Free Preseason Week 2 Prediction: Jets vs Packers NFL Odds
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NFL Handicapping: Preseason Week 2
(1-0) New York Jets vs. Green Bay Packers (0-1)
Date: Saturday, August 21st
Time: 4:25 PM
Venue: Lambeau Field, Green Bay Wisconsin
NFL Preseason Week 2 ATS Betting Lines: Green Bay +2.5
NFL Preseason Week 2 Moneyline Odds: New York -135, Green Bay +115
NFL Preseason Week 2 NFL Betting Total: O/U 34
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The second preseason game of 2021 for both the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers will take place on Saturday.
In 2019, both New York and Green Bay went 2-2 in the preseason. The Jets finished that season 7-9 and the Packers finished 13-3. In 2020, New York had an awful year at 2-14 while Green Bay stayed in great form with another 13-3 season.
New York Jets
New York won their last game 12-7 against the Giants, with a big help from the Jets defensive line. They were able to get five sacks, recovered a fumble, forced a safety, among batted passes and rushing the Giants’ offense.
QB Wilson did what he was supposed to do in his short time on the field, sustaining 22 plays on two drives. He ended with 63 yards without any interceptions, but also didn’t have any touchdowns or sacks.
WR Mims had a good game as well, despite only getting reps with the backup QB White.
According to Football Insiders’ DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average), the team ranked dead last in the league in 2020. This is a measurement of successful plays considering both total yards and yards towards a first down, with extra “points” awarded for big plays.
There is an offensive and defensive component to the stat. The Jets were 21st in defense and 31st in offense, so offense is where they need to see the most improvement going forward in 2021.
All the pressure is on QB Wilson to lead this team after their failed stint with former QB Darnold. He does have some more weapons to work with, which should ease the pressure a bit. This team looks to be improved from last season at least, which isn’t saying much.
Green Bay Packers
QB Jordan Love finally got his chance to play in Week 1 of the preseason, going 12-17 for 112 and a TD in an impressive debut. He got injured in the 2nd quarter, but it doesn’t look to be serious.
WR Funchess looked solid as well so we should see more of him this week.
In 2020, Green Bay ranked 3rd overall in DVOA (1st in offensive, 17th in defensive). They’re bringing back a similar roster after the delayed Rodgers negotiations concluded, so we should expect similar results this year.
Last game the Packers couldn’t run the ball against the Texans. The Jets will likely have an edge on defense against the run. However, it seems the Green Bay QBs will be effective regardless.
QB Love was supposed to play 3 quarters last game before getting injured. If he’s out there for more than just a few drives (Jets severely limited QB Wilson’s reps), GB will have a huge advantage at QB.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Jets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as favorites.
- Jets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Packers are 11-7 ATS in 2020 overall.
- Packers are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games at home.
- The Under is 4-1 in the last 5 NYJ games as a favorite.
- The Over is 4-0 in the last 4 GB games as an underdog.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Green Bay Packers +2.5
The Packers are the bet in this matchup. The basis of this bet relies on the strong correlation between prior season playoff teams and preseason performance. We fit that strategy here against a non-playoff team and this trend historically becomes even stronger when taking the underdog. In addition, home underdogs in general do well in preseason games.
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