New York Jets (0-0) vs Detroit Lions (0-0)Date : 09/10/2018
Time : 7:10 pm EST
Location : Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
New York Jets vs Detroit Lions
The NY Jets will travel to Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, to take on the Detroit lions on Monday night at 7:10 pm EST in the first game of a doubleheader to wrap up week 1. The last time these two teams met was on 9-28-2014 when the Lions would get the 24-17 road win as they would cash in on the spread (+2) while the under was the play with total points being set at 43.5. the Jets would end the preseason with a record of 1-3 as they would go on to lose at Philly in week 4 by a 10-9 score. They Eagles would cover the spread in this matchup (-1.5) while the under was the play with the total being set at 33.5 points for the game. The Lions would also end the preseason at 1-3 as they would drop their finale at home in a 35-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns on 8-30-2018. They Browns would cover (-2.5) while the over would be the result as the total would be set at 35.5 points.
New York Jets's Latest Performance :
The Eagles O would pick up a total of 21 first downs against the Jets on 150 yards rushing along with 209 passing yards. They would also go 1 for 1 inside the red zone while being permitted to hold the football for a combined 35:15 minutes. The Jets D would remain active, nonetheless, as J.J Wilcox, Justin Burris, along with Derrick Jones would each have a pick in the contest while Kendall Reyes, Parry Nicholson, Brandon Copeland would each have a sack in the loss. Neville Hewitt would lead the team with 6 tackles while Jones, Brandon Copeland, and Anthony Wint would each have 4 stops for the unit.
The Jets offense would, on the other hand, pick up 11 first downs on 78 rush yards along with 108 passing yards. They would go 0 for 2 inside the red zone while holding the ball for 24:45 minutes. John Wolford would go 8 for 20 for 89 yards along with a pick while Josh McCown would also get snaps under center ending with 26 yards on 3 of 8 passing. Trenton Cannon would rush 11 times for 29 yards while Charchandrick West would also rush 5 times for 15 yards. Clive Walford would have 3 receptions for 40 yards, total, in the loss.
Detroit Lions's Latest Performance :
The Browns would go in at the half versus the Lions up 25-0 en route to a big week 4 preseason win on 8-30-2018. They would be allowed to pick up a total of 22 first downs along with 16 3 rushing yards compared with 261 passing yards. They would also go 2 for 3 from inside the red zone while possessing the ball for 33:29 minutes. Despite their issues stopping Cleveland on this night, Christian Ringo would have a sack in the game for the Lions while Darnell Sankey would lead the team in tackles with 6. Jonathan Freeny would also have 5 tackles in the loss while Dexter McDougal and Deshawn Shead would have 4 tackles each for Detroit.
The O for the Lions would pick up 15 first downs on 83 yards rushing along with 170 yards passing. They would go 2 for 2 inside the red zone while holding the football for a total of 26:31 minutes. Jake Ruddock (14/24, 112 yards, TD) along with Matt Cassell (4/11, 64 yards, 1 INT) would get the most snaps under center for Cleveland in this matchup. Dewayne Washington would rush 20 times for 67 yards and a TD while Dontez Ford would rush 3 times for 49 yards. Washington would also have 6 receptions for 43 yards while Chris Lacy would have a 4-yard TD catch in defeat.
How New York Jets & Detroit Lions Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Game 1 of 2 to open the 2018 NFL season will entail 2 teams that are looking to improve significantly from their 2017 campaign in the Jets and Lions. It will be interesting to see how the Jets acclimate Sam Darnold into their offensive scheme while I would also be curious to see if the Jets D can continue to play well. The Lions, on the other hand, would love to have a productive outing on week 1 in which to pick up some type of momentum that they can build from. In all, this Monday night matchup could indeed become a sleeper if one may be an offensive-minded viewer.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: NY Jets +6.5
My reason for the pick :
I happen to think that while the Lions may indeed win this contest in week 1, I also feel as though 6.5 points are much to give to this Detroit team that has been up and down (mostly down) lately as they have struggled on both sides of the ball. The Jets have had their problems in these areas as well, however, I would feel much better in taking the Jets with the points for this contest. The fact is that the road team may even pull out a victory in this matchup as their defense has been stingy in allowing only 47 points during the preseason. In all, look for the Jets D to open some eyes on primetime Monday night.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under 44.5
My reason for the prediction :
With the way that both offenses have struggled to not only move the ball, but, to maintain any type of consistent scoring, I will back the under in this matchup. Stafford should be back under center for the Lions, however, he will also need to get some real time play alongside his receivers and running backs in order for the offense to become much more efficient and effective over time. In all, I see the total not surpassing 44.5 points in this instance.
Betting trends for New York Jets:
- Jets are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games on fieldturf
- Under is 4-1 in Jets last 5 Monday games
- Jets are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games.
Betting trends for Detroit Lions:
- Over is 10-1 in Lions last 11 games in Week 1
- Lions are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games
- Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 1