Anthony Olsson (@Ant_olsson93) previews Dallas Cowboys @ New York Jets and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s Week 6 clash by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
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Dallas Cowboys @ New York Jets Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 11/10/19
- Time: 21:25
- Venue: Metlife Stadium
- Channel: Sky Sports Mix Redzone
Dallas travel to New York to take on the Jets this week looking to get back to winning ways after losing their last two in humbling fashion. The Jets are winless this season and are 0-4 in the AFC. The Jets were a team that got a lot of praise in the offseason for the business they did in Free Agency but none of that good business has transpired into wins just yet.
The Jets have had a big problem with injuries on offense and defence this season and that has hampered them throughout the first 4 games. Starting QB Sam Darnold was ruled out with Mononucleosis and missed 3 games which meant the ‘Gang green’ had to use backups Trevor Siemian and Luke Falk. Neither have impressed and they have struggled to put any kind of drive together when in possession. The Jets are averaging less yards per drive than Christian McCaffery is on his own.
The Cowboys will fancy that this will be the game to get themselves back on track after the defeats which I mentioned earlier. Dallas have a ton of talent in their side, but they haven’t settled on a game plan fully. Last week they faced a Green Bay side who struggled against the run and they threw the ball more than they ran it. They struggled mostly due to QB, Dak Prescott, throwing 3 interceptions. Prescott is playing for a contract this season and it seems like turning down $30 million a year recently could come back to hurt him.
This should make for a good game and if the Jets can keep the mistakes down with Darnold under centre they could perform better than most are expecting here.
Sam Darnold will start his first game since Week 1.
CJ Mosely, Henry Anderson and Demaryius Thomas are all doubtful for the weekend.
The Cowboys have doubts over Tyron Smith, La’el Collins and Randall Cobb
Key Stats & Facts
- Dallas Cowboys are averaging 26.2 points a game.
- NYJ are averaging just 9.8 points per game.
- Cowboys 1/3
- Jets 57/20
The Jets as big outsiders in this game and I can see why given their poor start to the season and the doubts over how much difference Sam Darnold’s return will make to the side. Darnold did have a good game against a tough Buffalo Bills outfit in week 1, throwing for 175 yards and 1 touchdown with 0 interceptions. That touchdown was scored by Le’veon Bell who was acquired in the offseason for big money after leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bell is a superb Running Back and he’ll be ecstatic to see his starting QB out there on Sunday after having 3 lean weeks. The Cowboys were gashed last week by Green Bay Running Back Aaron Jones who scored 4 Touchdowns and had 182 yards from scrimmage. I think the Jets will look to lean on Bell this week and he should be able to find more gaps partly due to the threat of Darnold being able to throw the ball. You can get Bell to score a touchdown at any time in the match at 1/1 (William Hill).
The next angle I like in this game is in the total points market. Over 46 points in this game is 23/20 (Coral) and I think we have a good chance of this coming in. I touched on the Cowboys’ offense before being full of talent and they are also full of points. They are averaging 26.2 points per game this season and I think they’ve a good chance of going past that average against a NYJ side who are giving up 25 points on average per game. This bet wont just need Dallas to score all the points and I think the Jets are more than capable of chipping in with a few themselves with Darnold back running things. In his only game this season the Jets put up 16 points so there’s not a great sample to go off. Last season the Jets did manage to average 20.8 points a game under Darnold’s leadership.