Atlanta Falcons (5-6) vs. New York Jets (4-7)
As Week 13 of the NFL season progresses, Atlanta Falcons (5-6 record) face New York Jets (4-7) on Sunday in an important battle that both sides hope will improve their standings. Set for 1:00 PM ET at MetLife Stadium and broadcast on FOX, both fans and bettors alike have been closely scrutinizing this matchup, discussing NFL picks in great depth in anticipation of game day.
The Atlanta Falcons, currently sitting just below.500 in their record, have made strides toward improving their performance this season. Their offense is led by dynamic young quarterback Desmond Ridder and dynamic running back Bijan Robinson; Ridder boasts an impressive 65.4% completion rate while amassing 1,740 passing yards for 6-6 touchdown-to-interception ratio; in terms of rushing performance Robinson stands out with 612 yards at an incredible average of 4.9 per attempt accumulated while wide receiver Drake London also contributed significantly, amassing 474 yards for 6-6 touchdowns!
On the other side of things, New York Jets show notable strength despite their less favorable record. Particularly impressive is their receiving unit. QB Zach Wilson may be facing challenges this season with a 73.8 passer rating and higher interception to touchdown ratio but Garrett Wilson has emerged as an emerging talent as one of their key receivers with 695 receiving yards along with three touchdowns; running back Breece Hall also contributed significantly with 569 rushing yards although his contribution may have been overshadowed compared to Robinson’s contributions for Falcons.
Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Jets Game Info
|Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET
|NFL Game Pass
Desmond Ridder QB vs. Zach Wilson QB
Desmond Ridder has shown promise and grown pains this season. While his ability to achieve an admirable completion rate and amass yardage are admirable, his even touchdown-interception ratio and 25 total sacks underline his inexperience. While mobility and arm strength are assets for Ridder, improved decision-making skills should also be improved upon.
Zach Wilson has experienced greater difficulty than any of his counterparts, with an inability to avoid turnovers being his main issue. Wilson’s inconsistency and vulnerability under pressure have presented challenges despite flashes of high-caliber play suggesting untapped potential.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta Falcons -120, Total Odds: 36.5
The betting odds are tight for this game, reflecting the close nature of the matchup. The Falcons, despite being on the road, are slight favorites with a -120 moneyline and a +0.5 spread at -112. The total set at 36.5 points indicates expectations of a lower-scoring game, which aligns with both teams’ recent trends.
Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends
The Falcons have struggled against the spread in recent games, going 2-8 against it over their last 10. This trend suggests caution for bettors leaning toward Atlanta; however, their record of going UNDER in 12 of 17 total points games might provide hope to total points bettors. Their road record (1-10 SU in last 11) may also cause concern; however their 4-1 record against Jets offers hope.
New York Jets Betting Trends
The Jets have struggled ATS over their recent stretch (0-4-1 in 5 games), suggesting a mismatch between expectations and performance. Similar to Atlanta, they tend toward UNDER total points (5 out of 6 games); an indicator bettors may take note of. Their home performance against Atlanta though remains mixed (2-4-1 ATS/SU in last six home games against them).
Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Jets 12/3/23 Betting Picks
Based on the analysis and trends, the Falcons, despite their road woes, seem to have a slight edge, particularly in offensive firepower. The Jets’ inconsistency, especially in quarterback play, might be their undoing. For those interested in live betting, watching the early game dynamics, especially the performance of the quarterbacks, will be key.
Considering both teams’ tendencies towards lower-scoring games, the UNDER on the total points seems like a reasonable bet. Prop bets focusing on individual player performances, especially on Falcons’ Bijan Robinson and Jets’ Garrett Wilson, could also offer value.