Game: New York Giants at New York Jets
Date & Time: Sunday November 10th, 2019, 1:00 (EST)
Location: Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
The Line: New York Giants -3, O/U 44.5
TV Channel: FOX
NFL ATS SEASON RECORD: 30-23-2
In the Battle for Metlife, the only thing hot about these teams is their coaches seats, as Nick Ballistreri makes his prediction on who wins.
New York Giants at New York Jets Preview
The moment we’ve all been waiting for…the Battle for Metlife. You’re excited right? Oh wait, these teams haven’t been particularly good as of late. Actually, they’ve been straight up bad.
Let’s look at their records since the beginning of 2017.
- Jets: 10-31
- Giants: 10-30
Not much is separating these two teams. If we did a little deeper, the Jets have lost 16 of 18, and the Giants 10 of 12. After an offseason filled with high expectations from both of these franchises, this is not what was expected.
The Jets sit at 1-7, which is a far cry from the offseason where they were picked as a trendy playoff team in the AFC. Young QB Sam Darnold has regressed, so much so that some Jets fans are calling for the team to draft another QB early in this year’s draft.
Simply put, this is not where the Jets saw themselves this season. To make matters worse, they lost to the winless Dolphins last week, and 1st-year Head Coach Adam Gase must be sweating with how hot his seat is getting.
The Giants are not much better, but at least fans haven’t given up on their young QB just yet. They sit at 2-7, coming off a 37-18 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on MNF. When the Giants finally benched Eli Manning, optimism was high with Daniel Jones stepping in. After Jones won his first two starts and looked good doing it, people were even talking playoffs.
Not so fast. Jones has taken a step back, as he hasn’t proven he is able to take care of the ball. He had 3 turnovers on MNF, putting a dagger straight through the heart of the Giants upset bid.
Where do these teams go from here? Jets coach Adam Gase is already on the hot seat, and with a couple more losses, Giants coach Pat Shurmur may be in the same boat. While this isn’t the exciting matchup expected before the season, this is an important one for both franchises.
The key question for both is this: Which team has the better young Quarterback? Or maybe even this: Does either team have their FRANCHISE Quarterback?
New York Giants at New York Jets Key Stats
- The Giants are 3-6 ATS this season
- The Jets are 2-6 ATS this season
- The Giants have lost 5 straight games
- The Jets have lost 3 straight games
- The Jets have a -10 turnover margin, while the Giants are -7
- These two teams are a combined 3-14 for a win percentage of .176
New York Giants at New York Jets Betting Lines
- The O/U for the game is 44.5
- The Giants are -3 favorites on Draftkings
- The Giants are -157 on the ML, while the Jets are +138
New York Giants at New York Jets Spread Prediction
Both of these teams need a win in the worst way possible. For the Jets, the rest of the season is an evaluation. They have to dig deep, and see which players are apart of the future plans, namely Sam Darnold. They didn’t expect to be at a crossroads this early in Darnold’s career, but bad play will do that, and here we are.
The Giants have a base core of talent on offense. They think they have their QB in Daniel Jones, their RB in Saquon Barkley, a bright tight end and some weapons on the outside. The problem lies inside, as they can’t protect Jones. The calling shots to replace Jones aren’t here yet, and they won’t get here for a while, but as you can see from his fellow NY QB, the good times don’t last unless you shape up.
With the Giants being 3 point favorites, this is a hard game to call. When a team is 2-7, it’s rare that they’re favored in a game, but that goes to show you how people feel about the Jets.
The Giants will be without WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram, but to counter that, the Jets will be down a couple corners, and had to activate 2 corners who were signed to the team Wednesday.
In the end, it may come down to the RB battle between Le’Veon Bell and Saquon Barkley, and I trust Barkley to break open a long run or two more than I do Bell. I’m taking the Giants, but buying it to 2.5 points.