Predictions For Giants Jets Betting: - Jets Will Feel The Heat In Battle With Super Bowl Champs
The New York Jets don't have to win this preseason game against the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants… but they sure could use a pick-me-up in this New York clash.
New York Giants @ New York Jets - Saturday, August 18
Online betting line: No line
Why The New York Giants Will Win
When making your next betting play at any of several online sports books, you just have to look at the last time these two teams played, in late December of 2011. The Giants were at 7-7, on the verge of being knocked out of the playoffs. However, "Big Blue" was able to rally around the flag and thump the New York Jets. The Giants' pass rush wreaked havoc against the Jets' offensive line, forcing their rival from the AFC to implode. The Jets and quarterback Mark Sanchez were lost on offense against the Giants, and even though this is just a preseason game, it's going to be fiercely contested. The Giants, knowing how much they hate the Jets, are going to have steam flowing from their ears in this game.
The Giants, knowing how fully they dominated the Jets last season, all while keeping alive their playoff and (eventual) Super Bowl run, will take the field with great confidence. They will possess the will to win and they will rightly sense that they'll hold the trump cards not just in terms of Xs and Os, but in their attitude, one defined by a healthy form of competitive swagger. The Jets are still a mess in light of the quarterback battle between Sanchez and new arrival Tim Tebow. The Jets scored only six points in their first preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals last weekend.
The Giants pretty much know what they have; they don't need to reinvent themselves, and they’re not in a position that is particularly conducive to pressure or unwelcome stress. The Jets, though, have to be feeling at least a little bit desperate after a stink-bomb against Cincinnati. A proper and levelheaded mindset is such a key for competitive success, even in the realm of a preseason game. The Giants have that mindset while the Jets clearly lack it. That should be the difference.
Why The New York Jets Will Win
The NFL is a high-pressure business, but playing NFL ball in New York is truly high-stakes poker for the men who populate the Giants' and Jets' rosters. The media microscope is so intense, and this forces New York football teams to dig deeper in moments of pressure. The Jets are definitely feeling this pressure… no, not because they lost their preseason opener, but because they scored just six points in the process of losing. The Jets know how much their fan base is rumbling and grumbling at the moment. They will feel it necessary to win this game. Priority systems and valuations tilt in favor of the Jets, not the Giants. Consider this game, therefore, a preseason oddity, the kind of event in which linear logic does not apply.
Who Will Win
It’s true that the Jets were really bad in their previous game, but that very fact should spur the Jets, leading them to play at a much higher level, one that can overtake the Giants before very long. Take the Jets over the Giants… because it's the preseason, not the regular season.
NFL Football Betting Pick: New York Jets