Jacksonville Jaguars (0-0) vs New York Giants (0-0)Date : 09/09/2018
Time : 1:00 pm EST
Location : MetLife Stadium, New York, New York
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Jacksonville Jaguars vs New York Giants
The Jacksonville Jaguars, fresh off a 3-1 preseason, will travel to MetLife Stadium in New York, New York to battle the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon at 1 pm EST in week 1 NFL action. The Jaguars would pick up their 3rd preseason win with a 25-10 road win over the Buccaneers on 8-30-2018 as they would cash in on the spread (+1) while the over would barely be the play with the total being set at 34 points for the game. The Giants, on the other hand, would end the preseason with a record of 2-2 after a 17-12 home loss versus the Patriots on 8-30-2018 to where the Pats would cash in on the spread as underdogs (+2.5) while the under would be the play with the total being set at 38 points. The last time these two teams met was on 11-30-2014 to where the Jags would get the 25-24 home win to where they would also cash in on the spread as underdogs (+3) and where the over was the play with a total of 44 points, total.
Jacksonville Jaguars's Latest Performance :
After being down 10-3 at the half, the Jags stormed back in the second half in week 4 preseason action against the Bucs on Thursday night to pick up the huge win. The offense picked up only 19 first downs while rushing for 151 yards and passing for a total of 194 for the game. They would also go 2 for 2 inside the red zone while holding the ball for 31:01 minutes. Tanner Lee was 11 of 22 for 164 yards in the win while Cody Kessler would go 4 of 6 for only 32 yards for the Jags. Brandon Wilds (88 yds, 17 att) would pace the rushing attack while Tim Cook would have 54 yards on 16 carries in the game. Montae Crockett (3 rec, 76 yds) and Alan Lazard (3 rec, 41 yds) would pace the receiving corps in the victory.
The defense for the Jags would allow 109 yards rushing for the game along with 193 yards passing while allowing 23 first downs to the Bucs. They would also go 1 for 2 inside the red zone while holding the ball for 28:59 minutes. Dee Delany would record a pick along with 4 stops on the night while Darius Jackson and Blair Brown would get a sack each. Quinton Meeks would also have 4 stops in the game for the Jacksonville defensive unit.
New York Giants 's Latest Performance :
The Giants D would allow 20 first downs for the Pats on Thursday night while allowing 199 yards rushing along with 150 yards in the air. They would also permit them to go 1 for 2 inside the red zone while the Patriots would hold the ball for 28:34 minutes. Donte Deayon would pick up his 2nd pick of the year for the Giants, however, while Robert Thomas and Lorenzo Carter would each have a sack in the loss. Taye Davis and Chris Lewis Harris would have 5 stops apiece for the unit while Avery Moss would have 4 tackles in the game.
The offense would pick up 22 first downs with 128 yards rushing along with 198 yards passing for the game. The G-men were 1 for 2 as well inside the red zone while they held the ball for a total of 31:26 minutes. Kyle Lauletta (8 for 19, 118 yds, 1 TD, 2 INT’s) would lead the QB corps for the night while Alex Tanny would also go 13 for 23 for 92 yards, total, along with a TD. Jalen Simmons (41 yds, 11 att) would pace the rushing attack while Jhurrell Pressley (40 yds, 7 att) along with Wayne Gallmen (18 yds, 4 att) would also get some snaps for the rushing attack in the loss. Amba-Etta Tawo had a 41-yard TD reception in the game while Travis Rudolph (3 rec, 30 yds) along with Alonso Russell (3 rec, 24 yds, TD) would also step up for the receiving corps.
How Jacksonville Jaguars & New York Giants Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
The Jags, after a very successful preseason, primarily due to their defensive play, will come into this game looking to get their running game going early on a Giants squad that were totally obliterated by the Pats on the ground in their last outing. Please believe that they will see a heavy dose of Fournette in the opener at MetLife on Sunday. The Giants will be focused on playing well at home to begin the season as they certainly look to compete within their respective division by the end of the 2018 campaign.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars -3
My reason for the pick :
The Jags should have just enough to pick up a win in this matchup along with cover the small spread. Their running game will certainly allow them to control the trenches while tiring the Giants over time. As stated, while they may not score many points, they will certainly take advantage of their opportunities in this game. The Giants will also get an up close and personal look into what may be potentially the best defense of the year by the end of 2018. IN all, take the Jags to cover in week 1 over a lackluster Giants squad.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under (off)
My reason for the prediction :
I will go off the direction of a knowledgeable sports analysis by the name of Red from out west, and pick the under in this contest as it seems that the Jaguars defense seems to be for real. Furthermore, in squaring off against a Giants team that has not been able to handle much defensive pressure at all in recent years can certainly serve them well in week 1. Look for the Jags to get pressure on manning along with exert their physicality with their receivers in which to provide the guys in the trenches the opportunity to break down the pocket. In all, while I certainly do not see the Jags scoring many points, their D will certainly not let the home team score many as well.
Betting trends for Jacksonville Jaguars:
- Jaguars are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf
- Under is 4-1 in Jaguars last 5 games on fieldturf
- Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 1
- Jaguars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Betting trends for New York Giants :
- Under is 6-1 in Giants last 7 games overall
- Giants are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in September
- Under is 10-3 in Giants last 13 games on fieldturf.