In a battle for Sunshine State supremacy, it will be the Miami Dolphins traveling north to face the 6-point home underdog Jacksonville Jaguars in NFL week 2 betting action.
The game kicks off on CBS this Sunday Sept. 20th at 4:05 PM ET. Cord-cutters can stream the game via CBSsports.com.
How I Am Betting The Miami Dolphins Vs Jacksonville Jaguars Spread & My ATS Pick
What: Miami Dolphins (1-0) at Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1)
When: Sunday, Sept. 20th, 2015
Kickoff: 4:05 p.m. ET
Where: Jacksonville, FL
Stadium: EverBank Field
Weather: 86°F/ Isolated Storms Late
Wind: Northeast 9mph
Spread: Dolphins -6
Moneyline: Miami -250 vs Jacksonville +210
Game Total: 41.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Miami vs Jacksonville
The Jacksonville Jaguars looked as clueless as ever in losing their regular season opener to Carolina 20-9 while never coming close to covering the spread as 3-point home underdogs.
The Jags had dropped passes all over the place, a lost fumble and a missed a 44-yard field goal and an extra point. Not only that, but second-year quarterback Blake Bortles had a miserable day in completing 22 of 40 passes for 183 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.
Bortles tossed the fifth pick-six in his 14 career starts in the loss.
"It’s definitely surprising," Bortles said. "But it wasn’t what they did to us. It was what we did to ourselves. We had multiple things where we just shot ourselves in the foot. It’s fixable stuff. It’s not the way you want to come out and start the season. We’re not going to sugarcoat it. It wasn’t good enough and we’ve got to be better."
The Dolphins didn’t look very good at all, but managed to eke out a closer-than-expected 17-10 win over dysfunctional Washington in its opener to cash in as 4-point road favorites.
Miami’s voracious defense sacked Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins once and picked him off twice in the win while Ryan Tannehill completed 22 of 34 pass attempts for 226 yards and one touchdown.
Still, Miami had trouble putting away a Redskins team that entered their opener as the most dysfunctional team in the league as they trailed 10-7 heading into the final quarter.
"They certainly controlled the tempo in the first half," Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said. "The big thing was that drive right before the half. We really hadn’t done hardly anything offensively. … I thought our guys made enough plays in the second half to win."
How To Bet This Game:
76 percent of the betting public likes Miami and so do I, mostly because the Jacksonville Jaguars are a complete and utter mess – again.
The Dolphins are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in September while the Jaguars are 8-22 ATS in their last 30 games in the same month. Jacksonville is also 0-8 ATS in their last eight Week 2 games and 0-4 ATS in their last four home games against a team with a winning road record.
61 percent of the betting public likes the Under and I agree with the Under going 5-0 in the last five meetings between these AFC rivals.
I am picking the Dolphins at -4.5 to beat the Jags as the smart bet. My final score prediction is Miami 17, Jacksonville 10.