On Monday night, the Dolphins are set to play on the road for a second week in a row when they take on the Jets in an AFC East meeting, in a matchup that many fans and live betting services can’t wait to see.
Miami are leaving a 39-36 loss last week to the Broncos, but were able to cover as the dogs by 6.5 points, and will go against a Jets side that received a 38-3 pounding by the Bills on Monday in another clash of the division, as the underdogs with 2.5 points.
The betting line opened up with the Dolphins being the favorites by four points, but 7.5 points was the line on Friday. 41.5 was the total earlier in the week.
Even though they lost last Sunday to Denver, the Dolphins showed that they’re able to play on the road with the NFL’s top teams. The Jets aren’t one of those teams at all.
The Jets had the opportunity of avoiding going last week to Buffalo, and the Bills still pounded New York 38-3 at Ford Field, being the underdogs by 2.5 points, and the fact that the game took place at home was not a very big advantage for the team at all.
Miami were able to win five out of their last six clashes against the Jets both SU and ATS, and last year they beat New York away 23-3 as the underdogs with one point.
This season, both teams from New York were seriously struggling. This one happened to be a very vicious ATS as well, with a mark of 2-8-1 throughout the first 11 matchups. But for the Jets, both of the covers took place in their last five games, so at least they have that on their side.
For the Jets, the biggest problem that they currently have is at the QB position, as last week Michael Vick was seriously struggling when the team lost to the Bills, and Geno Smith is also not doing a proper job on the field.
In this position, the best way for the Jets to cover is to pay more attention to the team’s running game and not let Smith mess up by having their throws limited.
There seems to be no hope for the Jets, especially with coach Rex Ryan on his way out. Then again, the Dolphins simply can’t lose this meeting if they want to reach the playoffs, so many live betting services believe that they’re the smart pick.