The Philadelphia Eagles (2-2) host the winless New York Jets (0-3) in Week 5 NFL action from the City of Brotherly Love. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM EST on October 6th at Lincoln Financial Field and the game will be broadcast on CBS.
Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Eagles listed as 14.5-point home favorites. That spread has decreased by half a point after early betting, as Philadelphia is currently available at -14. The total for this matchup is 43.5 points. Click here for a full look at the Week 5 NFL odds and for more links to our individual game previews.
Eagles vs Jets Game Odds & Betting Preview
New York Jets
The Jets are still in search of their first win of the season after falling 30-14 on the road in New England their last time out. New York gave up 13 unanswered points in the first quarter and it was all downhill from there, as the Patriots defense didn’t give up a single point all game long. QB Luke Falk continued to struggle in the absence of Sam Darnold and Trevor Siemian, going just 12/22 for 98 yards and getting picked off once. Le’Veon Bell couldn’t get anything going on the ground, rushing for only 35 yards on a game-high 18 carries. Braxton Berrios led the way for the receiving corps, making just two catches for 29 yards. As a whole, the Jets offense could only muster 134 total yards and failed to get on the scoreboard at all in the lopsided defeat.
New York didn’t have a great outing on the defensive side of the ball in Week 3, giving up almost 400 total yards of offense and four touchdowns. The Jets really struggled trying to contain the receiving trio of Josh Gordon, Julian Edelman and Phillip Dorsett, as they combined for 198 yards and two touchdowns. However, they did score two touchdowns late in the game on an interception and fumble return respectively.
The Eagles got back to .500 on the season last week after a thrilling 34-27 road victory against Green Bay on Thursday Night Football. Philadelphia was up by just a single point at the half before scoring seven unanswered points in the fourth quarter to pull out a tough win and move to 2-2 overall. QB Carson Wentz was 16/27 for 160 yards and three touchdowns while RB Jordan Howard rushed for 87 yards and two touchdowns over 15 carries. Zach Ertz hauled in seven passes for 65 yards to lead the way for the receiving corps. Overall, the Eagles generated well over 300 total yards of offense and scored five touchdowns against the Packers defense.
Philadelphia wasn’t overly impressive on the defensive side of the ball in Week 4, giving up almost 500 total yards of offense and three touchdowns. However, they did come away with a critical interception when the game was on the line and hold Aaron Jones to just 1.6 yards per carry.
Free NFL Betting Predictions and Pick: Eagles -14
I’m most likely going to stay away from this matchup entirely, as I certainly don’t trust the Jets with Luke Falk under center while I also don’t really like the prospect of having to lay two full touchdowns to take a Philadelphia squad that is giving up well over 25 points per game through their first four games I’m also a bit conflicted about the total, as it looks pretty low considering how poorly the Eagles defense has played but it also could be a bit of a trap considering that the Jets offense has only scored a field goal over their last two games combined. If forced to pick a side, I’ll likely take a stab with Philadelphia considering how well the offense has been performing as of late. Wentz and Co. have now scored at least 30 points in two out of their first four games and 20 or more points in four out of four outings overall.
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It is also important to note that New York is a brutal 1-4 against the spread over their last four games. They are also only 1-6 ATS in their last seven meetings with the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. On the other side, Philadelphia is a perfect 5-0 straight up against the Jets over their last five matchups and 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games against an opponent from the AFC East. Even though I’m not overly enthusiastic about it at all, I’ll take my chances with the better team on both sides of the ball in this Week 5 inter-conference battle. Give me Philadelphia to cover this big number against a dreadful Jets offense.