Dolphins -3.5 Cashes On Safety In Jets’ Pitchy, Pitchy Woo Woo

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The final play in the New York Jets at Miami Dolphins in NFL Week 18 either screwed you or made your football Sunday, depending what side you were on. Miami covered as 3.5-point favorites on the closing line in a 11-6 victory.

New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

What’s even sweeter for the Dolphins is their victory over the Jets in Week 18 clinched their AFC playoff berth. But, how the Dolphins (-3.5) cashed is the story here.

The Jets were in line for a cover when Dolphins PK Jason Sanders kicked a go-ahead 50-yard field goal to put them ahead 9-6 with 0:18 remaining.

After a touchback on the ensuing kickoff and two incomplete passes by Jets QB Joe Flacco, New York needed a miraculous lateral play go the length of the field.

What followed is the worst beat or best cover of the 1 p.m. ET Week 18 slate …

Even though Miami “snuck in the frontdoor,” Dolphins -3.5 bettors know they had no business winning that bet. And while NY was definitely the right side, the Jets are one of the most cursed franchises in the NFL.

As someone who didn’t have action on this game, my heart goes out to Jets bettors. On the other hand, Dolphins backers should donate some of their winnings to charity.


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Written by Geoff Clark

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