The Jets are very much in the playoff picture in the AFC and need a win over an injury-plagued Falcons team to stay in the race. NFL betting is likely to be popular on New York considering they are at home against an Atlanta team that is likely going to miss the playoffs.
Bet on football last week had the Jets rolling 26-3 over Tampa Bay as Thomas Jones ran for two touchdowns. Backup quarterback Kellen Clemens didn’t make any mistakes and the Jets had a workmanlike victory. Starting quarterback Mark Sanchez will probably return this week. The Jets got four field goals last week from kicker Jay Feely and the defense dominated a poor Tampa Bay offense. The Jets may need a little bit more offense this week as they host the Falcons in bet on football action. Getting Sanchez back into the lineup should help. "We'll see how it goes. I've got confidence in Kellen, obviously, but we'll see how Mark is when we get back," head coach Rex Ryan said. "I think he'll be ready to go, but I'm not sure."
The Falcons almost did enough last week to hand the New Orleans Saints their first loss, but in the end they lost 26-23. That bet on football loss effectively ended Atlanta’s chances of making the playoffs. The Falcons played without starting quarterback Matt Ryan and running back Michael Turner but they had a chance to beat the Saints. Atlanta put up 392 yards but couldn’t make the plays at the end of the game. It was the sixth loss in the last eight games for Atlanta. Atlanta has really missed Turner as they were held below 100 yards rushing for the fourth straight week.
The Falcons are 5-2 in NFL betting vs. a team with a winning record.
The Falcons are 0-7-2 vs. the bet on football line in their last 9 games in Week 15.
The Jets are 5-1 in NFL betting in their last 6 games in Week 15.
The Jets are 4-1 vs. the bet on football pointspread vs. a team with a losing record.
The last five Atlanta road games have gone over the bet on football total.
12 of the last 14 New York games in December have gone under in NFL betting.