NFL Preseason Week 2 Betting: New York Giants vs. New York Jets Odds, Prediction and Pick

The New York Giants and New York Jets will get together on Saturday August 18th, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in a battle of the Big Apple. The Giants and Jets will kick-off at 7:00pm EST. The Giants are the defending Super Bowl Champions, but are coming off a loss to Jacksonville in the pre-season opener. The Jets have been talked about plenty this pre-season, with the addition of quarterback Tim Tebow. Rex Ryan’s crew failed to make the postseason last year, and started the pre-season off rocky with a 17-6 loss to Cincinnati.

The Giants scored 31 points in their pre-season opener. Eli  Manning threw for 60 yards, and then was replaced by Ryan Perriloux and then later David Carr. The big offensive threat for the Giants in the opener was D.J. Ware, who ran for a touchdown. New York’s defense allowed the Jaguars over 300 yards and 32 points; something that was addressed by Coach Coughlin during the week.

Rex Ryan’s bunch got just two field goals in the loss to the Bengals. Both Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez were relatively ineffective combining for just under 50 yards on 14 passes. The Jets used rookie Greg McElroy for a few snaps as well. The Jets also turned the ball over twice in the loss. Look for the Jets offense to open up the play book a little more in their second pre-season game. They have games with Carolina and Philadelphia left in the pre-season.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

New York Giants: +1.5

New York Jets -1.5

Free Prediction

This should be an interesting game. We feel that both teams will want to win this game for the support of the fans. Sure, starters will not play all game, but look for Coughlin and Ryan to put their best players on the field quite a bit. In the end, we feel the Jets will have more to prove and come away with a narrow pre-season victory over the Giants.

Prediction:  New York Jets 24-21

Free Pick

This is a good line to set. The Jets are just a small favorite. It’s very difficult to bet on pre-season football, but we like this pick quite a bit. The Jets come away with a win, and cover the small spread by beating the Giants by a field goal.

Pick:  New York Jets -1.5