Free Week 1 NFL Prediction: Jets vs. Lions NFL Odds
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NFL Week 1 Handicapping
(0-0) New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions (0-0)
Date: Monday, September 10th
Time: 7:10 PM
Venue: Ford Field, Detroit
Week 1 ATS Betting Lines: OFF
NFL Week 1 Moneyline Odds: Detroit Lions -6.5
Week 1 NFL Betting Total: 45
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We have finally reached the regular season of the NFL which means like annual tradition there are two Monday Night Football games.
The first one to kick off takes place at Ford Field when the Detroit Lions will host the New York Jets in a huge game for both teams.
All eyes will be on the quarterbacks in this game.
New York Jets
The New York Jets had a quarterback “battle” all summer long between Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Darnold, and Josh McCown although it didn’t really seem like a battle at all.
From the moment that Sam Darnold was drafted, it seemed like he was the guy for the job and the Jets are going to take the growing pains with him.
Darnold’s preseason stats weren’t all that impressive completing 29 of 45 passes for 244 yards, two touchdowns, and a pick.
In college he had issues with turning the ball over and that is going to be something that is key in this game and this season.
Darnold needs to make sure he doesn’t turn the ball over and he needs to make sure he is making accurate passes. There is no question that the Lions will try and confuse him and he can’t take any of the bait and throw the picks.
On the defensive side of the ball the Jets need to find a way to get the Lions out of the end zone. Their offense will be able to move the ball but if they can hold them to field goals, it can go a long ways in their success.
On the other side of this matchup is the Detroit Lions who are in a very tough NFC North and they can’t drop games like this one if they want to compete for the crown.
The heart and soul of this team is Matthew Stafford who puts up big numbers every year. Last year he threw for 4446 yards and 29 touchdowns.
He did throw 10 interceptions but for the most part all season he played really well. The running game has been the issue the last few years for the Lions but they hope they have that solved this year.
They drafted Kerryon Johnson of Auburn and signed LeGarrette Blount and they hope that can be the one-two punch they have been looking for.
On the defensive side of the ball this team needs to try and create a few turnovers. They need to make Darnold feel uncomfortable early and hope that he gets some happy feet.
If they create turnovers in this game the Jets are going to have a really hard time bouncing back.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Jets are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games on fieldturf.
- Jets are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
- Jets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in September.
- Jets are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- Lions are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games.
- Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 1.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: New York Jets ATS
The Lions are the better team but they shouldn’t be favored by such a big number in this game.
NFL Free Week 1 Score Prediction: Lions 24 – Jets 21
I think the Lions will kick a late field goal to win this game, but the Jets will do enough in this game to cover the spread.
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