Pick Dolphins ATS vs. Jets for Monday Night Football Betting

Nikki Adams

Saturday, November 29, 2014 2:35 PM GMT

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 2:35 PM GMT

Miami Dolphins look to get back on the winning track when they descend on the hapless New York Jets on Monday Night Primetime Football. Check out our game preview, complete with NFL odds and NFL picks.

Miami Dolphins In the Playoff Hunt
The Miami Dolphins look to bounce back from a heartbreaking 39-36 loss to the Denver Broncos. A game they probably feel they should have won after leading 28-17 at the start of the final quarter but allowed to slip through their fingers. Then again, they were facing only one of the best quarterbacks in the game, Peyton Manning, whose three touchdown passes lifted the Broncos to victory and earned them the 'W' in the win column.

The loss notwithstanding there were plenty of positives the Dolphins could take away from their clash with the Broncos. Certainly, it sends them into their upcoming date with the New York Jets as the deserved favourites against the spread and SU. Dolphins are priced at 7-points across most sports betting shops and at prohibitive -320 NFL odds in straight up betting markets.

 

New York Jets Have Lost The Plot
New York Jets were lampooned on Monday Night Football by the Buffalo Bills, a rescheduled game played in Detroit due to bad weather in Buffalo. The 38-3 loss sums up the day for the Jets, a forgettable outing altogether that has the Jets slipping to 2-9 SU and propping up the AFC East division.

The date with the Miami Dolphins marks their second straight divisional game in as many weeks. Home field advantage is a moot point as they are 2-4 SU at home this season with a 6.2-point margin of defeat. What's more, the quarterback dilemma enters a new chapter this week: Geno Smith or Michael Vick? Both played against the Bills last week. Neither was any good.

Jets have been tight-lipped about which of the two play callers at their disposal will get the start on Monday. Regardless of which quarterback they turn it, though, he's almost certain to have a rough go of it against a Dolphins side that boasts a respectable defense and an offense that has shown it can hold its own against some of the best in the NFL.

 

NFL Betting Verdict: Dolphins -7 over Jets
Dolphins are in a must-win game if they hope to keep pace with the playoff chasers of the AFC Conference. A win in week 12 NFL betting at the expense of the Broncos would have helped towards that end, not to mention it would have been a nice feather in their cap. But they can only look ahead. They are 6-5 SU (3-3 at home and 3-2 on the road) and 7-4 ATS with a 6-point margin of victory. When making your week 13 NFL picks keep in mind they need a win to improve their chances for postseason action.

New York Jets were left reeling in Detroit, marking their ninth loss in the last ten games. You could say the Jets have nothing to play for now, save for the role of spoilsports  now. That's why the Dolphins can't take the predicament of their divisional foes for granted, even if bookies are cornering this game in their camp on the NFL odds board. Nobody knows that more intimately than the Dolphins. Last season, they needed the win against the Jets in week 17 in order to make the playoffs. Tale told, they came undone in a costly defeat that put paid on their season.

Miami Dolphins have form this season. They also have a tendency to beat up on bad teams this season. When the Dolphins are winning, they are winning by double-digits: 33-20 over the Patriots, 38-14 over Oakland, 27-14 over Chicago, 27-14 over Jacksonville,  37-0 San Diego and 22-9 over Buffalo.

NFL Picks: Dolphins -7.0 at 5Dimes

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