The New England Patriots looked as though they were paving a path to the Super Bowl. Now after a season ending injury to one of their best players, they may not go far in the playoffs and could lose their grip on the third seed in the NFL playoffs. This week will not be an easy opponent as they go up against a Miami Dolphins team that is trying to make the playoffs.
New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins Preview
The NFL odds for this game opened up with the Patriots listed as (-2.5) point favorites. Although the Patriots are on the road and have lost Rob Gronkowski, the public is still betting on the patriots as over 65 percent of the betting public is on Tom Brady and the Pats. The line has yet to move and can still be found at (-2.5) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Patriots may have the better quarterback but the Dolphins have had good play under center. Ryan Tannehill was 8-of-10 with 3 touchdowns passing inside the red zone Sunday. It’s just the second time in the last five seasons the Steelers have allowed 3 passing touchdowns inside the red zone. The Patriots are getting a reputation has a comeback team. The Patriots have won 3 straight games in which they trailed by double digits in the 2nd half.
The Dolphins hope to get a lead and never look back when they go up against the Pats.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that both teams have trends to watch leading up to kickoff. The total has gone under in 6 of Miami’s last 9 games at home and the total has gone under in 5 of Miami’s last 7 games overall. The total has gone over in 12 of New England’s last 18 games on the road and from a betting stand point; New England is 1-6-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 8 games on the road. New England is 5-0 straight up in its last 5 games when playing Miami and 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Miami. New England is 13-5 straight up in its last 18 games on the road and Miami is 4-2 straight up in its last 6 games overall.
New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum pick thread here during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the game.
Cole started off as a part time handicapper and a full time computer programmer. After developing a computer program that consistently provided winners in NFL, NBA, MLB, and college sports Cole went into full time handicapping. The computer program and his knack for winners made him a rising star in the handicapping world. His complex computer program based on algorithms and analytical calculations have led to a 60% ATS rate.