|Game||Atlanta Falcons vs New York Jets|
|Date & Time||Thursday August 15, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
ATL -1.5 Total 44
The New York Jets visit Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday to play the Atlanta Falcons. The Jets lost their first game of the preseason to the New York Giants 31-22. The Jets looked strong with starting quarterback Sam Darnold in the opening series with a 75-yard drive that ended in a three-yard touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder. Reserves played on offense following that series.
Atlanta fell to 0-2 in the preseason following its 34-27 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Matt Schaub threw for 172 yards and led the Falcons to four scores during the first half, but did not throw a touchdown pass. Atlanta is 0-10 in the preseason dating back to 2017. Starting quarterback Matt Ryan did not play, but will see action on Thursday.
Trevor Siemian leads the Jets in passing with 77 yards and one touchdown after week 1. The leading rusher is Trenton Cannon with 20 yards. Le’Veon Bell did not play. Elijah McGuire leads all Jets receivers with six receptions for 38 yards and one touchdown.
Kurt Benkert leads the Falcons with 185 yards passing and one touchdown, while Matt Schaub has thrown for 182 yards and one interception. The leading rusher for the Falcons is Brian Hill with 80 yards and one touchdown, while Christian Blake leads all receivers with 65 yards on eight receptions.
Recent Betting Trends
New York is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 on the road
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Jets last 5
Atlanta is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 at home
The UNDER has cashed in 3 of the Falcons last 5 on Thursday
Both teams will play their starting offenses in this showdown. The Jets are expected to have Sam Darnold under center for several series and Le’Veon Bell could see his first action of the preseason. Matt Ryan will start under at QB for the Falcons and play most of the first half since this is the Falcons third game of the preseason. Falcons will show their strength in this through the air and on defense. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Falcons win and cover ATS 27-20.