Betting prediction NFL: N.Y Jets @ Detroit Lions (Pre-season Week 1)

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Updated: August 13, 2015

New York Jets @ Detroit Lions - NFL, pre-season
Pick: Detroit
Gamestart: Thursday 7:30 pm (ET) Stake €/$: 10
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During the pre-season, NFL teams doesn’t go after the W´s, instead they want to develop their players, especially the rookies, to see if they can make the 53 player roster that enters the regular season within a month. The teams in the NFL will play 4 pre-season games etch and in Week 1, usually the starters gets at least a half to see if they still got it. If everything looks solid they usually play maybe a quarter in week 2 and then watch the rookies and the players on the edge of making the roster play in week 3 and 4. If an injury happens during todays match, the injured player can heal his wounds in just over a month. So I think we will see a lot of starters in todays game. The Detroit Lions has plenty of talented players on their roster, especially in their first formation, I can’t say the same about the Jets. Detroit was extremely strong at home last year winning 7 of 8, 9 out of 10 with the preseason included. Jets only won 4 of 16 matches during the entire season last year (2 out of 8 on the road), 6 out of 20 if we count the preseason here as well. The green and whites from New York also suffered a heavy blow when the team’s presumed starting QB Geno Smith received a broken jaw in a fight with a team mate in the Jets locker room. He’ll be gone 6-10 weeks, he´s “opponent” got kicked out. Without Geno Smith, Ryan Fitzpatrick will probably get the start as the Jets QB. It won’t be a total disaster, but it will still be felt when Fitzpatrick hasn’t taken the same number of snaps with the starters as Smith. If Detroit QB Matthew Stafford, can find the Lions wide receivers as good as last year, Detroit will win this easily. 1.57 at Nordic Bet is the best odds today on the Lions.