New York Jets at Miami Dolphins: 10/18/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
Photo by Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Miami Dolphins (1-3) vs New York Jets (0-5)
Game Info: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 4:05 pm (Hard Rock Stadium)
Betting Odds: Miami Dolphins -8 -- Over/Under: 47.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Where to Watch: CBS Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The New York Jets will travel to Hard Rock Stadium to take on the Miami Dolphins this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The New York Jets are still in search of their first win of the season as the Jets fell to 0-5 on the season after being defeated by the Arizona Cardinals, 30-10, this past Sunday. The Jets struggled on both sides of the ball throughout the game and could not fight back after a 1-yard TD run by Kenyan Drake gave the Cardinals a 24-10 lead late in the 3rd quarter. New York was outgained by an Arizona by a 496-285 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Jets was WR Jamison Crowder who had 116 receiving yards and a TD on 8 receptions.
On the season, New York is averaging 15.0 ppg on 304.0 total yards per game (200.6 passing yds/g; 103.4 rushing yds/g). Offensively, New York has been led by WR Jamison Crowder who on the season has 22 receptions for 335 yards & 2 TD’s. QB Sam Donald (59.4 Comp %, 792 yards, 3 TD, 4 INT) missed last game due to should injury and was replaced by veteran Joe Flacco who completed 20 of 35 passes for 211 yards & 1 TD agianst Arizona. The other top receivers for the Jets have been Braxton Berrios (10 rec, 123 yards, 2 TD), Chris Hogan (14 rec, 118 yards), and Jeff Smith (10 rec, 104 yards). The Jets backfield did get Le’Veon Bell (19 att, 74 yards) back last game and should regain starting duties over Frank Gore (64 att, 204 yards).
Defensively, New York is allowing their opponents to average 32.2 ppg on 402.6 total yards per game (274.0 passing yds/g; 128.6 rushing yds/g).
The Miami Dolphins improved to 2-3 on the season after defeating the San Francisco 49ers, 43-17, this past Sunday. In an impressive victory, Miami dominated the favored 49ers on both sides of the field and had no trouble cruising for victory after taking a 30-7 lead at halftime. Miami outgained San Francisco by a 436-259 margin and won the turnover battle by a 3-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Dolphins was Ryan Fitzpatrick who completed 22 of 28 passes for 350 yards & 3 TD’s.
On the season, Miami is averaging 27.2 ppg on 401.2 total yards per game (275.2 passing yds/g; 126.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Miami has been led by QB Ryan Fitzpatrick who has completed 70.6% of his passes for 1,344 yards (295.0 yds/g), 7 TD & 5 INT’s while also adding 131 yards & 2 TD’s on the ground. The top receivers for the Dolphins have been DeVante Parker (26 rec, 329 yards, 2 TD), 18 rec, 281 yards, 2 TD), and Preston Williams (10 rec, 195 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Miami backfield has been the duo of Myles Gaskin (64 att, 249 yards, TD) and Matt Breida (27 att, 100 yards).
Defensively, Miami is holding their opponents to an average of 22.6 ppg on 401.2 total yards per game (275.2 passing yds/g; 126.0 rushing yds/g).
The Jets are 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 games on grass and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Dolphins are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.
Miami is a better team than their 2-3 record indicates, and the Dolphins showed that were their complete domination of a good San Francisco 49ers team last week. New York got a boost with Le’Veon Bell back in the lineup, however, this is still an offense that is missing a ton of weapons and comes into this game ranked dead last in points scored per game and 28th in total yards. Miami is a decent team at home and as Ryan Fitzpatrick is playing at a high level, I think the Dolphins do enough to cover this large home spread. Good Luck!