New York Jets fifth-year quarterback Mark Sanchez continues to battle rookie Geno Smith for the starting job, which is important to consider when making your NFL preseason picks on Saturday as the team prepares to face the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.
Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Jets are two-point road underdogs in the pro football odds, with the betting total sitting at 39.5 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this non-conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.
The New York Jets have split their first two preseason games in 2013. They are coming off a 37-13 blowout victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars as 2.5-point home favorites last Saturday.
The New York Giants were unable to open up their 2013 exhibition schedule with a 2-0 record, dropping a 20-12 decision to the Indianapolis Colts as two-point home favorites on Sunday.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning has plenty to work on in practice this week—considering the offense has settled for five field goals in six trips inside the red zone in two preseason games.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the New York Jets, as the New York Giants are 0-5-1 against the spread in Week 3 of the NFL preseason over the last six years.
NFL Pick: New York Jets +2
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