Jets vs. Eagles - 9/3/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Eagles (10-6) at New York Jets (4-12)
NFL Football: Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)
The Line: New York Jets +6 -- Over/Under: 44 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets play a Thursday preseason game at MetLife Stadium.
The Philadelphia Eagles are 3-0 in preseason play and are fresh off a win over the Green Bay Packers. With Sam Bradford resting after a monster performance last week, Mark Sanchez, Matt Barkley and Tim Tebow will continue to split the bulk of the reps. It hasn’t mattered who has the ball for the Eagles this preseason, as the points just continue to pile up. Tight end Trey Burton is coming off a two-touchdown performance and rookie running back Kevin Monangai keeps turning heads quietly after making the most of his touches. Defensively, Jerome Couplin III led Philly in its last preseason game with five tackles, Cedric Thornton had a sack and Jaylen Watkins had a pass deflection.
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The New York Jets are 2-1 in preseason play and are coming off a win over the New York Giants. Ryan Fitzpatrick may or may not see some reps in this preseason finale, which means the bulk of the plays will be handed to rookie quarterback Bryce Petty. Petty has made smart decisions with the ball and is slowly adjusting to the NFL game. Running back Zac Stacy is coming off a strong performance and should see a lot of playing time this season, while wide receiver Quincy Enunwa is another offensive player with a chance to earn playing time. Defensively, Demario Davis led New York in its last game with eight tackles, Leger Douzable had a sack and Rontez Miles had a pass deflection.
The Eagles are 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games in September. The Jets are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
It's not very often you get this many free points in a preseason game. In fact, this may be the largest line this year we've seen yet. While the Eagles are crushing and scoring at will, I have to take the free touchdown based on the value.