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New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Betting Preview, Odds & Picks

Posted by: Mike Davis
New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Betting Picks

Sam Darnold has a tremendous NFL sports betting debut to his professional career. However, since beating the Lions 48-17 in his season opener, Darnold has unquestionably faltered. The question for New York now is now whether to bench the rook or to stick to developing him. Darnold will be starting in this Sunday’s New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars matchup. But considering how dominant Jacksonville’s defense is, can we expect a terrible outing from the rookie? Let’s check the legal betting online odds to get a better idea.

New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars – Sunday, September 30th              

When: 1:00 pm ET

Where: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass

NFL Sports Betting Odds:

Jets +7½ (-115) 38½ (-110)   +299
Jaguars -7½ (-105) 38½ (-110) -375
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New York Jets       

The Jets fly into this weekend’s AFC matchup sporting a weak 1-2 record. As aforementioned, New York picked up its first win of the season by defeating Detroit on the road. But afterwards, they lost to Miami 20-12 at home and 21-17 to the Browns on the road. In both of those matchups, Darnold ended up throwing 2 interceptions effectively costing New York both of those games. However, the rookie has shown tremendous potential and should be given a little more time. Unfortunately, he’s facing what many NFL sports betting fans consider to be the best defense in the league this Sunday. Ultimately we can expect New York’s -1 turnover ratio on the year to take a dip this weekend.

Players to Watch: Sam Darnold (701 passing yards, 3 TD, 5 INT), Isaiah Crowell (171 rushing yards, 4 TD, 0 F), and Quincy Enuwa (212 receiving yards, 1 TD, 17 REC).

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars leap into this weekend’s action sporting a 2-1 record. The Jags had a pristine opportunity to take the lead in the division this past weekend when they hosted the divisional rivals Titans. Coming off a 31-20 upset over the Patriots, many sportsbook players were expecting Jacksonville to maul the Titans. But in the end, we saw Tennessee win a hard fought battle 9-6. This left fans wondering just how elite the Jaguars really are this season. But with Bortles still under center, we can probably anticipate inconsistent results from this Jacksonville offense. The Jets have a pretty good defense themselves, as they’re only giving up 19.3 per game. With that in mind, it’s clear this matchup could turn into another low-scoring battle for Jacksonville. They haven’t had much luck in those this season but at least they’re going up against a rookie quarterback.

Players to Watch: Blake Bortles (707 passing yards, 5 TD, 2 INT), TJ Yeldon (153 rushing yards, 0 TD, 0 F), and Keelan Cole (210 receiving yards, 1 TD, 15 REC).

New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Predictions


  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Jets’ last 7 games when playing Jacksonville
  • NY Jets is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Jacksonville
  • NY Jets is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Jacksonville
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Jacksonville’s last 7 games
  • Jacksonville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Jacksonville is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Picks

So which side should cell phone betting fans take in New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars matchup? The odds are pegging Jacksonville as a heavy betting favorite only because of their defense. We saw them lose a tough one this past Sunday but it seems unlikely that Darnold will be able to lead New York to an upset victory this weekend. Simply put, he just doesn’t have enough offensive weapons at his disposal. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 15-9 Jacksonville.