Jaguars vs Dolphins NFL Week 16 Betting Lines & Game Preview

Jaguars vs Dolphins NFL Week 16 Betting Lines & Game Preview

Written by on December 20, 2018

Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins will look to keep their playoff hopes alive when they host Cody Kessler and the reeling Jacksonville Jaguars in their all-Florida Week 16 matchup on Sunday. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NFL Week 16 betting odds in this one.

Jaguars vs Dolphins NFL Week 16 Betting Lines & Game Preview

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 22°C/71°F
  • Humidity: 55%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Wind: 8 mph NE
  • Cloud Cover: 46%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Bet on Jacksonville at +4?

Why should you consider betting on the Jags in this contest? There is absolutely no good reason at all! Jacksonville lost for the ninth time in their last 10 games by losing to Washington 16-13 last weekend. Quarterback Cody Kessler was limited to a mind-bogglingly awful 57 passing yards in the defeat while running back Leonard Fournette was limited to just 46 rushing yards. Jacksonville is averaging an uninspiring 16.1 points per game (30th) while giving up just 20.6 points per game defensively to rank a stellar sixth in points allowed.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 16.07
  • Total Yards: 319.29
  • Pass Yards: 207.36
  • Rush Yards: 111.93
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 20.64
  • Total Yards: 318.43
  • Pass Yards: 198.86
  • Rush Yards: 119.57

Why Bet On Miami at -4?

Are the Dolphins a safe NFL pick for NFL Week 16?

Why should you consider betting on Miami in Week 16? Well, there are a few good reasons actually. First, the Dolphins are playing at home. Next, the Fins have a ton of motivation as they look to extend their playoff hopes for another week. Last but not least, Jacksonville is lost and completely confused about who they are and how they play right now.

Miami got smacked senseless in their 41-17 loss to Minnesota last weekend to abruptly halt their modest two-game winning streak.  Ryan Tannehill was limited to 108 passing yards and Miami’s defense gave up 136 rushing yards and two scores to Vikings running back Dalvin Cook. The Dolphins average 21.1 points per game (23rd) while allowing 26.7 points per game defensively (27th).

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 21.07
  • Total Yards: 302.14
  • Pass Yards: 189.50
  • Rush Yards: 112.64
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 26.71
  • Total Yards: 402.28
  • Pass Yards: 257.07
  • Rush Yards: 145.21

Jaguars vs Dolphins NFL Week 16 Betting Trends

  • Jacksonville is 1-7-2 ATS in the last 10 games
  • Jacksonville is 1-9 SU in the last 10 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Jacksonville’s last 5 games on the road
  • Miami is 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Miami is 6-1 SU in the last 7 games at home
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Jaguars vs Dolphins

With over 70 percent of public bettors backing the Dolphins to win and cash in, I believe this pick is a no-brainer. The Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in December, 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-7-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Dolphins are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on grass. The favorite in this all-Florida rivalry has gone 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings.

NFL Week 16 Pick: Miami 38 Jacksonville 7
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