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Texans vs Dolphins betting odds – Dolphins offensive line will pave the way to victory

Posted by Stan Simmons on 12/22/2009 10:56:35 AM

NFL Odds: Pick Dolphins -3

The Texans vs Dolphins betting odds will be rife with playoff implications as both teams look to improve their playoff positioning. The Texans looked horrible last week against the St. Louis Rams but still won and are sitting at 7-7 even with the Miami Dolphins. Both teams are chasing the last wild card spot in the AFC, which makes this game very key in the AFC playoff picture.

Sportsbook Dolphins -3, O/U: 45

Miami Dolphins Vs. Houston Texans betting odds: Dolphins -3
WHAT: NFL betting
WHEN: Sunday, December 27, 2009 01:00 pm ET
WHERE: LandShark Stadium (Formerly Dolphin Stadium) Miami Gardens, FL
PICK: Dolphins -3

What’s On The Line?
online betting cappers know that there is are six teams currently sitting at 7-7 in the AFC just one game behind the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens, who are both road underdogs this week. There is a good chance that one of those teams loses, which means the winner of this game will vault up the standings.

Offensive Matchups: Texans vs Dolphins betting odds
The Texans offense took the week off last week in St. Louis and they will get schooled if they bring the same performance this week in Miami. The Texans do have a very explosive passing game but their running game has disappeared. Whether it’s Ryan Moats, Chris Brown or Arian Foster, the Texans don’t have a running game to lean on, which will make it tough on the road.

For Miami, they continue to improve on a weekly basis. Last week, turnovers cost them dearly as they dug took deep of a hole against a Tennessee Titans. The Dolphins should have a big edge on the line of scrimmage as the Texans have no pass rush. The Dolphins should be able to run the ball well with Ricky Williams, which will help this offense move the ball and score points.

Betting Edge: Even

Defensive Matchups: Texans vs Dolphins betting odds
The Texans defense has been a microcosm of the team: some weeks they show up and other weeks they don’t. They only have 25 sacks on the year and they have given up 14 rushes of 20 yards or longer, which is fourth-most in the NFL. They are going up against one of the best offenses in the NFL and considering how they played, NFL betting cappers may have a tough time trusting them.

Meanwhile, the Dolphins defense is ranked in the middle of the pack and they will get tested by a good passing game this week. The good news is that they have 40 sacks this year, which is the second most in the league. They should be able to get to Matt Schaub this week and everyone knows that he’s not only mistake-prone, but also injury-prone.

Betting Edge: Dolphins

Notable Injuries: Texans vs Dolphins betting odds
The Dolphins are nicked up for this game as linebackers Reggie Torbor and Joey Porter are hampered but will play. Safety Yeremiah Bell and offensive linemen Vernon Carey and Jake Grove are also limited with injuries but will likely play.

Betting Edge: Texans

Over/Under Picks: Texans vs Dolphins betting odds
The Dolphins game plan will be to run the ball and control the clock while the Texans game plan will be to win the game through the air against a very good pass rush. Under looks to be the way to go in this game.

Pick: Under 45

Outlook and Pick: Texans vs Dolphins betting
The Texans are a terrible rushing team, averaging just 88.7 yards per game on the ground and playing a second consecutive road game is not the cure. The Dolphins have a very good pass rush and they’ll tee off on the pass-oriented Texans.

On offense, the Dolphins will dominate the line of scrimmage and do enough to control the ball and get the important win.

STAN'S PICK: Dolphins -3

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