Dolphins vs. Jets: NFL Betting Preview – October 18, 2020

Posted By Staff on October 13, 2020 - Last Updated on October 16, 2020

Oddsmakers expect the New York Jets (0-5) to see their five-game losing streak continue, as they are 10-point underdogs in a matchup against the Miami Dolphins (2-3) on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium. The point total is set at 47.5 for the game.

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Betting Information

Total Facts

  • The points total average for Dolphins games this season is 49.8– 2.3 points higher than this point total.
  • Jets games average 47.2 total points– 0.3 fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • Dolphins games have gone over 47.5 points on three of five occasions this season.
  • In one game this season, the Jets have combined with their opponents to go over 47.5 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 42.2 points per contest– 5.3 fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • The Dolphins score the 12th-most points in the league this season, while the Jets’ offense scores the least.
  • These two teams combine to surrender 54.8 points per game– 7.3 points more than the total for this matchup.
  • Miami is the NFL’s ninth-ranked scoring defense while New York is the 30th-ranked.
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Dolphins Betting Insights

  • Miami is 3-2 against the spread.
  • Miami’s games have gone under the point total in three out of five outings this season.

Jets Betting Insights

  • New York is 0-5 against the spread.
  • Three New York’s five games this year have gone over the point total.

When the Dolphins Have the Ball

  • The Dolphins have averaged five fewer points per game this season (27.2) than the Jets have allowed (32.2).
  • When they hit their scoring average this season, Miami is 2-1 and 3-0 against the spread.
  • The Dolphins average 364.8 total yards per game this season– 29.4 yards fewer than the Jets allow per game (394.2).
  • The Dolphins average 5.7 yards per play while the Jets allow 6 per play.
  • When Miami hits their season average in yardage, they are 1-2 overall and 2-1 against the spread this season.
  • The Jets allow opposing rushing attacks to average 128.6 yards per game, compared to the 104.2 yards the Dolphins offense averages on the ground per contest.
  • When Miami rushes for at least 104.2 yards this season, they are 1-0 overall and 1-0 against the spread.
  • This season, the Jets have forced an average of 1.4 turnovers per game. The Dolphins have turned the football an average of once in each contest.
  • When Miami turns the football over one time or fewer this season, they are 2-1 overall and 3-0 against the spread.

When the Jets Have the Ball

  • The Jets average 15 points per game– 7.6 fewer than the Dolphins give up per matchup (22.6).
  • Miami has a 3-0 record against the spread and a 2-1 record overall in games when it allows 27.2 points or less.
  • The Jets average 100.4 fewer yards per game (279.4), than the Dolphins give up per matchup (379.8). On average, the Jets pick up 4.5 yards per play, while the Dolphins give up 6.2 per play.
  • In games Miami holds its opponents to 379.8 or fewer yards, it has a 2-1 record ATS and a 2-1 record overall.
  • The Jets rush for 103.4 yards per game– 22.4 fewer per game than the 125.8 the Dolphins allow per contest.
  • Miami is 2-1 against the spread and 1-2 overall when holding opponents to 125.8 rushing yards or less.
  • This year, the Jets turn the ball over one time per game– 0.6 fewer turnovers per game than the 1.6 the Dolphins force on average.
  • This season, Miami has a 2-0 record against the spread and a 2-0 record overall when it forces at least 1.6 turnovers.

Dolphins Players to Watch

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick has 1,344 passing yards, seven touchdowns, and five interceptions (268.8 yards per game) and has a 70.6% completion percentage this year (120-of-170). He also has 131 rushing yards on 24 carries with two touchdowns, averaging 26.2 yards per game.
  • Myles Gaskin leads the Dolphins with 249 rushing yards on 64 carries (49.8 yards per game) while scoring one touchdown in five games. He also averages 29.4 receiving yards per game, grabbing 23 passes for 147 yards.
  • DeVante Parker has caught 26 passes for 329 yards and two touchdowns. He has been targeted 32 times and averages 65.8 yards per game.
  • Mike Gesicki has 18 receptions for 281 yards and two touchdowns. He puts up 56.2 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 28 times.
  • This season, Preston Williams has caught 10 passes on 22 targets for 195 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 39 receiving yards per game.
  • Emmanuel Ogbah has a team-high three sacks, while adding two TFL and 13 tackles over five games.
  • Jerome Baker has totaled 39 tackles, three TFL, and two sacks so far this season.
  • Xavien Howard has a league-leading three interceptions while adding 10 tackles and four passes defended.

Jets Players to Watch

  • Joe Flacco has thrown for 211 yards while completing 57.1% of his passes (20-of-35), with one touchdown and zero interceptions in two games this year (105.5 yards per game). He is filling in for injured Sam Darnold.
  • Frank Gore has taken 64 attempts for 204 rushing yards (40.8 yards per game) this year.
  • Le’Veon Bell has 74 rushing yards on 19 carries (37 yards per game) in two games this season. He also has three catches for 39 yards (19.5 per game).
  • This season, Jamison Crowder has 22 catches (33 targets) for 335 yards (111.7 per game) and two touchdowns in three games.
  • Chris Hogan has 118 yards on 14 passes in 2020– averaging 23.6 yards per game on 26 targets.
  • Marcus Maye has recorded two sacks, three TFL and 33 tackles over five games.
  • This year, Neville Hewitt has totaled 37 tackles and a TFL.
  • Pierre Desir leads the NFL with three interceptions and has tacked on 28 tackles and four passes defended five in games this season.

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