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NFL Betting Preview: New York Jets vs. Dallas Cowboys
September 17, 2023
The 1-0 New York Jets travel to take on the 1-0 Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon in week 2 of the NFL season. New York defeated the Buffalo Bills at home by a score of 22-16 in overtime while the Dallas Cowboys defeated the New York Giants on the road by a score of 40-0 in week 1 of the NFL season. Which team will improve to 2-0 this season with a win in this matchup on Sunday? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season.
The New York Jets enter this game with a record of 1-0 following a 22-16 win in overtime at home against the Buffalo Bills while covering the 2.5-point spread as a home underdog by winning the game outright. New York scored 22 points while compiling 289 total yards offensively which included 140 passing yards and 172 rushing yards while allowing 16 points and 314 total yards defensively which included 236 passing yards and 97 rushing yards.
Zach Wilson led the team in passing, completing 14 of 21 attempts with 140 yards with a touchdown and an interception while rushing for six yards. Breece Hall led the team in rushing with 10 carries for 127 yards while adding one reception for 20 yards. Allen Lazard led the team in receiving, catching two of four targets for 46 yards.
Dallas enters this game with a record of 1-0 following a 40-0 win on the road against the New York Giants while covering the 3-point spread as a road favorite in week 1 of the NFL season. The Cowboys scored 40 points while compiling a total of 265 total yards offensively which included 143 passing yards and 122 rushing yards while shutting out the New York Giants and allowing 171 total yards defensively which included 110 passing yards and 108 rushing yards.
Dak Prescott led the team in passing, completing 13 of 24 attempts for 143 yards while rushing for six yards. Tony Pollard led the team in rushing with 14 carries for 70 yards and two touchdowns while adding two receptions for 12 yards. CeeDee Lamb led the team in receiving, catching all four targets for 77 yards.
BookMaker has the Dallas Cowboys listed as 9.5-point favorites at home against the New York Jets on Sunday in week 2 of the NFL season. New York has won four of the last six games including the previous three matchups in a row while the Cowboys are 3-2-1 in the last six in the series. New York is 1-0 ATS overall and 1-0 ATS as an underdog this season after finishing last season with a record of 8-9 ATS overall, 5-4 ATS on the road, and 6-6 ATS as an underdog while the Dallas Cowboys are 1-0 ATS overall and 1-0 ATS as a favorite this season after finishing last year with a record of 11-8 ATS overall, 6-3 ATS at home, and 8-5 ATS as a favorite.
Dallas is the more talented team now that Aaron Rodgers is done for the season and should get the win in this matchup, however, it is hard to give up 9.5 points in any game in the NFL and the lines are based on week 1 overreactions which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the New York Jets +10 on BookMaker for this matchup in week 2 of the NFL season on Sunday.
Spooky Express Pick: New York Jets +10
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