Are FanDuel Sportsbook’s Same Game Parlays A Good Bet?

FanDuel Sportsbook in New Jersey recently introduced a new parlay betting option. Same Game Parlays allow bettors to bet on multiple outcomes in one game.

If you have been on FanDuel Sportsbook in New Jersey recently, you may have noticed a new parlay betting option — the Same Game Parlay.

The lure of any parlay bet is the potential for a big payout. That big payout comes at a cost, though. In this case, the cost is a parlay bet that is difficult to win.

It is not easy to pick several winning bets from different games to combine into a parlay and have them all win.

Same Game Parlays are different, though. A Same Game Parlay combines bets from, well, the same game.

The big question is whether the Same Game Parlays are a good bet. Like with most things related to sports betting in New Jersey, the answer isn’t a simple “yes” or “no.”

What is a Same Game Parlay?

Before you can decide if Same Game Parlays are something you want to try, you should understand what they are.

The Same Game Parlay links individual game outcomes into one bet. For instance, a bettor can create a parlay from one matchup that includes:

  • Point spread
  • Over/Under
  • Half-time result
  • Home team points
  • QB passing yards

Because the bets are correlated, the odds are adjusted to avoid too much of an edge for the bettor.

Correlated odds are simply when the outcome of one bet impacts the outcome of another.

The Same Game Parlay is designed for the bettor with the knowledge and focused interest on one team.

And, at the very least, the Same Game Parlay will liven up any game-day watch party.

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How to place a Same Game Parlay at FanDuel

FanDuel Sportsbook makes placing a Same Game Parlay bet easy.

  1. Find your matchup and click on the Same Game Parlay tab.
  2. Evaluate your options and select your bets.
  3. Track your bets on the “Live Bets” tab.
Same Game Parlay at FanDuel Sportsbook

Are Same Game Parlays a smart bet?

Same Game Parlays sound like fun, but are they a smart bet? Well, they can be.

Same Game Parlays may give the illusion of benefiting the bettor with a lot of background on a specific team. But like all bets, if it is offered on a New Jersey sportsbook app, such as FanDuel, it is because the book believes it has an edge.

This doesn’t mean an adept bettor can’t use their knowledge about a team and create a Same Game Parlay that produces a winning ticket.

Why bet on Same Game Parlays?

If you are hoping to pay your mortgage with your winnings, then a good rule of thumb is don’t bet on Same Game Parlays.

But if you are looking for some entertainment value from a specific game, then a Same Game Parlay may be just the ticket.

There is no denying watching a game is a lot more fun with some skin in it. If you look at a Same Game Parlay as an entertainment cost instead of income, you will win either way.

You can reduce some of the risks of a Same Game Parlay bet by looking for bonus bet and promotional opportunities. When an online sportsbook perceives it has an edge, they often encourage bettors to try their luck with promotions that can include:

  • A form of insurance
  • Bonus bets
  • Cash back

The bottom line is it comes down to doing your homework.

Studying the team that you are betting on and looking for promos will certainly help move that house advantage a little closer to your side of the ticket.

Jersey Sides & Totals: LSU Faces Alabama And NJ Sportsbooks Are Ready For Action

Considered a big game in NCAA football, LSU vs. Alabama is the centerpiece of this weekend’s football action. What are the odds at 888 Sportsbook in NJ?

Week 10 of NFL betting also coincides with a great weekend of college football.

The NFL caps off the weekend with two great prime time matchups, the Vikings at Cowboys on Sunday and the Seahawks at 49ers on Monday.

Locally, while the Eagles are on a bye week, we have the battle of New York/New Jersey with the Jets and Giants facing off at MetLife Stadium.

We will touch on the Jets-Giants matchup later in the column, but let’s take a glance at where the college football season stands as we head to a big Saturday of action.

College football: Where things stand in Week 11 of NCAA action

As the college football season reaches Week 11, there are seven schools that are still undefeated: 

  • Alabama
  • Baylor
  • Clemson
  • LSU
  • Minnesota
  • Ohio State
  • Penn State

All these teams were featured in the initial college football rankings published earlier this week:

The top four ranked schools feature two from Big 10 and two from SEC with nine of the top 14 from either of the two conferences.

These initial rankings will be updated weekly until the Final Four will be announced on Dec. 8 for the national semi-final playoffs on Dec. 28 and the championship game on Jan. 13, 2020.

So what makes this Saturday so special?

Well, Saturday features games with four of the seven undefeated teams going head-to-head, with Penn State (#4) at Minnesota (#17) and LSU (#2) visiting Tuscaloosa to face Alabama (#3).

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LSU vs. Alabama

The LSU vs. Alabama matchup doesn’t have quite a “game of the century” billing, but it’s a huge game. The team that loses the game will likely drop out of the top four and will need a few breaks to make it back into the playoff picture.

Here are the current LSU-Alabama odds via 888 Sportsbook in NJ (as of Nov. 8):

  • Point Spread: Alabama -6.5
  • Points Total: 62
  • Moneyline: LSU: +185, Alabama: -250

Diving deeper into this game, here are some trends related to the LSU-Alabama battle:

Who leads the LSU vs. Alabama football series?

Alabama leads the series between the two schools, 53-25-5. The Crimson Tide have won the last eight meetings vs LSU, including shutouts in both 2016 and 2018. 

Other relevant LSU vs Alabama trends?

Since the college football playoff era began in 2014, Alabama is 39-1 straight up as a home favorite, but only 18-22 against the spread.

Since 2007, Alabama is 15-8-1 vs. the spread off a bye week under head coach Nick Saban.

LSU is 6-0 against the spread as an underdog since Ed Orgeron took over as the full-time head coach in 2017. The Tigers are also 3-0 against the spread as a road underdog.

And to really get you in the mood for this big game, here are some other tidbits via Chris “The Bear” Fallica of ESPN:

lsu vs alabama ncaa football betting

Betting on college football vs betting on the NFL

When it comes to betting on the LSU vs. Alabama game and college football in general, each of the 17 New Jersey sportsbook apps offer betting opportunities. 

But I do want to note some of the differences between betting college football vs betting the NFL, most notably:

  1. College games tend to be higher scoring. For example, the LSU-Bama total is currently at 62 points, whereas NFL total point over/under ranges will be in the high 30s to mid-high 40s.
  2. A factor also contributing to the noted higher scoring is the overtime structure in college football, with each team starting overtime with the ball at the opposition’s 25-yard line. It’s not uncommon for a game to go to three or more OT’s, contributing potentially 30+ points to the final score total.
  3. While the NFL has a multitude of team and player betting props for scoring and yardage, there are dramatically fewer options available for college games.

888 Sports and LSU vs. Alabama odds: a closer look

For the LSU vs. Alabama game, let’s look at a few of the options available via 888 Sports:

888 offers a prop on the first team to score as well as individual over/under totals for both schools:

888 sportsbook nj lsu vs alabama odds

It should be a great NCAA football game in Alabama on Saturday, with so much riding on this game for both schools.

Giants vs. Jets odds at 888 Sportsbook

Once the dust settles after a long afternoon of college football on Saturday, there is the NFL and the battle of New York/New Jersey as the Jets “host” the Giants at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday afternoon.  

While both teams face each other every year in the pre-season, the scheduling rotation currently yields a matchup once every four years, and the Jets-Giants have met just 13 times during the regular season, with the last meeting in 2015.

The Giants lead the all-time regular-season series 8-5 with the teams splitting the two matchups since MetLife Stadium opened in 2011. 

Both teams are coming off of ugly losses in Week 9, with the Giants game highlighted by the appearance of a black cat.

Keeping with the “cat” theme, everyone is having fun in advance of this game on Sunday:

With this once-every-four-years regular-season game between the 2-7 Giants and 1-7 Jets, is it fair to consider if this is the worst Jets-Giants matchup ever? Or will it spark some memorable Giants vs. Jets moments?

In terms of betting this game, the Giants are favored by 2.5 points, with a total of 43.5 points. “Triple 8” offers props around the first team to score and the first scoring play of the game:

giants vs. jets odds at 888 sportsbook nj

888sport also has props related to touchdowns; please note that the Jets will be the “Home Team:”

There is also prop wagering for the race to selected point totals:

Be sure to check back with 888 Sports closer to both game days for all of your college football and NFL bets. As always, things and lines can change in the blink of an eye.

The NFL local line: Eagles, Jets and Giants in Week 10

Here are the current local lines as of Friday afternoon via 888:

  • Giants -3 (-103) vs Jets +3 (-121), Total of 44.5 points
  • Moneyline: Giants -165; Jets +135
  • Eagles: BYE WEEK

My three NFL Week 10 picks (from the Jersey Side)

Hopefully, I’m back on the winning track, with a 2-0-1 week last Sunday.

It wasn’t a pretty one, but the Eagles managed to grind out a win (and cover) over the Chicago Bears.

The Jets and Dolphins lit up the scoreboard in the first half, relatively speaking, and the Seahawks scored a TD in overtime to push against a 6-point spread (though this number was as low as -4 by game time) vs the road-weary Tampa Bay Buccaneers

My NFL Week 9 recap

Week 2-0-1, Season YTD 13-13-1

  • EAGLES (-5) over Bears (EAGLES  22, Bears 14)
  • JETS and DOLPHINS over 20 Points in first Half (Dolphins 21- Jets 12 at Half-time)
  • SEAHAWKS (-6) over Buccaneers (SEAHAWKS 40, Buccaneers 34; PUSH) 

While I don’t do it every weekend, I had a good feeling about my picks last week and was able to convert that into collecting on a nice little three-team parlay:  

My Week 10 NFL picks

With six NFL teams on bye week, that means three fewer games on this week’s schedule.

There are seven 1 p.m. starts, and three 4 p.m. window games on this week’s slate. Here are my picks for this week: 

LSU vs. Alabama – UNDER 63.5 Points

Keeping with the theme of this week’s column, I decided to add the biggest college football game of the week as part of my three picks.

There are so many questions in the LSU-Bama game, with one of the primary ones centering on the health of Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa, who had ankle surgery 20 days ago.

This might lead to a more conservative game plan for Bama, focusing more on running than passing, grinding out drives, and burning time on the clock.

Of course, this game wouldn’t surprise me if it ended in a 42-40 shootout, but I just think 63.5 points is too high of a total. I see Bama prevailing in a 31-24 score, falling UNDER the total of 63.5.

GIANTS (-2.5) over Jets

It’s tough to pick a side this game, but I will go with the Giants because Giants rookie QB Daniel Jones has been marginally better than Jets second-year QB Sam Darnold.

Also, after two low-scoring offenses (Jaguars, Dolphins) threw the ball all over the yard against the Jets secondary in the last two weeks, I give a further edge to “Danny Dimes” and Big Blue this Sunday. 

COLTS (-10) over the Dolphins 

Now that the Dolphins have recorded their first win and avoided a potentially winless season, maybe there isn’t much to play for.

While the Fins have looked relatively resurgent over the last few weeks with Ryan Fitzpatrick, they will face a stiff challenge when they head to Lucas Oil Stadium to face the Colts. The Colts, while banged up and potentially having to start Brian Hoyer at QB, are still a much better team.

The Colts have a lot to play for, as they are in second place in a bunched AFC South, trailing the Houston Texans by a half-game for the division lead. I expect the Colts to beat the Dolphins comfortably at home on Sunday.

76ers vs. Nuggets: NJ Sportsbooks Expect Philadelphia To Struggle Without Ben Simmons

The Philadelphia 76ers may play without starting point guard Ben Simmons on Friday in Denver, and NBA betting odds at NJ sportsbooks reflect that absence.

The Philadelphia 76ers got a taste of what life was like without Ben Simmons on Wednesday in Utah. NBA betting odds predict another loss on Philadelphia’s road trip without their starting point guard.

Varying reports have Simmons missing anywhere from one to three games because of his sore right shoulder. The consensus is that X-rays showed no damage to the joint, and Simmons should return to action soon.

For Friday’s game, however, that isn’t much consolation.

76ers vs. Nuggets odds: Denver favored by NJ sportsbooks

The Nuggets are a slight favorite at most sportsbooks. The lines swung drastically after the news broke that Simmons would likely miss the game.

Denver expects to have its full roster, although Gary Harris is battling an ankle sprain, too.

The lines at three of the most popular New Jersey online sportsbooks listed below were accurate as of 10 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 8.

DraftKingsPHI +5.5 (-110)
DEN -5.5 (-110)
PHI +190
DEN -230
O 210 (-112)
U 210 (-109)
PointsBetPHI +5 (-105)
DEN -5 (-105)
PHI +170
DEN -216
O 210.5 (-110)
U 210.5 (-110)
SugarHousePHI +5 (-109)
DEN -5 (-110)
PHI +170
DEN -200
O 210.5 (-112)
U 210.5 (-109)

This should be a temporary setback for Simmons this season, but for the 76ers in Denver on Friday it’s a devastating loss. New Jersey’s oddsmakers expect that to translate into a loss on the scoreboard as well.

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NBA betting guide to Ben Simmons’ injury and Friday’s game

Simmons has been very successful at staying healthy since the 2016-17 season that he missed completely, so there isn’t much data to look at regarding how Philadelphia fares without him.

Simmons has only missed three games due to injury over the past two seasons.

What’s apparent is that the 76ers will have a lot of offense to replace. Simmons finished Wednesday’s game averaging more than 13 points and nearly seven assists per game.

Bettors should expect Raul Neto to get the bulk of the minutes at the point for Philadelphia. Josh Richardson will likely spell him for Philadelphia.

Neither is a real replacement for Simmons in terms of dexterity in running the offense, however.

76ers vs. Nuggets: History of the series and team stats

Philadelphia has split its last 10 games in Denver going back to the 2008-09 season but has won four of the last six road contests against the Nuggets.

The 2019-20 76ers should be well-accustomed to traveling already, as five of their seven games so far are of that variety.

This is the fourth home game of the season for Denver, which has won two of the three previous engagements. Especially without Simmons to help fuel the offense, Philadelphia should build on its defensive success to drop the Nuggets down to .500 at home.

Through games played on Wednesday, Nov. 6, the 76ers lead the league in steals per game with 11. Denver currently ranks 24th out of 30 teams in points scored per game, although the Nuggets have a lower turnover average per game than all but seven other teams in the league.

The main culprit for Denver’s relatively-poor offensive output is their shooting. The Nuggets are shooting just 43.3% from the field, good for 25th in the NBA.

If Philadelphia can force Denver into a few more turnovers than the Nuggets usually commit and exploit the Nuggets’ pedestrian interior defense, they should get win number six.

New Jersey sportsbooks don’t expect the 76ers to do so, however.

You Can Actually Bet On the KSI Logan Paul Fight At Legal NJ Sportsbooks

Yes, you can place a legal New Jersey sports bet on the Logan Paul KSI fight that is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9 in Los Angeles. Odds favor Logan Paul.

Becoming a popular YouTube personality can lead to many other opportunities. A great example of this is Saturday’s KSI vs. Logan Paul fight.

Perhaps the most interesting thing about this from a social phenomenon point of view, however, is that it’s a part of New Jersey legal sports betting.

You read that correctly. New Jersey’s legal sportsbooks have action on a fight that was born out of an internet sensation.

How the Logan Paul KSI rematch was born

These two YouTube sensations went six rounds last June in their first official bout.

Who won the first Logan Paul fight? That fight, hosted in KSI’s native United Kingdom, saw the two viral entertainers fight to a majority draw.

That event was available via pay-per-view on YouTube, where the subscriber counts of both men surpass 40 million.

Because of that popularity, the rematch on Paul’s home turf is on.

DAZN will provide a broadcast of the bout in the United States. Matchroom Boxing managing director Eddie Hearn is promoting the event.

The Staples Center is the site of the fight on Saturday. The fight is billed as a cruiserweight bout with 10-oz. gloves and no headgear. It will go six rounds.

While boxing fans should expect an exciting contest, there is more reason than that to look forward to this event. As previously mentioned, many interested in legal sports betting in New Jersey are looking forward to the event as well.

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KSI Logan Paul odds at NJ sportsbooks

UK books expect a tight contest, listing both fighters as 5-6 co-favorites. New Jersey sportsbooks are a little more adventurous.

Paul is the favorite at most New Jersey sportsbooks in a traditional moneyline or moneyline three-way bet.

While not every sportsbook has odds on the board for the KSI-Logan Paul fight, a good number of them do. Here’s a look at the moneyline odds for Friday night’s match from a few apps:

SportsbookKSILogan PaulDraw
FanDuel+146-180No line
Bet365+150-188No line

FanDuel currently offers the most different ways to bet on the bout. Among those odds are +160 on the fight going the distance and a +600 prop bet on KSI knocking Paul down and winning.

Most non-moneyline action revolves around the method of victory. SugarHouse Sportsbook offers odds of +400 on KSI winning by points and +375 on Paul doing the same.

Although the fight is happening in California, the Garden State is where the action is for bettors. New Jersey is unique in its offerings among other states and this is another example of that.

New Jersey betting and the Logan Paul KSI fight

While hardcore boxing fans might see the fact that this fight between two men they would likely consider amateurs as an affront to the sport, New Jersey online gambling hasn’t hesitated whatsoever.

The sportsbooks are in the business of making money, not adjudicating the ceremonious purity of boxing.

This is the same state that offered legal betting on other entertainment options such as the Emmy awards and the Oscars. Because this fight is sanctioned, it should be no surprise to New Jerseyans that legal action is available on it.

If the fight lives up to its billing and New Jersey sportsbooks see a lot of action on the contest, it’s proof that other states should follow their lead. It’s also proof that in 2019 being an internet celebrity can lead to almost anything.

KSI vs Logan Paul 2: How to watch the rematch

  • Fight Date: Saturday, Nov. 9
  • Time: Undercard 7 p.m. ET, Countdown show 8 p.m. ET, main card 9 p.m. ET
  • Location: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles
  • Live stream: Broadcast by DAZN in the US (DAZN app is downloadable); broadcast by Sky Sports Box Office in the UK
  • Undercard: Billy Joe Saunders vs. Marcelo Coceres; Devin Haney vs. Alfredo Santiago

Just A Matter Of Time: NBA Ties The Knot With DraftKings In Sports Betting Deal

The NBA and DraftKings Sportsbook announced a multi-year partnership on Monday, naming DraftKings a sports betting partner with access to official data.

Another day plus another sports betting partnership leads to another dollar for the NBA.

The National Basketball Association and DraftKings Sportsbook announced a multi-year partnership on Monday. The deal names DraftKings as an “Authorized Sports Betting Operator” of the NBA.

As part of the deal, DraftKings will immediately have access to official NBA betting data on its mobile sports betting app and in its retail sportsbooks in states where it operates.

Scott Kaufman-Ross, senior vice president and head of Fantasy & Gaming of the NBA, commented on the partnership in a press release:

“We are excited to team with DraftKings, who has established itself as one of the leaders in the sports betting landscape in the US and has a passionate NBA following. Our partnership will provide our fans with an authentic and enhanced gaming experience and help us further protect the integrity of our games.”

DraftKings doubling down on NBA live betting

Protecting the integrity of the game seems to be a common theme with every gambling company and sports league partnership. That is no different here.

Bettors should be assured that the integrity of the game is already protected. And there isn’t any proof that having access to official data provides any further protections.

One thing official data does do, in theory, is provide more opportunity for live betting. Live betting, or in-game betting, is one of the most popular sports betting options at DraftKings and other online sportsbooks in New Jersey.

That is good news for a company where nearly half of NBA betting comes from live betting. And where almost one-third of all NBA bettors have placed in-game wagers at some point.

“NBA games are among the most captivating, dramatic and widely consumed sports entertainment products globally,” said Ezra Kucharz, the chief business officer at DraftKings. “And the advocacy of the league around legal sports betting further demonstrates its consistent foresight to innovate for the betterment of the fan experience.

“The correlation between sports betting and fan engagement is proven, and we look forward to the opportunities that being an authorized gaming operator of the NBA will unlock for consumers.”

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The NBA sure does get around

Immediately after the door opened for legal sports betting in New Jersey (and across the country), sports leagues set out to encourage legislation mandating integrity fees.

It wasn’t long before the leagues realized that approach or requiring official data agreements through state regulations was not in the cards.

The NBA saw the writing on the wall. It went to work early on developing agreements to secure its piece of the very lucrative pie.

The NBA has already embraced data as a way of transforming the league to maximize each team’s talent. It might as well get more bang for its buck.

Besides DraftKings, just a few of the current NBA deals in place include:

FanDuel is DraftKings’ most significant competitor in New Jersey. Having access to the same data seems paramount to keep DraftKings and its live betting options competitive.

The partnership between DraftKings and NBA makes good business sense for both companies. It keeps DraftKings competitive and makes the NBA more money.

It’s safe to say that we can move past the need to use “protecting the integrity of the game” as a reason for these partnerships. Being good for business is reason enough.

Giants Vs. Jets: Will A Black Cat Cross The Path Of This New York NFL Battle?

It’s Giants vs. Jets in an NFL Week 10 matchup that is a battle of two lowly New York teams. Will the black cat return? Check out NJ sportsbook odds.

Call it the battle of New York, the battle of New Jersey, or the battle of the inept. It’s Giants vs. Jets. And maybe also a black cat.

The hapless New York Jets meet the lowly Giants in an NFL Week 10 matchup that happens every four years.

The Jets lost to the previously winless Miami Dolphins in Week 9. However, these same Jets actually opened up as ever-so-slight favorites over the Giants on the look-ahead lines posted at some of the top NJ sportsbooks.

At the very least, some NJ oddsmakers were calling this a pick’em game on Sunday night.

Most adjusted the lines to make the Giants the favorite as they prepared to face the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football in Week 9. But New York lost that game, too. Some blame a black cat for the loss:

NJ sportsbooks must have been leaning on the fact the Jets are technically the home side for the Giants vs. Jets in Week 10.

A home game for both?

The thing is, both teams play home games at MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford.

So, both sides can really call this a home game. Although, Jets season ticket holders, if there are any left, will have the first choice when it comes to seats.

The Jets fell to 1-7 losing to an awful Dolphins team on Sunday, 26-18. Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, a former Jet, threw for three scores as the Dolphins took a big second-quarter lead and never looked back.

Of course, the Giants headed into the Monday night game with Dallas sporting an almost-as-ugly 2-7 record. Rookie QB Daniel Jones showed promise after taking over for veteran QB Eli Manning earlier this year but has become turnover prone as the season has worn on.

The Giants stayed close to the Cowboys for three quarters on Monday night before Dallas pulled away. The 37-18 loss dropped the Giants to 2-7. However, that’s still twice as many wins as the Jets, which could be why the Giants are road favorites heading into this week’s game.

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Giants vs. Jets lines and odds

Below is a look at the current point spread, moneyline, and over/under lines for the game at the top three NJ online sports betting sites.

This includes DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, and William Hill NJ Sportsbook. Updated as of Nov. 7.

Jets vs. GiantsDraftKingsFanDuelWilliam Hill
SpreadNYG -2.5 NYJ +2.5NYG -2.5 NYJ +2.5

NYG -2.5 NYJ +2.5

MoneylineNYG -141 NYJ +125NYG -148 NYJ +128NYG -145 NYJ +125

Giants vs. Jets: the rivalry and its history

Even though they play at the same home stadium, the Giants and Jets have only met 13 times in NFL history. The Giants lead the series with an 8-5 record.

The Jets actually won by a field goal in an overtime thriller the last time the two New York teams met in 2015. However, the Giants had won five in a row dating back to 1996 before that.

The Giants have also beaten the Jets in three straight preseason games held the past three summers.

The last Giants vs. Jets regular-season game in December 2015 saw then-Jets QB Fitzpatrick complete 36 of 50 passes for 390 yards and 2 TDs. Manning went 18 for 34 for 297, a touchdown, and an interception for the Giants. Neither team ran the ball effectively.

Fitzpatrick threw a nine-yard TD pass to WR Brandon Marshall with 27 seconds left to tie it at 20.

But in the end, Randy Bullock was the hero for the Jets, kicking a 31-yard field goal in overtime to make the final score 23-20.

Somebody has to win

Unless this week’s Giants vs. Jets game ends in a tie, one team will actually get a win this week, leaving their fans only slightly less disappointed on their New York side than the other.

And who knows? Maybe someone will let the black cat out of the bag on Sunday, too.

The game airs at 1 p.m. ET Sunday on Fox.