The Miami Dolphins (8-8) play the New York Jets (7-9) at Hard Rock Stadium on 8th January at 13:00. The Miami Dolphins hold third place in the AFC East for this divisional matchup with eight wins from 16 matches, one game clear of the fourth-place New York Jets. A run of five straight defeats has recently hit a sorry-looking Miami Dolphins to leave their campaign hanging in the balance. Can they get back on track at the Hard Rock Stadium, or will the New York Jets inflict more misery their way? Let’s check it out in this preview.
Miami Dolphins VS New York Jets Betting lines
Miami Dolphins VS New York Jets Betting expert picks
Miami Dolphins VS New York Jets Moneyline
The Miami Dolphins are coming off a five-game losing skid. They enter this Week 18 matchup with an 8-8 record and a 5-2 home mark. As the -115 favorites, the Miami Dolphins have about a 54% chance of victory again at the Hard Rock Stadium. The New York Jets will do their utmost to spoil the party, but their 2-8 record in this series has us siding with a home win.
Miami Dolphins VS New York Jets Spread
The oddsmakers have listed the Miami Dolphins as a 1-point favorite over the New York Jets, implying that we could have a tight game of football on our hands between two evenly-matched teams. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 8.1 points.
In their most recent games against AFC East opponents, the Miami Dolphins went 7-3 ATS. Their offense managed 20.4 points per game in that stretch, while the defense gave up 23.9 points on average. The hosts are also 6-3 ATS in the past nine games at home and 5-5 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
In contrast, betting on the New York Jets seems like a risky move at this point, as they haven’t covered in three straight games. In their past 10 matches, the New York Jets went 4-6 ATS and ended up 6-3 ATS from their nine most recent road trips.
Miami Dolphins VS New York Jets Total
There was an average of 39.7 points scored in the previous ten clashes between the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets.
The total for this Week 18 matchup at the Hard Rock Stadium is 38.0 points, which is under the 40-point average seen in their last five meetings between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets – but not by much either way.
In their most recent AFC East matchups at the Hard Rock Stadium, the Miami Dolphins averaged 42.8 points points per game and went 2-3 against the total. Games at the Hard Rock Stadium don’t always seem to produce the expected number of points, as the total has gone under in four of the past five home matches for the home side.
In the last four matches the New York Jets played, the total went under. Going on the road doesn’t always seem to produce the expected number of points for the New York Jets, as the total has gone under in four of the past five matchups away from home.
Miami Dolphins VS New York Jets Betting trends
- New York Jets have failed to cover the spread in their last three games.
- In four of the New York Jets’ last five games, the total went under
- Miami Dolphins won the last six H2H matches against New York Jets when playing at home.
NFL Power Rankings Week 18 2022, Miami Dolphins VS New York Jets
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A 23-21 defeat to the New England Patriots last time out extended the Miami Dolphins’ losing streak to five games, leaving the hosts 5-5 across their past 10 outings.
The Miami Dolphins boast one of the league’s most improved offensive lines, going from 20.1 points per game last season to 24.1 points to rank tenth this year. The defense, however, has lagged behind compared to most of the league’s defensive lines, allowing 24.6 points per game this year,.
This year, the Miami Dolphins had been tipped to go far into the playoffs. However, 16 matches into the current regular season, the hosts are only 8-8 and won’t be around when January football gets underway unless, of course, they can turn things around quickly.
New York Jets Form
A 23-6 defeat last week against Seattle Seahawks extended the losing streak of the New York Jets to five matches. It also brought their overall record for the past 10 games to 3-7.
The offense has struggled to click into gear across the last three matches, with the New York Jets putting just 18.1 points on board. However, while the offense has struggled to click into gear, the defense has had no such issues. The visitors have kept their opponents to an average of just 19.1 points per match, ranking as the league’s fourth-best defense.
The New York Jets will not be making the playoffs this season. While they were expected to struggle, being winless at 7-9 means there is little hope left for them this year. The best they can do now is focus on getting a strong pick in next year’s draft order.
Miami Dolphins VS New York Jets H2H history
The New York Jets downed the Miami Dolphins 40-17 in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the MetLife Stadium in October 2022. In the past five matchups, the Miami Dolphins claimed four wins against the New York Jets to go 4-1 in this series.
In their past ten head-to-head games, the Miami Dolphins pulled off 22.7 points on average per game, whereas New York Jets managed 17 points per match.