The first game of the 2015 NFL International series will feature a matchup of two AFC East opponents when the 2-point favorite NY Jets take on the Miami Dolphins. The game kicks off on CBS at 9:30 am ET this Sunday, Oct 4th from Wembley Stadium in London.
Last season, Miami was also 1-2 and coming off two straight losses when it went to London and rolled to a 38-14 victory over Oakland. Can the Dolphins recreate that magic? Or will the New York Jets bounce back after their first loss of the season? Should you bet on Miami or the Jets? Keep reading for answers to those questions and more.
An In-Depth Look At The NY Jets at Miami Dolphins NFL Week 4 Trends, Stats & Betting Tips
What: NY Jets (2-1) at Miami Dolphins (1-2)
When: Sunday, October, 4, 2015
Kickoff: 9:30 AM ET
Where: London United Kingdom
Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Weather: 69° F / More Sun Than Clouds
Spread: Jets -2
Moneyline: New York -133 vs Miami +113
Game Total: 41.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: New York vs Miami
The NY Jets are 2-1 both straight up and against the spread this season. Last week’s lack-luster performance against the Eagles ended in a 24-14 loss.
The Jets offense averages 22.7 points (17th), 232.7 passing yards (18th) and 100.7 rushing yards (18th) per game. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has led the offense instead of Geno Glass-Jaw Smith. So far this season Fitz has thrown for 706 yards, 6 TDs & 5 INTs. Three of those of interceptions came against the Eagles last week.
WR Brandon Marshall (23 rec, 272 yards 3 TDs) has been the best the receiver of the Jets this season, except for his failed lateral — also against the Eagles. His sidekick, WR Eric Decker (10 rec, 134 yards 2 TDs), missed that game.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 28, 2015
The Jets running game has two cogs. Chris Ivory (34 att, 148 yards, 2 TDs) is the top dog with Bilal Powell (34 att, 131 yards, 0 TDs) as the change of pace back.
The Jets’ defense has been a surprise this season. They are ranked top at points against with 13.7 PPG. They are allowing 192.0 passing yards per game (6th) and 106.7 rushing yards (19th). David Harris leads the Jets with 25 tackles, Muhammad Wilkerson has 1.5 sacks and Marcus Williams has three pass deflections.
The Miami Dolphins is 1-2 straight up and against the spread after being embarrassed by the Buffalo Bills 42-14 in week 3. A team that was the AFC East darling in the off-season now has a coach on the hot-seat. In fact, this could very well be head-coach Joe Philbin’s last week as the guy in charge on the sideline for the Dolphins.
“They have looked bad all three games.” Stephen A. Smith says it’s time for Miami coach Joe Philbin to go. WATCH: http://t.co/bcbgupZqUw
— ESPN (@espn) September 28, 2015
Miami averages 17.0 points (27th), 271.7 passing yards (10th), and 72.7 rushing yards (27th) per game.
Offensively, Tannehill has completed 61.4 percent of his passes with five touchdowns but threw all three of his interceptions last week. He’s also been sacked seven times.
”Guys are frustrated,” Tannehill said. ”We know we’re a better team than we’ve showed. There’s no panic, but definitely urgency to get this thing turned around.”
Tannehill’s completed only 57.6 percent of his passes and has four TDs and six INTs while splitting his six starts against the Jets. Catching the ball from Tannehill are sophomore Jarvis Landry (24 rec, 230 yards, 0 TDs) and Rishard Matthews (16 rec, 262 yards, 3 TDs).
— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) October 1, 2015
RB Lamar Miller (30 att, 105 yards, 0 TD) set career highs with 1,099 rushing yards and eight TDs last season, but has gained 105 without a score on 30 attempts while dealing with an ankle issue. Maybe a game against the Jets can get him back on track. Last season he ran for a career-high 178 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries during a 37-24 season-ending home loss to the Jets.
The Dolphins defense is headlined by newly signed, defensive terror Ndamukong Suh, stud cover man Brent Grimes and deadly pass rusher Cameron Wake. But as a unit the defense has struggled. They are allowing 24.7 points (19th), 246.0 passing yards (18th), and 145.0 rushing yards (31st) per game. Reshad Jones leads the Dolphins with 32 tackles, Brent Grimes has three pass deflections and Jelani Jenkins has four tackles for loss.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:
- New York Jets 2-1 All Games this season
- Miami Dolphins 1-2 All Games this season
- New York Jets 5-4 On Road or Neutral since last season
- Miami Dolphins 5-5 On Road or Neutral since last season
- New York Jets 2-3-1 As Favorite since last season
- New York Jets 2-3 When Line was 40 to 43 since last season
- New York Jets 1-2 O-U All Games this season
- Miami Dolphins 9-9-1 O-U All Games since last season
- New York Jets 4-5 O-U On Road or Neutral since last season
- Miami Dolphins 3-6-1 O-U On Road or Neutral since last season
- New York Jets 5-7 O-U When Line is <45 since last season
- Miami Dolphins 4-6-1 O-U When Line is <45 since last season
This will be the third time Miami plays in the NFL international series. The Dolphins have a 1-1 SU record in their previous two games, losing the NY Giants in 2007 and beating the Oakland Raiders in 2013.
The NY Jets are 5-13 SU in their last 18 games, 4-2 SU in their last six games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Jets last five games when playing Miami.
Miami is 2-5 SU in its last seven games, 1-7 ATS in its last eight games and s 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 games when playing NY Jets.
My NFL Week 4 Betting Pick: Miami +2
Players Out or Doubtful:
- NY Jets: Stevan Ridley, Chris Owusu, Geno Smith, Sheldon Richardson, Dee Milliner, Lorenzo Mauldin.
- Miami: Jay Ajayi