Jets vs. Giants Betting Guide: Take First Chance to Fade Daniel Jones?

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Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Daniel Jones

New York Jets at New York Giants Betting Odds

  • Spread: Jets -1.5
  • Over/Under: 33
  • Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET

The Giants host the Jets in one of 11 Preseason Week 1 matchups on Thursday night. Let’s take a look at key storylines for both teams, complete with betting and daily fantasy analysis.

New York Jets

Sam Darnold found himself ranked among the league’s top-12 signal callers in most categories over the final month of last season.

  • QB Rating: 99.1; 10th among 33 quarterbacks with at least 50 pass attempts in Weeks 14-17
  • Yards per attempt: 7.45; T-10th
  • Adjusted yards per attempt: 8.05; eighth
  • Touchdown rate: 4.8%; 10th
  • Completion rate: 64%; 17th
  • Fantasy points: 65; 13th
  • Pro Football Focus Grade: First

Per ESPN’s Rich Cimini, 20% of Darnold’s pass attempts were deemed to be made in tight windows for the third-highest mark in the league (per Next-Gen Stats).

The Jets’ offseason moves to increase the talent level around him could help alleviate some of the consistent tight-coverage burden he faced as a rookie. The addition of Trevor Siemian as Darnold’s backup could also help raise the team’s preseason floor.

New York Giants

Football fans will no longer have to suffer through Odell Beckham Jr. being overthrown in a Giants uniform.

Eli Manning and the Giants have averaged only 18.6 points per game in 20 games without Beckham compared to 22.6 PPG in 59 games with OBJ since 2014. Manning has posted a 64% completion rate while averaging 7.1 yards per attempt with a 4.6% touchdown rate with OBJ compared to a 61% completion rate with 6.4 yards per attempt and a 3.8% touchdown rate without.

More problematic for the Giants is their banged up receiving room featuring Sterling Shepard (fractured thumb), Darius Slayton (hamstring) and Brittan Golden (groin).

Imagine not taking the chance to bet against Manning and Daniel Jones the first time you can.

LEAN: Jets -1.5