The New York Giants and New York Jets meet in the preseason finale on Sunday, each team’s final tune-up before the 2022 NFL regular season. Here’s a look at the betting odds.
As the NFL’s preseason comes to a close this week, the Giants and Jets square off in an important exhibition finale. This year’s “Snoopy Bowl,” named after MetLife Stadium’s mascot, carries some interesting betting odds.
Both teams come to this contest 2-0 this preseason. The Giants enter off a 25-22 victory over Cincinnati last week, with the offense putting up an impressive 423 total yards to the Bengals 272. The Jets, meanwhile, topped the Atlanta Falcons last week, 24-16.
New York City’s two football teams, the Giants and Jets, got together this week for joint practices for the first time in 17 years. By all accounts, the practices remained uneventful, not marred by the brawls that have dotted other joint practices elsewhere this offseason.
While wagering on preseason games can be a tricky proposition, the betting odds for this Giants and Jets contest provide potential value.
Giants, Jets Preseason Betting Odds
Several New York sportsbooks carry lines and betting odds for this preseason. The betting odds list this game between the Giants and Jets with Gang Green as the favorites, despite the team having lost eight of their last 10 games to finish the 2021 season.
Preseason trends feature a wide variance for bettors, as favorites covered 53.3 percent of the time in 2021, but underdogs covered 60.8 percent of the time in 2019. (There was no preseason in 2020.)
In addition to these wagers, BetRivers also provides a listing for Game Combos. These bets include a Moneyline and Total Points parlay, as well as a Point Spread and Total Points parlay. The Jets Moneyline and Over 38.5 points sees +215 odds, whereas the Giants Moneyline and Over 38.5 points sees +320 odds. Also, the Giants +2.5 and Over 38.5 points option lists +275 odds.
While both of these squads finished among the worst scoring teams in the league last season, the Over is a combined 4-0 for these New York clubs. With a total set at 38.5 at most sportsbooks, and a game featuring two relatively weak defenses, the Over should hit once again. The Giants have allowed over 20 points in both preseason games, while the Jets have surrendered an average of 18.5 points so far.
Giants, Jets Preseason Preview Week 2
Wagering on the betting odds for this Giants and Jets matchup isn’t the only point of interest for fans heading into the preseason finale.
The Jets expect to see their new-look offensive line for a stretch on Sunday. Veteran left tackle Duane Brown, a five-time Pro Bowler, joined the first team for the first time since signing with the Jets two weeks ago in the wake of Mekhi Becton’s season-ending knee injury. Brown’s addition to the line shifted George Fant to right tackle.
Beyond offensive line play, the Jets hope to settle the competition at No. 2 cornerback during the preseason finale. Rookie Ahmed Gardner and Bryce Hall continue to vie for the spot, though Hall struggled in last week’s game.
For the Giants, quarterback Daniel Jones and the first-team offense impressed so much during their joint practice that head coach Brian Daboll may sit Jones and some of the other playmakers on Sunday.
It wasn’t all roses at the joint practices for the Giants, though, as linebacker Azeez Ojulari pulled up short with a hamstring injury at one point, though initial reports indicate the injury does not appear to be serious. Still, the Giants are already dealing with several injuries at edge rusher, including first-round rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux, who is out for the next few weeks with a sprained MCL.
The Giants also want to settle the No. 2 cornerback battle in this ballgame. Aaron Robinson looked like the favorite for the job, but he’s struggled. Darnay Holmes, listed as a nickel corner, could make a push for the position. Rookie Cor’Dale Flott remains in the running as well.
Preseason Trends Affect Giants, Jets Betting Odds
The preseason trends certainly affect the betting odds ahead of this Giants and Jets exhibition matchup. The Jets enter the contest 5-0-1 in their last six preseason games, going 5-1 against the spread in that stretch. The Giants, meanwhile, enter 8-4 against the spread over their last 12 exhibition contests.
The Giants sport a 6-1 against the spread mark in their last seven preseason games as underdogs, and could snag another straight up and ATS win here. The Jets have a 3-1 against the spread record in their last four preseason games as the betting favorite.
The Over has hit in seven of the Giants’ last nine preseason games, and the Over is 4-0 in the Jets last four preseason tilts.