Jets vs. Giants Point Spread: NFL Pre-Season Week 1 Odds, Prediction

David Bastl | Updated Aug 06, 2019

Sam Darnold enters his second year in the NFL and expectations are alot higher on him with the addition of Le`Veon Bell in the backfield. The Jets win total at Sports Interaction is 6.5.

N.Y. Jets
August 08, 2019, 7:00 PM ET
MetLife Stadium
Pointspread -2.5 -118
Moneyline -153
Over / Under o +35
Pointspread +2.5 -103
Moneyline +127
Over / Under u +35

Neither New York based team is expected to make the move into the NFL’s post season this year. But there are some pieces on either side that will give the organizations some hope, especially at the Quarterback position. All and all even though this is just a preseason game, it’s an annual event between these two teams that share the same stadium.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Giants have won five of the last six regular season games played between these two teams, but take into consideration that the last time they met during the regular season was 2015 (Note: they will play each other this regular season).

Last season the Jets were 1-3 in the preseason, including a 22-16 loss to the Giants. Over the last four preseasons, the Jets were 1-3 against the Giants, with their last preseason win against them coming in 2015. In those four games, the over was a perfect 4-0, and two of the four games were one point losses.

The Giants missed the post season for the sixth time in seven years, and the Jets haven’t made the playoffs since the 2010 season. Both teams are likely to add an additional year of losing to those totals this season. The Giants and Jets both have win totals at Sports Interaction listed at 6.5.

New York Jets

Sam Darnold enters his second full season as starting Quarterback of the Jets. He’ll see his first action of the preseason on Thursday, but it will be limited. Newcomer to the team, Trevor Siemian is expected to back-up the young pivot with former Giants backup Davis Webb and Luke Falk vying for a position.

There has been a great battle developing at the Tight End position since the news broke on starter Chris Herndon. Herndon is facing a four-game suspension for a DUI. The team will be evaluating that position in camp and this game will be the first test. Former Texans Tight End Ryan Griffin, who started 36 games throughout his six-year career in Houston has the inside track ahead of Daniel Brown, Eric Tomlinson, Trevor Wesco and Nick Truesdell.

The Jets will be careful with Defensive lineman Leonard Williams who has been nursing an injury and newcomer Center Ryan Kalil. Both are not expected to play.

New York Giants

After a 5-11 season the only place to go is up, right? Not so fast. The Giants are in transition, and the biggest transition could happen at some time this season at the Quarterback position. 15-year pro Eli Manning seems to be on his last legs as the Giants starter, and waiting in the wings is rookie Daniel Jones, who the G-Men spent a first round pick on this past spring.

Running back Saquon Barkley will not only be the team’s best offensive player, but its only marquee player. Barkley dazzled at times through a 2018 season that was tough to watch. He totalled over 2000 total yards in year one and will look to build off of it. He’ll be used sparingly during the preseason.

The team lost a number of proven veterans over the off season in veterans Odell Beckham Jr, Landon Collins, Jamon Brown, and Olivier Vernon just to name a few.