Preseason Online NFL Betting Battle of New York
Posted by: Charlie Smith
While we patiently await the start of the Mayweather vs. McGregor mega-fight, online NFL betting fans can help the time pass by wagering on some NFL preseason lines. We are currently in Week 3 of the NFL preseason, which means that in a couple of weeks we will finally be able hit up NFL sportsbooks to wager on regular season action.
In the meantime, there are plenty of preseason betting opportunities to partake in, including this upcoming weekend’s matchup between the New York Jets and the New York Giants. Let’s take a gander at what NFL betting sites have to say about this Saturday’s contest.
New York Jets vs. New York Giants – Saturday, August 26th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NFL.com, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
New York Jets TBP
New York Giants TBP
New York Jets
After going 10-6 in 2015, New York had a good feeling about 2016. Unfortunately, the Jets failed to capitalize on the situation and posted a 5-11 record in Todd Bowles second year as New York’s head coach. That lackluster finished pegged the Jets dead last in the AFC East. The Jets have now missed out on the postseason for 6 consecutive seasons but are hopeful they can sneak in this season. It’ll have to be via a Wild Card berth though, because no one believes that New York can beat out the New England Patriots in the AFC East.
The online NFL betting odds have yet to come out for this contest, but it stands to reason that the Jets will come into this contest as the underdogs. The biggest thing holding the Jets back is the lack of a franchise quarterback. Right now they have Christian Hackenberg, Josh McCown and Bryce Petty. Not the greatest selection and the Jets still haven’t announced their starter. Considering who they have to choose from, the choice might not make a difference odds-wise.
New York Giants
The Giants turned in an 11-5 season for 2016 that gave way to a 2nd place finish in the NFC East. Additionally, New York was able to sneak into the playoffs via a Wild Card berth. Their playoff journey was short-lived however, as the Green Bay Packers sent them packing right away 38-13. It wasn’t a bad finish for Ben McAdoo’s first year replacing legendary coach Tom Coughlin.
Now the Giants enter the second year under the McAdoo era and things are certainly looking up. New York comes into this defense knowing they have a solid defense that can withstand poor play from the quarterback position – something Eli Manning is notoriously known for delivering during the regular season.
While Odell Beckham Jr. just recently suffered an ankle injury, it’s a relatively small one that could at the very worst keep him out of the season opener. Once OBJ returns, Manning should have no problem delivering consistent results, considering that he’ll have one of the best receivers in the league to throw to.