Atlanta Falcons at New York Jets Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/29/2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
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The New York Jets host the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, October 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 7 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 47. The Jets have an over/under record of 3-4-0 and they are 4-2-1 against the spread. The Falcons have an ATS record of 2-4-0 while their over/under record is 2-4-0.
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Valuable Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends
The Atlanta Falcons are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Falcons are 2-4-0 against the spread
Important New York Jets Betting Trends
The New York Jets are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The New York Jets are 4-2-1 against the spread
Key Atlanta Falcons Injuries
10/22/17 LB Duke Riley Knee left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. NY Jets
10/03/17 DE Jack Crawford Bicep IR
09/07/17 LB LaRoy Reynolds Pectoral IR
Key New York Jets Injuries
10/22/17 CB Xavier Coleman Shoulder left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
10/22/17 T Brandon Shell Neck injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
10/22/17 TE Jordan Leggett Undisclosed is "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
10/04/17 LB Dylan Donahue Elbow IR
09/27/17 WR Charone Peake Ankle IR
08/30/17 LB Lorenzo Mauldin Back IR
08/07/17 WR Quincy Enunwa Neck IR
07/30/17 WR Devin Smith ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Atlanta Falcons have run for 723 yards as a team, which ranks 15th in the NFL. They've run 148 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Falcons have been penalized on offense 38 times for 333 yards so far this season, which has them 29th in the league in penalties. They are 22nd in the NFL in points scored with 128. They have run 362 plays this season for 2,235 yards, which ranks them 14th in the league in total offense. The Falcons average 6.2 yards per play, which is 2nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 128 1st downs this year, placing them 17th overall as an offensive unit. Matt Ryan averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 11.8 yards per completion. He has completed 135 passes on 203 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.5%. His quarterback rating is 89.3. He has thrown for 1,590 yards this season.
The Falcons rush defense has allowed 156 attempts for 672 yards this year, putting them in 12th place in the league against the run. Atlanta has committed 44 penalties for 370 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 12th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 43.1% of possessions on defense, which is 29th in the league. They are 10th in the league in points allowed on defense with 132. They have surrendered a total of 1,965 yards on D, which is 9th in the NFL. The Falcons are ranked 13th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has given up 5.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 11th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 136 passes on 217 attempts against the Atlanta Falcons defense this season, placing them 11th and 14th in the National Football League. The Atlanta pass defense has also given up a total of 1,293 yards through the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Atlanta Falcons have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 10, which is 20th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 76.9%. Atlanta Falcons kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this year. Their punters have totaled 756 yards on 17 punts, averaging 44.5 yards per punt. That places them 23rd in the NFL in punting average. Atlanta is ranked 31st in the league in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 70 punt return yards and average 10 yards per return, which is 11th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 27 yards. They have returned 15 kicks for 297 yards on special teams, ranking 10th in kick return yardage. The Falcons average 19.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 61 yards this year. They are 15th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,680.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Jets are 17th in the National Football League in points scored with 137. They have run 414 plays this year for 2,184 yards, which ranks them 18th in the NFL in total offense. The Jets average 5.3 yards per play, which is 15th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 115 1st downs this season, ranking them 27th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New York has run for 723 yards as a unit, which ranks 14th in the league. They've run 170 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Jets have been penalized on offense 57 times for 546 yards so far this year, which has them 3rd in the NFL in penalties. Josh McCown has passed for 1,583 yards this year. He's completed 153 throws while attempting 221 passes for a completion percentage of 69.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 91.5. He averages 10.3 yards per completion and 7.2 yards per pass attempt.
New York is 24th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 161. They have given up a total of 2,505 yards on D, which is 26th in the league. The Jets are 21st in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has allowed 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 19th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 149 throws on 247 attempts against the New York defense this season, ranking them 20th and 26th in the league. The Jets pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,619 yards in the air, which is 23rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 206 attempts for 886 yards this season, putting them in 28th place in the NFL against the run. The New York Jets have had 50 penalties for 408 yards on defense this year. That places them 20th in the league. They've allowed a score on 30.1% of possessions on defense, which is 7th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
New York is 7th in the NFL in punt returns with 18. They've totaled 114 punt return yards and are averaging 6.3 yards per return, which is 24th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 25 yards. They have returned 12 kicks for 231 yards on special teams, placing them 19th in kick return yardage. The Jets average 19.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 40 yards this season. They are 14th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 2,682. The New York Jets have tried 13 field goals this season and made 11, which is 15th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 84.6%. New York kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,738 yards on 37 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranks them 10th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Jets NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Falcons -7
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