Riding a five-game losing streak, the 7-9 Jets were eliminated from postseason contention following last week’s loss to the Seahawks.
This week, New York will look to play spoiler to the Dolphins, who remain on the playoff bubble. The Dolphins have dropped five straight games in their own right, but still have a shot to advance despite being on the outside looking in.
Let’s take a look at my New York vs Miami best bets and NFL betting tips for NFL Week 18.
Jets vs Dolphins Odds
The oddsmakers have set this game as a pick’em as of Tuesday morning at Caesars Sportsbook. This makes sense. Both teams were on fire early, but erratic quarterback play due to injuries and other factors have derailed their once hopeful seasons.
The Jets and Dolphins are both in line to start quarterbacks that differ from their regular starters in the Week 18 season finale.
Jets vs Dolphins Implied Totals
Dolphins 19, Jets 19
Both the Dolphins and Jets have implied totals set at 19 points. This is a rare occurrence but makes sense in a PK scenario.
The Jets have had issues putting points on the board since their quarterback position has been exposed. The Dolphins are a vastly different team when Tua Tagovailoa is not under center, limiting their explosive weapons on the outside.
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Jets vs Dolphins Prediction
Dolphins 24, Jets 17
The Dolphins and Jets normally play these games close. While the Jets blew out the Dolphins earlier this season, Miami has owned the Jets at home. The Dolphins have won each of their past five matchups in Miami.
The Jets will enter this matchup hopeful that Mike White, who is dealing with injured ribs, is good to go.
Meanwhile, all reports out of Miami suggest that Tua Tagovailoa is not in the equation for Week 18. Instead, it will be Skylar Thompson or Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater is up in the air since he is dealing with an injury to his throwing hand.
Both teams have struggled to score points in recent weeks, but Mike McDaniel has just enough firepower to come out of Week 18 with a win.
Jets vs Dolphins Bet Tips
Here are a few Jets vs Dolphins betting trends to consider before making your bets:
- The Jets and Dolphins have both lost five games in a row.
- The Dolphins are 7-2-1 in their past 10 games against the Jets, failing to cover in two straight.
- The Over is 2-4 in the past six meetings between the Jets and Dolphins, hitting in two straight.
- The Jets are 1-4-1 against the spread in their past six meetings at Miami.
Jets vs Dolphins Best Bets
Dolphins PK (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
The Dolphins still have something to play for and are the home side. Having juice to play for in the season finale holds weight. Furthermore, the Dolphins have been money against the Jets.
The Jets are 1-4-1 ATS in their past six meetings at Miami and are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 matchups against each other overall.
The Jets have also scored fewer than 12 points in three of their past four games, finishing in single digits in two straight. Two of those games were also on the road. They will need more than 12 to defeat Miami.
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Under 38 Points (-110) at Caesars Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
The Over is 2-4 in the past six meetings between the Jets and Dolphins, hitting in two straight. That is a trend to fade in this matchup.
The Under is 4-0 in the past four games the Jets have played overall. New York has scored fewer than 17 points in all four of those games.
With the Dolphins slated to start Thompson or Bridgewater, they should also be expected to be fairly anemic on offense. Their quarterback scenario will also help the trend of the Under hitting in six of the past seven games the Dolphins have played at home.
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