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8-10-2018 - Pick and Prediction

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#275 Atlanta
Falcons
#276 New York
Jets

Friday, August 10, 2018 at 7:30pm

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Atlanta Falcons (0-0 SU, 0-0-0 ATS)

New York Jets (0-0 SU, 0-0-0 ATS)

Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

When: Friday, August 10, 7:30 PM ET.

The New York Jets will kick off their 2018 NFL preseason on Friday with a matchup against the Atlanta Falcons, who are hoping to make a deep playoff run this season.

Falcons Happy To Have Jones In Camp

The Atlanta Falcons were worried they would be without Pro Bowler Julio Jones, who had been planning to stay away from training camp unless the team reworked his contract. Fortunately, both sides were able to come to an agreement and the receiver reported on time.

Now that they have their best offensive weapon back in the fold, the Falcons will be hoping to make another Super Bowl run, but they will have a tough time doing so in a stacked NFC South.

Since this is the first preseason game of the season, stars like Matt Ryan, Jones, and Devonta Freeman will be on the sidelines for most of if not the entire game, while the coaches give the young guys trying to make the team a chance to show what they can do.

First round selection Calvin Ridley is expected to be a difference maker in the passing game this season, making the wide receiver out of Alabama one of the guys to keep an eye on when they play on Friday.

The Falcons addressed some of their defensive needs in the offseason, drafting cornerback Isaiah Oliver in the second round and defensive tackle Deadrin Senat in the third round. While both players have their roster spots secured, Foyesade Oluokun, who was selected in the sixth round, will have to impress his coaches to earn his spot on the team.

Jets Get First Look At Rookie Quarterback

The Jets used the third overall pick in the draft to select former USC quarterback Sam Darnold, who they are hoping will become their quarterback of the future. With the rookie signing with the team last week, he has a lot of catching up to do, but he is expected to get some playing time on Friday.

The Jets will also give former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater some playing time as they try to figure out who gives them the best chance to win games this season.

If they get competent play out of the quarterback position, the Jets will have a pretty good offense this season. Wide receiver Robby Anderson had a breakout season last year, with 63 receptions for 941 yards and seven touchdowns, and is expected to be their top receiver once again this season.

Jermaine Kearse, who signed with the Jets as a free agent last season, finished with 65 catches for 810 yards and five touchdowns.

New York’s running game is also expected to improve this season with the free agent acquisition of Isaiah Crowell, who ran for 853 yards and two touchdowns last season.

The Jets also improved their defense, adding depth through the draft with the selection of defensive tackle Nathan Shepherd in the third round and cornerback Parry Nickerson in the sixth round.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

The Jets have been great against the spread in their last nine home games, while the Falcons have struggled on the road in their last eight.

Prediction: New York Jets -2.5

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

The Jets had the 23rd best scoring offense in the league last season, averaging 18.6 points per game. The Falcons had the 15th best scoring offense, scoring 21.6 points per game.

Prediction: Over 35

Full-Game Prop Bet
Rating:

The Jets are rumored to be willing to listen to offers for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and will likely give him a lot of playing time on Friday to help convince teams interested in the quarterback that he doesn’t have any lingering injury problems. If  Bridgewater is as impressive as they say he has been in practice, the Jets won’t have any problem scoring over 20 points.

Prediction: Jets – Total Points over 20

Half-Time Side Pick
Rating:

The Falcons averaged 12.3 points in the first half of games last season, while the Jets average 9.2 points in the same span.

Prediction: Atlanta Falcons +1.5

Half-Time Total Bet
Rating:

Both teams combined for 14.3 points in the first half of their last three games.

Prediction: Under 17

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