New York Betting Enthusiasts Must Again Assess Jets, Giants as Underdogs

New York Betting Enthusiasts Must Again Assess Jets, Giants as Underdogs

With five weeks left in the NFL regular season and with mobile New York betting on the verge of launching in the Empire State, the Jets and Giants are trying to launch any kind of sustainable success as we enter the Week 14 weekend.

Both teams had posted wins in Week 12 but lost in Week 13.

The New York Jets (3-9) host the New Orleans Saints (5-7) Sunday at 1 p.m. At BetMGM NY, the Jets are a 6-point and +200 moneyline underdog against the Saints with an over/under total of 43.5 points as of Tuesday afternoon. The Saints, who are trying to end a five-game losing streak, are a -250 moneyline favorite.

Over at FanDuel NY, the Jets are +5.5 and +190 underdogs with the over/under also at 43.5. New Orelans is a -230 favorite on the moneyline.

Meanwhile, the Giants (4-8) travel to the West Coast to visit the resurgent Los Angeles Chargers (7-5). That game will air on Fox at 4:05 ET.

BetMGM lists the Giants as 10-point and +400 moneyline underdogs with a total over/under points at 45.5. The Chargers are a strong -550 moneyline favorite.

FanDuel has the Giants as an even bigger road dog at 10.5 points with a moneyline of +410. The Chargers are -550 on this sportsbook as well.

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Jets Face Saints Team on Losing Streak

After taking a 12-7 lead after the first quarter last Sunday, the Jets were outscored 26-6 en route to a 33-18 loss to the visiting Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles also kept alive their lifetime streak against the Jets franchise, improving to 12-0 all-time.

Rookie quarterback Zach Wilson started off red hot but cooled off and finished by completing 23 of 38 passes for 226 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Rookie wide receiver Elijah Moore had six receptions for 77 yards and one TD.

The Saints lost to the Dallas Cowboys, 27-17, at home last Thursday. That marked the first time New Orleans has lost five consecutive games under head coach Sean Payton.

Quarterback Taysom Hill ran for 101 yards but had brutal game as a passer (19 of 41, 264 yards, two TDs and four Interceptions). Wide receiver Deonte Harris had four catches for 96 yards and one TD to pace the Saints.

In their last meeting, the Saints defeated the Jets on the road, 28-13, on Aug. 23, 2019. Prediction: The Jets have spurts at times, but just can’t do it consistently on offense for four quarters and that’s part of the growing process for Wilson. Hard to imagine, but New Orleans still has faint playoff hopes. Against this Jets’ defense, the Saints’ offense will do enough to get the win. Saints 31, Jets 17.

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QB Injuries Make It Even Tougher for Giants

With no Daniel Jones at quarterback due to a neck injury, the Giants lost at the red-hot Miami Dolphins, 20-9, last Sunday.

Backup quarterback Mike Glennon completed 23 of 44 passes for 187 yards with no TDs and one INT. Glennon is now 6-22 as a starter (0-6 since 2020) and has not won since a Week 3 start with the Chicago Bears in 2017.

It is possible both Jones and Glennon (concussion protocol) will be out this Sunday, which would leave the Giants going with former University of Georgia QB Jake Fromm.

Kicker Graham Gano, with three field goals, was the only Giants offense in the loss.

The Chargers went on the road last week and snagged a key 41-22 victory at the Cincinnati Bengals.

Quarterback Justin Herbert completed 26 of 35 passes for 317 yards with three TDs and one INT. Wide receiver Mike Williams had five catches for 110 yards and fellow wideout Jalen Guyton added four catches for 90 yards and one score.

The Chargers’ defense was also stellar with six sacks, their most in a game since Week 16 at the Cleveland Browns (nine sacks) in 2016. Prediction: The Giants are getting away from their fan base and the city in hopes they can regroup this week. That will be a tall task without Jones. Getting a win with Fromm or Glennon running the offense is why bookmakers have made the Giants such a heavy underdog. Also, Los Angeles is too hot and looking to continue its offensive prowess against a weak Giants defense. Chargers 45, Giants 17.

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Lou Monaco has been a columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas and has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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