Washington Redskins at NY Jets Spread, Predictions, Pick & Betting Analysis

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Washington Redskins at NY Jets Spread, Predictions, Pick & Betting Analysis

After their bye week, the New York Jets will look for the fourth win of the season when they host the Washington football franchise. The NFL week 6 betting odds have the Jets listed as 5.5-point favorites to win. The game kicks off on FOX this Sunday, October 18th, 2015. Cord-cutters can stream the game via Fox Sports Go.

Both Washington and the New York Jets are exceeding early season expectations and both with QBs who were slated as pre-season backups as starters.  Kirk Cousins for Washington and Ryan Fitzpatrick for the Jets.

A Closer Look At How To Bet The Washington Redskins at NY Jets Week 6 Spread & Betting Analysis

What: Washington (2-3) at NY Jets (3-1)
When: Sunday, October 18, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET 
Where: East Rutherford, NJ
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
Weather: 49° F | Scattered Clouds
Spread: NY Jets -5.5
Moneyline: Washington +205 vs NY Jets -245
Game Total: 40.5
Watch: FOX
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Washington vs New York

If You Are Betting On The Washington Redskins Spread At +5.5

The Washington Redskins are a surprising  2-3 straight up and 3-2 against the spread so far this season.  Their offense averages 19.4 points (25th), 238.6 passing yards (18th), and 121.8 rushing yards (12th) per game. Last week they lost 25-19 to the Atlanta Falcons in overtime.

On the season, QB Kirk Cousins has thrown for 1224 yards, 5 TDs and 6 INTs. Cousins hasn’t been intercepted in Washington’s victories, but has thrown all six in the three losses, also completing 64.3 percent of his passes compared to 74.0 in the wins.

Cousins’ is hoping to get DeSean Jackson back this week, but it might be a longshot. Jackson hasn’t played since straining his left hamstring on his first target early in the team’s Week 1 loss to Miami. Last season he was leading the league with 20.9 receiving yards per catch. In his stead, TE Jordan Reed (24 rec, 278 yards, 1 TD) has been the team’s most reliable receiver along with  Pierre Garcon (27 rec, 267 yards, 2 TDs). 

The Washington run game has turned into a RBBC with Alfred Morris (74 att, 276 yards, 0 TDs) and rookie Matt Jones (54 att, 220 yards, 3 TDs) sharing carries. Jones is getting the call at the goal-line, but has a fumbling issue.

Washington’s defense allows 20.8 points (12th), 216.0 passing yards (8th), and 97.6 rushing yards (12th) per game. Keenan Robinson leads the Redskins with 31 tackles, Chris Baker has 3.5 sacks and Kyshoen Jarrett has two pass deflections. 

If You Are Betting On The NY Jets Spread At -5.5

The New York Jets are 3-1 straight up and against the spread. They are averaging 23.8 points (12th), 229.0 passing yards (24th) and 127.5 rushing yards (7th) per game. They are coming off a bye week and a win in London to the Dolphins two weeks ago.

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown for 924 yards, 7 TDs & 6 INTs so far this season. After just a handful of games with accomplished wide-receivers Brandon Marshall (30 rec, 400 yards, 3 TDs) and Eric Decker (14 yards, 180 yards, 3 TDs), his chemistry with his pass-catchers is evident. So is his veteran presence in the huddle.

Marshall is the Jets’ first player with 100-plus receiving yards in three straight games since Al Toon in 1988. He has averaged 102.3 yards in three career meetings with the Redskins.

RB Chris Ivory (63 att, 314 yards, 3 TDs) is tied for the league lead in rushing yards per game at 104.7 and is averaging 5.0 yards per carry.

New York’s defense gives up 13.8 points (1st), 186.0 passing yards (2nd) and 94.8 rushing yards (8th) per game. David Harris leads the Jets with 27 tackles, Muhammad Wilkerson has 3.5 sacks and Darrelle Revis has two interceptions. The stout run defense also gets Pro Bowl defensive end Sheldon Richardson back from suspension.

Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:

  • Washington Redskins 4-6 On Road since last season
  • Washington Redskins 7-10 As Underdog or PK since last season
  • Washington Redskins 4-6 As Road Underdog since last season
  • Washington Redskins 1-4 O-U All Games this season
  • New York Jets 1-3 O-U All Games this season
  • Washington Redskins 5-5 O-U On Road since last season
  • New York Jets 2-7-1 O-U At Home since last season
  • Washington Redskins 2-4 O-U When Line is <45 since last season
  • New York Jets 5-8 O-U When Line is <45 since last season
  • Washington Redskins 0-1 O-U When Line was 39 to 42 since last season
  • New York Jets 4-5 O-U When Line was 39 to 42 since last season

Washington is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a SU loss, 1-7-2 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 6, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win, 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game, and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games.

The Jets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-2-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing road record, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a bye week and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite.

My NFL Week 6 Betting Pick: NY Jets -5.5.

PLAYERS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:
  • Washington: Jordan Reed, DeAngelo Hall.
  • New York: Stevan Ridley, Chris Owusu, Geno Smith, Dee Milliner, Lorenzo Mauldin.