The New Orleans Saints and New York Jets will both be looking to move to 2-1 on the scrimmage season when they square off in their telling Week 3 inter-conference clash on Saturday night at MetLife Stadium in the Big Apple. With the Saints looking for a Super Bowl appearance in 2019 and the Jets looking to challenge for a playoff berth in their first season under Adam Gase, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NFL odds in this one!
Saints vs Jets 2019 NFL Preseason Week 3 Odds, Preview & Pick
- When: Saturday August 24, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
- Where: MetLife Stadium, Rutherford, NJ
- TV: None
- Radio: New Orleans / New York
- Live Stream: NFL Network
- NFL Preseason Week 3 Odds: New Orleans Saints -3, Total: 42.5
- Sunny: 27°C/80°F
- Humidity: 48%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Wind: 8 mph NNE
- Cloud Cover: 11%
- Type of Stadium: Open
- Underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Why Bet On New Orleans at -3?
After falling to Minnesota 34-25 in their preseason opener, the Saints took out the L.A. Chargers 19-17 last weekend as third-string signal-caller Taysom Hill went 11 for 15 for 136 yards and two touchdowns while adding a team-high 53 rushing yards on five carries. Hill outplayed veteran Teddy Bridgewater who went 5 of 12 for 40 yards with one interception in limited action. With New Orleans trailing by two touchdowns at the half, Hill took over.
“I felt like we needed some energy. And the thing I reiterated in the huddle was we’re going to have a chance to win this football game,” Hill said. “I know it’s a preseason game, but this is what it’s all about, and if we came here to not win then we’re wrong. So that was the objective.”
Why Bet On the Jets at +3?
After falling to the cross-town rival Giants 31-22 in the preseason opener, the Jets got past Atlanta 22-10 last weekend as starter Sam Darnold went 5 of 7 for 46 yards while leading New York to a touchdown in his only series. The Jets’ trio of backups combined to go 8 of 13 for 61 yards and a touchdown toss by Luke Falk.
“It looks right,” head coach Adam Gase said of Darnold’s brief stint. “He doesn’t seem to have any complications.”
Saints vs Jets NFL Preseason Week 3 Betting Trends
- Saints are 0-7 ATS in the last 7 games
- Saints are 15-4 SU in the last 19 games
- The total went UNDER in 8 of the Saints’ last 11 games
- Jets are 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 games
- Jets are 2-10 SU in the last 12 games
- The total went OVER in 5 of the Jets’ last 7 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Saints vs Jets
There’s a reason why the Saints are 3-point favorites despite being on the road in this Week 3 affair and it’s because when these two teams go to their starters like they will in this always important Week 3 matchup, the Saints are clearly and utterly the better team in this matchup.
Drew Brees will play and New Orleans has not one, but two, very capable backups that could likely start for a handful of other teams. New Orleans might be 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall, but Brees and company have also gone a blistering 20-7 ATS in their last 27 road games. New York is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Saints will be gunning for the outright win here and I expect them to get it in convincing fashion to cover the chalk with room to spare!
Pick: Saints 28 Jets 20