NY Jets favoured over Miami Dolphins on NFL’s return to Wembley
The NFL returns to Wembley on Sunday afternoon with the first of four games this season, as Miami Dolphins play host to New York Jets as 1-point underdogs in NFL betting with Coral.
Miami are making their third appearance since the NFL International Series of regular season games kicked off in 2007, while Sunday’s contest marks the first time that a crucial matchup between divisional rivals has been held at Wembley.
The Dolphins have stumbled to a 1-2 record over the first three weeks of the campaign, and are coming off a stunning 41-14 defeat on home turf last weekend at the hands of a resurgent Buffalo Bills.
That loss was Miami’s second straight as a betting favourite following a 23-20 reverse against Jacksonville Jaguars as 5.5-point when fancied in week one.
Current Dolphins struggles are a carry-over from last season, when they posted just three straight up wins during the second-half of the campaign, wrapping things up rather dismally with five straight losses against the spread, including four while pegged as favourites.
The Jets are making their first appearance at Wembley, following a strong start that has seen them join the NFL leaders in team defense.
But the club suffered their first loss last weekend, dropping a 24-17 decision to Philadelphia Eagles as 3-point favourites and travel overseas with a 2-1 record, one game ahead of the Dolphins, tied with Buffalo, but trailing the undefeated New England Patriots for top spot in the AFC East.
While New York are an impressive 5-1 ATS in their last six overall, they have struggled against Miami in recent years, going 5-8 SU and 6-7 ATS in their last 13 against their divisional rivals, but tallied a convincing 37-24 win as 7-point underdogs in their most recent visit to Miami in the final week of the 2014 NFL regular season.
In other NFL Week 4 betting action, Atlanta Falcons will look to stay perfect on the season when they return home to take on Houston Texans as 6.5-point favourites.
Powered by the combination of quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Julio Jones, the Falcons have raced to 3-0 out of the gate, averaging 29.7 points per game in upset victories.
The Texans, traditionally known for their stellar defense, have stumbled to a 1-2 start, but remain in the hunt in the underachieving AFC South, where all four teams own 1-2 records.
Indianapolis Colts will be gunning for their first ATS win in five games when they host Jacksonville Jaguars as 7.5-point favourites, while the Bills are favoured by 5 over New York Giants, Denver Broncos host Minnesota Vikings as 7-point favourites, and Green Bay Packers travel to San Francisco to face the fading 49ers as 7.5 favourites.