It’s the Battle for the Big Apple. Let’s ignore the fact that it takes place in New Jersey, though. The Giants and Jets meet for the tenth time in their shared stadium; the former holds a 7-3 lead. In the last matchup (2015) between the two, the Jets came out on top with a 23-20 overtime victory. And 45 years ago on the same day (November 10) this game will be played, the Jets pulled off a 26-20 overtime win, though that was prior to having a shared stadium. Could we have another OT between these two franchises?
Why am I spending so much time on a history lesson rather than outlining the game? Honestly, the history is much more interesting. The Giants and Jets have once again been a disappointment to their respective fan bases, totaling three wins between them. I would normally favor the Giants here, but Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard have been ruled out leaving Daniel Jones (DFS salary $5,700) with minimal options in the pass game. While Golden Tate ($5,900) has stepped up, Saquon Barkley ($8,800) will be the X factor in this one. He’ll be up against a defense that’s allowing only 89.3 rushing yards per game (sixth-fewest in the league), but that won’t matter much. Barkley should be in line for a bounce back week after averaging just two yards per carry on Monday night against Dallas.
Sam Darnold ($5,800) couldn’t lead his team past the winless Dolphins last week. How does one come back from such a horrific feat? Probably with another subpar performance. With his down-field confidence dwindling, Darnold will continue to rely on Le’Veon Bell ($6,900), health permitting, and Jamison Crowder ($5,000) in the short game. Both defenses are averaging over 26 points allowed this season, but both offenses are averaging less than 20 points scored. The main takeaway? Don’t expect a high-scoring game from an injured Giants side and an incompetent Jets team.
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Giants at Jets
Point Spread: Jets +3
Total Points: 44.5
Money Line: Giants -157; Jets +138
Overall: Giants 2-7; Jets 1-7
ATS: Giants 3-6; Jets 2-6
O/U: Giants 5-4; Jets 4-4
- Evan Engram (TE) - OUT
- Sterling Shepard (WR) - OUT
- Jon Halapio (C) - OUT
- Mike Remmers (OT) - Doubtful
- CJ Mosley (LB) - OUT
- Darryl Roberts (DB) - Doubtful
- Ryan Kalil (OL) - Doubtful
- Neville Hewitt (LB) - Doubftul
- Henry Anderson (DL) - Questionable
- Kelvin Beachum (OL) - Questionable
- Chris Herndon (TE) - Questionable
- Jordan Jenkins (LB) - Questionable
- Steve McLendon (DL) - Questionable
- Le’Veon Bell (RB) - Questionable
- Demaryius Thomas (WR) - Questionable
- Brian Winters (OL) - Questionable
Notable Prop Bets
- Daniel Jones to throw more TDs than Sam Darnold: -124
- Saquon Barkley to score 2+ TDs: +190
- Jamison Crowder over 49.5 receiving yards: -125
- Le’Veon Bell to score a TD: -148
- The Jets have lost 10 of their last 11 games.
- The Giants have covered the spread in seven of their last eight Sunday road games.
- Each of the Giants’ last six road games have gone OVER the total points line.
- Saquon Barkley has scored the first touchdown in three of the Giants’ last four day games against AFC opponents.
- Robby Anderson has scored at least one touchdown in four of the Jets’ last five home games against NFC opponents.
- Chris Herndon has scored a touchdown in three of his last five Sunday appearances at MetLife Stadium.
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