Above all both the Jets and Giants are coming off seasons of misery. For the Jets that is nothing new as they have posted one winning season since 2011. A 4-12 record in 2018 meant that the coach Todd Bowles era was mercifully ended. However, failed Miami head coach Adam Gase was a controversial and strange replacement. In a similar way, the Giants have been stuck in the muck. Big Blue posted an NFL betting record of 5-11 in Pat Shurmur’s rookie season of 2018. It was their fifth losing season in the last six years.
New York Jets vs. New York Giants
|Date and Time:||Thursday, August 8, 2019, 7 p.m. ET|
|Location:||MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey|
|Jets vs. Giants TV Coverage:||NFL Network|
Jets Grounded in Tumult
A clear difference between the Jets and most other teams is their front office mismanagement. This is why they have not returned to the Super Bowl since 1969. As an example of the latest insanity general manager, Mike Maccagnan was fired shortly after the draft. Following a rookie playoff season as Miami coach Gase imploded in his final two years there. And fans are supposed to top believe NFL betting success is at hand? Gase is supposedly a good developer of quarterbacks. Sam Darnold will be his pet project.
Darnold and Company
Quarterback Sam Darnold was the number three pick of the 2018 draft. Overall his rookie season was a tough lesson (77.6 RTG, 2865 YDS, 17 TD, 15 INT, 57% COMP, 30 SACKS). Gase will try to move those numbers up and improve Darnold’s confidence. Additionally, feature back LeVeon Bell arrives after a one-year holdout at Pittsburgh. Bell is expected to be an immediate online wagering asset. His 2017 season (1291 YDS, 4.0 YPC, 9 TD, 85 REC) is the type of support that can keep the heat off Darnold.
A Big Blue Mess
Extending the misery of the Giants is that 38-year-old quarterback Eli Manning is considered far past his prime. General manager Dave Gettleman has been lightning for fans and media. To some, he is clearing out dead brush and negative influences. But to others, he has let a lot of good talent go elsewhere. WR Odell Beckham Jr, LB Olivier Vernon, and S Landon Collins are all gone. Gettleman considered them liabilities in the locker room. As a consequence, money was freed up for new talent. Shurmur still believes in Manning (92.4 RTG, 4229 YDS, 21 TD, 11 INT).
Jets and Giants against the Spread
- They are 2-5 ATS as a preseason road dog
- Jets 2-5 under the total as a preseason road dog
- Giants 2-8-1 ATS as exhibition home chalk
- Giants 3-7-1 under the total as home favorite
- The road team has covered 9 straight games in Giants Jets preseason series
Jets vs. Giants NFL Betting Pick
In this situation, we have two teams looking for a positive NFL betting start to camp. Giants rookie Daniel Jones could get a lot of attention in this one. The controversial first-round draft pick is already under the gun. In sum, the road team trend is strong in this series.
Jets vs. Giants NFL Betting Pick: New York Jets
Jets vs. Giants NFL Betting Score Prediction: Jets 24, Giants 20
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