The New York Giants (2-11) host the Miami Dolphins (3-10) this weekend for an inter-conference clash from East Rutherford. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM EST on December 15th at MetLife Stadium and the game will be televised on CBS.
Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Giants listed as 3.5-point home favorites. The spread has come down by half a point after early betting, as New York is currently available at -3. The total for this matchup is 46.5 points. Click here for a full look at the Week 15 NFL odds and for more links to our individual game previews.
Giants vs Dolphins Game Odds & Betting Preview
The Dolphins have now lost three out of their last four games overall after a tough 22-21 road defeat against the Jets last weekend. Miami trailed 16-9 at the half and couldn’t quite find a way to pull off a comeback despite outscoring New York 12-6 over the final two quarters of the game. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick went 21/37 for 245 passing yards but failed to throw a touchdown pass and got picked off once. RB Patrick Laird couldn’t find much room on the ground, averaging only 3.2 yards per carry. Isaiah Ford led the way for the receiving corps, hauling in six catches for 92 yards. Overall, the Dolphins gained over 350 total yards but failed to find the end zone on offense in the loss.
Miami was average defensively against the Jets, surrendering close to 400 total yards of offense and two touchdowns. The Dolphins had no answer for WR Robby Anderson, as he torched the secondary for 117 receiving yards and a touchdown on seven catches.
New York Giants
The Giants couldn’t quite find a way to get past Philadelphia on Monday Night Football in Week 14, falling 23-17 in overtime to drop to just 2-11 on the season overall. New York jumped out to an early 17-3 lead but couldn’t find a way to hold on down the stretch, giving up 20 unanswered points en route to a disappointing defeat. QB Eli Manning played fairly well in what will likely be one of the final starts of his career, going 15/30 for 203 passing yards and two touchdowns. RB Saquon Barkley rumbled for 66 rushing yards on a team-high 17 carries on the ground while Darius Slayton exploded for 154 yards and two touchdowns on just five receptions. As a whole, the Giants generated close to 300 total yards of offense and scored two touchdowns despite coming up just short on the scoreboard.
New York had a mediocre outing on the other side of the ball against the Eagles, giving up almost 450 total yards of offense and three touchdowns. The Giants couldn’t find a way to slow down Philadelphia TE Zach Ertz, allowing him to rack up nine catches for 91 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Free NFL Betting Predictions and Pick: Dolphins +3
A case could easily be made for avoiding this matchup altogether, as both the spread and the total look pretty bang on to me. If forced to pick a side, I’m probably leaning slightly towards taking the free field goal with Miami in a game they could easily win outright. It looks like DeVante Parker will be back after being forced to leave the game against the Jets due to a head injury. The Dolphins have also really performed well on the road so far this year, covering the number in four out of their last six outings away from Hard Rock Stadium. New York has been absolutely brutal at home this season as well, going an embarrassing 1-5 against the spread through six games at MetLife Stadium.
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It is also important to note that Miami has had the upper hand against the spread when facing the Giants in recent history, covering the number in two out of their last three meetings overall. The Dolphins are a very respectable 7-2 against the spread over their last nine games as well, which certainly bodes well for them here in Week 15. On the other side, New York is just 3-6 against the spread over their last nine games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five battles against opponents from the AFC East. I’ll take the points and roll with the road favorites on Sunday afternoon in what will likely be the last game for Eli Manning at MetLife Stadium.