Week 5 pointspreads are out, and here at Cappers Info, we are set to analyze the NFL odds for one of the top games on the slate. The New York Jets vs. Atlanta Falcons odds are posted, and we are set to make our NFL picks for another great game.
Week 5 NFL Picks: New York Jets @ Atlanta Falcons
Date: Monday, October 7th, 8:40 ET
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
Week 5 Betting Odds: Atlanta -9.5 (44)
New York vs. Atlanta Live TV: ESPN
The Falcons are one of our least favorite teams right now, and we think that they are ripe for the picking in this one as well, especially from an ATS standpoint. We just don’t see what the oddsmakers see in this team at the moment. The offense is completely one-dimensional, and as we have seen in the past, that isn’t a way to win football games. The defense is allowing 393.2 yards and 26.0 points per game. The team is averaging just one forced turnover a game, a full turnover per game off of where it was at last season, and QB Matt Ryan is spending a lot of time on his back thanks to an offensive line that is awfully beaten up. (The lack of a ground game isn’t helping either.)
Count us amongst the people that think the Jets aren’t all that bad. There aren’t many of us on this boat, and that thrashing last week at the hands of the Titans is one that we would rather have erased from our memory banks. Still, we see a team that has a good rush defense that is holding teams to just 3.0 yards per carry this year, and we see an offense that is at least taking strides. The offensive line hasn’t been as bad as advertised, as a lot of these 14 sacks against this year have been the fault of the receivers and of QB Geno Smith, who hasn’t quite looked the role of a legit starter yet. Still, Smith isn’t going to have to be remarkable to cover in this game. He’s just going to have to be serviceable. The Falcons are 1-4 ATS in their last five games here at the Georgia Dome, and the four of those games that were played in primetime or otherwise in standalone action were all ATS defeats. This one is setting up well for the Jets and the points.
Jets @ Falcons Pick: New York Jets +9.5
Jets @ Falcons Score Prediction: Atlanta 21 – New York 17