Atlanta Falcons at New York Jets Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/10/2018
Friday, August 10, 2018
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The Atlanta Falcons travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Jets on Friday, August 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has New York as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 36. The Falcons had an ATS record of 8-10-0 last season while their over/under record was 5-13-0. The Jets had an over/under record of 8-8-0 and they were 9-6-1 against the spread.
Valuable Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends
The Atlanta Falcons were 5-13-0 against the over/under last season
The Atlanta Falcons were 8-10-0 against the spread last year
Important New York Jets Betting Trends
The New York Jets were 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
The New York Jets were 9-6-1 against the spread last year
Key Atlanta Falcons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New York Jets Injuries
08/03/18 WR Quincy Enunwa Thumb is "?" Monday vs Detroit
08/03/18 S Rontez Miles Knee PUP
07/29/18 RB Elijah McGuire Foot is out indefinitely
07/27/18 WR ArDarius Stewart Suspension 2-game suspension (elgible to return 9/20 vs Cleveland)
07/25/18 CB Rashard Robinson Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/7 vs Denver)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Atlanta Falcons were 15th in the NFL in points scored with 353 last season. They ran 984 plays last year for 5,837 yards, which ranked them 8th in the league in total offense. The Falcons averaged 5.9 yards per play, which was 5th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 330 1st downs last year, placing them 9th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Atlanta ran for 1,847 yards as a team, which ranked 13th in the NFL. They ran 430 times last year, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Falcons were penalized on offense 102 times for 918 yards last season, which had them 20th in the league in penalties. Matt Ryan threw for 4,095 yards last season. He completed 342 passes on 529 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.7%. His quarterback rating last year was 91.4. He averaged 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 12 yards per completion.
Atlanta was 8th in the league in points allowed on defense with 315 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,094 yards on D, which was 9th in the NFL. The Falcons were ranked 13th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense gave up 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 10th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 362 passes on 553 attempts against the Atlanta Falcons defense last season, placing them 25th and 16th in the National Football League. The Atlanta pass defense also gave up a total of 3,429 yards through the air, which was 12th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 402 attempts for 1,665 yards last year, putting them in 9th place in the league against the run. The Falcons committed 103 penalties for 880 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 13th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 36% of possessions on defense, which was 21st in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Atlanta was ranked 30th in the league in punt returns last season with 27. They accumulated 198 punt return yards and averaged 7.3 yards per return, which was 21st in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 27 yards. They returned 39 kicks for 871 yards on special teams, ranking 6th in kick return yardage. The Falcons averaged 22.3 yards per kick return and had a long of 61 yards last year. They were 5th in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,062. The Atlanta Falcons attempted 39 field goals last season and made 34, which was 8th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 87.2%. Atlanta Falcons kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 35 for 35 last year. Their punters totaled 2,379 yards on 53 punts, averaging 44.9 yards per punt. That placed them 16th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Jets ran for 1,702 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 19th in the league. They ran 427 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Jets were penalized on offense 119 times for 1,035 yards last season, which had them 5th in the NFL in penalties. They were 24th in the National Football League in points scored with 298. They ran 984 plays last year for 4,884 yards, which ranked them 28th in the NFL in total offense. The Jets averaged 5 yards per play, which was 19th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 269 1st downs last season, ranking them 29th overall as an offensive unit. Josh McCown completed 267 throws while attempting 397 passes for a completion percentage of 67.3% last year. He passed for 2,926 yards. He averaged 11 yards per completion and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 94.5.
The Jets rush defense gave up 466 attempts for 1,887 yards last season, putting them in 24th place in the NFL against the run. They had 114 penalties for 981 yards on defense last year. That placed them 25th in the league. They allowed a score on 33.3% of possessions on defense, which was 15th in the NFL. New York was 22nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 382. They gave up a total of 5,636 yards on D, which was 25th in the league. The Jets were 22nd in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense allowed 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 21st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 329 throws on 558 attempts against the New York defense last season, ranking them 11th and 21st in the league. The New York Jets pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,749 yards in the air, which was 21st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New York Jets tried 30 field goals last season and made 25, which was 18th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 83.3%. New York kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 29 for 29 last season. Their punters accumulated 4,378 yards on 94 punts, averaging 46.6 yards per punt. That ranked them 10th in the NFL in punting average. New York was 7th in the NFL in punt returns with 38 last year. They totaled 171 punt return yards and averaged 4.5 yards per return, which was 32nd in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 25 yards. They returned 34 kicks for 683 yards on special teams, placing them 14th in kick return yardage. The Jets averaged 20.1 yards per kick return and had a long of 40 yards last season. They were 28th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,057.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Jets NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Falcons +1
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