All of the attention on Friday’s game between the St. Louis Rams and New York Jets is going to be on the quarterback battle between New York’s Kellen Clemens and rookie Mark Sanchez.
Clemens will get the start on Friday but Sanchez will get his shot. The Jets are a 3.5 point online NFL betting choice in this game with a total of 33.5.
The Jets are going to get a lot of play in the preseason simply because of the Clemens-Sanchez battle. Whenever a team is looking at a starting quarterback battle they can be a good wager because starters tend to play longer to give both quarterbacks an equal chance. In the first game that may not be as much the case but the Jets could be a team to watch in online NFL betting this preseason.
The Rams are not without a chance in this game. They might have the stronger quarterback rotation as Marc Bulger is a veteran starter and Kyle Boller is a capable backup. Even Brock Berlin, the third string quarterback, has been in the NFL for a while. The Jets are not as strong with Clemens or Sanchez and then you have Erik Ainge as the third string quarterback. If the pressure gets to Clemens and Sanchez then the Rams could be a solid online NFL betting wager in this matchup.
If you have the NFL Network you will be able to watch this game since it is one of the many live games the network is broadcasting this preseason. The quarterback battle is going to get all the press but another factor should be remembered in this game. Both teams have new head coaches. Oftentimes a new head coach wants to win his first preseason game. That could really be the case with the Rams since Steve Spagnuolo may want to set a new tone with St. Louis. The Jets have Rex Ryan as head coach and his focus may be more on seeing players than winning the game. It also is important to remember that both of these new head coaches are former defensive coordinators so this NFL betting matchup on Friday could be low scoring.
TV games always get more attention in online NFL betting and that could be the case on Friday with the Rams and Jets on the NFL Network.