NFL betting picks for October 17, 2011
Miami Dolphins (0-4) vs. New York Jets (2-3)
8:30 PM ET, MetLife Stadium.
Tonight the Dolphins travel to East Rutherford to face the Jets on Monday Night Football. These two teams are not playing well, the Dolphins are 0-4 while the Jets have lost their last three games to fall to 2-3. This is a very important game for the Jets because they know that the Patriots won yesterday and they need to win to keep up with them and gain ground on the Bills in the AFC East.
The Dolphins lost Chad Henne to a season-ending shoulder injury and now they will give the starting quarterback job to Matt Moore, who came over from the Panthers in the offseason. Rookie running back Daniel Thomas has been one of the few bright spots for the Dolphins and he could help them stay in this game, he is averaging 4.9 yards per carry.
Rex Ryan will have the Jets fired up and the Dolphins passing game will struggle against the Jets secondary, which will prove to be the difference in this game. In the end the Jets will contain the Dolphins and get a big home win.
Oddsbay Premium Selection: Jets -7 (-110).