The Jacksonville Jaguars almost rode their stingy D to a Super Bowl appearance after becoming the most improved team of 2017. The New York Giants 2017 season was marred by injury and dysfunction. The NFL Week 1 line favors the Jags by a field goal.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs New York Giants Line & Pick NFL Week 1
Who will cover the 3-point NFL Week 1 line when the Jags invade MetLife Stadium to take on the Giants.
Who: Jacksonville Jaguars vs New York Giants
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
When: Sunday, Sept 9th, 1 PM ET
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Spread: Jacksonville -3 -115
Moneyline: Jags -162/Giants +142
Why Bet On The Jags Over The Giants
The Jacksonville Jaguars were the most improved team in the league last season. They were fun to watch and more fun to bet on going 11-8 ATS and winning the AFC South.
Last season, the Jaguars edged the Buffalo Bills in a low-scoring wild-card matchup. Then went on to beat the vaunted Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional round. Jacksonville was finally stopped by the 24-20 decision to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.
The NFL Week 1 line favors the Jags by 3-points, but should you bet on Jax to beat the Giants?
Why Bet On The Giants Over The Jags
The New York Giants are attempting to recover from a disastrous 3-13 season last year. The Giants’ brain trust used the team’s second overall pick to select RB Saquon Barkley and signed Odell Beckham Jr to a record contract. The Giants are ready to win now.
Barkley is not expected to be under any limitations in his NFL debut after tweaking his hamstring during practice last month.
NFL Week 1 Pick Jags vs Giants
Blake Bortles is a never been and Eli Manning is past his prime. But this game should be fun to watch with the likes of OBJ, Barkley, Leonard Fournette, and Jalen Ramsey.
The 3-point NFL Week 1 line is a sucker bet, but combine the new helmet rule with a speedy Jags defense I expect a lot of penalties which will slow the game down. Bet the under.