[1:00 PM] Rams @ Jets

Who will WIN this matchup?

Los Angeles Rams (3-5)

@ New York Jets (3-6)


Current odds:

Los Angeles Rams: (-108)

New York Jets: (-112)


ESPN simulations have New York as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on New York to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Jets by 1 point.

The saga of Ryan Fitzpatrick took another twist last week as the embattled New York Jets quarterback suffered through another dreadful performance and sustained a knee injury at Miami. Whether Fitzpatrick will be under center or it will be the inexperienced Bryce Petty, New York looks to rebound against the visiting Los Angeles Rams, who have lost four straight in a game pitting the two lowest-rated quarterbacks in the league.

Keenum has two touchdowns against five interceptions in his last two games and coach Jeff Fisher said it was time to give running back Todd Gurley more touches. What has he been waiting for? Gurley, who has carried the ball just five times combined in the fourth quarter of his last three games, emerged as one of the game’s rising stars last season by rushing for 1,106 yards and 10 touchdowns on the way to Rookie of the Year honors, but he may find things rough facing New York’s fifth-ranked rushing defense. Led by Aaron Donald, who sacked Cam Newton twice last week, the Rams are allowing 20.9 points a game and got back the services of top cornerback Trumaine Johnson last week, who is sure to shadow Jets wideout Brandon Marshall

Bowles benched star defenders Mo Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson for the first quarter of last week’s loss at Miami due to team violations and continued the upheaval this week, waiving defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins and placing left tackle Ryan Clady (shoulder) on injured reserve on Wednesday. The turmoil seems to be a sign that Bowles’ days may be numbered. After a brutal schedule left them 1-5 to start the season, the Jets responded with a two-game winning streak, but their three wins have come against teams with a combined eight wins and last week’s disappointing 27-23 loss to the Dolphins appears to be the end of their playoff hopes.

The Jets lead the league in turnovers (19) but the Rams have forced only one fumble and have not intercepted a pass in the past four games, all losses.

WR Kenny Britt is tied for the Rams’ team-lead with 37 receptions and has scored three touchdowns but has just seven catches in the last two games.

Los Angeles went six quarters without scoring a point before scoring 10 in the fourth quarter of last week’s 13-10 home loss to the Panthers.


StreakSmarts Pick: Los Angeles Rams

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick