Miami Dolphins vs New York Giants 12/15/2019 Preview, Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Miami Dolphins vs New York Giants 12/15/2019 – The Miami Dolphins (3-10) are crashing down on the New York Giants (2-11) in a classic cellar-dweller battle. Top sports betting sites are taking a lot of interest in the NFL’s lowest-tier teams because their games are more difficult to predict. Let’s refer to the previous games of both teams to see their recent performance.
Miami Dolphins vs New York Giants 12/15/2019
The Miami Dolphins suffered a heartbreaking defeat in their last match versus the New York Jets. They lost by the skin of their teeth with a 22-21 scoreboard. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was assailed by the opponent’s defense and had to settle for 21/37 with 245 air yards. He wasn’t able to throw any TDs and ended up with a pick instead. The RB wasn’t able to score a rushing TD either. He carried the ball only 7 times across 65 yards. Isaiah Ford was the top receiver, catching the ball 6 times to add up 92 yards.
The Dolphins definitely played with their hearts on their sleeves, but it wasn’t enough for a last-minute salvo. In terms of offense, the Dolphins did a respectable number of first-downs at 22. They also rushed for 26 out of 65 plays. In the tale of the yards, they were just slightly behind. They gained 362 yards as compared to their opponent’s 374.
The Dolphins implemented strict throw defense. They held down their opponent to only a 56% throw completion rate. However, they were grossly outmatched with regards to rush defense. The opponent slipped through with 32 rush attempts, and this may have been the factor that tipped the game away from the Dolphins.
Players to watch:
R. Fitzpatrick QB (12 GP 229 CMP 368 ATT 62.2 CMP% 2511 YDS 6.8 AVG 224.8 YDS/G 50 LNG 13 TD 12 INT 33 SACK 165 SYL 59.9 QBR 80.6 RTG 12 GP 40 ATT 186 YDS 4.7 AVG 20 LNG 1 BIG 3 TDS 15.5 YDS/G 3 FUM 0 LST 12 FD), M. Walton RB (7 GP 53 ATT 201 YDS 3.8 AVG 19 LNG 0 BIG 0 TDS 28.7 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 11 FD), K. Drake RB (6 GP 47 ATT 174 YDS 3.7 AVG 11 LNG 0 BIG 0 TDS 29 YDS/G 2 FUM 1 LST 6 FD).
New York Giants
The Giants squared off against the Philadelphia Eagles during their last matchup. They didn’t make the cut and fell with a 23-17 endgame score. QB Eli Manning was going for 15/30 with 203 air yards. He fulfilled his job well, connecting 2 thrown TDs without any interceptions. RB Saquon Barkley was the ground master, carrying the ball 17 times in a bid to extend yard coverage. He was able to contribute 66 yards. Darius Slayton had the most receptions. He caught the ball 5 times and extended his team’s territory by 154 yards.
The Giants definitely had the fire to go through the game, but not to win it. The Giants did only 11 first downs, which meant that they were faced with a very formidable defense. They resorted to the rush for 20 out of 52 plays. In the tale of the yards, the Giants covered 255 yards while their opponents gained 418. The huge yardage gain discrepancy was already an indicator that the Giants were getting pummelled.
The Giants tried to put up a semblance of defense but ended up bowing down the opponent’s superior offense. The Giants were only able to limit the enemy throw completion rate to 66%. Their rush defense was a disaster, with 32 of the opponent’s rush attempts penetrating through the defensive line. The Giants should take it one thing at a time: their first priority should be strengthening their defense.
Players to watch:
D. Jones QB (11 GP 228 CMP 370 ATT 61.6 CMP% 2374 YDS 6.4 AVG 237.7 YDS/G 75 LNG 18 TD 11 INT 33 SACK 263 SYL 53.2 QBR 84 RTG 11 GP 39 ATT 241 YDS 6.2 AVG 26 LNG 1 BIG 2 TDS 21.9 YDS/G 3 FUM 2 LST 19 FD), S. Barkley RB (9 GP 137 ATT 544 YDS 4 AVG 59 LNG 4 BIG 2 TDS 60.4 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 24 FD), W. Gallman RB (10 GP 29 ATT 110 YDS 3.8 AVG 22 LNG 1 BIG 2 TDS 11 YDS/G 1 FUM 1 LST 6 FD).
Miami Dolphins vs New York Giants Betting Numbers
Dolphins are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games.
New York Giants
NY Giants are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
Miami Dolphins vs New York Giants Betting Picks
If you know how to bet on sports online, you better place your wager on the NY Giants. The likely winner of the match is the NY Giants. They will end the game with a 20.1 versus 25.4 scoreboard. The winning score will cover the spread, with a total going under.