The Miami Dolphins have looked like a different team since former head coach Joe Philbin was shown the door and will be seeking to pick up their third straight victory against the undefeated New England Patriots in Thursday Night Football. In the wake of a 44-26 triumph over the Houston Texans, the ‘Fins have now scored the most points in the NFL for the second straight week.
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- The Patriots are 20-0 SU in their last 20 games at home in October.
- The Patriots are 0-3-1 ATS in their last four TNF games at home.
- Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill set an NFL record with 25 straight completions in Week 7.
The Dan Campbell-led Dolphins have their hands full in attempting to knock off the Pats, who haven’t shown any sign of a Super Bowl hangover. The Patriots held on to top the New York Jets in Week 7 and once again showed their uncanny ability to step up in the clutch.
Both teams have been profitable plays for OVER bettors so far this season, as the OVER/UNDER has gone 4-2-0 in their contests.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to side with the New England Patriots in this one found them as -7.5-point favorites earlier in the week at [custom bodog-link], while the total was sitting at 51.5.
Odds – VSB computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 28-19 victory for the Patriots. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
New England bring a 6-0 record (3-1-2 ATS) to the Week 8 betting matchup against the 3-3 Miami Dolphins, who are 3-3 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen New England go 4-2 so far and the Dolphins go 4-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New England vs Miami injuries news.
It’s a betting matchup between the No. 1-rated New England Patriots and the No. 21-ranked Miami Dolphins, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB .
Offensively, the game matches up the New England Patriots No. 1-ranked offense (35.5 PPG) against a Miami Dolphins defense that ranks No. 15 at 22.83 PPG. The Patriots passing attack has averaged 327.17 yards per game, more than the Dolphins give up through the air (240.5 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Miami Dolphins feature the league’s No. 18-rated road run defense, allowing 115.67 yards per game. The New England Patriots, meanwhile, ranks No. 32 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Ryan Tannehill dusted the Texans secondary for 4 TDs last time out as the Dolphins defeated Houston 44-26 at Sun Life Stadium.
In their last game, New England’s aerial attack generated 355 yards and the Patriots came away with a 30-23 victory over New York at Gillette Stadium.
- Miami is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games on the road
- Miami is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing New England
- New England is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of New England’s last 5 games
- New England is 14-5-2 ATS in its last 21 games at home
- New England is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Miami at Buffalo, Sunday, November 8th
New England home to Washington, Sunday, November 8th