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Jets vs. Dolphins - 12/1/14 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Dolphins (6-5) at New York Jets (2-9)
Date & Time Monday December 1, 2014, 8:30 PM (EST)
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The Line
The Line: New York Jets +5.5 -- Over/Under: 41.5
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The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets play Monday night at MetLife Stadium.

The Miami Dolphins have split their last four games and need a win here to remain in the playoff hunt. The Dolphins rely on their defense that’s allowing 19.9 points, 315.9 yards, and has forced 31 sacks and 21 turnovers. Jelani Jenkins leads the Dolphins with 79 tackles and Cameron Wake has 8.5 sacks. Offensively, Ryan Tannehill is completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Tannehill has six touchdowns and one pick in his last two games, and the Dolphins have 24 passing plays of 20 or more yards. Mike Wallace and Jarvis Landry have combined for more than 1,000 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Brian Hartline has five receptions in his last two games. The Dolphins ground game is averaging 4.7 yards per carry, as Lamar Miller leads the way with 673 rushing yards and five touchdowns.

The New York Jets have lost nine of their last 10 games and have to be thinking about a head coaching change. The Jets are led by a defense that’s allowing 27.5 points, 324.8 yards, and has forced 28 sacks and seven turnovers. Demario Davis leads the Jets with 83 tackles and Muhammad Wilkerson has 10 tackles for loss. Offensively, Michael Vick is completing 52.9 percent of his passes for three touchdowns and two interceptions. Vick has two touchdowns and one pick in his last two games, and the Jets have 22 passing plays of 20 or more yards. Eric Decker and Jeremy Kerley have combined for more than 800 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Percy Harvin has 15 receptions in his last three games. The Jets ground game is averaging 4.7 yards per carry, as Chris Ivory leads the way with 579 rushing yards and five touchdowns.

The Dolphins are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Jets are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games in December and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Dolphins are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings in New York and 9-21-1 ATS in their last 31 meetings overall.

The New York Jets are god awful and seem to be getting worse each week while the Miami Dolphins have proven themselves against some of the best teams in the league and are fighting for a playoff spot. Look for the Dolphins to win big here, as it's going to be another primetime blowout for the NFL. 

Miami Dolphins -5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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