Jets vs. Dolphins MNF Point Spread Preview, Expert Picks, Score Prediction
Part of the reason why many think the Miami Dolphins can still make the playoffs is because they still have two games left against the New York Jets. The first of those games is in Week 13 on Monday Night Football, and the Fins are giving 4.5 on the road in the Meadowlands. The ‘total’ starts off the week at 41.5.
DOLPHINS – NY JETS MNF POINT SPREAD WEEK 13 2014:
2. Why the NY JETS will cover the spread: The best reason why the Jets might not cover this spread is because the Dolphins are in a bit of a sandwich spot on their schedule. They have the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots in their next two games after this one, and they are on the heels of that three-point loss in Denver. New York does have two wins this season at home, and that includes beating a very comparable Pittsburgh Steelers outfit here three weeks ago. Aside from that, one would have to dig quite a bit to find a reason to want to back Gang Green.
3. Total Talk DOLPHINS/JETS: The Jets have now played three straight ‘under’ contests after three straight ‘over’ games in the middle of the campaign. Not surprisingly, the offense has been awful in these three games, averaging 11.0 points per game. The Fins have been trending towards the ‘under’ as well of late. They were on a run of five straight ‘under’ duels before the uncharacteristic 75-point shootout against the Broncos at Mile High.
4. Betting Trends for DOLPHINS/JETS: Miami has covered five of its last six games, and it has won four of the six SU. In that stretch, the defense has had one game in which it has allowed more than 20 points (last week). New York is the worst ATS team in the league this year at 2-8-1 ATS. In respect to this series, the Jets did win last season’s meeting in South Beach 20-7 at the end of the year, but they are still just 4-8 SU and ATS in their last 12 duels in this series.
Dolphins 20 – Jets 14