Expert Final Thoughts - N.Y. Jets vs Arizona Cardinals

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Monday, October 17, 2016 1:39 PM GMT

Both the Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets head into Week 6 with just one win and the loser here will certainly be in dire straits. Let’s handicap the NFL odds and offer up a winning pick.

 

New York Jets vs. Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals (2-3 SU, 2-3 ATS, 125 PS-101 PA) welcome the New York Jets (1-4 SU, 1-4 ATS, 92 PS-136 PA) to the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on Monday Night Football for a big inter-conference week 6 showdown and potentially season-crippling loss for the ultimate loser here. Offshore sportsbooks currently have the Cardinals 7½- to 8½-point favorites while here in Las Vegas, 7’s rule the betting board. On the other side, the totals range from 46 to 48 across the board. Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook Advanced Line opened Arizona as 6½-point chalk, as did oddsmakers this week, so sportsbooks are getting Cardinals money in this one.

 

Monday Night Football Trends, Other Series Trends

The Monday Night Football Trends for this NFL week 6 game show Ryan Fitzpatrick (23-24-5 ATS on Road) and the Jets a powerful 12-4 ATS as road underdogs and 10-8 Road O/U on MNF with Arizona a pathetic 0-5 ATS at home favorites and 3-9 Home O/U so, the trends favor the Jets. On the Injury front, Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (Concussion) is listed to return while Jets WR Eric Decker (Shoulder) is on the I-R List, a big blow for the visitors and a reality now where opposing Defenses can focus on—and double-team if wanted—Brandon Marshall, while CB Darrelle Revis (Hamstring) is listed as Questionable.

The Jets are 2-5-1 ATS their L8 road games against teams with losing record, 1-5 ATS their L6 overall but 5-0 SU vs. the Cardinals since 1992 and 2-0 ATS the L2 vs. New York played in Glendale but the last meeting was 12 years ago in Tempe (Sun Devil Stadium). And 3 of the L4 meetings between these teams have resulted in less than 19 points (@NYJ 7-6 AZ, @NYJ 56-35 AZ, NYJ 13-3 @AZ, @NYJ 12-7), but these are vastly different teams now although a case could be made that the Jets (Under 5-1 L6 Road) are the same team every season.

And with the Under a noticeable 7-0 in the L7 Cardinals games in Glendale and the L5 Cardinals MNF affairs all Unders, backing the Under is the science NFL week 6 pick here.

 

Predicted Final Score: Cardinals 31 Jets 19

Free NFL Picks: 1st Half Under 23½, Under 47 at BetDSI, Cardinals -7 at Heritage

NFL Picks Season Record: 38-28-1

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