Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/31/2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
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The Philadelphia Eagles travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Jets on Thursday, August 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has New York as 1.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 36.5. The Eagles had an ATS record of 8-8-0 last season while their over/under record was 9-7-0. The Jets had an over/under record of 7-9-0 and they were 6-10-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Philadelphia Eagles Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Eagles were 9-7-0 against the over/under last season
The Philadelphia Eagles were 8-8-0 against the spread last year
Important 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
Key Philadelphia Eagles Injuries
08/28/17 DT Beau Allen Pectoral "?" Sunday vs. Washington
Key New York Jets Injuries
08/28/17 TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 9/24 vs. Philadelphia)
08/07/17 WR Quincy Enunwa Neck IR
07/30/17 WR Devin Smith ACL IR
07/30/17 WR Jalin Marshall Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible 10/8 vs. LA Chargers)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Philadelphia Eagles were 16th in the NFL in points scored with 367 last season. They ran 1,080 plays last year for 5,398 yards, which ranked them 22nd in the league in total offense. The Eagles averaged 5 yards per play, which was 28th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 333 1st downs last year, placing them 14th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Philadelphia ran for 1,813 yards as a team, which ranked 11th in the NFL. They ran 438 times last year, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Eagles were penalized on offense 113 times for 945 yards last season, which had them 8th in the league in penalties. Carson Wentz threw for 3,782 yards last season. He completed 379 passes on 607 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.4%. His QBR last year was 52.8 while is quarterback rating was 79.3. He averaged 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 10.0 yards per completion.
Philadelphia was 12th in the league in points allowed on defense with 331 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,484 yards on D, which was 13th in the NFL. The Eagles were ranked 21st in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense gave up 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 21st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 333 passes on 553 attempts against the Philadelphia Eagles defense last season, placing them 8th and 15th in the National Football League. The Philadelphia pass defense also gave up a total of 3,832 yards through the air, which was 13th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 391 attempts for 1,652 yards last year, putting them in 15th place in the league against the run. The Eagles committed 99 penalties for 837 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 7th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 33.9% of possessions on defense, which was 11th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Philadelphia was ranked 32nd in the league in punt returns last season with 19. They accumulated 246 punt return yards and averaged 12.9 yards per return, which was 2nd in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 66 yards. They returned 35 kicks for 956 yards on special teams, ranking 3rd in kick return yardage. The Eagles averaged 27.3 yards per kick return and had a long of 98 yards last year. They were 16th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,813. The Philadelphia Eagles attempted 41 field goals last season and made 35, which was 3rd in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 85.4%. Philadelphia Eagles kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 30 for 31 last year. Their punters totaled 2,888 yards on 63 punts, averaging 19 yards per punt. That placed them 14th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Jets ran for 1,802 yards as a unit last year, 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 season, which had them 29th in the NFL in penalties. They were 30th in the National Football League in points scored with 275. They ran 1,003 plays last year 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. Josh McCown completed 90 throws while attempting 165 passes for a completion percentage of 54.5% last year. He passed for 1,100 yards. He averaged 12.2 yards per completion and 6.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 72.3 and his QBR was 35.1.
The Jets rush defense gave up 428 attempts for 1,581 yards last season, putting them in 11th place in the NFL against the run. They 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. New York was 28th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense 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 defense last season, ranking them 12th and 8th in the league. The New York Jets pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,898 yards in the air, which was 17th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
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 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. 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.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Jets NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles +1.5
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