NY Giants Game Saturday: NY Giants vs. Jets odds, predictions, injury report, schedule, live stream and TV channel

Darius Slayton #86 of the New York Giants (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Darius Slayton #86 of the New York Giants (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

The NY Giants’ new-look roster takes the field for the first time Saturday night against the MetLife Stadium neighbor Jets in the exhibition opener for the upcoming 2021 NFL season

The NY Giants open their exhibition slate on Saturday night, August 14 (8/14/2021) against the New York Jets in Week 1 of the NFL preseason at MetLife Stadium at 6:00 p.m.

Following a grueling few weeks of training camp, head coach Joe Judge‘s NY Giants will take the field for the first time against a team wearing a different color jersey, in a first glimpse of one of the league’s most revamped rosters ahead of the 2021 campaign.

In addition to Saturday night being the return of the NY Giants, it’s also the return of NFL betting:

Jets vs. Giants odds for preseason Week 1:

According to WynnBet, the NY Giants are 1-point underdogs against the Jets, and the moneyline is -108.

For those unfamiliar with moneyline betting, you would need to wager $108 on the NY Giants to win an additional $100 (for a total payout of $208). Meanwhile, the Jets’ moneyline is -116.

The over/under for Saturday night’s game is 34.5.

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NY Giants’ injury report for NFL preseason Week 1 vs. Jets:

While Giants running back Saquon Barkley returned to practice for the first time Monday, since tearing his ACL Week 2 of the 2020 season against the Chicago Bears, Judge has already ruled Barkley OUT for Saturday night’s contest.

Meanwhile, Kenny Golladay remains limited in practice due to a hamstring injury suffered last week, and would appear unlikely to play.

NY Giants vs. Jets prediction for NFL preseason Week 1:

This is a game that will be difficult to predict, as Judge has already made it clear that the Giants will treat this game as if it were the fourth preseason game, because there are only three exhibition contests this season, meaning expect lots of playing time from rookies, bottom of the roster players, and a brief glimpse — if that, at the Giants’ starters.

Still, given the Giants’ offseason additions and strong drafts over the past two years, the Giants as a one-point underdog is a decent value play on the preseason card.

What channel is the NY Giants’ first preseason game on?

The Giants’ preseason opener will air on NBC 4 NY

NY Giants vs. Jets live stream:

Saturday night’s Giants vs. Jets game can be streamed on Fubo.tv

NY Giants’ next game and schedule:

Following Saturday night’s game, the Giants will travel to take on the Cleveland Browns next Sunday, August 22 (8/22/2021), and close out the exhibition slate at home against the New England Patriots on August 29 (8/29/2021)

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Matt Lombardo is FanSided’s National NFL Insider and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday. Email Matt: Matt.Lombardo@FanSided.com