New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/1/13
Miami Dolphins (5-6) at New York Jets (5-6)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)
The Line: New York Jets -1.5 -- Over/Under: 38 See the Latest Odds
The New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins face off on Sunday in New Jersey in an AFC East rivalry game with playoff implications.
The New York Jets control their own destiny in the AFC Playoff Race; if they can win they are in. The Jets have lost their last two games, their first time with back-to-back losses all season. Geno Smith has completed 55.2 percent of his passes with eight touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Bilal Powell is averaging 3.9 yards per carry and Chris Ivory averages 4.3 yards per carry. Jeremy Kerley has 28 receptions and Stephen Hill has 23 catches to lead the Jets in receiving. David Harris has 85 tackles, Demario Davis has 79 tackles, and Muhammad Wilkersonhas 10 sacks. The Jets offense averages 16.9 points and 315.3 yards per game while defensively they are allowing 26.1 points and 322.9 yards per game. The Jets offense just needs to hold onto the ball and let the defense carry the day.
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The Miami Dolphins appeared to be in good shape to get a win over Carolina last Sunday but they let it get away from the taking the loss. The Dolphins season once looked promising but it too seems to be slipping away. Ryan Tannehill has completed 61.8 percent of his passes with 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and he has been sacked 44 times. Lamar Miller is the back for Miami averaging 4.2 yards per carry and catching 21 passes. Brian Hartline has 53 receptions and two touchdowns and Mike Wallace has 49 catches and two scores. Phillip Wheeler has 78 tackles, Dannell Ellerbee has 76 tackles, and Olivier Vernon and Cameron Wake each have 6.5 sacks. The Dolphins offense is averaging 20.8 points and 310 yards per game while defensively they are allowing 22.3 points and 358.5 yards per game. The Dolphins have a shot at the playoffs but a win here is just about mandatory.
New York is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 1-5 against the spread against the AFC, and 1-6 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Miami is 2-7 against the spread in their last nine road games, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven December games, and 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five road games against a team with a losing home record. The road team is 9-3-1 against the spread in the last 13 meetings of these two.
The jets get it done with defense as do the Dolphins but Geno Smith just makes a ton of mistakes and that is the only difference maker here as I will take the points.
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