2020 NFL Predictions: San Francisco 49ers to Clinch Belated 1st Win Away to New York Jets
Four years have passed since the San Francisco 49ers last faced the New York Jets, but the pair meet again in Week 2 of the 2020 campaign, both seeking their first wins of the season.
The Jets fell 27-17 against the Buffalo Bills in their opener, while the 49ers were perhaps more surprising losers in their opener at home to the Arizona Cardinals, a tight 24-20 defeat.
San Francisco are tipped to set the record straight at MetLife Stadium, however, where New Jersey customers will find the Jets enter this fray as +250 underdogs with Borgata NJ. Last year’s Super Bowl runners-up, the 49ers are -304 moneyline front-runners, or -110 to cover a seven-point spread.
49ers @ Jets Game Info
Date: Sunday, September 20
Time: 1 p.m. ET/6 p.m. BST
Venue: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
TV Info: FOX
49ers @ Jets Betting Prediction
These two teams have met on only 13 occasions in the past, of which the Jets have only won three. It would be the first time the Jets have sealed back-to-back victories over San Francisco if they do pull through come Sunday, though the history books are against them on this one.
Tight-end George Kittle is a doubt for the visitors due to a niggling knee injury, but the 49ers have new hands to test among their arsenal. Head coach Kyle Shanahan should hand a debut to wide receiver Mohamed Sanu following his release from the New England Patriots, as reported by Ian Rapoport:
San Francisco have beaten the Jets by an average margin of 12 points from their 10 wins, although that figure is slightly distorted by a 34-0 blowout they enjoyed in September 2012.
The 49ers are +320 with Borgata sportsbook promo code to win by one to six points, though the +325 price for a win margin between seven and 12 points looks the mathematical pick on paper.
Prediction: San Francisco 49ers by 6
49ers @ Jets Odds
San Francisco 49ers: -304
New York Jets: +250