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Dolphins host Jets in Week 17 action

New York JetsMiami Dolphins
7-8December 29, 2013, 01:00 | Sun Life Stadium8-7

The Miami Dolphins just experienced a very strange Sunday; they got shut out in Buffalo, but with help from a Baltimore loss to New England took over the six spot in the AFC from the Ravens.

To secure that wild-card berth the Dolphins will first need a win at home over the New York Jets Sunday, then get some help from elsewhere.

Miami had won three games in a row SU and five in a row ATS before getting absolutely blanked by the Bills Sunday.

The Jets, meanwhile, have won two of their last three games, after beating Cleveland Sunday 24-13. But they are out of the playoff chase.

In the early betting the Dolphins, who have won the last two games in this series by a combined score of 53-12, were favored by six points for Sunday's game at Bovada.

The Dolphins sit at 8-7 (9-6 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Jets are currently 7-8 (8-6-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Miami is 7-8 OU, and New York is 9-6 OU.

View New York Jets vs Miami Dolphins Odds and Stats.

Bettors who were going with the Dolphins in this one found them listed as 6.5-point favorites on the betting line at 5Dimes. Totals bettors have seen that number set earlier in the week at 41 for Sunday.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Dolphins rated this week at No. 15 and the Jets sitting at No. 32. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 19-13 result in favor of the Dolphins this week.

New York won its last outing, a 24-13 result against the Browns on December 22. The Jets covered in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 37 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 24-ranked offense (20.67 PPG) against a Jets defense that ranks No. 21 at 25.33 PPG. The Dolphins passing attack has averaged 224.2 yards per game, less than the Jets give up through the air (249.53 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Jets own the league's No. 1-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 77.29 yards per game when on the road. Miami, on the other hand, rates No. 26 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Jets at Dolphins trends to consider:
NY Jets is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
NY Jets is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Jets's last 13 games
NY Jets is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Miami is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
Miami is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
New York home to , Wednesday, December 31st
Miami home to , Wednesday, December 31st