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Week 8 Falcons vs. Jets NFL Betting Lines & Expert Pick

Written by on October 26, 2017

We often talk about how hard it is to repeat as a champion, but we tend to forget about the team that lost in the Super Bowl the previous year. Whether it’s down to the loss of coaches, a hangover from the defeat, or a change in personnel, it always seems as though the Super Bowl loser always has difficulty the season after their run to the championship game. Last year, it was the Carolina Panthers who had that jinx hit them, while this year it is the Atlanta Falcons that are struggling, just as the NFL betting lines for Week 8 indicate. The Falcons are just 3-3 through the first 7 weeks of the season, and the only thing that is saving them at the moment is the fact that the NFC South is about as tight as it gets. Atlanta really cannot afford to keep dropping games, and while the match-up with the New York Jets this weekend would appear to be one that Atlanta should be able to handle, this is a Jets team that has turned out to be a whole lot better than anyone expected. Atlanta will head to the Big Apple as a 4 ½ point favorite, with the point total for this one set at 46, so let’s dig deep to see which team offers the best value for you to cash in.

Falcons (3-3) vs. Jets (3-4) NFL Betting Lines & Expert Pick

  • When: Sunday, October 29 at 1 PM EST
  • Where: MetLife Stadium, NYC
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: 92.9 FM (Atlanta) / 98.7 FM (NY Jets)
  • Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
  • NFL Betting Lines: Atlanta Falcons -4.5 (Over/Under at 46 points)

Weather Forecast

  • Rain: 18°C/65°F
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Precipitation: 99%
  • Cloud Cover: 100%
  • Wind: 16 mph SSE
  • Stadium Type: Open

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Recent Head to Head (Last 5 Games)

  • Record: Atlante Falcons lead 3-2
  • Score: Atlanta Falcons 16.20 / NY Jets 16.40
  • Rush Yards: Atlanta Falcons 111.60 / NY Jets 93.40
  • Pass Attempts: Atlanta Falcons 35.00 / NY Jets 31.20
  • Completion Percentage: Atlanta Falcons 58.29 / NY Jets 59.62
  • Passing Yards: Atlanta Falcons 181.60 / NY Jets 189.40
  • Total Yards: Atlanta Falcons 293.2 / NY Jets 282.8
  • Turnovers: Atlanta Falcons 1.80 / NY Jets 2.20

Why bet on the New York Jets?

Prior to the start of this season, there was a lot of talk about the New York Jets potentially going 0-16 this year. That has not been the case, as this team has proven to be a good deal more competitive than anyone thought they would be, and they will come into this game with a 3-4 record. They have lost their last two games, but were close in each, losing by 7 to the Patriots, followed by a 31-28 heartbreaking loss to the Miami Dolphins last weekend. The Jets have found a way to hang around in almost all the games they have played this season, and have been able to eke out wins by staying close to the end. This is proven by the fact that they have gone 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall, and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 at home, but that’s not enough to be considered the favorite at the NFL betting lines for Week 8.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 19.57
  • Total Yards: 312
  • Rush Yards: 103.29
  • Passing Yards: 208.71
  • Average Score Against: 23.00
  • Total Yards: 357.86
  • Rush Yards: 126.57
  • Passing Yards: 231.29

Why bet on the Atlanta Falcons?

It was always going to be tough for the Atlanta Falcons to post the offensive numbers that they did last season, but I don’t think anyone expected them to fall as far as they have. This team has struggled to move the ball consistently and were held to just 7 points last week by a New England defense that had been giving up yards and points at an alarming rate all season long. The loss of offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan may have been a bigger blow than anyone expected, as this offense looks to be a little lost at times. Atlanta is coming into this one on a 3-game losing skid, and they seem to be getting worse with each passing week. Falcons are slight favorite at the NFL Betting Lines for Week 8. You hate to talk about a must-win game in Week 8, but this may be just that for the Falcons. Atlanta is 4-2 SU versus the Jets in their last 6 meetings, although they lost the last two. They are 4-1 SU in their last 5 road games and have gone 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games away from home.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 21.33
  • Total Yards: 372.83
  • Rush Yards: 120.83
  • Passing Yards: 252.00
  • Average Score Against: 22.00
  • Total Yards: 327.50
  • Rush Yards: 112.00
  • Passing Yards: 215.50

Latest NFL Betting Trends for Week 8

  • Falcons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games
  • Falcons are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games
  • The total went OVER in 19 of Atlanta’s last 25 games
  • Jets are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Jets are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of NY Jets’ last 9 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Make no mistake about it, all the pressure is on the Atlanta Falcons in this one, and they have not responded well to any sort of pressure this season. I do think Atlanta will back the NFL betting lines, but I like the Jets to cover, with the total going UNDER. Score: Atlanta Falcons 23 – New York Jets 20