NFL Betting Preview
New York Jets at Miami Dolphins
Sunday, 1:00 pm Eastern – CBS
SBG Global Opening Line: Jets - 3 , Total 36
What looked like a dull game before the season now has a lot of intrigue as Brett Favre and the New York Jets face Chad Pennington and the Miami Dolphins. Favre will make his 276th consecutive start on Sunday. Last year he threw for 4,155 yards and 28 touchdowns with Green Bay. “I understand that most people think the odds are against me, and that’s fine,” Favre said. “I’m not here to be a god. I’m not here to get trashed, either. I’m here to help this team win. I still think I can offer something to the game of football, to myself. That’s all I can do. I hope it works out, believe me.” SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Jets on the Road.
The Jets went 4-12 last season but made a number of addition in the off-season in addition to Favre. They added Alan Faneca and Damien Woody on the offensive line and first-round pick Vernon Gholston and defensive tackle Kris Jenkins on defense.
The Dolphins are looking to rebound from a 1-15 season and already look much better with Bill Parcells in management and new head coach Tony Sparano at the helm. Getting Pennington is an added bonus for the Dolphins. “I think the guy will do a great job of managing our team,” Sparano said, “And the team has responded really well to him, and that’s where we are going.” The Dolphins are counting on #1 draft pick Jake Long in addition to a rejuvenated Ricky Williams and last year’s #1 pick Ted Ginn on offense. The problems for Miami on Sunday could be on defense as they allowed 437 total points last season including a combined 71 to the Jets in their two games.
Here are the NFL betting stats for Sunday’s game. The Jets have won four straight and seven of eight against Miami. The Jets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Miami. The Jets are 19-4-2 ATS in the last 25 meetings between the two teams.
The Dolphins are 8-3-2 ATS in their last 13 games in Week 1. The Dolphins are 17-35-2 ATS in their last 54 vs. the AFC. The Dolphins are 10-27-1 ATS in their last 38 home games. The Dolphins are 5-21-2 ATS in their last 28 vs. the AFC East.
SBG Global Current Line: Jets - 3 , Total 36
The Under is 4-0 in the Jets last 4 games overall. The Over is 11-5 in the Jets last 16 vs. the AFC East. The Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.
The Over is 4-1 in the Dolphins last 5 games overall. The Over is 4-1 in the Dolphins last 5 vs. the AFC. The Over is 6-2 in the Dolphins last 8 home games.
New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins Pick: Jets 1 out of 5 units