New York Jets at Philadelphia Eagles Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/30/2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Lincoln Financial Field
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The New York Jets travel to Lincoln Financial Field to take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, August 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has New York as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 37.5. The Jets had an ATS record of 9-6-1 last season while their over/under record was 8-8-0. The Eagles had an over/under record of 9-9-0 and they were 12-6-0 against the spread.
Valuable 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
Important Philadelphia Eagles Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Eagles were 9-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Philadelphia Eagles were 12-6-0 against the spread last year
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)
Key Philadelphia Eagles Injuries
08/03/18 WR Shelton Gibson Concussion is questionable Thursday vs Atlanta
08/03/18 DT Tim Jernigan Back is questionable Thursday vs Atlanta
08/03/18 WR Alshon Jeffery Shoulder is probable Thursday vs Atlanta
06/29/18 LB Nigel Bradham Suspension 1-game Suspension ( elgible to return 9/16 vs Tampa Bay)
04/21/18 QB Carson Wentz Knee is questionable Thursday vs Atlanta
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Jets were 24th in the NFL in points scored with 298 last season. They ran 984 plays last year for 4,884 yards, which ranked them 28th in the league in total offense. The Jets averaged 5 yards per play, which was 19th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 269 1st downs last year, placing them 29th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New York ran for 1,702 yards as a team, which ranked 19th in the NFL. They ran 427 times last year, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Jets were penalized on offense 119 times for 1,035 yards last season, which had them 5th in the league in penalties. Sam Darnold is expected to start the season at quarterback for New York. He'll have a lot of pressure in the New York media and how he responds may define how successful he becomes there.
New York was 22nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 382 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,636 yards on D, which was 25th in the NFL. The Jets were ranked 22nd in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense gave up 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 21st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 329 passes on 558 attempts against the New York Jets defense last season, placing them 11th and 21st in the National Football League. The New York pass defense also gave up a total of 3,749 yards through the air, which was 21st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 466 attempts for 1,887 yards last year, putting them in 24th place in the league against the run. The Jets committed 114 penalties for 981 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 25th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 33.3% of possessions on defense, which was 15th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
New York was ranked 7th in the league in punt returns last season with 38. They accumulated 171 punt return yards and averaged 4.5 yards per return, which was 32nd in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 25 yards. They returned 34 kicks for 683 yards on special teams, ranking 14th in kick return yardage. The Jets averaged 20.1 yards per kick return and had a long of 40 yards last year. They were 28th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,057. The New York Jets attempted 30 field goals last season and made 25, which was 18th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 83.3%. New York Jets kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 29 for 29 last year. Their punters totaled 4,378 yards on 94 punts, averaging 46.6 yards per punt. That placed them 10th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Philadelphia Eagles ran for 2,115 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 3rd in the league. They ran 473 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Eagles were penalized on offense 116 times for 962 yards last season, which had them 7th in the NFL in penalties. They were 3rd in the National Football League in points scored with 457. They ran 1,073 plays last year for 5,852 yards, which ranked them 7th in the NFL in total offense. The Eagles averaged 5.5 yards per play, which was 9th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 338 1st downs last season, ranking them 4th overall as an offensive unit. Carson Wentz completed 265 throws while attempting 440 passes for a completion percentage of 60.2% last year. He passed for 3,296 yards. He averaged 12.4 yards per completion and 7.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 101.9.
The Eagles rush defense gave up 337 attempts for 1,267 yards last season, putting them in 1st place in the NFL against the run. They had 101 penalties for 917 yards on defense last year. That placed them 18th in the league. They allowed a score on 27.1% of possessions on defense, which was 2nd in the NFL. Philadelphia was 4th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 295. They gave up a total of 4,904 yards on D, which was 4th in the league. The Eagles were 9th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense allowed 5.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 8th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 363 throws on 601 attempts against the Philadelphia defense last season, ranking them 26th and 31st in the league. The Philadelphia Eagles pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,637 yards in the air, which was 17th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Philadelphia Eagles tried 34 field goals last season and made 29, which was 16th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 85.3%. Philadelphia kickers made 91% of their extra points, going 40 for 44 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,033 yards on 68 punts, averaging 44.6 yards per punt. That ranked them 18th in the NFL in punting average. Philadelphia was 24th in the NFL in punt returns with 29 last year. They totaled 259 punt return yards and averaged 8.9 yards per return, which was 12th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 76 yards. They returned 18 kicks for 354 yards on special teams, placing them 32nd in kick return yardage. The Eagles averaged 19.7 yards per kick return and had a long of 35 yards last season. They were 13th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,695.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Eagles NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jets -1
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