As the 2015-16 NFL Regular season slowly winds down, this Monday Night Football game on Monday the 14th of December 2015 with the NFC-East – Giants of New York 5-7 traveling to play the AFC-East – Dolphins of Miami 5-7 with the game being played at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida with kick-off scheduled for 8:35 PM ET and seen on ESPN TV.
Those that Bet on NFL football you may like to know the betting odds on this game, so here you go as the Giants of New York are weak favorites at -1 ½ with the Over/under at 46 ½ and -125 on the Money Line, while the Dolphins of Miami are at +1 ½ and +105 on the ML.
The Giants in their division still have a NFC playoff spot in their vision, as well as their opponent the Dolphins are seeking a win and continuing their sights on a wild card spot in the AFC.
If you have considered betting on your 5-7 Giants of N.Y. you surely no your team has struggled to score to date this season. In their game against the Jets they had a 4th quarter lead of 10 points and then lost the game in OT, and that was 3rd straight loss this season. Their QB E. Manning for his 3rd consecutive game was unable to complete a minimum of 55 % of his passing attempts. But their WR O. Beckham Jr. has been a game changer lately since he accumulated more than 140 yards on receptions for the 2nd consecutive game, and in the last three games has scored a TD in each game.
In his case the Dolphins of Miami to date have given up some 24 TD’s this season, which ranks 4th most in the NFL in 2015. Therefore you can expect QB E. Manning to be seeking another TD connecting with WR Beckham.
Defensively the Giants have played decently and now with the return of J. Paul who is capable of adding new life to the Giants pass rush, upsetting Miami QB R. Tannehill who under pressure has struggled this season. In all the meeting with the Dolphins the Giants are with 5 wins and 1 loss.
If you are one of the many fans of the 5-7 Dolphins of Miami, the team has somewhat of a new identity with acting OC Z. Taylor who under his control in the 1st game let RB L. Miller loose and he helped the Dolphins overcome the Ravens of Baltimore for a 15-13 win, but still have not been able to cover the betting spread in their ultimate 6 games to date. However, RB Miller in the game rushed for 114 yards on 20 carries, while QB Tannehill had only 19 pass attempts for 87 yards in that last game.
In the game against the Ravens the Dolphins did not test the weak secondary of Baltimore but instead ran the ball, and fans can expect to see the same game plan against the Giants, since the Giants defense against the rush dropped off since their season started, as now they are allowing opponents some 130 yards rushing in their ultimate 7 games to date. If Miami should go to their passing game they have a duo team of receivers who can be very explosive in the passing game.
On defense the Dolphins as played well in giving the Raven a low for the season of 13 points. Their DE O. Vernon has excelled in pass rushing as in his last 3 game he has 5 sacks. Since the Giants offense line is slowed due to injuries, the Dolphins should be able to pressure Giants QB E. Manning and slow down their passing game in this match-up.
The sportsbook prediction in this game is that the Giants struggle offensively in another game as the Dolphins takes a home win beating New York 21-17.