The New York Jets and New York Giants play in the regular season again this year, so Big Apple bragging rights aren’t really on the line when the teams (that actually play in New Jersey) meet to kick off the preseason on Thursday night. The Giants are the “home” team and slight favorites in the latestNFL Odds.
How to Bet Jets at Giants NFL Odds & TV Info
- When: Thursday, 7 PM ET
- Where: MetLife Stadium
- TV: NFL Network
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Preseason Week 1 Odds: New York Jets -1.5 (Total 33)
- Partly Cloudy: 31°C/88°F
- Humidity: 63%
- Precipitation: 20%
- Cloud Cover: 39%
- Wind: 8 mph WSW
- Stadium Type: Open
Because these teams do play this year in a game that counts – Week 10 – this preseason meeting was moved up from its usual spot in the third week of the exhibition slate. This is the longest-running preseason rivalry in the NFL. The clubs played for the 50th straight summer last year and the Giants were 22-16 “road” winners.
The Giants’ starters played just the first two quarters, with Eli Manning going 17 of 23 for 188 yards. Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr. (now with Browns) both sat out. Jets QB Sam Darnold was finishing 8 of 16 for 86 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown pass to Terrelle Pryor (now gone). The Giants have won the past three preseason meetings but trail overall 25-24-1. The tie was in 1972.
Why Bet on NY Jets?
Will we see new Jets running back Le’Veon Bell in this one? Of course, the former All-Pro sat out all of last year with the Pittsburgh Steelers and then signed in free agency with New York. Bell recently apologized to fantasy football players who drafted him early for essentially killing their seasons. If he plays on Thursday, it won’t be very long. Ditto for all starters on both sides.
The dual-threat running back led the NFL in touches with 406 as a member of the Steelers in 2017. He also averaged 129 yards from scrimmage across 62 regular-season appearances for Pittsburgh. The offensive success of the Jets’ 2019 season is predicated on Bell becoming the same dynamic player he was. Jets safety Jamal Adams said Bell “brings a different type of swagger to the offense side of the ball.’’ Also not clear if we will see rookie No. 3 overall pick Quinnen Williams, a defensive lineman out of Alabama. He didn’t sign his contract until the eve of camp.
New York recently got a boost to its offensive line as the team signed former Panthers Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil. He allegedly was “retired.” After injury-shortened years in 2016-17, Kalil bounced back to start all 16 games in 2018.
One rookie to watch here is receiver Greg Dortch as he could win the job as the team’s primary kick and punt returner. Dortch had notched the sixth-most punt return yards (276) in college football at Wake Forest last year, averaging 11 yards per punt return with two touchdowns before forgoing his final two seasons of eligibility.
This also will be Jets head coaching debut of Adam Gase, who was fired from the same role last year by the Dolphins.
- Points per Game: 20.81
- Passing Yards: 197.81
- Rushing Yards: 101.38
- Yards per Play: 4.93
- Points per Game: 27.56
- Passing Yards: 254.06
- Rushing Yards: 126.31
- Yards per Play: 5.74
Why Bet on NY Giants?
The Giants take the field for the first time since trading star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to Cleveland and losing Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins to the Redskins in free agency. The Giants are going to be really thin at receiver to open the season. The new No. 1, Sterling Shepard, is out with a thumb injury and won’t play at all this preseason. Golden Tate was suspended four regular-season games for a failed drug test but he can still play in the exhibition games.
The Giants are putting trust in players such as Cody Latimer, Bennie Fowler, and Russell Shepard. Maybe rookie Darius Slayton (hamstring) can get healthy and contribute. Latimer and Fowler have received extensive first-team looks the past few days of training camp alongside Tate.
All eyes in this game will be on No. 6 overall pick Daniel Jones, the quarterback out of Duke. He’s not given much of a shot to beat out Eli Manning for the starting job, but Jones could take over at some point this season if the Giants struggle as anticipated. Jones has experienced the standard rookie ups and downs in camp, but what has stood out is his ability to throw the deep ball and his willingness to pull the trigger. Jones has worked exclusively with the second team, but Coach Pat Shurmur said that first-team snaps “might happen” at some point this summer. Manning is having a strong camp as he seems way more comfortable in his second season working in Pat Shurmur’s offense.
Projected starting cornerback Grant Haley likely won’t play in this one after suffering a sprained shoulder in practice. Haley had dived for a ball mid-way through the non-padded practice session, appearing to land awkwardly on his shoulder. Haley has taken nearly every first-team rep at nickel cornerback this spring and this far throughout camp. Fellow cornerback Sam Beal is also injured.
- Points per Game: 23.06
- Passing Yards: 252.94
- Rushing Yards: 103.12
- Yards per Play: 5.79
- Points per Game: 25.75
- Passing Yards: 252.75
- Rushing Yards: 118.62
- Yards per Play: 5.75
Jets vs Giants NFL Betting Trends
- Giants are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall
- Jets are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall
- Jets are 2-13 SU in their last 15 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Jets’ last 5 games played in August
- Giants are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the AFC East division
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Giants’ last 10 games against an opponent in the AFC conference
Expert Final Score Prediction for Jets vs Giants
Score: New York Jets 20 – New York Giants 17