NFL Picks: Jets vs. Colts Best Bets for Thursday Night Football

Carson Wentz and Jonathan Taylor will look to lead the Colts to a win on Thursday.
Carson Wentz and Jonathan Taylor will look to lead the Colts to a win on Thursday. / Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts will host the New York Jets on Thursday Night Football in Week 9 of the NFL season. 

WynnBET Sportsbook has the Colts as a 10.5-point favorite heading into the matchup, but can the Jets pull off another upset like they did against the Cincinnati Bengals? 

The BetSided team has their best bets for the showdown between Mike White and Carson Wentz on Thursday night. 

Best Bets for Jets vs. Colts on Thursday Night Football

  • Jets +10.5 vs. Colts (-110)
  • Colts -10.5 vs. Jets (-110)
  • Carson Wentz OVER 242.5 Passing Yards (-125)
  • Michael Carter Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+150)
  • Jonathan Taylor OVER 18.5 Receiving yards (-125)

Jets +10.5 vs. Colts (-110)

Is Mike White actually good, or is he a one game wonder? I don’t know, and I don’t think any of you know either, but just for the fun of it, I’m willing to ride the Mike White hype train and just see what happens.

The same thing I said about him last week, he won’t be worse than what Zach Wilson had been up until that point.

The stats don’t back up the Colts being deserving of 10.5-point favorites, especially based on their defenses. The Jets are 21st in opponent yards per play, the Colts are 23rd. So at the very least, we know the Jets defense is slightly better than the Colts, statistically, and that’s enough for me to back them at a 10.5-point spread alone. -- Iain MacMillan

Colts -10.5 vs. Jets (-110)

I think this is a great time to sell the Jets after a miraculous win over the Bengals last Sunday as 11-point underdogs. The Colts lost a heartbreaker that may have ruined their chances of catching the Tennessee Titans in the AFC South, but have a ton to play for in the AFC Wild Card race.

I think we see a step back from the Mike White-led Jets against a tough Colts defensive front on a short week.

At over 10 I wouldn't play it, but I like the Colts head coach to get the team ready on TNF. Since taking over as the coach in Indy, the Colts have the sixth best ATS record off of a loss, covering at over a 59% clip. -- Reed Wallach

Carson Wentz OVER 242.5 Passing Yards (-125)

The Jets are the Jets and that means they are bad at football -- but I’m going to target their passing defense right now. New York ranks 27th in the league in opponent passing yards allowed and that will haunt them tomorrow. They are also 30th in the league in allowing explosive plays down the field. The Colts aren’t an air-raid offense, but Wentz will take what he’s given and the big play will be handed to him. -- Donnavan Smoot

Michael Carter Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+150)

Michael Carter thrived in Mike White’s first start last week, carrying the ball 15 times for 77 yards and seeing 14 targets in the passing game, turning them into nine catches for 95 yards. 

Carter scored through the air and on the ground last week, and he may be the Jets’ most effective offensive weapon with White under center. The Colts have allowed 85.5 rushing yards per game and 36.5 receiving yards per game to running backs this season. 

I’ll take Carter to find the end zone for the Jets in this one. -- Peter Dewey

Jonathan Taylor OVER 18.5 Receiving yards (-125)

With the Colts already up to 10.5-point favorites against the Jets at home, it feels like an ideal Jonathan Taylor game, right?

Indianapolis builds up a lead, then it let's Taylor churn along in the second half. Makes sense, except that Taylor has been wildly inconsistent in his rushing yards this year despite a consistent range of attempts from 14-18 every week.

Taylor has also caught three receptions in every game but one, and the Jets have allowed the most touchdowns and third most receptions to running backs this season. All Taylor needs to do is average barely over six yards a catch and he's there; which is ideal considering he's averaging 12.6 yards per catch.

Fade the inflated rushing yards prop and let Taylor zoom past the Jets through the air instead. -- Ben Heisler