NFL Trends: Miami Dolphins @ New York Jets Betting Trends & Injury Report
- Updated: October 15, 2011
The Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets are set to square off in Monday Night Football betting action this week at MetLife Stadium. But before you make your NFL picks for the big game on Monday, check out some of the great NFL betting trends that we have for the duel!
Miami Dolphins Notes: The Dolphins are off to a rough start this season at just 0-4 SU and 0-3-1 ATS. They already have one loss in divisional play on Monday Night Football, dropping 38-24 against the New England Patriots in Week 1. The Fins are 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games against conference opponents, and they are 0-6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. If there is any good news to look at, it is that Miami is 9-3-1 ATS in its last 13 games as a road underdog and 11-4-1 ATS in its last 16 road games overall.
This will also be the first start of the year for QB Matt Moore. Moore only played in five games last year with the Carolina Panthers, completing 55.2 percent of his passes for 857 yards with five TDs against 10 picks. He has 23 outings in his career, but only has 2,807 passing yards to go with a 16/18 TD/INT ratio.
On the injury front, both RB Daniel Thomas and LB Koa Misi missed Miami’s game two weeks ago against the San Diego Chargers, but both are going to be back in the fold this week, which should help. DB Vontae Davis is a question mark still, but he is leaning towards not playing with his hamstring injury.
New York Jets Notes: The Jets have some real problems right now at just 2-3, especially knowing that they already have a loss to the Pats as well to their credit. Dropping to 0-2 in division would be rough. The team is only 1-4 ATS on the campaign, but three of those four losses (and all three of the SU losses) have come in consecutive weeks on the road. The Jets are only 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games played in October, and they are traditionally a slow starting team. However, they are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against teams with a losing record.
Watch out for TE Dustin Keller in this one. He has three trips to the end zone in five career games against Miami, and he is averaging 38.7 yards per game as well. Keller has 19 catches for 268 yards and two scores on the year, though he has only had a total of three catches in the team’s last two games since catching 11 passes and accounting for 188 yards in the first two weeks of the year.
The running game could take a big shot if RB LaDainian Tomlinson can’t play with his calf injury. LT knows that he is still a vital part to this offense even though RB Shonn Greene does the heavy lifting. RB Joe McKnight really isn’t built like a between the tackles back, which could make for a long, long day for Greene. DB Donald Strickland suffered a head injury against the Patriots last week and could miss this one as well.
Head To Head: Last year, these two teams split their meetings, with the road team winning both clashes. Miami won 10-6 in December in the Meadowlands, while the Jets won 31-23 in South Beach. In fact, the visitors winning is nothing new in this series. Miami is 3-0-1 ATS in its last four trips to the Big Apple, and the road team has won six out of seven in this series dating back to December 2007. As a result, the visitors are 7-1-1 ATS in the last nine meetings, and the underdog has covered five in a row. However, the bad news for the Dolphins is that they are just 6-18-2 ATS in the last 26 meetings of these arch rivals.