New York Giants at New York Jets Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/24/2018
Friday, August 24, 2018
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The New York Jets host the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Friday, August 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Jets as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 40.5. The Jets had an over/under record of 8-8-0 and they were 9-6-1 against the spread last year. The Giants had an ATS record of 7-9-0 while their over/under record was 6-10-0.
Valuable New York Giants Betting Trends
The New York Giants were 6-10-0 against the over/under last season
The New York Giants were 7-9-0 against the spread last year
Important New York Jets Betting Trends
The New York Jets were 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
The New York Jets were 9-6-1 against the spread last year
Key New York Giants Injuries
08/13/18 RB Saquon Barkley Hamstring is probable Sunday vs Jacksonville
08/03/18 RB Paul Perkins Pectoral is out for season
07/25/18 DB Sam Beal Shoulder IR
Key New York Jets Injuries
08/15/18 T Ben Ijalana Shoulder IR
08/11/18 LB Kevin Pierre-Louis Suspension 1 game susupension (eligible to return 9/16 vs Miami)
08/03/18 WR Quincy Enunwa Thumb is questionable Monday vs Detroit
08/03/18 S Rontez Miles Knee PUP
07/29/18 RB Elijah McGuire Foot is out indefinitely
07/27/18 WR ArDarius Stewart Suspension 2-game suspension (elgible to return 9/20 vs Cleveland)
07/25/18 CB Rashard Robinson Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/7 vs Denver)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Giants ran for 1,549 yards as a team last year, which ranked 26th in the NFL. They ran 394 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Giants were penalized on offense 91 times for 895 yards last season, which had them 30th in the league in penalties. They were 31st in the NFL in points scored with 246. They ran 1,036 plays last season for 5,028 yards, which ranked them 21st in the league in total offense. The Giants averaged 4.9 yards per play, which was 24th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 271 1st downs last year, placing them 28th overall as an offensive unit. Eli Manning averaged 6.1 yards per pass attempt and 9.9 yards per completion last season. He completed 352 passes on 571 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.6%. His quarterback rating last season was 80.4. He threw for 3,468 yards.
The Giants rush defense allowed 464 attempts for 1,933 yards last year, putting them in 27th place in the league against the run. New York committed 115 penalties for 923 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 19th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 35.5% of possessions on defense, which was 19th in the league. They were 27th in the league in points allowed on defense with 388. They surrendered a total of 5,971 yards on D, which was 31st in the NFL. The Giants were ranked 31st in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense gave up 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 28th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 347 passes on 561 attempts against the New York Giants defense last season, placing them 20th and 24th in the National Football League. The New York pass defense also gave up a total of 4,038 yards through the air, which was 31st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New York Giants attempted 25 field goals last season and made 18, which was 28th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 72.0%. New York Giants kickers made 87% of their extra points, going 20 for 23 last year. Their punters totaled 4,187 yards on 97 punts, averaging 43.2 yards per punt. That placed them 31st in the NFL in punting average. New York was ranked 28th in the league in punt returns last season with 27. They accumulated 148 punt return yards and averaged 5.5 yards per return, which was 31st in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 20 yards. They returned 31 kicks for 609 yards on special teams, ranking 23rd in kick return yardage. The Giants averaged 19.6 yards per kick return and had a long of 30 yards last year. They were 29th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,986.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Jets were 24th in the National Football League in points scored with 298 last year. They ran 984 plays for 4,884 yards, which ranked them 28th in the NFL in total offense. The Jets averaged 5 yards per play, which was 19th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 269 1st downs last season, ranking them 29th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New York ran for 1,702 yards as a unit, which ranked 19th in the league. They ran 427 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Jets were penalized on offense 119 times for 1,035 yards last year, which had them 5th in the NFL in penalties. Josh McCown passed for 2,926 yards last year. He completed 267 throws while attempting 397 passes for a completion percentage of 67.3%. His quarterback rating last season was 94.5. He averaged 11 yards per completion and 7.4 yards per pass attempt.
New York was 22nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 382. They gave up a total of 5,636 yards on D, which was 25th in the league. The Jets were 22nd in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense allowed 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 21st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 329 throws on 558 attempts against the New York defense last season, ranking them 11th and 21st in the league. The New York Jets pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,749 yards in the air, which was 21st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 466 attempts for 1,887 yards last season, putting them in 24th place in the NFL against the run. The Jets had 114 penalties for 981 yards on defense last year. That placed them 25th in the league. They allowed a score on 33.3% of possessions on defense, which was 15th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
New York was 7th in the NFL in punt returns with 38 last year. They totaled 171 punt return yards and averaged 4.5 yards per return, which was 32nd in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 25 yards. They returned 34 kicks for 683 yards on special teams, placing them 14th in kick return yardage. The Jets averaged 20.1 yards per kick return and had a long of 40 yards last season. They were 28th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,057. The New York Jets tried 30 field goals last season and made 25, which was 18th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 83.3%. New York kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 29 for 29 last season. Their punters accumulated 4,378 yards on 94 punts, averaging 46.6 yards per punt. That ranked them 10th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Jets NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants +1
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