Both New York football teams headed into the Thanksgiving holiday by giving their fans some news Tuesday in hopes to recharge and refresh their struggling seasons on Sunday.
New York sports betting fans are looking ahead to the Jets (2-8) visiting the similarly woeful Houston Texans (2-8) at 1 p.m. Rookie Jets quarterback Zac Wilson has returned to be the starter after injury woes. Last week’s starter Joe Flacco, recently acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles, has been placed into COVID-19 protocol after close contact with the team’s other quarterback, Mike White, who has tested positive for the virus.
NY Sports Betting Sees Jets, Giants Again as Underdogs
As of Wednesday afternoon, the Jets were 2.5-point underdogs on both DraftKings NY and Caesars Sportsbook. The over/under total points was set at 44.5 on both sportsbooks. At DraftKings, Houston was -145 and New York +125 on the moneyline; at Caesars it was Texans -140, Jets +120.
The Jets also will be without running back Michael Carter, who is out 2-3 weeks with a sprained ankle. Ty Johnson and Tevin Coleman will fill in at that spot as the Jets look to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Jets have covered just twice in 10 games against the spread this season and are coming off a 24-17 home loss to their heated AFC East rival, the Miami Dolphins.
One bright side for the Jets is rookie wide receiver Elijah Moore, who had eight receptions for 141 yards and one TD against Miami.
The Houston Texans shocked the Tennessee Titans on the road, 22-13, last Sunday to snap an eight-game losing streak.
Texans quarterback Tyrod Taylor ran for two touchdowns, but it was the defense that stepped up with a franchise-record four interceptions, two by Desmond King, and three in the fourth quarter to secure the win.
NewYorkBets.com prediction: Wilson has to show Jets fans that he has learned something from sitting on the sidelines for the past couple of weeks. The Texans are a totally different team with Taylor leading the offense. Texans 27-14.
Giants Are Waiting to Get Back at Eagles
The New York Giants (3-7) host their hated NFC East rival, the Eagles (5-6) at 1 p.m. ET (FOX).
Head coach Joe Judge has circled this game on his calendar since last year’s final game of the season, when the Washington Football Team defeated the Eagles to knock the Giants from the division title and playoff spot. Judge was not happy that the Eagles pulled quarterback Jalen Hurts, among other players. Washington won and clinched the division at 7-9, eliminating the Giants.
Philadelphia is a 3.5-point and -175 moneyline favorite on BetMGM NY. The Giants are +150 on the moneyline and the over/under for total points is 46.
The Giants fired offensive coordinator and former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett on Tuesday in hopes of sparking an inept offense. Both the offense and defense looked lethargic in a 30-10 road loss at Tampa Bay Monday night.
The Eagles have won two consecutive games and have finally figured out that a balance of run and pass has been the key to their success in recent weeks.
The Eagles notched their first home win of the season on Sunday, 40-29 over New Orleans, as Hurts rushed for 69 yards on 18 carries with three TDs.
NewYorkBets.com prediction: The Giants hope firing Garrett will help jumpstart the offense and quarterback Daniel Jones. The Eagles will lean on Hurts’ leadership and poise and continue with a steady run game featuring backs Miles Sanders (94 yards last week) and Boston Scott (16) to complement Hurts’ skill set. (Update: Jordan Howard, who had 63 yards last week, was ruled out Friday and won't play.) The Eagles can get to .500 with a win, which would bring them squarely back in the playoff mix. They get it done, but it will be close. Eagles 31-27.