|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFLOn Sunday afternoon, the Miami Dolphins travel up the east coast to meet the Jets in New York. The game in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, is scheduled to kick off at 1:00 PM ET. You can watch all of the action regionally on CBS.
Miami had Week 7 off, but come into this one off of a close win at home over the St. Louis Rams, 17-14. The Rams held a 22-12 edge in first downs, a 462-192 edge in total yards, and a 162-36 edge in rushing yards. QB Ryan Tannehill threw 21-of-29, for 185 yards, and 2 touchdowns. The Dolphins have made close games a habit this year, with their last four games decided by 3, 3, 4, and 3 points.
The Jets are coming off of a loss on the road in overtime to the New England Patriots, 29-26. Up 26-23 in the fourth quarter, they gave up a last-second field goal, allowing the Pats to tie the game. New England kicked in another one in overtime, giving them the victory. The game was close in the stats, but 8 penalties, 4 sacks, and 2 turnovers hurt the Jets. QB Mark Sanchez threw 28-of-41, for 328 yards, and 1 touchdown.
The underdog is 34-13 ATS in Dolphins games. The home team is 11-5 ATS in Miami games. The Dolphins are 3-2 ATS on the season, and 2-1 ATS as an away underdog. The Jets are 4-2 ATS overall, and are 2-0 ATS as a home favorite. In this series, the Dolphins are 7-20-1.
These two teams have met 23 times since 2001, with the Jets holding a 14-9 series edge. Their last meeting, on September 23, resulted in a 23-20 New York victory. In that one, the Jets were 1 ½ point favorites. In a January 2012 matchup, the Dolpins won 19-17, in a game in which Miami was favored by 3 points.
For this weekend's matchup, the Jets are 1 point home favorites from Bet Royal Sportsbook. The over/under is set at 41 points.
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