Jets vs. Dolphins Point Spread: NFL Week 6 Odds, Prediction

Nik Kowalski | Updated Oct 15, 2020

Adam Shaheen, Dolphins, 2020

The 2-3 Dolphins are coming off a 26-point road win in San Francisco and are now welcoming the 0-5 New York Jets here in week six.

N.Y. Jets
0-7
AT
October 18, 2020, 4:05 PM ET
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami
3-3
Pointspread +9 -110
Moneyline +310
Over / Under o +46.5

16%

Betting Action

84%

Pointspread -9 -110
Moneyline -380
Over / Under u +46.5

16%

Betting Action

84%

It’s time to put some respect on the Miami Dolphins and Ryan Fitzpatrick, who at this put isn’t pulling off any magic but playing some good football. The 2-3 Dolphins are coming off a 26-point road win and are now welcoming the 0-5 New York Jets.

With head coach Adam Gase possibly coaching for his job Sunday, the Jets could be a sleeper as they travel south for a divisional bout at Hard Rock Stadium… but probably not.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

It’s Joe Flacco’s offence again as Sam Darnold has been ruled out for a second-straight week for New York. Flacco made his Jets starting debut in Week 5, tossing 195 yards and a touchdown in a losing effort. It’s no 350-yard, three-touchdown performance like Ryan Fitzpatrick put forth last week, but not bad for the forgotten Flacco who by the way is 6-0 against Miami all-time.

The Dolphins have a slight advantage over the Jets head-to-head, winning and covering in six of their last 10 meetings. Miami’s in a rare spot this week as a double-digit favourite, and New York’s yet to cover the spread this season so that -10.5 doesn’t look too daunting.

New York Jets

After cutting running back Le’Veon Bell Tuesday it appears New York’s looking ahead to next year. The Jets rank in the bottom 10 in all of total offence, passing yards, and rushing yards and things aren’t much better on the defence as they’re giving up almost 400 yards a game.

Now that Bell is out of New York, Flacco will have 37-year-old Frank Gore as his starting running back. Gore’s averaging just 3.2 yards per carry but Miami has struggled against the run this season, surrendering 126 yards per game.

New York isn’t better themselves, giving up 128.6 rushing yards over 32 points per game. If there’s anything to build on, the Jets have a positive turnover ratio with seven takeaways and five giveaways.

Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins have a serious shot at a playoff berth which has to be extremely motivating for Fitzpatrick, 37, who has yet to see the NFL playoffs. 2019 seventh-round pick Myles Gaskin has been a solid addition to the Dolphins’ offence, rushing for 249 yards through five contests.

On defence Miami’s coming off their best showing of the season, holding San Francisco to just 249 yards last week. This unit is starting to come together, led by linebacker Jerome Baker’s 40 tackles and Byron Jones and Xavien Howard holding it down in the secondary.

Miami is better than their 2-3 record indicates, losing to New England, Buffalo, and Seattle. With the slumping Jets in town Sunday, it’s almost a given Fitzpatrick’s team advances to .500.

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