New York Giants at New York Jets Prediction – 8/24/18

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National Football League: Preseason Week 3 NYG vs. NYJ

New York Giants (1-1, 1-0 away) at New York Jets (1-1, 1-0 home) August 24, 2018- 7:30 PM ET MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

Battle of New York preseason action will ensue on Friday night at MetLife Stadium as the NY Giants and NY Jets will play for bragging rights in an NFL matchup that has the following NFL football odds from our USA sportsbooks;

JETS GIANTS
Moneyline
+125 -145
Spread
+2.5 -2.5
Total
42 42

The current public NFL consensus is in favor of the Jets with a -145 moneyline.

Splitting their first two preseason games of the year, the Giants will play visitor in their own stadium as they seek to build confidence heading into the regular season. 2017 was not a good year as the G-Men finished last in the NFC East with an overall record of 3-13, including an 0-5 start.

Coming off a 30-17 victory over the Detroit Lions, QB Davis Webb looked solid with a 140 yards passing on 14-of-20 with a touchdown.

The Giants may be hard pressed to make any serious noise in the NFC as the pressure will be on veteran QB Eli Manning to get his team back to the postseason.

For the Jets, they have also split their first two games in the exhibition season as they they are coming of a 15-13 defeat to the Washington Redskins. In the battle for the starting QB spot, Teddy Bridgewater performed well again with 127 yards passing with a touchdown, while Sam Darnold on 8-of-11 passing threw for 62 yards with an interception.

What will 2018 bring for the Jets as they finished with a 5-11 mark in the AFC East while missing the playoffs for the seventh consecutive time? Both Bridgewater and Darnold have looked good early but how will they perform once the games count?

Prediction/Pick

With bragging rights on the line and still plenty of personnel decisions to make, we can expect both teams to play hard in this one. Taking a look a the betting lines from our top-rated sportsbooks for this NYG vs. NYJ matchup, MyBookie is favoring the Jets (-2.5) points over the Giants with XBet giving us the Over/Under at 42.0 total game points scored; a number I will play as I feel this game will go UNDER 42.0 total points scored as my best betting pick.