Monday Night football will have two teams who need to win to keep their playoff hopes alive. The NFL Week 6 betting line favors the Arizona Cardinals by a 7.5-points to beat the New York Jets.
The game kicks-off on ESPN this Monday, October 17 at 8:30 PM ET from the U of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
New York Jets Vs Arizona Cardinals MNF Line & Pick
The Jets fell to 1-4 following a 31-13 defeat at the hands of the Steelers last week while the Cardinals improved to 2-3 with a 33-21 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
What: NY Jets (1-4) at Arizona Cardinals (2-3)
When: Monday, October 17, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Where: Glendale, AZ
Stadium: U of Phoenix Stadium
Spread: Cardinals -7.5
Moneyline: NY Jets +275 vs Arizona -335
Game Total: 46.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: NY Jets vs Arizona
Why Bet The NY Jets To Beat The Cardinals
The NY Jets have lost three in a row. They dropped to 1-4 SU and 1-3-1 ATS after getting hammered 31-13 by the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. They average 18.4 points per game (24th) and allow 27.2 points per game (23rd).
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (1267 yards, 5 TDs & 10 INTs) leads the NFL in the worst category possible. Interceptions. Fitz has tossed ten of them through five weeks. The Jets average 247.4 passing yards per game (17th).
WR Brandon Marshall (24 rec, 363 yards, 2 TDs) is the only player worth his salt on the Jets. WR Eric Decker (9 rec, 194 yards, 2 TDs) was placed on IR with a shoulder injury, ending his season.
New York averages 104.4 rushing yards per game (13th). RB Matt Forte (93 car, 341 yards, 3 TDs) is averaging 3.7 yards per carry this season.
New York has the 23rd-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 303.0 passing yards per game (31st) and 68.4 rushing yards per game (2nd). The Jets have 12 sacks this season (8th). Darron Lee leads the team with 28 tackles, and Leonard Williams has 5.0 sacks.
Why Bet The Arizona Cardinals To Beat The NY Jets
The Arizona Cardinals had ten days to prepare for this Monday Night matchup after beating the San Francisco 49ers 33-21 in their last outing. They improved to 2-3 SU and ATS this season. The Cards average 25.0 points per game (10th) and allow 20.2 points every week (10th).
QB Carson Palmer (1150 yards, 6 TDs & 5 INTs) will be back after missing last week due to a concussion. The Cardinals average passing yards per game (16th).
WR Larry Fitzgerald (31 rec, 361 yards, 5 TDs) didn’t slow down despite Palmer’s absence. He caught six passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns against the Niners last week.
Arizona averages 115.0 rushing yards per game (11th). Arizona’s brightest spot is their run game thanks to RB David Johnson (91 car, 457 yards, 5 TDs). Last week he bulldozed his way to 157 yards on 27 carries to go along with a pair of touchdowns.
Arizona has the 10th-ranked total defense in the league. The Cardinals allow 190.0 passing yards per game (4th) and 118.2 rushing yards per game (23rd). The team has 18 sacks this season (3rd). Tony Jefferson has 46 tackles, and Markus Golden has 6.0 sacks.
Betting Trends for this Matchup:
- NY Jets is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- NY Jets is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- NY Jets is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- NY Jets is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
- Arizona is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
- Arizona is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
- Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- Arizona is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Arizona is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Jets defense has been one of the worst in the NFL. The Cardinals will put on a show on both sides of the ball this Monday Night.
My final score prediction is NY Jets 23, Arizona 34.