Dolphins vs. Jets Total Prediction
AFC East rivals coming off wins in their respective openers will meet in East Rutherford on Sunday when the New York Jets host the Miami Dolphins at 1:00 p.m. ET. Will the game turn into a defensive struggle?
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, September 16
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Jets are 3-point favorites to beat the Dolphins. The total, meanwhile, sits at 43.5 points. As of this writing, 65% of the public betting tickets are on the Jets to cover the point spread.
Both coach Adam Gase and Ryan Tannehill praised Kenny Stills after Week 1, saying there is "a lot of trust there." "We know he’s a vertical threat. He showed that again, that he’s still able to do that," Gase said. "There’s [going to be] more underneath and there’s [going to be] more as far as receptions per game go, to where maybe instead of four catches for 100 yards, it might end up being like seven or eight catches, where there might be a couple of shorter throws in there." Tannehill added, "He knows exactly what to do. He’s able to kind of lead that room." Stills was third on Miami with five Week 1 targets but obviously did the most damage with a 4-106-2 line. He'll have a shot at his first 1,000-yard season if this steady progression continues.
New York Jets
Jermaine Kearse (abdomen) is practicing in full for Week 2. It puts Kearse on track to play after sitting out the opener. His return further muddles Sam Darnold's target distribution after spreading it out in Week 1. Kearse's presence should demote Terrelle Pryor to four-wide sets.
NFL Betting Trends
The over is 4-1 in the Dolphins last five road games.
The over is 4-1 in the Jets’ last five home games.
The Jets scored 48 points a week ago but they had a 36-yard interception return for a touchdown, a 78-yard punt return for a touchdown, and a 62-yard run for a touchdown in the second half alone. While Sam Darnold was impressive in his pro debut, the Jets aren’t going to generate that many points again this week. The under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between these two teams when the game is played in New York.
NFL Week 2 Prediction: Dolphins/Jets under 43.5