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NFL Betting Preview: New York Jets vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
August 19, 2023
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 0-1 in the preseason following a 17-27 loss at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers in week 1 of the NFL preseason on Friday.
Meanwhile, the New York Jets are 1-1 in the preseason following a loss against the Cleveland Browns in the Hall of Fame game by a score of 16-21 and a win on the road against the Carolina Panthers in week 1 of the NFL preseason by a score of 27-0.
BookMaker has the New York Jets listed as 2.5-point favorites at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and has set the total for the over/under plays at 37 points. Which team will get the win in this matchup in week 2 of the NFL preseason on Saturday? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams have played this year.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Preview
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter this game with a record of 0-1 in the preseason following a 17-27 loss at home in week 1 of the NFL preseason against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Buccaneers are 0-1 ATS overall and 0-1 ATS as an underdog this season.
Offensively, Tampa Bay is averaging 17 points per game in the NFL preseason. The Buccaneers are averaging 322 total yards, 273 passing yards, and 66 rushing yards in the preseason. John Wolford leads the team in passing completing 10 of 17 attempts for 111 yards and a touchdown. Chase Edmonds leads the team in rushing with six carries for 18 yards while adding a reception for four yards. David Moore leads the team in receiving with three receptions for 66 yards.
Defensively, the Buccaneers are allowing an average of 27 points per game in the preseason. Tampa Bay is allowing an average of 306 total yards, 248 passing yards, and 92 rushing yards in the NFL preseason.
New York Jets Team Preview
The New York Jets enter this game with a record of 1-1 in the NFL preseason and are coming off a 27-0 win against the Carolina Panthers in week 1 of the preseason. The Jets are 1-1 ATS overall and 0-1 ATS as a favorite in the NFL preseason.
Offensively, the Jets are averaging 21.5 points per game in the preseason. New York is averaging 260.5 total yards, 171 passing yards, and 97 rushing yards per game in the NFL preseason. Zach Wilson leads the team in passing in the preseason completing 17 of 25 attempts for 188 yards and a touchdown. Israel Abanikanda leads the team in rushing with 21 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown while adding four receptions for 36 yards. Malik Taylor leads the team in receiving with two receptions for 67 yards.
Defensively, New York is allowing an average of 10.5 points per game in the NFL preseason. The Jets are allowing an average of 252 total yards, 160.5 passing yards, and 112 rushing yards per game in the preseason.
Series Trends and Game Pick
New York has won five of the last seven games in the series and has won by an average score of 20.57 to 13.14 while going 6-1 ATS in those matchups. The Buccaneers have won two of the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 20 to 17.33 while the Jets are 2-1 ATS in those contests.
The under has hit in five of the last seven games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 33.71 points per game in those contests. The under has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 37.33 points per game in those matchups.
New York has been the better team overall in the last seven games in the series, winning five of the last seven games. The Jets are 6-1 ATS in the last seven and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the New York Jets -2 on BookMaker for this matchup on Saturday night.
Spooky Express Pick: New York Jets -2
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