Jets vs Giants Predictions, Odds, Picks, Props and SGP (+265)
Alex Buck makes his best NFL picks today and predictions for Jets at Giants in Week 8 of the NFL 2023 season.
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Best Same-Game Parlay Picks for Giants vs Jets Week 8: 2-Leg Parlay Pick (+265)
Leg-1: New York Jets -2.5 (-120)
Leg-2: Under 36.5 Points (-110)
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NFL Schedule Week 8 – Game info - Jets at Giants
2023 NFL Regular Season Game
New York Jets (3-3) vs. New York Giants (2-5)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 29
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Venue: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
TV Channel: CBS
Live Stream: Fubo
The battle of the Big Apple takes place this weekend, and both teams, perhaps unexpectedly, are coming into this game off wins. The Giants downed the Commanders last week in a not-so-thrilling 14-7 game, while the Jets managed to beat quarterback Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles two weeks ago before their scheduled bye week. Both teams have question marks on offense, suggesting that another low-scoring game is on the cards, but which New York team will come out on top?
After losing their imported savior, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, to an Achilles tendon injury just four snaps into the season, the Jets must be rather happy to be 3-3 after a very difficult opening stretch of games. The defensive players have put the entire team on their backs to keep Gang Green in the hunt for a playoff appearance. With Rodgers already showing off his surgically-repaired Achilles, perhaps the Jets’ Super Bowl dream isn’t dead yet.
The Giants, on the other hand, are already well off the pace in a competitive NFC East. Despite beating the Commanders last Sunday, they are just 2-5 and four games behind the division-leading Eagles. On Friday, the team announced that quarterback Daniel Jones will remain out this weekend. Backup QB Tyrod Taylor performed well in relief of Jones last week, but he can expect a tough day at the office on Sunday.
Jets vs. Giants Odds, Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under - NFL Odds Week 8
Moneyline: New York Jets -150, New York Giants +125
Spread: Jets -2.5 (-120), Giants +2.5 (-110)
Total: Over/Under 36.5 points
Jets at Giants Preview
The New York Jets went into their bye week on a high note after toppling the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6. Having now had the chance to rest for a week, they will surely be hyped up and ready to feast on an impotent Giants offense. Giants quarterbacks are feeling pressure on 40 percent of their drop-backs this season, which doesn’t bode well for Tyrod Taylor, who was named the starter on Friday after Daniel Jones was ruled out for a third straight week. The Jets’ pass rush is the NFL’s third-best at applying pressure and it will look to wreak havoc at the line of scrimmage on Sunday.
Until Friday morning, Giants QB Jones’ status was still up in the air. Since it was announced that he cannot play, Taylor will be back in as the starting quarterback. Taylor played well last week, throwing for 279 yards and two touchdowns against the Commanders. He connected on a couple of nice passes to rookie Jalin Hyatt and helped tight end Darren Waller have his best game of the season -- seven receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown. Since Jones hardly looked convincing as a starter before he got hurt, Giants fans likely wonder if Taylor gives their team a better chance to win.
Another big game from Waller could be the key if the Giants are going to be successful in this game. The Jets' defense is elite when it comes to shutting down wide receivers, but it has conceded a total 331 yards and five touchdowns to opposing tight ends through six games. Waller started the season poorly, but he has picked his game up in recent weeks. His ability to keep playing at a high level will be essential for the Giants if they plan to move the ball in this game.
The other important player for the Giants' offense is running back Saquon Barkley, who has demonstrated that he’s now healthy after recording 54 touches in his first two games back from an ankle injury. He is by far his team’s most talented offensive player and will look to get involved as both a rusher and a receiver.
The Jets have experienced offensive issues similar to those of the Giants. Quarterback Zach Wilson and Co. have only managed to score more than 22 points once this season – a 31-21 victory at Denver three weeks ago. Nevertheless, the Jets’ truly dominant defense has sometimes been enough to grind out wins. Wilson continues to struggle as a No. 1 quarterback, but his marginal, week-to-week improvements are making a difference.
The Jets QB is now far more willing to throw the ball to his star receiver, Garrett Wilson, who has had at least eight receptions in two of the past three games. It’s crucial for a quarterback like Zach Wilson to get the ball into the hands of his team’s playmakers, and he is at least doing that a bit more than he did last year.
The other playmaker saving the Jets these days is running back Breece Hall. He just passed the one-year anniversary of the ACL tear he suffered as a rookie, and Hall now appears to be back at full strength. He is averaging 6.5 yards per carry and is primed to take on a heavier workload over the remainder of the season. Since the Giants allow opposing running backs five yards per carry, expect Hall to play a big role for the Jets on Sunday.
The Giants are a blitz-happy team, and the Jets’ offensive line is the NFL’s second-worst when it comes to giving up pressure, so a struggling Zach Wilson could be in for a disaster. Quick passes to players such as Hall and Garrett Wilson might be the best way for him to get the ball out of his hands and avoid oncoming pass-rushers.
The Giants’ defense is not one to be feared, but it did manage to sack Washington quarterback Sam Howell a whopping six times last Sunday. In their six games prior to facing Washington, the Giants had a total of only five sacks. Was last week a sign of things to come from the Giants' defense, or was it just a product of Sam Howell’s uncanny ability to end up on his backside?
Jets vs. Giants Predictions and Pick
Getting through the schedule’s six-game gauntlet to open their 2023 season with a .500 record was an incredible achievement for the New York Jets, and they will be as motivated as ever to capitalize on an easier schedule moving forward. Jets running back Breece Hall’s return to health is a massive boost for this team, and I expect it to ride Hall to victory on Sunday. Since the Giants give up five yards per carry, Hall should find himself with plenty of room to in which to work. He also offers the Jets a quick outlet in their passing game whenever QB Zach Wilson needs to avoid the blitz.
When the Giants' offense is on the field, the Jets should have no problem limiting their scoring opportunities. The Jets are fresh off a bye week, and the Giants lack offensive playmakers. Giants running back Saquon Barkley has averaged fewer than four yards per carry over his last two games, and tight end Darren Waller is the only receiver who poses a genuine threat. I back the Jets to cover the 2.5-point spread here.
The Pick: New York Jets -2.5 (-115)
The Giants have made scoring look hard this year, and that isn’t going to get any easier against this elite Jets defensive unit. An over/under total of 36.5 is low, but I am happy to take the under. I can easily see the Giants struggling to get to double digits in this game, and the Jets are hardly blowing teams away. This New York-New York clash feels like a 20-9 kind of game, so I will be betting the under.
The Pick: Under 36.5 Points (-110)
Best NFL Player-Prop Bets: Jets vs. Giants
This is an easy selection for me. A rushing-yardage line of 68.5 is simply too low for Jets running back Breece Hall. It might be set at that number because Hall has only gone over 12 carries once this season. However, Hall was cleared from being on a pitch count prior to his big game (22 carries for 177 yards) against the Broncos three weeks ago, and he has now had an extra week to rest because of the bye. The Jets will be eager to take down their local rivals for bragging rights alone, and Hall gives them their best chance to do that.
Jets head coach Robert Saleh’s game plan should be to pound the rock in this one, and I expect Hall to storm past 68.5 yards.
I feel sorry for the man who has to play quarterback for the Giants this week. Technically, the NFL considers this to be a Giants home game, but expect to see plenty of green in the MetLife Stadium stands. Daniel Jones was ruled out on Friday, so Tyrod Taylor will be getting the start. As the “home team” quarterback, he will be in the firing line of a well-rested Jets pass rush that should have no problem getting through the Giants offensive line.
Pressure is something Giants quarterbacks have become accustomed to, but they are yet to come up against a secondary of this caliber. Before their bye week, the Jets picked off Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts three times even though they were missing their top two cornerbacks in Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed. Both of those players were full participants in practice this past week, so I expect the Jets' defense to have a big day against the Giants. At least one interception seems a rock-solid bet to me.
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