The New York Jets and the Denver Broncos will meet on Sunday in Week 3 of the NFL season. It’s time to continue our NFL odds series and make a Jets-Broncos prediction and pick based on Jets Broncos odds.

Everyone expected the Jets to be one of the worst teams in football, but they’re somehow exceeding expectations and playing even worse football than anyone thought possible. Rookie quarterback Zach Wilson has been a disaster through two games, and there haven’t been many bright spots throughout the first couple of games. Jets Broncos odds reflect that.

The Broncos, on the other hand, have had plenty to be happy about through two weeks. Denver is undefeated and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has played better football than expected. It’ll be interesting to see if the Jets can turn things around here, so let’s get into the Jets Broncos pick.

Here’s how the bookmakers have set the odds for Sunday’s matchup.

NFL Odds: Jets-Broncos Odds

New York Jets +10 1/2 (-110)

Denver Broncos -10 1/2 (-110)

Over 41 1/2 points (-110)

Under 41 1/2 points (-110)

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Why The Jets Could Cover The Spread

There hasn’t been much to be optimistic about through two games for the Jets, but the pass rush has been decent at the very least. New York has notched four sacks and ten quarterback hits to start the season, a couple of decent numbers. The Broncos have struggled in pass protection against the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Giants, two of the worst puss-rushing groups in the NFL. As strange as it may be to say, this Jets defensive line will be the best pressure unit that Denver has faced this season. New York should have an advantage on the line of scrimmage when their defense takes the field, and that’s an area that often changes the game.

Another area that could help the Jets cover is the ground game. Rookie running back Michael Carter averaged 5.4 yards per carry on the ground last week against the New England Patriots, a defense that is only slightly worse than the Broncos. If Carter can get going on the ground, there’s a chance that the entire Jets offense improves drastically. Include this note when considering your Jets Broncos prediction.

Why The Broncos Could Cover The Spread

There’s plenty of reasons why Denver can cover, but let’s start with the defense. The Broncos are one of the best defensive units in the league, only allowing 26 points through two games. They haven’t allowed a running back to cross the 50-yard threshold in either of their two games. Now this elite unit will get to face a rookie quarterback that threw four interceptions in his last outing. Don’t be surprised if Wilson is seeing ghosts in this matchup. This is part of why the Jets Broncos odds are what they are.

The Broncos have been surprisingly efficient on offense with Teddy Bridgewater at the helm. Bridgewater has crossed 250 yards passing in both of his first two contests while also tossing four touchdowns. Denver’s run game has been another pleasant surprise, with running backs Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon combining for a formidable one-two punch. Overall, Denver’s offensive talent is far better than the defensive talent of the Jets. Consider this when making a Jets Broncos pick.

Final Jets-Broncos Prediction & Pick

This is a pretty straightforward pick. Denver has the Jets outclassed in every way, and Zach Wilson only makes things better for the Broncos. Denver should destroy New York here with ease through a fantastic defensive showing and some efficient offense.

FINAL PICK: Denver Broncos -10 1/2 (-110)