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NFL Betting Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins

December 31, 2023


The teams with the two best records in the AFC will face each other in week 17 of the NFL season when the Miami Dolphins travel to Baltimore, Maryland to face the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium with the game scheduled for 1:00 PM ET on Sunday afternoon and will air on CBS.



Miami enters this game with the 2nd best record in the AFC at 11-4 and is on a two-game winning streak following a 22-20 win at home against the Dallas Cowboys in week 16 in which they won on a last-second field goal from Jason Sanders who also was one of the main reasons they defeated the Cowboys as he made five field goals including three from 50+ in the game. The Dolphins remain one of the top-scoring teams in the NFL as they are averaging 30.87 points per game which is the best in the league and feature one of the best passing offenses as they enter this game averaging 275.07 passing yards per game which ranks 1st in the NFL while Tyreek Hill leads the NFL in receiving with 1,641 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Miami has also been above average as they are allowing an average of 20.93 points per game. The Miami Dolphins will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to face the Baltimore Ravens.



With a win in this matchup, the Baltimore Ravens will clinch the AFC North and the 1 seed in the AFC as they enter this game with a one-game lead over the Miami Dolphins for the best record in the AFC at 12-3 while also riding a five-game winning streak that includes a dominating performance in week 16 on the road against the San Francisco 49ers in which they won 33-19. LaMar Jackson is the favorite to win the NFL MVP as he leads the team in passing and rushing having completed 289 of 436 attempts for 3,357 yards with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions while rushing for 786 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, the Ravens have also been one of the best scoring defenses in the league as they enter this game allowing the fewest points per game in the NFL with an average of 16.27. The Baltimore Ravens will look to lock up the AFC North, clinch the 1 seed in the AFC, and extend their winning streak to six games when they host the Miami Dolphins in week 17 of the NFL season.



BookMaker has the Baltimore Ravens listed as 4-point favorites at home against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon in week 17 of the NFL season. Baltimore has won seven of the last ten while Miami has won two of the last three meetings. The Ravens are 8-2 ATS in the last ten while the Dolphins are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Miami Dolphins are 10-5 ATS overall, 4-2 ATS on the road, and 1-3 ATS as an underdog this season while the Baltimore Ravens are 10-5 ATS overall, 4-3 ATS at home, and 8-5 ATS as a favorite on the year.



Both teams are two of the best in the AFC and have been two of the best at covering the spread in the NFL as they are 10-5 ATS overall. The Ravens have been the better team in the last ten meetings as they have won seven of the last ten while going 8-2 ATS in those contests. The Dolphins have struggled to cover the spread as an underdog this season with a record of 1-3 ATS. Lay the points with the Baltimore Ravens when they host the Miami Dolphins in week 17 of the NFL season.



Spooky Express Pick: Baltimore Ravens -4