What Are Odds for Playoffs for Giants and Jets?

What Are Odds for Playoffs for Giants and Jets?
By Lou Monaco
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

With two weeks remaining in the NFL regular season, there is a lot of action at New York sportsbooks. That should include some playoff clarity for the New York Giants and New York Jets come early Sunday evening.

The Giants (8-6-1), under first-year head coach Brian Daboll, have seven playoff possibilities that could clinch them a berth as they host the Indianapolis Colts (4-10-1) on Sunday (CBS, 1 p.m.).

On Friday afternoon at Caesars Sportsbook NY, the Giants are a 5.5-point and -250 moneyline favorite over the Colts (+205 moneyline).

The game’s over/under for total points is at 39. 

Giants Clinch Scenarios

The easiest: If the Giants win, they clinch.

Other possibilities include:

  • Giants tie + Seattle Seahawks loss or tie at home to Jets + Washington Commanders loss or tie at home to the Cleveland Browns
  • Giants tie + Seahawks loss or tie + Detroit Lions loss or tie at home to the Chicago Bears
  • Giants tie + Commanders loss or tie + Lions loss or tie + Green Bay Packers loss or tie at home to the Minnesota Vikings
  • Seahawks loss + Commanders loss
  • Seahawks loss + Lions loss + Packers loss
  • Commanders loss + Lions loss + Packers loss

To make the playoffs, the Giants are an overwhelming -900 favorite and +600 to miss.

The Giants will visit the Philadelphia Eagles in their final game of the season on Jan. 8 (FOX, 1 p.m.).

This Sunday, the Eagles are looking to clinch the NFC East title and the top seed for home-field advantage throughout the NFC Playoffs with a home victory over the New Orleans Saints.

Jets More of a Long Shot

The New York Jets (7-8) travel 3,000 miles to take on the Seahawks (7-8) and former Jets quarterback Geno Smith on Sunday (FOX, 4:05).

Jets quarterback Mike White is back after missing a game with a rib injury and should provide an extra spark for an offense that desperately needs it.

In New York NFL betting, Caesars lists the Jets as a 1.5-point and -120 moneyline favorite over Seattle (+100) with the game’s over/under point total at 42.5.

FanDuel NY has the Jets at +390 to make the playoffs and -550 to miss out.

In their last meeting, the Jets lost at Seattle, 40-3, on Dec. 12, 2020.

Here is the playoff scenario for the Jets: They must win in Seattle and hope for a Miami Dolphins (8-7) road win on Sunday over the New England Patriots (7-8).

If that happens, it sets up the final week matchup of the Jets at Dolphins as a potential winner-take-all game (Jets have tiebreaker).

If the Patriots and Jets win out, the Dolphins are out but the Patriots win the tiebreaker by virtue of beating New York twice.

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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