NFL Picks: Week 13 Falcons vs Jets
The Atlanta Falcons and the New York Jets are set to face off in an intriguing NFL matchup at MetLife Stadium this Sunday. The Falcons, with a 5-6 record, are coming off a confidence-boosting win against the Saints, while the Jets, at 4-7, are looking to rebound from a disappointing loss to the Dolphins.
BUSR NFL Lines
Spread: Falcons -2.5 (-119), Jets +2.5 (-101)
Moneyline: Falcons -145, Jets +125
Total: O 34 (-110), U 34 (-110)
In their recent victory over the Saints, the Falcons displayed a balanced offensive performance. Quarterback Desmond Ridder passed for 168 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions, while Bijan Robinson led the rushing attack. Wide receiver Drake London emerged as a key target, contributing significantly with five catches for 91 yards. Interestingly, the underdogs have been the winning team in the Falcons’ last 6 games. Their special teams have room for improvement, ranking last in the NFL in both average kickoff and punt returns.
New York Jets
New York’s recent loss to Miami highlighted these challenges. Quarterback Tim Boyle struggled with two interceptions, and the running game was stifled, with Breece Hall managing only 25 yards. Garrett Wilson’s touchdown reception was a lone bright spot in an otherwise lackluster offensive display. The Jets have a daunting record against NFC South opponents, losing their last nine matchups, and have also struggled to cover the spread against teams with losing records.
Given the current form and statistics, the Falcons seem better positioned to win this matchup. Despite their challenges, Atlanta’s recent performance against the Saints showed promise, particularly in their ground game. The Jets, on the other hand, have been consistently underperforming on offense, which might continue against the Falcons’ defense. Expect Atlanta to leverage their rushing strength and capitalize on the Jets’ offensive struggles to secure a win, even in this road game that still has them as favorites on BUSR’s NFL Odds.