - Questionable
  • Charles Leno Jr. - OT - Questionable
  • John Ridgeway - DT- Questionable

Jets Injury Report

  • Carter Warren - OT - Questionable
  • Max Mitchell - OT - Questionable
  • Jason Brownlee - WR - Questionable
  • Zach Wilson - QB - Questionable
  • Quinton Jefferson - DT - Questionable

Commanders vs. Jets How to Watch

  • Date: Sunday, Dec. 24
  • Game Time: 1 p.m. EST
  • Venue: MetLife Stadium
  • How to Watch (TV): FOX
  • Commanders Record: 4-10
  • Jets Record: 5-9

Commanders vs. Jets Key Players to Watch

Washington Commanders

Terry McLaurin: After being held without a catch in Week 13 against the Dolphins, McLaurin exploded for six receptions (12 targets) for 141 yards and a touchdown in last week’s loss to the Rams. 

The 28-year-old wide receiver went five consecutive games without scoring a touchdown before last week’s game against Los Angeles. The Commanders will hope that this performance can get McLaurin going, as he has a difficult matchup on Sunday against Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner.

New York Jets

Breece Hall: The second-year running back could not do anything on the ground against the Dolphins last week. Hall produced 12 yards on six carries, making it the second time he’s had fewer than 15 rushing yards in a game this season. Hall will look to find his footing against the Commanders’ run defense, which has allowed 139.7 rushing yards per game over their last three games.

Commanders vs. Jets Prediction and Pick

Washington made a valiant effort last week as they fought back from a 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter with Jacoby Brissett. Brissett replaced Sam Howell, who completed 11-of-26 passes for 102 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. 

Even though Brissett played well in relief, Washington is sticking Howell as their starting quarterback. That being said, Howell must play better, as he’s thrown an interception in four straight games. 

In addition to Howell, the entire team must improve, as they’ve lost five straight games. Washington is being outscored by 17.6 points per game and only scoring 19.6 points. 

However, the good news for Commanders is that the Jets are struggling to score points (14.4). But New York’s defense can make life tough for Howell as their front seven and secondary can create turnovers. 

As for the Jets’ offense, we don’t know who will start at quarterback as Zach Wilson is in the concussion protocol. If Wilson or Trevor Siemian starts, I don’t see them having a breakout performance against this defense. Therefore, I’ll take the UNDER on the total, as neither team’s quarterbacks are playing great football.

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