The New York Giants head down to the Sunshine State to battle it out with the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium this Monday, December 14 to wrap up week 14 action. The Giants are still hanging onto their playoff hopes as it’s possible they can still capture the NFC East Division if they can pull their socks up in time. They enter the game with a 5-7 mark on the season which places them in a three-way tie with Washington and Philadelphia for the division lead. They didn’t do themselves any favors last week though as they were downed 23-20 in overtime by the neighboring New York Jets. The Dolphins are hoping to earn a wildcard playoff spot after downing the Baltimore Ravens 15-13 last weekend. They enter the game at 5-7 on the season and in the basement of the AFC East.
- Pinnacle Sports currently lists the Giants at -1.5 at -105 with Dolphins -1.5 at -105 and the over/under at 46.5 points with the over -110 and the under +100
Giants vs Dolphins Betting Trends:
New York Giants:
- Season record: 5-7 straight up, 6-5-1 against the spread
- Current Streak: lost 3 straight games
- NY Giants are 1-4 straight up in their last 5 games
- NY Giants are 8-17 straight up in their last 25 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Giants’s last 6 games
- Season record: 5-7 straight up, 4-8 against the spread
- Miami is 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games
- Miami is 2-4 straight up in their last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games
The Giants had a 10-point lead over the Jets in the fourth quarter in week 13, but managed to blow it by losing in overtime. It was the fifth fourth-quarter lead they’ve blown this season and the squad has now lost three in a row and four of their past five. Quarterback Eli Manning struggled again, but Odell Beckham Jr. was a bright spot. Beckham received more than 140 yards for the second consecutive outing and scored a touchdown for the third straight game. The Giants are up against a Miami team which has conceded 24 touchdowns in the air this year, which ranks fourth-worst in the league.
The Giants’ defensive had a good outing against the Jets with Jason Pierre-Paul having a solid performance. New York should be trying to put the pressure on Dolphins’ quarterback Ryan Tannehill since Miami’s pass protection isn’t the best and Tannehill doesn’t handle pressure too well. The Giants should have some confidence entering the contest since they’re 5-1 against Miami.
The Dolphins looked to be improved with Zac Taylor at the helm as the team’s interim offensive coordinator last weekend. Lamar Miller had a good game in the win over the Ravens, but the club is still 1-5 against the spread though in their past half dozen fixtures. Miller ran for 113 yards on 20 carries for his best outing since week seven. However, Tannehill gained just 86 yards by completing 19 of his passes. Look for the Dolphins to run the ball on Monday night since the Giants’ have allowed 129 yards against on the ground in their past seven contests.
If Miami decides to pass instead, they will likely be tossing the ball to DeVante Parker and Jarvis Landry. Defensively, the Dolphins had their best game points-wise as they conceded a season low of just 13 points against the Ravens. Olivier Vernon has been a key factor in the pass rush and has recorded 4.5 sacks in his past three games. The Giants might be without left tackle Ereck Flowers on Monday due to an ankle problem and this will give Vernon the chance to put the pressure on Eli Manning while trying to disrupt his passing rhythm.
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Written By Ian Palmer