New York Jets (1-0) vs. Dallas Cowboys (1-0)
Week 2 of the NFL season is upon us, and we’ve got an electrifying matchup between the New York Jets and the Dallas Cowboys. Both teams are coming off Week 1 victories, carrying a 1-0 W-L standing into this game. If you’re on the hunt for the best NFL winning picks, this piecee has got you covered with in-depth analyses and predictions.
The Jets’ ground game is a force to reckon with, especially with Running Back Breece Hall in the backfield. In Week 1, Hall burst onto the scene with an impressive 127 rushing yards on just 10 carries, which boils down to a monstrous 12.7 yards per carry. His dynamic playmaking ability makes him an X-factor for the Jets and will certainly pose a challenge for the Cowboys’ defensive line. Hall’s capacity to convert 1st downs and his explosiveness in breaking off 20+ yard runs adds another layer to the Jets’ offensive strategy. Allen Lazard may have only caught two passes in Week 1, but he maximized those opportunities by accumulating 46 receiving yards. His 23 yards per reception highlight his ability to stretch the field vertically, thus opening up room for the running game. Lazard is an important weapon for Zach Wilson, offering the young QB a reliable downfield target.
Tony Pollard shared the backfield responsibilities with Ezekiel Elliott, but it was Pollard who stood out in Week 1. Accumulating 70 rushing yards on 14 attempts, Pollard also scored two rushing touchdowns, making him a dual-threat that needs to be contained. His 5 yards per carry and ability to convert first downs make him a cog in the Cowboys’ offensive machinery. CeeDee Lamb needs no introduction. He showcased his deep-threat capability with 77 receiving yards on just 4 catches. His ability to stretch the field and make crucial catches will be instrumental for the Cowboys if they want to continue their winning ways. Lamb’s 40 yards after the catch also indicate that he is dangerous even when the ball is in his hands, requiring more than one defender to bring him down.
New York Jets vs. Dallas Cowboys Game Info
|When:||Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 4:25 PM ET|
|Stream||NFL Game Pass|
Zach Wilson QB vs. Dak Prescott QB
In a battle between a seasoned veteran and an upcoming talent, the QB clash will be crucial. Dak Prescott, despite completing only 54.2% of his passes for 143 yards in Week 1, is a proven entity. His ability to read defenses, coupled with his prior statistical success, makes him an ever-dangerous weapon. However, it’s worth noting that he did not throw for any touchdowns and had a passer rating of 72.
On the other hand, Zach Wilson, the Jets’ young gun, came out firing in his NFL debut. Completing a respectable 66.7% of his throws for 140 yards, Wilson displayed promise. Though he threw an interception, he made up for it with a passing touchdown, finishing with a higher passer rating of 81.4. Where Wilson may struggle, however, is under pressure. He was sacked twice for a loss of 13 yards, which is an area Prescott excels in, rarely getting sacked.
In essence, Prescott brings experience and poise, but Wilson brings energy and potential. Their contrasting styles will provide a fascinating subplot to this Week 2 clash. In terms of skill sets, Prescott has the upper hand, but don’t discount Wilson’s ability to change the game with his arm talent and mobility.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Dallas Cowboys -425, Total Odds: 37.5
Based on current betting odds, the Cowboys are heavily favored with a -9.5 spread and -425 Moneyline, whereas the Jets are the underdogs at +9.5 spread and +345 Moneyline. The total set at 37.5 also presents interesting options for Over/Under bets.
New York Jets Betting Trends
The Jets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and 0-5 SU in their last 5 road games. These trends do not bode well for them as underdogs, especially against a Dallas team that is 14-5 SU in their last 19 games.
Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends
Dallas is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games and 4-1 SU against AFC opponents. Given the Cowboys’ strong trends, especially at home, they look to be the safer bet.
New York Jets vs. Dallas Cowboys 9/17/23 Betting Picks
Taking into account all the available data, our top live betting pick would be to go with the Dallas Cowboys for the win, but take the Jets to cover the +9.5 spread. While Dallas is overwhelmingly strong at home, the Jets’ performance indicators suggest they could keep the game closer than the odds suggest.
Free Pick and Prediction: Dallas Cowboys will win 24-17