NFL Preseason Week 3 betting action continues with the annual inter-state rivalry game dubbed the Metlife Bowl. The game will feature the 1.5-point favorite Giants of New York and the Jets of New York. The game kicks off at 7:00 PM on Saturday from their shared home at Met Life Stadium. Both teams are 1-1 after 2 preseason games.
— New York Giants (@Giants) August 28, 2015
A Closer Look At The NY Jets at NY Giants NFL Preseason Week 3 Odds, Betting Prediction & How To Watch
New York Jets vs New York Giants
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET
Location: East Rutherford, NJ
Stadium: Metflife Stadium
Odds: Giants -1.5
Game Total: 42.5
Radio: NY Jets vs NY Giants
NY Giants star WR Victor Cruz had his coming out party a few short years ago against the Jets in a preseason game. While he is unlikely to see the field this week, the Giants are hoping Cruz can break-out again after losing most of the season last year due to a knee injury.
With Cruz back to join ROY Odell Beckham Jr., QB Eli Manning could have a carreer year. However Manning did struggle last week, only completing 4 of 14 for 46 yards in the 22-12 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Manning expects to be better against the Jets, but he also knows their defense is better than he faced against the Jaguars a week ago.
"Yeah, they like to bring pressure," Manning was quoted in the NY Daily News. "They do a good job of mixing up their coverages — showing pressure and backing out or disguising coverage and bringing some blitzes. So we’ll have to be on our game, from my standpoint, from the offensive line, running backs, receivers, everybody understanding what their responsibilities are. It’s a good scheme that their coaches brought in from Arizona, and they have good players, good corners, and so it’ll be a good test for us. Looking forward to it."
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 26, 2015
|New York Giants|
|2014 Offensive Leaders||2014 Defensive Leaders|
|QB Eli Manning (4410 yds, 30 TDs, 14 INTs)||LB Jameel McClain (112 tackles)|
|RB Andre Williams (721 yds, 7 TDs)||S Quintin Demps (4 INTs)|
|WR Odell Beckham Jr. (1305 yds, 12 TDs)||DE Jason Pierre-Paul (12.5 sacks)|
The Jets are in trouble this year. And their problems start and end with leadership. Leadership in the locker room, on the field and on the sidelines.
“I have a pretty good idea what we have,” Bowles told ESPN . “With the exception of three or four guys, I have a good idea of everybody else. I understand what we can be. I know what kind of work we have ahead of us but I have a good idea of what we have.”
“I see we have potential to have a good team,” the first-year coach added. “But we got to gel and the chemistry has to come together. It is OK to have pieces but I understand what those pieces are and we have a lot of work ahead of us but we do have the talent to get there.”
|New York Jets|
|2014 Offensive Leaders||2014 Defensive Leaders|
|QB Geno Smith (2525 yds, 13 TDs, 13 INTs)||LB David Harris (124 tackles)|
|RB Chris Ivory (821 yds, 6 TDs)||CB Jaiquawn Jarrett (2 INTs)|
|WR Eric Decker (962 yds, 5 TDs)||DT Sheldon Richardson (8.0 sacks)|
My NFL Preseason Week 3 Final Score Prediction: Jets 23 – Giants 28
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is 25-22 in preseason game for his career. The Giants are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite of 0.5-3.0 points, and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf.
Jets head coach Todd Bowles is 1-1 in preseason game for his short career. The Jets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog of 0.5-3.0 points, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a road underdog of 0.5-3.0 points.
How To Watch the Jets at Giants NFL Preseason Week 3 Game:
|NY Jets||@||NY Giants|
|-no broadcast-||7:00 ET||Bob Papa, Carl Banks
WNBC (NBC/4 – New York)
WNYT (NBC/13 – Albany)
WSTM (NBC/3 – Syracuse)
WICZ (FOX/40 – Binghamton)
WETM (NBC/18 – Elmira)
WTIC (FOX/61 – Hartford)
WFFF (FOX/44 – Burlington VT)
New York Jets NFL Preseason Week 3 Projected Starting Lineup:
- Offense: Fitzpatrick (QB), Ivory (RB), Bohanon (FB), Marshall (WR1), Decker (WR2), Cumberland (TE), Ferguson (LT), Colon (LG), Mangold (C), Carpenter (RG), Giacomini (RT)
- Defense: Wilkerson (DE), Harrison (NT), Williams (DE), Coples (OLB), Davis (ILB), Harris (ILB), Pace (OLB), Revis (CB1), Cromartie (CB2), Gilchrist (SS), Pryor (FS)
New York Giants NFL Preseason Week 3 Projected Starting Lineup:
- Offense: Manning (QB), Jennings (RB), Hynoski (FB), Beckham (WR1), Jones (WR2), Donnell (TE), Flowers (LT), Jerry (LG), Richburg (C), Schwartz (RG), Pugh (RT)
- Defense: Ayers (DE), Jenkins (DT), Hankins (DT), Moore (DE), Kennard (OLB), Beason (ILB), McClain (OLB), Rodgers-Cromartie (CB1), Amukamara (CB2), Collis (SS), Berhe (FS)