The New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles made a habit of wrapping up their exhibition seasons against each other, as the teams met in their preseason finales every year from 2004 to 2021, with the exception of 2020. New York had the upper hand during that span, winning 11 of the 17 meetings while also playing to a 31-31 tie last year. The league altered the schedule this time around, and the Jets will look to continue their dominance when they visit the Eagles on Friday in the 2022 NFL preseason opener for both clubs. Despite its lack of recent success in the preseason series, Philadelphia has won its last four exhibition home games against New York.
Kickoff from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. The game is listed as pick’em in the latest Eagles vs. Jets odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 36. Before locking in any Jets vs. Eagles picks, you need to see the NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine expert Emory Hunt.
Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007. He is a former running back at Louisiana-Lafayette and knows the game from a player’s perspective. Hunt’s dedication to analysis of all levels of college and professional football helped him start the USFL season 24-18, including a 12-6 record over the last five weeks.
In addition, Hunt has gone 35-19-1 on his last 55 NFL picks involving the Eagles, returning $1,391. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Hunt has set his sights on Eagles vs. Jets and just locked in his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Jets vs. Eagles:
- Eagles vs. Jets spread: Pick’em
- Eagles vs. Jets over-under: 36 points
- Eagles vs. Jets money line: Philadelphia -120, New York +100
- PHI: Eagles have won only two of their last 12 preseason games (2-9-1)
- NYJ: Jets are unbeaten in their last four preseason contests (3-0-1)
- Eagles vs. Jets picks: See picks here
Featured Game | Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Jets
Why the Eagles can cover
With Jalen Hurts unlikely to see much action, if any, and at least seven skill-position players nursing injuries, Philadelphia coach Nick Sirianni will get an idea what depth the team has on offense. Gardner Minshew figures to get a significant amount of playing time as he attempts to secure the No. 2 quarterback job. The 27-year-old out of Washington State has plenty of NFL regular-season experience under his belt after he has made 27 appearances with Jacksonville and Philadelphia over the last three campaigns, throwing for 5,969 yards with 41 touchdowns and only 12 interceptions.
Reid Sinnett and rookie Carson Strong also should take snaps on Friday and could be throwing to newcomers such as A.J. Brown, Zach Pascal and Deon Cain. The 25-year-old Brown, who was a Pro-Bowler with Tennessee in 2020, was acquired in April for a first-round draft pick after making 185 catches for 2,995 yards and 24 TDs in 43 games over three seasons with the Titans. Pascal signed with the Eagles in March after spending his first four NFL campaigns in Indianapolis, the first three with Sirianni as the Colts‘ offensive coordinator. Cain spent 2021 on Philadelphia’s practice squad after appearing in 15 games with Indianapolis and Pittsburgh over the previous two years.
Why the Jets can cover
Zach Wilson begins his second season after being selected out of BYU with the second overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. The 23-year-old missed three games and led New York to only three wins during his rookie campaign as he completed just 55.6 percent of his pass attempts for 2,334 yards with nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Wilson, who likely will play only a series or two on Thursday, did not have many quality targets at his disposal, a problem the Jets attempted to address during the offseason.
New York obtained a potential top-flight receiver in this year’s draft in Garrett Wilson, who was taken with the 10th overall pick. The 22-year-old had a strong year at Ohio State in 2021, hauling in 70 passes for 1,058 yards and 12 touchdowns in 11 games. The Jets’ tight ends combined to make 50 catches for 534 yards and three scores last season, so the team significantly upgraded at the position by bringing in C.J. Uzomah (49-493-5 with Cincinnati) and Tyler Conklin (61-593-3 with Minnesota) as free agents, and the duo could get some work against the Eagles.
How to make Jets vs. Eagles picks
Hunt has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he’s leaning over on the point total, he has discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He’s only sharing what it is, and which side to back, at SportsLine.
Who wins Eagles vs. Jets? And which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see Emory Hunt’s Jets vs. Eagles picks, all from the expert who’s crushed his NFL picks, and find out.