It will be the annual Battle of New York in preseason week number three as the New York Jets will lineup against the New York Giants in an NFL pro football exhibition scheduled for Saturday Night August 24th. The Jets and Giants will get things started from Met Life Stadium at 7PM Eastern Time with live television coverage available only in the New York market. Check the NFL odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The NFL odds from this contest have the home selected club New York Giants favored by -2 points with an over under line coming in at 38 ½ points. A money line wager on the New York Giants will return -130 odds with the take back on the road underdog New York Jets at +110 odds to win outright.
The Giants are the home team in this preseason game so their season ticket holders will sit in their own seats on Saturday night. Both teams enter play with a mark of 1-1 in the preseason. The first team New York Jets offense has looked rather inconsistent with the play of Mark Sanchez showcasing a mix of good and bad decision making. Second round draft pick Geno Smith will get the start under center for New York after missing week two due to a sprained ankle. In a backup role in week one at the Detroit Lions Smith completed 6 of 7 throws for 47 yards prior to turning an ankle untouched while scrambling out of the pocket. Smith was throwing mostly underneath stuff and led no scoring drives for the team. Sanchez went 10 of 13 for 125 yards with a touchdown and pick in week one and last week against the Jaguars the signal caller went 12 of 23 for 169 yards with a touchdown and interception. The Giants have been hit with a key injury to their receiver corps as Victor Cruz suffered a heel injury and will miss the rest of the preseason. Offensive tackle David Diehl is out until October with a thumb injury. The team has struggled offensively ranking 27th in total offense by averaging 261 yards per game. New York Giants have excelled on defense in the preseason by allowing 231 yards a game good for third best in the NFL.
With our NFL preseason pick for Saturday we will play on the New York Jets and New York Giants to play under the total of 38 ½ points at online sports books.