Monday Night NFL Preseason Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

The first Monday Night Football game of the 2010 season takes place on Monday as the Jets and Giants battle in NFL preseason betting.

It will be the first NFL game at the New Meadowlands Stadium.  The Jets are the home team although neither team has an advantage in NFL preseason odds since it will be the home stadium for both of them.

NFL preseason betting favors the Jets by one point in Monday’s game that can be seen on ESPN.  The Jets are the team getting all the hype this preseason but the Giants are still a very talented squad led by quarterback Eli Manning.  The Jets are the most hyped up team in the NFL this season and that means they will be overvalued all year.  The Jets are dealing with a holdout from star cornerback Darrelle Revis and that has dominated talk at their training camp.  What is being overlooked is that the Jets made a lot of off-season moves that should help them this season.  One of the players they added, wide receiver Santonio Holmes will miss the first four games of the regular season but he will be playing in the preseason.

The Jets are going to do a lot of the things that worked for them last year including running the ball.  They added LaDainian Tomlinson but they lost Thomas Jones. The Jets are hoping that Shonn Greene is ready to carry the load this season. Head coach Rex Ryan has said that even though the team has added some receiving talent they are still going to focus on running the ball.

The Giants would also like to run the ball more effectively this season.  That might be more difficult because the team is without left guard Rich Seubert who has a broken hand.  The team is also without wide receiver Steve Smith and tight end Kevin Boss.  Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is concerned about the injured players. None of the three will play on Monday and the Giants won’t give their starters much work. The Giants do have a stronger quarterback rotation this season vs. NFL betting odds simply because Jim Sorgi is now the backup.  He was the backup for Peyton Manning in Indianapolis for many seasons.  The Jets have Kellen Clemens backing up Eli Manning and it is likely that Kevin O’Connell will see time in addition to veteran Mark Brunell.

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