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Jets vs. Lions 12/18/22 Prediction and Odds

The historical outcomes of Jets vs. Lions fixtures have been more or less equal, with both sides taking away the same number of wins. But, while these teams might have similar performances over the long term, we expect one to edge well ahead in this Jets vs. Lions 12/18/22 game.

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While Jets vs. Lions fixtures don’t happen all that frequently, the two have been squaring off against one another for a long time. The first occasion of these sides meeting was in 1972 when the sides faced off in Detroit, with the home side winning 37-20.

The Jets vs. Lions is only a fixture that comes up every four years or so, but neither team has been allowed to build up a significant lead in the series at any point, as the two have stayed at roughly similar levels.

The two sides are even on the series’ overall score at 7-7-0. However, the Jets have scored slightly more at 310 to the Lions’ 275.

Jets vs. Lions 12/18/22 Odds and Statistics

We’ve yet to see a Jets vs. Lions game in the postseason, but Detroit fans may harbor a bit of resentment after the Jets demolished them 48-17 the last time these sides met in 2018. It was the highest score a side has ever amassed in this fixture, and Lions fans will be hoping their defense can put up a better fight to give their side a chance this time around.

Jets vs. Lions 12/18/22 NFL Betting Tips: The Season So Far

Jets

Many fans in New York have been fixated this season on the Jets’ choice of QB. Patience with Zach Wilson’s slow style of play seems to have run out as favor turns to 27-year-old Mike White, who’s been doing a much more noticeable job of getting the team up the pitch.

It’s still not clear if the QB question has been answered definitively. But the Jets’ defense has proved reliable enough to tide the team over until that issue is settled. The fact that defenses tend to be more reliable on the road than the offense means the Jets can go into Jets vs. Lions 12/18/22, along with their remaining away games confident they can still perform near their best.

If Mike White can consistently fill the shoes of a reliable QB that this team desperately needs, then a wild-card spot is well within the Jets’ reach.

Lions

Their 2021 results of 3-13-1 hardly left fans with high expectations for 2022, but the Lions’ 1-6 start to the season left almost everyone disappointed. However, while this season began awfully for the Lions, things have picked up slightly over the past couple of weeks. The question is, will their improvement be enough to see them post a good result in Jets vs. Lions 12/18/22.

Things started to look brighter in November as a four-game streak saw Detroit take home 3 wins meaning the team at least knows they’ll finish the season with a better record than last year.

Glimpses of brilliance have shown that there are the right elements here for a team that can aim even higher too.

QB Jared Goff’s performances – particularly at home – have been up there with the best in his position in the league. But there always seems to be an equal disappointment that prevents the Lions from ascending mediocrity and instead wondering again and again what could’ve been.

A lot of the blame here lies with their defense, which has been unparalleled over the last 2 seasons in terms of points conceded.

The long-term trajectory is definitely upward, though it might be too little too late for Jets vs. Lions 12/18/22. Still, the strong possibility of two first-round picks in 2023 means Lions fans have a lot to look forward to.

Jets vs. Lions 12/18/22 Prediction

If Mike White continues to step up to the plate, this Jets vs. Lions 12/18/22 game should go the Jets’ way. Things are undoubtedly improving in Detroit, but until the defense can learn to shut up shop, the side is relying on its offense to bail them out far too often.

As such, expect the Jets to win as they make the most of the Lions being in transition to edge ahead in the series.

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