Jets vs. Eagles Picks & Betting Odds: Bet Philly with Darnold Still Out?

Jets vs. Eagles Picks & Betting Odds: Bet Philly with Darnold Still Out? article feature image

Jeff Hanisch-USA Today Sports. Pictured: Carson Wentz.

  • The Eagles are huge betting favorites at home against the New York Jets (odds: Jets -13.5 with an over/under of 44).
  • Do our experts think the Jets can cover the spread? Check out their picks and predictions below.

Jets at Eagles Betting Picks & Odds

  • Jets Spread: +14
  • Eagles Spread: -14
  • Jets Moneyline: +570
  • Eagles Moneyline: -851
  • Total: 43
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: CBS

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After picking up a crucial road win over the Packers last Thursday, the Eagles welcome the winless Jets to Philadelphia on Sunday.

Read below for Sean Koerner’s projected odds, mismatches to note and our staff’s favorite pick.

Jets-Eagles Injury Report

Which team is healthier? Both are in terrible shape

Coming off their bye, the Jets aren’t any healthier than how they entered it.

LB C.J. Mosley (groin), Demaryius Thomas (knee/hamstring) and OL Kelechi Osemele (shoulder/knee) haven’t practiced all week and it wouldn’t be a surprise if they all sit. Sam Darnold (mono) hasn’t been ruled out yet, but it would be surprising to see him play as he’d have to play with custom padding to guard his spleen from his mono.

The Eagles are banged on both sides of the ball with DeSean Jackson (abdomen) expected to be out again. Additionally, they’ll be incredibly thin in the secondary with CBs Ronald Darby (hamstring) and Avonte Maddox (concussion) unlikely to suit up for this game. Justin Bailey

Note: Info as of Thursday. See our Injury Report for daily practice participation and game statuses up until kickoff.

Biggest Mismatch

Eagles Pass Catchers vs. Jets Pass Defense

After their big 34-27 win at Green Bay last Thursday night, the Eagles will enter this game with confidence and health.

After catching three passes for 38 yards and a touchdown against the Packers, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery should be fully healed from a calf strain that was hampering him last week. Jackson’s status remains questionable, but with Mack Hollins and Nelson Agholor, the Eagles receiving options should be fine.

Nelson Agholor-Alshon Jeffery
Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Nelson Agholor, Alshon Jeffery

The Jets boast the best pass defense against opposing tight ends but will face one of the league’s best in Zach Ertz. Despite ranking first among all tight ends in targets (38), Ertz hasn’t eclipsed 72 receiving yards or logged a touchdown catch. The Jets have faced Buffalo, New England and Cleveland, all of which featured poor talent or injured tight ends.

New York’s defense has struggled against the pass and will be tested by Carson Wentz, who ranks fifth in fantasy points per game. He also ranks fourth with nine touchdown passes while third in red-zone carries. Wentz’s ability to scramble will keep the Jets defense honest, and will allow the brilliant Philadelphia receiving corps more room to attack. Mike Randle

Sean Koerner’s Projected Odds

  • Projected Spread: Eagles -13.5
  • Projected Total: 43.5

I’ll be blunt: This is not a great week for handicapping, and this is a pass for me.

It sounds like Luke Falk will draw another start and we can expect Darnold to return in Week 6. The ultimate outcome for both the spread/total of this matchup could come down to just how much mercy the Eagles are willing to show in the second half. I prefer having to avoid speculating that much, so instead my focus for this matchup will be strictly player props. Sean Koerner

Expert Pick

Randle:  Eagles -13.5 

Philadelphia’s offense compiled 34 points on the road against Green Bay’s stout defense and now returns home with extra prep against a struggling Jets secondary.

The Eagles have averaged 26.9 points per home game with Wentz, outscoring their opponents by an average of 9.1 points. Wentz has averaged 1.91 passing touchdowns per home game with only 0.5 interceptions.

With Darnold still unlikely to play, the Eagles defense will likely face Falk, who threw for just 98 yards and no touchdowns in New York’s 30-14 loss at New England in Week 3.

Look for Philadelphia’s offense to benefit from short fields because of the anemic Jets offense, which ranks 29th in both run and pass offense DVOA (Football Outsiders). New York will likely try to control the ball on the ground but will have little success against the Eagles’ fifth-ranked Eagles run defense. Philadelphia held Green Bay running backs to 24 rushing yards on 14 attempts last Thursday night.

I support giving the large spread for an Eagles offense that should generate yards and points against a struggling Jets secondary. With a backup quarterback and a tough rushing matchup, look for the Eagles to cruise to a comfortable home win.

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