NFL Picks: Preseason Week 3 Jets vs Giants
The allure of a city divided by football loyalties comes alive as the New York Jets square off against the New York Giants. This encounter offers a unique flavor to NFL enthusiasts: a home game for both teams. That’s right; MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, plays host to both these iconic franchises. The Jets enter this contest with a preseason record of 2-1, having played one more game than most, sharing this distinction with the Browns. The Giants, on the other hand, are sitting at a 1-1 record. As the city gears up, Saturday night promises some riveting football action at 6:00 p.m. ET.
BUSR NFL Lines:
- Spread: Jets -6 (-110), Giants +6 (-110)
- Moneyline: Jets -250, Giants +198
- Total: Jets O 39 (-110), U 39 (-110)
Aaron Rodgers Debuts for the Jets
Even though the Jets’ roster won’t feature the likes of Dalvin Cook and Breece Hall, both expected to return by week one, Rodgers isn’t without his arsenal. The veteran quarterback will have reliable hands in receiver Garrett Wilson, Mecole Hardman from the offseason roster, and his trusted teammate from Green Bay days, Allen Lazard.
Giants’ Preseason Form
Emerging talent was evident as rookie wide receiver Jalin Hyatt made his mark, registering four catches for 35 yards and a touchdown. Tight end contributions came from Daniel Bellinger, with a touchdown, and Darren Waller, who bagged three catches for 30 yards. The air of mystery surrounds Saquon Barkley’s participation in the upcoming game. Despite missing out on previous games, Barkley’s recent impressive practice sessions might hint at a possible appearance. In his potential absence, the running game should be anchored by rookie Eric Gray, James Robinson, and possibly Matt Breida.
In terms of strategy, while the Giants gave their starting quarterback some game time in their second preseason encounter, it’s reported that Daniel Jones will sit out the Jets clash. This possibly means a dominant presence of DeVito and Taylor under center. On the contrasting sideline, Aaron Rodgers’ anticipated debut in a Jets uniform is the talk of the town. Indications are that he might be on the field longer than expected. Given his veteran status, rustiness seems less of a concern; instead, the immediate impact seems likelier.
Weighing these factors, the Jets seem primed to field many of their key players, aiming for a strong showing. The Giants might adopt a more conservative approach, preserving their main assets and using this game to finalize their roster decisions.
Considering the likely strategies of both teams and the players expected to feature, the Jets seem to hold the edge. Aaron Rodgers’ presence, combined with a strong supporting cast, should give the Jets the firepower they need. The Giants, while talented, might not deploy their key players for long durations. Betting enthusiasts might find value in backing the Jets to cover the spread in the NFL Odds.