The New York Jets will be listed as the road team in their NFL preseason game against the New York Giants on Saturday night. Kickoff time is set for 8PM Eastern Time with live television coverage available only in the New York Jets and New York Giants home television markets. The NFL Network will provide a full television replay Sunday morning at 10AM Eastern Time. The LVSC NFL sports betting odds makers have set the opening point spread in this contest and the home team New York Giants opened as 2 ½ point favorites with the over under set at 36 ½. Early sports bettors have been on the home team as the New York Giants are currently a 3-½ point favorite. The sports betting public will see the early action on the over as the total is currently lined at 37. The sports betting public can make an NFL money line bet in this game and the New York Giants are favored at –165 with the underdog New York Jets bringing back +145 to win without the benefit of getting points.
As is custom in week 3 of the NFL preseason the starters are expected to play well within the third quarter. The New York Giants are looking for a much better effort than exhibited in last week’s game against the Chicago Bears. Eli Manning will get plenty of work this week as he tries and builds chemistry with his receiving corps. The Giants pass protection was horrid last week and expect improvement here as Manning looks for extended work with his young corps of receivers. Rookie Mark Sanchez was named the regular season starting quarterback for the New York Jets. The talk around Jets camp is they will look to run the ball in this game against the Giants. It may be a good move considering the great pass rush the Giants possess and the fact they knocked a few opposing quarterbacks to the sidelines last season. The Jets have their entire starting offensive lineman back from last season and sport a tremendous running duo of Thomas Jones and Leon Washington.
NFL Trend: New York Jets are 5-0 ATS in their past 5 NFL preseason road games
The Wagerline consensus has 63.7% of the NFL bettors on New York Giants –3 1/2
The Wagerline consensus has 54.0% of the NFL bettors playing over 37