Falcons vs. Jets: NFL Week 5 Monday Night Football Prices
National Football League Week 5 action comes to a close as the Atlanta Falcons host the New York Jets in the Monday Night Football prime time match-up. While neither of these teams appear ready for prime time, the Falcons are the more talented team in this contest. The pigskins fly at 8:30 PM ET on Monday, October 7, 2013, from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA.
Atlanta Falcons: Facing season slipping away scenario
Preseason upper crust chalk to win the NFC Championship (+850) and with a win total set at 10 games, the Atlanta Falcons 1-3 start is one of the bigger busts through four weeks of the 2013 NFL schedule. The blame game begins with the defense as Atlanta has given up an average of 26 points per game – including 30 points the Patriots posted last weekend during a 30-23 home loss. That contest was slightly more lopsided than the final score indicates.
New York Jets: Looking to recover from NFL Week 4 Music City meltdown
Boasting a 2-2 record to open the season masks bigger problems being faced by the New York Jets. After they looked like they could play with the big boys by battling the New England Patriots to a close 13-10 loss during a snooze fest in Week 2 action, the Jets were grounded big time last weekend as they were mauled 38-13 on the road by the Tennessee Titans. Back to back road games, this one in a real tough stadium, is not what New York needs right now.
Jets vs Falcons Game Day Online Betting Lines & Advantage Sports Betting Prediction
Bookmakers at the bet365 online sportsbook have posted Atlanta has huge home chalk at -9.5 against the spread and -450 on the money line. The Jets receive a healthy +350 straight up price and the Over/Under is set at 43.5 total points. The Jets are down to very little at the wide receiver position as Santonio Holmes and Stephan Hill could both miss this contest. We expect the Falcons will ruffle up some pride and ground the Jets here – load up on the money line!