Arizona Cardinals vs New York Jets Prediction, 10/11/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 5
Game: Arizona Cardinals vs New York Jets
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2020
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York +8.5
Joe Flacco and the New York Jets (0-4) host the Arizona Cardinals (2-2) at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, October 11, 2020. New York opens this game as 8.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 46.
The Arizona Cardinals step onto the field holding a record of 2-2 for this season. In their last game they played the Carolina Panthers and lost 31-21. Kyler Murray went 24/31 with 133 yards passing and added 3 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Murray led the team on the ground for that game as well. He had a long run of 48 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 78 yards via 6 carries which gave him an average of 13.0 yards per carry. DeAndre Hopkins led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 41 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 5.9 yards per reception for that game. The Arizona Cardinals ended up rushing 23 times and earned a total of 129 yards which earned them an average of 5.6 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they ran 55 plays which gave them a total of 262 yards. On the day, the Cardinals earned a total of 21 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 19 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Arizona allowed 26 catches on 37 throws for a total of 276 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. On the ground, the Cardinals allowed 168 yards on 35 carries which is an average of 4.8 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they allowed 444 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Cardinals have tallied 1,481 total yards for the year. As a team they're averaging 144.5 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 6th in the NFL. In terms of notching touchdowns, Arizona has totaled 7 touchdowns via the pass and 5 rushing touchdowns. Regarding scoring points, the Arizona Cardinals have an average of 24.5 PPG. The Cardinals sit in 9th in the league regarding team defense, giving up 23.0 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per run and 124.5 yards on the ground per game for the year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 498 rushing yards through 4 games. Regarding passing yards, the Cardinals have conceded 950 yards which has them sitting in 15th in the NFL. In their 4 games played this season, they have relinquished 237.5 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 64.2%. For the season, they are giving up 362.0 yards/game ranking them 15th in the league.
The Jets come into this matchup with a record of 0-4 for this season. In their last game they played the Denver Broncos and were defeated 37-28. Darnold led the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 46 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for a total of 84 yards on 6 carries which gave him an average of 14.0 yards per tote. Jamison Crowder was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 104 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 14.9 yards per reception for that contest. Sam Darnold went 23/42 with 230 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He ended the game with no interceptions. The New York Jets ran the ball a total of 24 times and added 129 yards which gave them an average of 5.4 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Jets earned 18 1st downs and they had 11 penalties for 118 yards. In the game, they ran 74 plays which gave them a total of 321 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, New York allowed 19 completions on 31 tries totaling 242 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.0%. Overall, they gave up a total of 359 yards and earned 3 turnovers. On the ground, the Jets allowed 117 yards on 32 tries which means they had an average of 3.7 yards per run allowed.
In terms of how much they score, the Jets are 31st in the NFL holding an average of 16.3 points per game. During the season thus far, the Jets have compiled 718 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 179.5 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 32nd in the league. They have an average of 98.5 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 394 yards overall. The New York Jets maintain an average of 278 yards/outing which has them sitting 31st out of all teams in the league. In terms of passing yards, the Jets have allowed 959 yards which ranks them 16th in the National Football League. Overall, they are giving up 368.8 yards/outing which ranks them 18th in the NFL. The Jets are sitting in 30th in the NFL in relation to the opposition scoring, giving up 32.8 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.2 yards per run and 129 rushing yards per game this season. In their 4 games played this year, they have conceded 239.8 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 72.1%. During this campaign, they have allowed 516 rushing yards through 4 games.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Jets NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -8.5
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