New York Jets at Miami Dolphins: Preview and Pick
- Updated: December 28, 2013
The New York Jets played inspired after head coach Rex Ryan revealed that he believed he would be fired at the end of the season. Ryan hopes that the team will play with that same intensity when they head to South Beach to end the season in a divisional game against the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins need this win if they have any hopes of holding off the Baltimore Ravens and the San Diego Chargers for a playoff spot.
New York Jets at Miami Dolphins Preview
The NFL odds for this game opened up with the Dolphins listed as (-6.5) point home favorites. The football betting public has had a slight lean to the home team in this game as over 64 percent of the early wagering at the betting window is on the Dolphins. This should not be enough to push this point spread past the key number of seven, but it is worth watching as the kickoff approaches.
Ryan is at it again. Yes, it’s true, Rex Ryan mentioned his uncertain job status Saturday night in the team meeting. No doubt, he did it to motivate his players, but this wasn’t all about rah-rah stuff. Ryan was “pissed,” according to a source, because he heard rumors the organization already is looking for his replacement. If that’s true, he has a right to be upset. That he chose to bring it up in front of the team doesn’t cast an optimistic light on his chances of returning in 2014. He has done a nice job with this team, but it looks like general manager John Idzik could be looking in another direction. If the team has that same intensity this week, the Dolphins can be in trouble.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that this has been a good rivalry over the years. The total has gone over in 5 of the NY Jets last 6 games on the road and the total has gone over in 4 of the NY Jets last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami. NY Jets are 5-2 straight in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Miami but the NY Jets are 3-7 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games when playing Miami. The NY Jets are 1-8 straight up in their last 9 games on the road and just 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games on the road. Miami is 6-3 straight up in its last 9 games at home and the total has gone under in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games overall.
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the game.