While the New York Giants are technically the road team, they won’t have to travel for their preseason finale when they take on the New York Jets in Week 3.
The Giants are coming off a back-and-forth battle against the Cincinnati Bengals in which they won, 25-22. With 35 seconds remaining, Davis Webb threw a 15-yard touchdown to Alex Bachman to give Big Blue the victory.
On Monday night, the Jets trailed 16-3 to the Atlanta Falcons heading into halftime but rallied to win, 24-16. The defense blanked the Falcons in the second half and even scored a touchdown, adding to a pair from the offense.
Let’s look at our New York vs New York best bets and predictions for their preseason matchup on Sunday, Aug. 28.
Giants vs Jets Odds
Even though both teams enter this matchup undefeated in the preseason, the Jets are the favorites, according to our NFL odds. Home-field advantage won’t play a factor, as it will be a split crowd at MetLife Stadium.
Giants vs Jets Implied Score
Jets 20.5, Giants 17.5
The battle for New York features two squads looking to turn their franchises around. Both teams have racked up wins in the preseason and will be looking to carry that momentum into Week 1.
Giants vs Jets Pick of the Day
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Giants vs Jets Matchup
Other than the Zach Wilson injury, the Jets are in good shape heading into this matchup. Robert Saleh announced the starters will play against the Giants, so Joe Flacco will get his first preseason run before his Week 1 start against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Giants have a laundry list of players who are hurt. They have 24 players that are either questionable, on the reserve/PUP list, or on injured reserve.
Giants vs Jets Prediction
Jets 27, Giants 14
While the Jets will be playing their starters in the preseason finale, the Giants will be looking to get out of this game healthy for the regular season.
The following key players for the Giants are on the injury list: Matt Breida, Kadarius Toney, Sterling Shepard, Shane Lemieux, Jon Feliciano, Nick Gates, Leonard Williams, Kayvon Thibodeaux, and Graham Gano.
Brian Daboll might want to play his starters, but he’s seen extended runs from Daniel Jones through the first two games, and he might want to keep Kenny Golladay and Saquon Barkley on the sidelines. The team should focus on being fully healthy for the start of the regular season.
The Jets’ starters have seen limited time during the preseason, so this final dress rehearsal will be good heading into Week 1. The starters will get live-action reps and have already looked good in joint practices.
With the Giants entering this game hobbled, the Jets will take advantage and emerge with the victory. Overall, the Jets have the better roster and should take care of business to close out the preseason.
Giants vs Jets Bet Tips
The Giants and Jets play each other every preseason and once every four years during the regular season. Since 2003, the teams have split the preseason series 9-9, with the Jets winning the most recent game.
In the regular season “Snoopy Bowl," the Giants own an 8-6 all-time record. However, the Jets have won the previous two meetings.
Giants vs Jets Best Bets
Jets -3 (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook
Even though both teams come in undefeated in the preseason, the Jets are the better team in this matchup. The Giants have a lot of question marks on both sides of the ball, along with a plethora of injuries.
This is the first game this preseason the Jets enter as the favorite, so taking them to cover the spread instead of the moneyline will give you a better return on investment. The Jets will also deploy their starters, which should give the offense an additional boost.
Back the Jets to win by more than a field goal as our NFL pick of the day.
Over 38.5 Total Points (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook
It’s the preseason finale, so players on the cusp of making the 53-man roster have one final shot at making an impression. Players will be flying all over the field, looking to make some big plays.
Both the Giants and Jets have scored over 20 points in both of their preseason games. Additionally, both teams have exceeded the 38.5-point threshold in their preseason games. The Jets will shoulder most of the scoring, but the Giants will help get it over the line.