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How To Bet On Dolphins Bengals – Dolphins Have A Big Ask In Cincinnati This Weekend

Posted by Tony Bryant on 10/2/2012 6:45:59 PM

The Miami Dolphins have a rookie quarterback at the helm, while the Cincinnati Bengals are going into battle with a second-year man under center. Miami faces a tough task in Ohio.

Miami Dolphins @ Cincinnati Bengals – Sunday, October 7    
Betting line: No line

Why Miami Will Win

When football betting students try to ascertain why the underdog Dolphins could upend the Bengals, they will start by citing a specific point of evidence before making a large-scale argument.

First of all, Miami crushed an Oakland team (by 22 points) that subsequently upset the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team that most pundits would probably still rate ahead of the Bengals in the AFC North Division. The Dolphins are not a consistent team, but they're clearly capable of pulling off pleasant surprises.

The second thing to be aware of in this game is that the Bengals are a team that has not yet proven – under its current incarnation – that it can be a reliable, every-week team in the NFL. This past decade, the Bengals found a brief period of prosperity under former quarterback Carson Palmer, but Palmer then became older and more brittle, and so went the Bengals, who dropped out of the playoff mix for a period of time. Cincinnati returned to the playoffs last season, but only with a 9-7 record.

New quarterback Andy Dalton played well when one considers that he was a rookie fresh out of college, but 2012 involves a different and equally imposing challenge for the TCU product: showing that he's learned the lessons of a second-year player. Dalton has not yet proven that he can handle the weekly grind of the NFL to the extent that he can produce an 11- or 12-win season. The Bengals own a promising collection of young talent, but the thing about young talent (as opposed to seasoned veteran talent) is that it will produce uneven performances over the course of a long season. This game has "letdown" or "trap" written all over it for Cincinnati.

Why Cincinnati Will Win

Various online sports betting legal outlets take action on this game, they'll likely keep a few points in mind that suggest a Bengal victory. The first pro-Bengal case is a very simple one, and that is that Cincinnati's opponent just doesn't cut it. Miami is not very good – there's no need or reason to sugar-coat the matter or sweep it under the rug. Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill has not showcased a lot of accuracy as a passer this season. He missed wide-open targets on sideline routes in an overtime loss to the New York Jets. It's simply going to be a long, hard and unproductive slog through the slate for the Dolphins this season. That's what life is like with a rookie quarterback for most teams who take on such a burden.

Cincinnati easily eclipses Miami on the perimeter, with superior receivers who have sharply more refined playmaking instincts. The Bengals are also playing this game at home following a two-game road trip. They should be in a good frame of mind for this contest, even though there is some letdown-based danger associated with that reality.

Who Will Win

If Miami can get three or more turnovers, it might be able to steer this game in its direction, but barring a development such as that one, this is Cincinnati's game to lose. The Bengals have a clearly superior offense and are playing on their home field.

NFL Football Betting Pick: Cincinnati



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