Miami Dolphins at New York Jets: Preview and Pick
7 Replies | 291 ViewsOn 11/25/2013 06:26 PM in NFL
The Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets are on life support when it comes to the NFL Playoffs. They both have no chance of stealing the AFC East from the New England Patriots and so they need to win out on the season if they have any chance of making the playoffs. So in essence this basically becomes an elimination game for these two teams.
Miami Dolphins at New York Jets Odds
The opening NFL point spread for this game opened with the Jets listed as (-3) point favorites, but after back to back poor performances form the jets this line dropped. The current point spread has the Jets listed as one point favorites. The betting public has given up on the Jets as the early betting is on the Dolphins as 59 percent is backing the Dolphins in this AFC East matchup.
If the Jets want to win, they need to play better on offense. In the first half, the Jets offense is averaging 5.0 yards per play with Josh Cribbs taking snaps (25 yards on 5 wildcat plays, 0 turnovers). New York averaged 2.7 yards per play with Geno Smith taking snaps (1 turnover). Geno Smith finished Sunday 9-of-22 for 127 yards and two interceptions with three sacks. Smith's problems (particularly inside the pocket) continued Sunday. The Dolphins nearly beat the Panthers but just came up short. This game will decide the long term fate of both of these teams.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal a bounty of interesting angles against the spread (ATS). Miami is 4-1 straight up in their last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Jets and the total has gone under in 4 of Miami's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Jets. Miami is 5-10 straight up in their last 15 games when playing on the road against NY Jets and Miami is 6-3 straight up in their last 9 games when playing NY Jets overall. When it comes to a betting stand point Miami is 7-12-3 ATS in their last 22 games when playing on the road against NY Jets. Miami is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road and the total has gone under in 14 of Miami's last 21 games on the road. The NY Jets are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games overall and they are 4-1 straight up in their last 5 games at home.
Miami Dolphins at New York Jets Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of is big game, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.