The Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets will tangle in an NFL preseason game scheduled for Saturday night August 17th. The Jaguars and Jets will get things started from New York at 7:30PM Eastern Time and the NFL Network will provide the coast to coast live broadcast. Check the NFL preseason odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
A check of the betting odds from this week two NFL exhibition encounter and we find the home standing New York Jets favored by -2 ½ points with an over under line set at 38 ½ points. A money line wager on the home club New York Jets will return -145 odds with the return on the road underdog Jacksonville Jaguars returning +125 odds to post the outright win with no need for taking points.
Although it is a preseason game it is the first home game for the New York Jets and head coach Rex Ryan is looking for some positives to keep the heat off of his team. Mark Sanchez will get the start and he will need to quiet the boos from the crowd because when he takes the field the New York fans will shower the stadium with boos. Geno Smith has a sprained ankle and I believe that aids our cause because third stringer Greg McElroy will get more snaps under center and he is better than Smith at this point of the rookies tenure in the NFL. Don’t be surprised if McElroy passed Geno Smith on the depth chart when the season starts in three weeks. Smith has not been good in camp and has trouble reading the complicated defenses that will be thrown at him in the NFL. Remember McElroy is also the most accomplished quarterback having engineered the Alabama Crimson Tide while Smith could not even win a very low profile bowl game in his senior campaign.
The Jaguars opened up the preseason with a 27-3 home loss to the Miami Dolphins. The Jaguars are much worse than the Jets. Blaine Gabbert gets the start under center for Jacksonville and has been a first round bust for this team. It is also the first road game for first year Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley so things will be more difficult for he and his staff in week two against a hungry Jets team looking for confidence.
With our NFL preseason pick for Saturday we will play on the New York Jets -2 ½ points against the Jacksonville Jaguars at online sportsbooks.