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NFL Betting Preview: Carolina Panthers vs. Miami Dolphins

October 15, 2023


The struggling Carolina Panthers will travel to Miami Gardens, Florida to take on one of the best teams in the AFC, the Miami Dolphins, at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday afternoon in week 6 of the NFL season which will air on CBS.

The Carolina Panthers enter this game with a record of 0-5 following a 24-42 loss on the road against the Detroit Lions while failing to cover the 9.5-point spread as a road underdog in week 5 of the NFL season. The Panthers scored 24 points while compiling a total of 342 yards offensively which included 247 passing yards and 99 rushing yards while allowing 42 points and 377 total yards defensively which included 236 passing yards and 159 rushing yards. Bryce Young led the team in passing, completing 25 of 41 attempts for 247 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions while adding four rushing yards. Chuba Hubbard led the team in rushing with nine carries for 35 yards. Adam Thielen led the team in receiving, catching 11 of 13 targets for 107 yards and a touchdown.

Miami enters this game with a record of 4-1 following a 31-16 win at home against the New York Giants while covering the 12.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 5 of the NFL season. The Dolphins scored 31 points while compiling a total of 524 yards offensively which included 308 passing yards and 222 rushing yards while allowing 16 points and 268 total yards defensively which included 205 passing yards and 85 rushing yards. Tua Tagovailoa led the team in passing, completing 22 of 30 attempts for 308 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing for six yards. De’Von Achane led the team in rushing with 11 carries for 151 yards and a touchdown while adding a reception for 14 yards. Tyreek Hill led the team in receiving, catching eight of nine targets for 181 yards and a touchdown.

BookMaker has the Miami Dolphins listed as 13.5-point favorites at home against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon in week 6 of the NFL season. Miami has won five of the seven games all-time while going 6-1 ATS all-time and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. Carolina is 0-4-1 ATS overall, 0-3 ATS on the road, and 0-4-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Miami Dolphins are 4-1 ATS overall, 2-0 ATS at home, and 3-0 ATS as a favorite on the year.

The Carolina Panthers have been one of the worst teams in the NFL this season as they have yet to win a game. The Panthers have also been one of the worst teams at covering the spread going 0-4-1 ATS overall. Miami has dominated this series both straight up and at covering the spread winning five of the seven games all-time and two of the last three contests. The Dolphins have also been one of the best teams in the NFL with a record of 4-1 and have also been one of the best teams at covering the spread going 4-1 ATS overall. I don’t see anything that would change in this matchup given the disparaging difference between the two teams in terms of talent which is why I am buying the .5 point and laying the 13 points with the Miami Dolphins at home against the Carolina Panthers for this contest on Sunday afternoon. 

Spooky Express Pick: Miami Dolphins -13