New York Jets at Washington Redskins Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/16/2018
Thursday, August 16, 2018
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The Washington Redskins host the New York Jets at FedExField on Thursday, August 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has Washington as 2 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 37. The Redskins had an over/under record of 8-8-0 and they were 7-9-0 against the spread last year. The Jets had an ATS record of 9-6-1 while their over/under record was 8-8-0.
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 Washington Redskins Betting Trends
The Washington Redskins were 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Washington Redskins were 7-9-0 against the spread last year
Key New York Jets Injuries
08/03/18 WR Quincy Enunwa Thumb is "?" 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 Washington Redskins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Jets ran for 1,702 yards as a team last year, which ranked 19th in the NFL. They ran 427 times, 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. They were 24th in the NFL in points scored with 298. They ran 984 plays last season 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. Josh McCown averaged 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 11 yards per completion last season. He completed 267 passes on 397 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.3%. His quarterback rating last season was 94.5. He threw for 2,926 yards.
The Jets rush defense allowed 466 attempts for 1,887 yards last year, putting them in 24th place in the league against the run. New York 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. They were 22nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 382. 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.
Special Teams Stats
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. 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.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Washington Redskins were 16th in the National Football League in points scored with 342 last year. They ran 982 plays for 5,199 yards, which ranked them 16th in the NFL in total offense. The Redskins averaged 5.3 yards per play, which was 15th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 278 1st downs last season, ranking them 27th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Washington ran for 1,448 yards as a unit, which ranked 28th in the league. They ran 401 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Redskins were penalized on offense 92 times for 733 yards last year, which had them 28th in the NFL in penalties. Alex Smith passed for 4,042 yards last year. He completed 341 throws while attempting 505 passes for a completion percentage of 67.5%. His quarterback rating last season was 104.7. He averaged 11.9 yards per completion and 8 yards per pass attempt.
Washington was 28th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 388. They gave up a total of 5,566 yards on D, which was 21st in the league. The Redskins were 17th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense allowed 6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 15th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 306 throws on 531 attempts against the Washington defense last season, ranking them 4th and 12th in the league. The Washington Redskins pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,420 yards in the air, which was 9th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 472 attempts for 2,146 yards last season, putting them in 32nd place in the NFL against the run. The Redskins had 100 penalties for 887 yards on defense last year. That placed them 14th in the league. They allowed a score on 35.9% of possessions on defense, which was 20th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Washington was 23rd in the NFL in punt returns with 29 last year. They totaled 178 punt return yards and averaged 6.1 yards per return, which was 27th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 29 yards. They returned 34 kicks for 673 yards on special teams, placing them 15th in kick return yardage. The Redskins averaged 19.8 yards per kick return and had a long of 35 yards last season. They were 17th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,392. The Washington Redskins tried 28 field goals last season and made 24, which was 21st in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 85.7%. Washington kickers made 92% of their extra points, going 36 for 39 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,797 yards on 83 punts, averaging 45.7 yards per punt. That ranked them 13th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Redskins NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jets +2
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