Giants vs. Jets odds, picks: 2021 NFL preseason Week 1 predictions, best bets from expert on 23-12 run

New York’s teams will meet in a Week 1 NFL preseason matchup this weekend. The Jets are set to face off against the Giants on Saturday in the back half of a loaded 10-game slate. The Jets will begin the Robert Saleh era with high hopes, but things aren’t going too smoothly for Joe Judge at the Giants’ camp. Which team will take over in the Big Apple?

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The latest Jets vs. Giants odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the Jets as 2.5-point favorites. The over-under for total points is set at 35. Before locking in any Giants vs. Jets picks, make sure to check out he NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s R.J. White. 

White, a CBS Sports Fantasy and gambling editor, ended the 2020 season on an 80-59 run on all NFL picks, returning more than $1,400 during that span. It’s no surprise, as White has cashed huge twice in the world’s most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest. He’s also gone an amazing 23-12 (+954) on his last 35 picks involving the Giants. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, White has examined Saturday’s Giants vs. Jets game from every angle and recently released his expert NFL picks and analysis. You can visit SportsLine now to get his NFL picks. Here are several NFL odds and betting trends for Jets vs. Giants:

Jets vs. Giants spread: Jets -2Jets vs. Giants over-under: 35 pointsJets vs. Giants money line: Jets -135, Giants +125NYJ: The Jets were 6-10 against the spread last seasonNYG: The Giants were 9-7 against the spread last season 

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Why the Jets can cover

The Jets had the second-worst record against the spread last year but are in a prime position to capitalize on the Giants’ weaknesses. The Giants have had three players retire ahead of their first preseason game, and one decided to do so after signing with the team this offseason. 

Judge isn’t in the best place with his players after making them do pushups and run in the aftermath of a skirmish at practice. Saleh, on the other hand, is the ultimate player motivator and can get the most out of the Jets’ defense. The Jets were 4-4 against the spread at MetLife last season. Both teams being in their home venue should level the playing field. 

Why the Giants can cover

The Giants were above-average against the spread last season. They were one of 14 teams that covered in at least nine games. New York’s offense might not be at its best with Saquon Barkley battling back from injury and new faces, but its defense is underrated. New York’s top-10 scoring defense last season was anchored by stopping the run. 

The Jets ranked last in rushing touchdowns with nine last season and haven’t made any big-time upgrades. Depending on Zach Wilson, who is expected to play up to a quarter, to beat a quality defense in his first NFL start could be a reach.

How to make Jets vs. Giants picks

White has analyzed this matchup from all angles, and we can tell you he’s leaning under on the point total. He has also discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. You can only get this and the rest of White’s expert NFL picks at SportsLine.

Who wins Jets vs. Giants? And which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must back? Visit SportsLine now to see R.J. White’s Giants vs. Jets picks, all from the NFL expert on a 23-12 roll on picks involving the Giants, and find out.


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