Jets vs. Eagles Point Spread: NFL Pre-Season Week 4 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Aug 28, 2018

The New York Jets are a red-hot 9-1 SU and 8-2 ATS in 10 games as an exhibition road fave, and have gone under in each of their last four.

N.Y. Jets
August 30, 2018, 7:00 PM ET
Lincoln Financial Field
Pointspread -1 -115
Moneyline -120
Over / Under o +34
Pointspread +1 -105
Moneyline +100
Over / Under u +34

Oh, what could have been. Were it the regular season, Thursday’s matchup between the New York Jets and the Philadelphia Eagles might have pitted one of the league’s hottest rookie QBs in Sam Darnold against the defending Super Bowl champions. As it stands, both teams are content to rest their starters in the pre-season finale and let the backups duke it out. But it’s still football, right? And wagering opportunities abound despite the clear talent downgrade.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

This spread really comes down to where both teams are at heading into their final game of the exhibition calendar. While the Eagles are set at the majority of positions and are mostly looking to get through this last game unscathed, the Jets have plenty of uncertainty on the roster, and are therefore more likely to give a concerted effort to win. Even as the road team, oddsmakers like the Jets to win by more than field goal on the NFL odds board.

As with most Week 4 games, the total for Thursday’s Jets-Eagles encounter is low – and trends on both sides suggest the under is the stronger play here. Philadelphia is 4-8 O/U in its last 12 pre-season games, and will have the overwhelming majority of its offensive stars nowhere near the field. The Jets have converted the under in four consecutive exhibition games, and eight of their previous nine exhibition matches overall.

New York Jets

You would have to go back seven years to find the last time the Jets were a road favorite in the pre-season – and while it doesn’t happen often, New York does make good on the opportunities. The Jets are a red-hot 9-1 SU and 8-2 ATS in 10 games as an exhibition road fave, and have gone under in each of their last four. The home team has produced more than 17 points just once over that stretch.

Philadelphia Eagles

Don’t expect to rely on empirical data regarding the Eagles as home underdogs in the pre-season: it has happened just three times, and only once since 1998. Let’s consider, instead, Philadelphia as an exhibition underdog in any locale. The results are frightening: the Eagles are just 8-22 SU as a pre-season ‘dog and have covered just three of their past 11 games in that situation. That includes a 16-10 loss to the Jets last pre-season.

Jets vs. Eagles Prediction