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Patriots Dolphins Betting – Fish Take High-Powered Showdown With Patriots

Posted by Stan Simmons on 9/29/2010 1:58:18 PM
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Online betting players will be in for an exciting game in Miami on Sunday, as the Dolphins welcome New England to town in an AFC East clash. These two have offenses that can light up anyone in the league, but their defense hasn’t caught up yet, which is why you should see an explosive game. We’re giving the nod to the home team.

  • What: NFL betting
  • When: Monday, October 4th, 8:30 PM ET
  • Where: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL
  • Pick: Miami Dolphins

What’s On The Line

The New England Patriots (2-1) won a 38-30 shootout at home against the Buffalo Bills in a game that made New England fans even more skeptical about their defense. The Dolphins (2-1) came up just short in a 31-23 loss to the New York Jets at home, but they have served notice that they’re going to be around all season, and this game is another chance for them to prove they’ll be a force in the AFC East.

Offensive Matchups: Patriots Dolphins Betting

New England hung 445 yards on the Bills, and if there’s one thing you don’t have to worry about with the Patriots, it’s their offense. Randy Moss caught a couple of touchdowns from Tom Brady, who tossed three scores overall. But the new weapon of the offense is rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez, who had six catches for the second straight week. With Wes Welker taking a lot of attention in the slot, the tight end is usually going to be one-on-one, and Hernandez has more speed and finesse than you would expect him to.

The Miami Dolphins had 436 yards against a very good New York Jets defense, although the running game never really got on track. Chad Henne threw for 363 yards, two touchdowns and a pick, while Brandon Marshall had 10 catches for 166 yards and a score for the Dolphins, who are 18th offensively, 10 spots behind New England, but Miami has the potential to be so much better.

Betting Edge: Patriots

Defensive Matchups: Patriots Dolphins Betting

The Patriots are 27th in the league defensively, and they’re especially poor against the pass. They did manage to pick off Ryan Fitzpatrick on two occasions, but he still completed 20 of his 28 attempts for 247 yards and a pair of touchdowns. This can be boiled down to having young cornerbacks, and a lack of a pass rush, but the Patriots need to sort out this side of the ball. The offense can’t score 38 points a week….okay, maybe they can, but it would be a lot easier if the Patriots could stop someone.

Miami is 13th in the league, but a shaky Jets offense put up 402 yards and 31 points on them. The Dolphins also allowed the Jets to average 5.0 yards per carry, and you can bet that they’ll be working on that in practice this week, although they’d be better off trying to deal with the New England aerial attack. The Dolphins were held without a sack against the Jets, and they’re going to have to get in the backfield because if Brady has time, he’ll pick them apart.

Betting Edge: Dolphins

Notable Injuries: Patriots Dolphins Betting

Running back Fred Taylor (toe) left in the second half of the Buffalo game, and he’ll have to be watched this weekend for the Patriots.

Linebacker Channing Crowder (groin) practiced last week, and the Dolphins will be hoping that he can get in the lineup this week.

Betting Edge: Draw

Outlook and Pick: Patriots Dolphins Betting

NFL betting odds should have the Dolphins as the favorites at home, where they are 6-4, both SU and ATS, in their last 10 meetings in Miami with the Patriots. This could be another high-scoring game as both pass defenses showed an inability to stop the big play last week, and it could come down to whoever has the final possession. In the end, we trust Miami’s defense at home more, and in this clash of Michigan quarterbacks (Brady in 1999, Henne in 2007), we’re going with Henne and his newfound friend, Marshall. Go with Miami in your sports betting book.

Stan’s Pick: Miami Dolphins



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