Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick

Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick

Miami Dolphins (1-0) vs New York Jets (1-0)

Date : 09/16/2018
Time : 1:00 pm EST
Location : MetLife Stadium, New York, New York

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Miami Dolphins vs New York Jets

The Miami Dolphins will travel to MetLife Stadium in New York City on Sunday afternoon for an AFC East battle versus the New York Jets beginning at 1 pm EST.  The Dolphins will be looking to build off the momentum of a 27-20 home win versus the Tennessee Titans on opening week while the Jets will play their first home game of the season after a 48-17 Monday night win over the Detroit Lions.  The over would be the play for both teams in week 1 while the Jets would cash in on the spread as 7-point road underdogs while the Dolphins-Titans matchup would be a pickem game.  These two squads would meet twice last year with the home team getting the victory in both contests as the Dolphins would get the 31-28 win at Hard Rock Stadium on 10-22-2017 with the result being a push (-3) along with the over being the play with 40 points being set. The Jets would get the 20-6 win at MetLife on 9-24-2017 as 5.5 underdogs with the under being the play with 44 points being set for the game.

Miami Dolphins's Latest Performance :

The Jets, thanks to a 31-point 3rd quarter, would dispose of the Detroit Lions on the road on Monday night to begin the season on a winning note.  The interesting thing is that the Jets would unleash an all-around team effort in pulling away from their opponent in that Isaiah Crowell would score on a 62-yard TD run while Jason Myers would chip in a field goal.  Furthermore, Andre Roberts would score on a 78-yard punt return along with Darren Lee would obtain a pick 6 for the defense.  Finally, Sam Darnold would also find Quincy Enuwa for a 21-yard score as the road team would win in all areas throughout their opening week contest.  They now turn their attentions to moving the ball on a Dolphins defense that would allow 116 rush yards along with 220 passing yards to the Titans.  On the other hand, with the Dolphins having tons of speed at receiver, the Jets will certainly be looking to improve upon their pass defense in which to pull out a victory.

New York Jets 's Latest Performance :

After 3 quarters were played, the Miami Dolphins would hold a 10-3 lead on the Titans before both offenses would appear.  The Titans’ Dion Lewis would score on a 4-yard run to tie the game at 10, while Darius Jennings would return a kickoff 94 yards to make the score 24-17 with 10 minutes left in the final period.  Jakeem Grant would also return a kickoff for the Dolphins 102 yards during this time while Ryan Tannehill would throw his second touchdown pass of the night to Kenny Stills as the Dolphins would tack on a Jason Sanders field goal to sneak out with an opening week win on Sunday.  Tannehill would end the game with 230 yards passing along with 2 INT alongside his two TD passes while Stills would shine in collecting 4 receptions for 106 yards and 2 scores.  They will rely on Stills to pace their passing game against a Jets team that gave up 300 yards passing to the Lions on Monday night.  Furthermore, Frank Gore and the offensive line will be called upon to man the trenches and locate some holes versus a defensive unit that would only allow 39 yards rushing against Detroit in week 1.  It will also be interesting to see exactly how this Miami defensive unit, which allowed 120 yards on the ground along with 222 pass yards to the Titans, will approach Sam Darnold and a Jets offense that would rack up 169 rush yards while also obtaining 180 yards in the air.


How Miami Dolphins & New York Jets Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

NY Jets are 1-0 ATS while the O/U is 1-0

Miami is 1-0 ATS while the O/U is 1-0

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

Both teams had many positives to take away from their opening week wins, however, now is the time to reinforce those positives in which to put together a similar effort in which to pick up yet another win.  The Jets will pull their first home game of the season as I am sure that they will be feeling great at home, while the Dolphins will be looking to spoil their homecoming win picking up their second straight win.  In all, look for this to be a very competitive matchup with fresh, young talent mixed with some savvy veteran play thoughout.

Against The Spread Selection: Pick:  NY Jets -3

My reason for the pick :


While both teams would have much to build from in their opening week victories, I will have to back the Jets at home in this contest along with the points.  This game would go from a pickem to -3 in favor of the home team after their dismantling of the Lions on Monday night.  With that being said, the Jets will certainly look to establish a solid run game versus the Dolphins with Crowell in the backfield while Devon Kennard and Ezekiel Ansah will look to disrupt the Dolphins rhythm on offense by getting to Tannehill early, thus neutralizing the speed within the receiving corps for the Dolphins.



Totals Selection: Pick:  Under 44

My reason for the prediction :

With Crowell’s rushing taking much of the pressure off Darnold at quarterback, I expect the Jets to have   a solid night on the ground against the Dolphins.  With that being said, I will side with the under in this contest in that I expect the Jets to take control of the trenches in this matchup.  And while the Dolphins will hold their own for much of the game, I really cannot see their defensive line holding up against this Jets squad that would point the Lions for 169 total rush yards.  In all, look for the Jets to exert a ball control offense that may not score many points, but, will certainly perform well enough to cover the small spread.

Betting trends for Miami Dolphins:

    • Dolphins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record
    • Dolphins are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games
    • Dolphins are 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.

Betting trends for New York Jets :

    • Under is 4-0 in Jets last 4 games following a straight up win of more than 14 points
    • Under is 4-0 in Jets last 4 games following a straight up win
    • Under is 4-0 in Jets last 4 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.


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