Best New York Jets vs Las Vegas Raiders touchdown scorer bets: Josh Jacobs scores yet again
This week’s edition of Sunday Night Football features the New York Jets in Nevada to take on the Las Vegas Raiders. It’s the start of new beginnings in Las Vegas while the Jets are still trying to figure out their quarterback situation, and I’ve focused in on 2 players who I believe will find the end zone on Sunday Night.
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Las Vegas Raiders touchdown scorer best bet: Josh Jacobs (+100)
It’s a new era of football in Las Vegas now that Josh McDaniels has been fired and Jimmy G has been benched. In the first game without those two, the Raiders dominated the Giants in New York by a score of 30-6. After the game, the Raiders were smoking cigars and handing out several game balls to players. It’s a completely different locker room now, and that’s going to benefit a lot of Raiders players – especially Josh Jacobs. Jacobs had 3 touchdowns from Week 1 to Week 8 as McDaniels’ plans with the offense barely seemed to utilize Jacobs. However, in Week 9 against the Giants, Jacobs set season highs in almost everything: 26 carries, 98 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns were all the most he’s had in a game all year, and it’s clear that he’s back to being a focal part of the offense.
There are some similarities between Las Vegas’ Week 9 and Week 10 opponents, like how both teams are from New York. However, that’s where the similarities stop. The Jets’ secondary is far better than the Giants’, which means Aidan O’Connell is going to have a much more difficult day. The Jets’ defense is going to force O’Connell to make quick decisions with very little separation downfield. Because of that, I’m expecting the Raiders to lean on Jacobs a lot. At even odds, the leader of Las Vegas’ backfield is certainly worth the bet.
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New York Jets touchdown scorer best bet: Breece Hall (+125)
The Jets have scored 3 offensive touchdowns in the last 4 games. All 3 of the touchdowns were scored by Breece Hall. So, can you blame me for taking Hall in this spot? Taking a Jets receiver is like closing your eyes and throwing a dart at a board because Zach Wilson can’t be trusted. After an excellent performance against the Chiefs and wins against the Broncos and Eagles, the quarterback has struggled in the last two weeks. Against the Giants and Chargers in Weeks 8 and 9, Wilson finished with just 1 touchdown thrown. He’s throwing for a decent amount of yards each game, but whenever he gets close to the opposition’s territory, he breaks down. It’s been a frustrating last few weeks for Robert Saleh to say the least.
Hall is the ideal offensive threat to back because not only will he get the majority of the carries, but he will also get several opportunities through the air. In fact, he has 15 catches in his last 3 games. He is going to be a factor on the ground and through the air throughout the night, and since Las Vegas’ defense isn’t all that great, I’m expecting Hall to find the end zone at least once.