Miami Dolphins vs New York Giants Picks, Odds, Week 15 Predictions 12/15/2019
Game: Miami Dolphins vs New York Giants
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: New York -3.5
Eli Manning and the New York Giants play the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, December 15, 2019. Miami opens this matchup as 3.5-point dogs. The O/U opens at 48. The Dolphins are 3-10-0 ATS and 6-7-0 when betting on the total. The Giants are 7-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-11-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Miami Dolphins went up against the New York Jets and were defeated 22-21. Leading the way at QB for the Dolphins was Ryan Fitzpatrick who went 21/37 with 245 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with 1 pick in the game. Ryan Fitzpatrick led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 20 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 65 yards on 7 carries which meant he was running for 9.3 yards per carry. Isaiah Ford was the receiving yardage leader by earning 92 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 15.3 yards per catch for the game. The Miami Dolphins ended up rushing 26 times and earned 122 yards which earned them an average of 4.7 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they ran 65 plays for a total of 362 yards. On the day, the Dolphins racked up a total of 22 1st downs and they totaled 5 infractions for 48 yards. When discussing the defense, Miami gave up 20 catches on 36 attempts for a total of 262 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.0%. On the ground, the Dolphins gave up 112 yards on 32 carries which means they had an average of 3.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up a total of 374 yards and earned 1 turnover. Another matchup you may want to look into is the NFL pick ATS from Guy Bruhn on the Texans vs Titans game.
Dolphins Now 3-10 After Loss
The Dolphins come into this game with a record of 3-10 in 2019. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 17 points per contest, which has them at 30th among all NFL teams. As a unit, they have an average of 67 rushing yards per game which is 16th in the conference. For total yards, they rank 15th in the conference and 30th among all NFL teams with 3,685 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Dolphins currently have a total of 15 passing TDs and 8 rushing TDs. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the division and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Dolphins have one of the worst defenses in the league, giving up 30.7 points per contest putting them 16th in the conference. In terms of yards on the ground, Miami is giving up 141.1 yards per contest which has them at 4th in the AFC East and 30th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per rush which has them at 12th in the conference and 24th in the NFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 875 rushing yards through 13 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Dolphins have allowed 3,336 yards. Opponents are completing 63.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.4 yards per attempt. They have conceded 31 passing TDs and 11 rushing TDs.
In their last game, the New York Giants played the Philadelphia Eagles and lost 23-17. Saquon Barkley led the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 11 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 66 yards by way of 17 carries which meant he averaged 3.9 yards per tote. Darius Slayton was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 154 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 30.8 yards per reception for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Giants was Eli Manning who went 15/30 with 203 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. The New York Giants ran the ball a total of 20 times and earned a total of 73 yards which gave them an average of 3.7 yards per carry. In the game, the Giants racked up 11 1st downs and they totaled 7 infractions for 54 yards. In the game, they ran 52 plays which gave them a total of 255 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, New York gave up 33 completions on 50 tries for a total of 300 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.0%. In the running game, the Giants gave up 118 yards on 32 carries which is an average of 3.7 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they allowed a total of 418 yards and forced 1 turnover. Josh Schonwald has a NFL prediction for the game between the Bills and Steelers.
Giants Fall to 2-11 After Loss
The Giants come into this matchup with a record of 2-11. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Giants have one of the worst offenses in the league. When looking at their ability to score points, the Giants currently sit at 3rd in the division and 25th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 19.0 points per game. New York is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 94 yards on the ground per game, putting them 26th in the NFL. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,219 yards rushing through 13 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Giants average 312 yards per contest overall putting them 26th in the NFL and 14th among NFC teams.
The Giants are giving up 27.8 points per contest ranking them 4th in the division and 28th among NFL teams. In terms of points allowed, they have given up 362 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they are giving up 115 yards per contest ranking them 20th among NFL teams and 3rd in the division. For this year, they have given up 1,489 yards rushing and 14 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in the league. They are giving up 262 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Giants are currently ranked 12th in the NFC. They have conceded 24 passing touchdowns for 2019.
Who will win tonight's Dolphins/Giants NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dolphins +3.5
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