Dolphins vs. Jets Total Prediction
AFC East rivals will no shot of making the postseason will meet on Sunday when the Jets host the Dolphins at 1:00 p.m. ET. With the total climbing from 43.5 up to 45.5, should bettors follow the line movement and take the over?
145 Miami Dolphins (+5.5) at 146 New York Jets (-5.5); O/U 45.5
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 8
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Jets are receiving 60% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Miami Dolphins Fantasy Spin
Dolphins placed RB Kalen Ballage on injured reserve with a leg injury, ending his season. The exact nature of Ballage's injury remains unclear. Ballage was quite literally historically bad before going down, averaging a mind-numbing 1.82 yards on 74 carries. Since the 1970 AFL/NFL merger, no runner with that many carries had averaged below 2.25 yards per carry. Ballage is simply the easiest player in the NFL to tackle. Although he does not turn 24 until later this month, Ballage figures to be on the outside looking in of a 2020 53-man roster spot following this year's disastrous display.
New York Jets Fantasy Spin
Sam Darnold is expected to be "alright" after getting his left foot "stepped on" late in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. "I honestly don't even really know what happened," Darnold said. "No, I'm not concerned with it." Coach Adam Gase added that Darnold got "torqued a little bit" but "should" be fine. Wednesday's practice report will tell the tale.
NFL Betting Trends
The over is 4-1 in the Dolphins’ last five games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
The over is 7-3 in the Jets’ last 1010 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
The over has cashed in four of the Dolphins’ last five games overall, is 5-1 in their last six divisional games and is 4-1 in their last five games as an underdog. On the other side, the over is 5-2-1 in the Jets’ last eight games as a home favorite, is 9-2 in their last 11 games versus an opponent with a losing record and is 4-0 in their last four games coming off a loss. With how bad both of these defenses are, points shouldn’t be at a premium on Sunday.
NFL Week 14 Prediction: Dolphins/Jets OVER 45.5