New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins Pick & Prediction DEC 19TH 2021

Stadium: Sun Life Stadium Miami Gardens
Logo New York Jets
VS
Logo Miami Dolphins
45.5
OPENER
-6.5

44o -110
CURRENT
-10.5 -110

+400
MONEYLINE
-500

24
SCORE
31

The New York Jets take on the Miami Dolphins in an AFC East matchup. They're hoping to end the season on a high note by taking down the Miami Dolphins. Unfortunately for them, the Dolphins are on a five-game win streak.

One of these games was against the Jets a few weeks ago, and the Jets lost at home 24-17. New York will hope to return the favor on Sunday.

This resurgence in Miami is in hopes that they can land a spot in the playoffs. With the way they're performing, they just might be able to. They're only a few games behind the Buffalo Bills, who are second in the division.

A win over the Jets could be exactly what they need to put them back in the mix. The main question that we're looking at is who will cover the 8.5-point spread?

Jets vs. Dolphins Odds (Spread, ML and Over/Under)

TV: CBS

MONEY LINE: Jets (+315) vs. Dolphins (-385)

SPREAD: Jets +8.5 (-115) vs. Dolphins -8.5 (-105)

GAME TOTAL: Over 42.5 (-105) vs. Under 42.5 (-115)

Jets at Dolphins Betting Trends and Preview

As the Jets head into this one, our biggest concern is their lack of offense. This season, they've averaged just 84.2 rushing yards per game, 30th in the NFL.

This makes them rely on the passing game much more, which in turn is a problem. Turnovers have been a big issue for the Jets, and it doesn't seem as if they're going anywhere.

In their last game against the Saints, the Jets lost 30-9. Zach Wilson led the team in rushing yards with 33; this isn't a formula for winning games.

In total time of possession, the Jets only had the ball for 21.08 minutes compared to the Saints' 38.52. Frankly, we can't expect the Jets to perform any better against the Dolphins on Sunday.

We think that it's ridiculous to believe the Dolphins aren't capable of winning six straight games. They're an incredible team with a tough defense. What we would like to see is them utilize their rushing offense much more.

They allow an average of 103.85 rushing yards per game but only rush for 79.2 yards themselves. A more balanced attack would be good for Miami.

Still, there's a reason that they're favored in this game. However, 8.5-points is quite a hefty margin for a team that scores an average of 19.5 points per game.

We will take into account that they beat the Ravens by 12 and the Panthers by 23, though. We know the Dolphins are capable of it, but should we trust them to pull it off?

Jets at Dolphins Pick

Jets 7 - Dolphins 20

The truth is, we don't have much of an option but to trust the Miami Dolphins to cover. We know that the Jets are one of the weakest teams in the NFL and are terrible against the spread.

This season, the Jets have a 3-10 record ATS compared to the Dolphins 7-5-1. The Dolphins also get the benefit of being at home.

That being said, even with the spread, we'll take the Dolphins to win this game and cover the spread. They're the stronger team overall and at the sportsbook.

Hopefully, we see a more balanced attack from the Dolphins this time around. Take the under here, as neither team has a lot of offensive prowess.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The New York Jets are 1-5 ATS in their last six games.

2. The New York Jets are 0-7 ATS in their last seven games against Miami.

3. The Miami Dolphins are 8-2 in their last ten games against New York.

Best Bet: Miami Dolphins -8.5

PREDICTION
New York Jets
15
26
Miami Dolphins
PREDICTION
New York Jets
15
26
Miami Dolphins

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New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins Recap DEC 19TH 2021

Tua Tagovailoa, making up for a pick-six moments earlier, threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to DeVante Parker with 3:37 left in the game, leading the Miami Dolphins to a 31-24 win over the visiting New York Jets on Sunday.

Miami (7-7) won its sixth straight game, thanks in large part to Duke Johnson, who rushed for 107 yards and the second two-touchdown game of his seven-year NFL career.

Johnson, a hometown hero with the Miami Hurricanes but playing just his second game with the Dolphins, had been out of football for more than one month earlier this season and only got the start because two Dolphins running backs were in COVID-19 protocol earlier in the week.

Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson completed 13 of 23 passes for 170 yards, but he was sacked six times and lost one fumble as New York (3-11) lost its third straight game.

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa completed 16 of 27 passes for 196 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, including one for a score.

Jets safety Elijah Riley left the field on a stretcher and a spine board. He has a neck injury.

New York had been the only NFL team that had never led by at least 10 points at any point this season.

But that changed in Sunday's first quarter as the Jets got Wilson's 2-yard touchdown pass to Braxton Berrios and a 27-yard field goal from Eddy Pineiro. Berrios is an ex-Hurricane, and Pineiro is a Miami native.

The touchdown drive went 83 yards as Wilson went 5 for 5. That ended a streak by Miami's defense, which had not allowed a TD in 24 consecutive drives.

The field goal was set up when a Tagovailoa pass sailed high and was intercepted by Ashtyn Davis, who returned it to Miami's 25-yard line.

Miami, after gaining just seven yards on their three possessions, scored a touchdown on their fourth try, getting a 1-yard Johnson run.

But the Jets answered immediately with a 74-yard drive that ended with Wilson's 1-yard QB sneak.

Miami's Jason Sanders made a 24-yard field goal to close the first-half scoring with New York leading 17-10.

Miami tied the score 17-17 on its first possession of the third quarter, getting Johnson's 6-yard run.

Tagovailoa's one-yard pass to 310-pound defensive tackle Christian Wilkins with 14:23 left in the fourth gave Miami its first lead of the game at 24-17.

With 7:51 left in the fourth, Jets rookie cornerback Brandin Echols tied the score on his 20-yard interception return.

But Tagovailoa's next big throw, the TD to Parker, proved too much for the Jets.

--Field Level Media

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