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Slumping Falcons Look to Reignite Offense in Road Date with Jets


The Atlanta Falcons will be aiming to end their longest losing streak in two years when they hit the road to face the New York Jets in an NFL Week 8 matchup at MetLife Stadium. The Falcons are coming off a 23-7 loss at New England as 2.5-point underdogs while the Jets dropped to 3-4 SU with a 31-28 loss at Miami as 3-point underdogs.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Falcons’ last seven games against the Jets.
  • The Jets are 1-6 SU in their last seven games in Week 8.
  • The Falcons are 5-0 SU and ATS in their last five games on the road against teams with losing records.

The Falcons owned the NFL’s top offense last season, averaging 33.8 points per game, but have struggled during their three-game SU and ATS slide, scoring a meager 13.6 ppg. However, Atlanta has performed well as a road favorite, going 8-2 SU in its past 10, and covering in four of its past five.

The Jets are coming off consecutive losses to AFC East divisional rivals that put the brakes on a three-game SU win streak. But New York has emerged as a reliable bet at the sportsbooks, going 4-0-1 ATS in its past five overall, and is unbeaten ATS in its past four home dates, all as a betting underdog.

New York stunned the Falcons with a 30-28 win as a 10-point road underdog in their last matchup four years ago to improve to 2-2 SU in their past four against Atlanta. However, clashes between these teams have otherwise been low-scoring affairs, with the total finishing at 37 or under in five of their previous six meetings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oddsmakers at Bovada had the New York Jets as 7-point underdogs in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 47.

OddsShark computer NFL score prediction models picked a possible 24-21 win for the Falcons on Sunday. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the NFL picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Atlanta Falcons vs New York Jets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New York brings a 3-4 record (4-2-1 ATS) to the Week 8 betting matchup against the 3-3 Atlanta Falcons, who are 2-4 against the spread. OVER/UNDER betting has seen New York go 3-4 so far and the Falcons go 2-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Atlanta injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 28-rated New York Jets and the No. 3-rated Atlanta Falcons in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Jets' No. 20-ranked offense (19.57 PPG) against a Atlanta Falcons defense that ranks No. 15 at 22 PPG. The Jets passing attack has averaged 208.71 yards per game, less than the Falcons give up through the air (215.5 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Falcons own the league's No. 21-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 119.33 yards per game when on the road. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 7 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Falcons were Week 7 losers coming out on the wrong end of a 23-7 score against New England.

Josh McCown beat the Dolphins secondary for 3 TDs last time out, but the Jets lost to Miami 31-28 at Hard Rock Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Atlanta is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 19 of Atlanta's last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
  • NY Jets is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Jets is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Jets' last 9 games
  • NY Jets is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at Carolina, Sunday, November 5
New York home to Buffalo, Thursday, November 2