A battle for pride will be waged when playoff no-shows Miami and New York meet Sunday at 1 PM ET from Sun Life Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Miami Dolphins vs New York Jets Odds spread is MIA -6 with 64% of NFL week 17 predictions on Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the “chalk.” Miami (8-7 SU 7-8 ATS) have been eliminated from playoff contention but head coach Joe Philbin will return after the season. New York (3-12 SU 5-9-1 ATS) will clean house after the season with head coach Rex Ryan already cleaning out his desk Friday. Who can win this AFC East divisional battle? Our ESPN2 News panel gives away their NFL Week 17 picks against the betting odds. Miami Dolphins vs New York Jets Odds Moneyline has the Jets +235 to win straight up (Bet $100 to win $235) at BOVADA.LV
Expert NFL Predictions Analysis: Miami should finish on a high note with the offense clicking with young talents in quarterback Ryan Tannehill (93.2 passer rating) and running back Lamar Miller (4.35 40 -speed). The Jets defense has major holes in the secondary and NY’s stout line will be held up by an underrated Miami offensive line. The Jets piloted by inept QB Geno Smith (70.9 passer rating) have only three wins on the season against opponents with a combined record of 15-30. Miami’s defense is a legit top-10 unit and a Jets offense missing playmaking wide receiver Percy Harvin (out) will have trouble moving the ball. Miami Dolphins vs New York Jets Odds Over/Under is at 41.5 points
ESPN2 News Bottom Line: New York will keep it close with their ground and pound game led by RB Chris Ivory (4.3 yards per carry 6 TD) but Miami will close strong. Miami’s vicious pass-rush led by linebacker Cameron Wake (11.5 Sacks) will create chaos against a Jets O-line missing All-Pro center Nick Mangold. Bet Miami at home to cover the spread against a Jets team in transition.
ESPN2 News Expert NFL Predictions: Miami -6
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