New York Jets vs. New York Giants: Prediction, Odds, Depth Charts (10/29/23)

The Jets meet the Giants on Sunday in their first meeting since 2019. Let’s take a look at Jets vs. Giants odds predictions as both teams try to build off wins, with Jets moneyline as our best bet.

Jets vs. Giants Prediction

The Giants’ offense has looked a bit smoother with Tyrod Taylor at quarterback, but let’s be clear – the unit still hasn’t been productive.

Even in a win, just 14 points against the Commanders was underwhelming, and New York couldn’t finish drives against the Bills, either. The Jets’ defense is better than what both of those teams had to offer, so whether it’s Taylor or Daniel Jones, the Giants’ chances of even a decent offensive performance are slim.

Can the Giants’ defense rise to the challenge and hold the Jets down? The Jets should be a bit concerned about the Giants’ pass-rush going up against a shaky offensive line. But Breece Hall should be able to do damage against what’s been a weak run defense for Don Martindale. Zach Wilson is a limited passer, but he’s been playing with more confidence of late, and that’s made the difference in two close wins.

In a battle of teams who too often have to settle for field goals, the safer bet might be to just take a moneyline rather than relying on a 3-point spread. There is enough value on the Jets moneyline (-146) to roll with Robert Saleh’s team.

Away Team Vs. Home Team Prediction: Jets Moneyline (-146)

Jets vs. Giants Best Odds

The Jets are 3-point favorites and sit -146 on the moneyline. The over/under is 36.5 points.

While the Giants are the technical home team, there is no real home team at MetLife Stadium. This line is effectively what it would be for a neutral-site game between these two teams, and the Giants’ better play of late wasn’t enough to erase the Jets’ status as favorites following their upset of the Eagles.

Jets vs. Giants Key Injuries

Daniel Jones’ status remains up in the air for the Giants after he missed the last two games with a neck injury. After Tyrod Taylor played fairly well, however, will it matter much? For the Jets, starting CBs Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed practiced mid-week are hoping to clear concussion protocol by Sunday.

Jets vs. Giants Key Matchups

Here are some of the key matchups that could decide Jets vs. Giants.

Giants Pass-Rush vs. Jets Offensive Line

Zach Wilson has seemingly gained confidence in recent weeks, but one way to make him uncomfortable is to bring constant pressure.

Don Martindale knows how to engineer a blitz, and he brought pressure all day against Sam Howell and the Commanders last week. It worked, largely because Howell has a problem with holding onto the ball for far too long and taking an enormous number of sacks. A week earlier, though, the Giants didn’t record a sack of Josh Allen.

Can Kayvon Thibodeaux, Dexter Lawrence, and this front seven put pressure on Wilson? The Jets have key absences along their offensive line with Joe Tippmann injured and Alijah Vera-Tucker out for the year. With questions at the tackle spots and the interior beaten up, it could be a difficult day for the Jets’ offensive line.

Breece Hall vs. Giants’ Run Defense

The Jets’ offense has largely run through Breece Hall since Aaron Rodgers went down four plays into the season, and Hall’s quick return to form after 2022 ACL surgery has given the team a chance to salvage its season. Sunday’s game could be another big opportunity for Hall.

The Giants are near the bottom of the league in rushing yards allowed per attempt, sitting at 5.0 YPC. They did a nice job limiting Washington’s backfield last week, but that was after James Cook, De’Von Achane, Christian McCaffrey, and Kenneth Walker III all had efficient days against the Giants.

Breece Hall has had some stellar moments this season, and facing a weak Giants run defense might be what he needs to bounce back from a challenging matchup with the Eagles. It’s worth noting injuries have affected the Jets’ interior offensive line, so Hall will have to deal with those absences when it comes to who’s blocking for him.

Jets Depth Chart

QB: Zach Wilson
RB1: Breece Hall
RB2: Dalvin Cook
RB3: Michael Carter
LWR: Allen Lazard
RWR: Garrett Wilson
SWR: Randall Cobb
TE1: Tyler Conklin

Giants Depth Chart

QB: Daniel Jones
RB1: Saquon Barkley
RB2: Matt Breida
RB3: Gary Brightwell
LWR: Isaiah Hodgins
RWR: Darius Slayton
SWR: Sterling Shepard
TE1: Darren Waller

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Dan is a lifelong sports fan and graduate of Boston University. He’s covered several sports on Instagram since he was 12 and now writes about everything from betting trends to breaking news for Lineups.

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