Jets vs. Falcons Point Spread: NFL Week 5 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Oct 08, 2021

London NFL fans might not be treated to a marquee matchup Sunday, but the game between the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons should at least be a competitive one.

N.Y. Jets
4-13
AT
October 10, 2021, 9:30 AM ET
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Atlanta
7-10
Pointspread +3 -115
Moneyline +130
Over / Under o +45.5

44%

Betting Action

56%

Pointspread -3 -105
Moneyline -157
Over / Under u +45.5

44%

Betting Action

56%

The teams descend on Tottenham Hotspur Stadium both in desperate need of a victory, with the Jets in a 1-3 logjam in the AFC East and Atlanta sitting last in the NFC South with an identical record. The Falcons are also faced with the absence of their No. 1 receiver.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Falcons are a modest favourite despite being without Calvin Ridley, who remained state-side to deal with a personal matter. And that might raise red flags for bettors who have seen Atlanta go a dismal 4-8 SU and 3-9 ATS in their previous 12 games as the fave, most recently dropping a 32-6 home decision to Philadelphia at -3.5. The Jets have been the underdog in all six games in 2021, and are just 1-4 ATS through the first five.

More than 60 percent of Sports Interaction bettors are siding with the Falcons despite their rough recent showing as a favourite, while an even smaller 58 percent majority are siding with the O45 at -110. The Jets are riding a red-hot 6-2 Under run over their last eight games as a ‘dog dating back to the latter stages of the 2020 season. The Falcons, meanwhile, are 3-7 O/U in their previous 10 meetings with AFC opponents.

New York Jets

While the Jets’ defence will surely benefit from not having to worry about the supremely talented Ridley, New York welcomed back its own receiving leader from 2020 last week. Jamison Crowder looked strong in his first game of the season, hauling in seven of nine targets for 61 yards and a score in the Jets’ 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans. Crowder’s presence should make things a whole lot easier for rookie QB Zach Wilson moving forward.

Atlanta Falcons

With Ridley out of action, this could be the week that football fans finally see what all the fuss is about regarding rookie tight end Kyle Pitts. The fourth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft is off to a somewhat humble start, ranked third on the team in catches (15) and yards (189) while still looking for the first touchdown of his NFL career. Expect Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson to be targeted heavily by QB Matt Ryan, who has eight TD passes through four games.

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