Line movement and public betting trends are well-established for tonight’s Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets contest. The weather is not as bad as many expected earlier in the week, with kickoff temperature expected to be 42 and rise a few degrees during the game. Wind will not exceed 7-8 miles per hour. Miami is without starting QB Ryan Tannehill and will start journeyman Matt Moore instead. The Dolphins are 2.5-point road favorites, though juiced to the favorite at anywhere from -113 to -121. Some books have them at -3 flat. The total is 38, but even some sportsbooks have a strong over lean at 38.5 and juiced to the over at -115 as sharp action has come in on the over. The opening line was Miami -3 but +101 and 41.5.
A usual majority of 67 percent of the bets are on the road favorites, with 51 percent on the under. That latter is unusual because the public prefers overs, though cold-weather games are the rare exception. Bob Warner of Lines-Maker.com reports that although Saturday home underdogs are only 26-32 against the spread since 1988, they are 10-3-3 the last 16. Bet bonus coverage of Sunday Night Football with free picks on the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers contest from the Odds Couple and Joe Duffy.
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