NFL betting fans will handicap an upstart Jets team that has been a surprise while the Dolphins are in another “must win” pro football betting predicament.
Miami opened as a 1-point NFL betting home dog for this showdown with a pro football betting total of 36.5. The Miami Dolphins are coming off their first NFL betting win of the season as they blew out the Buffalo Bills 38-10 as 1-point home favorites. The Dolphins now have a NFL betting record of 1-3 both straight up and against the spread and are an even 2-2 on over/unders.
The New York Jets are coming off their first NFL betting loss of the season as they were defeated at New Orleans 10-24 as 7.5-point road dogs. The Jets have a NFL betting mark of 3-1 both straight up and against the spread and have gone under the total in 3 out of those 4 games. This NFL betting matchup is between divisional rivals that have very similar styles as both teams like to run the ball, play good defense, and strive to avoid mistakes.
The Miami Dolphins have the top ranked rushing offense in pro football betting. The ground game is led by Ronnie Brown who has 369 yards and a 5.1 yards-per-carry average with 4 touchdowns. Now that starting quarterback Chad Pennington is out for the season due to injury the Dolphins will be even more reliant on their ground game to take the heat off of Pennington’s replacement, Chad Henne. In last week’s NFL betting win over Buffalo the Dolphins ran the ball 44 times for 251 yards as Brown led the attack with 115 yards and 2 touchdowns. You can expect to see a similar Miami plan of attack for this NFL betting matchup.
The Jets rank 9th in NFL betting for rushing yards and are led by the combination of Thomas Jones and Leon Washington. Jones has 229 yards rushing so far while Washington has 181.
Jets rookie signal caller Mark Sanchez has been erratic with 4 touchdown passes and 5 interceptions. This game could be decided on the basis of which young QB makes the least amount of mistakes.