New York Jets at New York Giants Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/26/2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017
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The New York Jets head to MetLife Stadium to play the New York Giants on Saturday, August 26, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has the Giants as 5 point favorites. The total has been set at 39. The Jets were 6-10-0 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 7-9-0. The Giants were 9-7-1 against the spread and their over/under mark was 5-12-0.
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Valuable New York Jets Betting Trends
The New York Jets were 7-9-0 against the over/under last season
The New York Jets were 6-10-0 against the spread last year
Important New York Giants Betting Trends
The New York Giants were 5-12-0 against the over/under last season
The New York Giants were 9-7-1 against the spread last year
Key New York Jets Injuries
08/07/17 WR Quincy Enunwa Neck IR (08/07)
07/30/17 WR Devin Smith ACL IR (08/18)
07/30/17 WR Jalin Marshall Suspension expected to miss weeks 1-4
07/30/17 TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Suspension expected to miss weeks 1-2
Key New York Giants Injuries
08/18/17 WR Sterling Shepard Ankle probable Sunday vs. Dallas
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Jets were 30th in the National Football League in points scored with 275 last year. They ran 1,003 plays for 5,268 yards, which ranked them 26th in the NFL in total offense. The Jets averaged 5.3 yards per play, which was 20th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 291 1st downs last season, ranking them 27th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New York ran for 1,802 yards as a unit, which ranked 12th in the league. They ran 418 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Jets were penalized on offense 93 times for 837 yards last year, which had them 29th in the NFL in penalties. Josh McCown passed for 1,100 yards last year. He completed 90 throws while attempting 165 passes for a completion percentage of 54.5%. His quarterback rating last season was 72.3 and his QBR was 35.1. He averaged 12.2 yards per completion and 6.7 yards per pass attempt.
New York was 28th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 409. They gave up a total of 5,479 yards on D, which was 11th in the league. The Jets were 13th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense allowed 6.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 24th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 347 throws on 545 attempts against the New York Jets defense last season, ranking them 12th and 8th in the league. The New York pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,898 yards in the air, which was 17th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 428 attempts for 1,581 yards last season, putting them in 11th place in the NFL against the run. The Jets had 74 penalties for 651 yards on defense last year. That placed them 1st in the league. They allowed a score on 37.7% of possessions on defense, which was 20th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
New York was 23rd in the NFL in punt returns with 27 last year. They totaled 149 punt return yards and averaged 5.5 yards per return, which was 31st in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 27 yards. They returned 43 kicks for 941 yards on special teams, placing them 5th in kick return yardage. The Jets averaged 21.9 yards per kick return and had a long of 65 yards last season. They were 25th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,537. The New York Jets tried 31 field goals last season and made 27, which was 15th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 87.1%. New York Jets kickers made 92% of their extra points, going 24 for 26 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,236 yards on 76 punts, averaging 27 yards per punt. That ranked them 29th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Giants ran for 1,412 yards as a team last year, which ranked 29th in the NFL. They ran 398 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Giants were penalized on offense 88 times for 857 yards last season, which had them 31st in the league in penalties. They were 26th in the NFL in points scored with 310. They ran 1,018 plays last season for 5,291 yards, which ranked them 25th in the league in total offense. The Giants averaged 5.2 yards per play, which was 22nd in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 289 1st downs last year, placing them 29th overall as an offensive unit. Eli Manning averaged 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 10.7 yards per completion last season. He completed 377 passes on 598 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.0%. His QBR last year was 51.8 while is quarterback rating was 86.0. He threw for 4,027 yards.
The Giants rush defense allowed 397 attempts for 1,417 yards last year, putting them in 4th place in the league against the run. New York committed 104 penalties for 853 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 8th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 29.9% of possessions on defense, which was 5th in the league. They were 2nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 284. They surrendered a total of 5,435 yards on D, which was 10th in the NFL. The Giants were ranked 6th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense gave up 6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 7th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 369 passes on 630 attempts against the New York defense last season, placing them 20th and 29th in the National Football League. The New York Giants pass defense also gave up a total of 4,018 yards through the air, which was 23rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New York Giants attempted 22 field goals last season and made 21, which was 26th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 95.5%. New York kickers made 89% of their extra points, going 31 for 35 last year. Their punters totaled 4,298 yards on 93 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That placed them 11th in the NFL in punting average. New York was ranked 3rd in the league in punt returns last season with 45. They accumulated 275 punt return yards and averaged 6.1 yards per return, which was 29th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 19 yards. They returned 31 kicks for 739 yards on special teams, ranking 16th in kick return yardage. The Giants averaged 23.8 yards per kick return and had a long of 46 yards last year. They were 26th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,453.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Giants NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants -5
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