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NFL Betting Preview: Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots

October 29, 2023


Two AFC East rivals will play each other in week 8 of the NFL season when the New England Patriots travel to Miami Gardens, Florida to face the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium with the game airing nationally at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday afternoon on CBS.

The New England Patriots enter this game with a record of 2-5 following a 29-25 win at home against the Buffalo Bills which also ended their three-game losing streak while covering the 7.5-point spread as a home underdog by winning the game outright in week 7 of the NFL season. New England scored 29 points while compiling a total of 364 yards offensively which included 272 passing yards and 96 rushing yards while allowing 25 points and 339 total yards defensively which included 265 passing yards and 81 rushing yards. 

Mac Jones led the team in passing, completing 25 of 30 attempts for 272 yards and two touchdowns while adding 11 rushing yards on three attempts. Rhamondre Stevenson led the team in rushing with nine carries for 34 yards while adding six receptions for 51 yards. Kendrick Bourne led the team in receiving, catching six of seven targets for 63 yards and a touchdown.

Miami enters this game with a record of 5-2 following a 17-31 loss on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles while failing to cover the 3-point spread as a road underdog in week 7 of the NFL season. The Dolphins scored 17 points while compiling a total of 244 yards offensively which included 216 passing yards and 45 rushing yards while allowing 31 points and 355 total yards defensively which included 279 passing yards and 99 rushing yards. 

Tua Tagovailoa led the team in passing, completing 23 of 32 attempts for 216 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Raheem Mostert led the team in rushing with nine carries for 45 yards while adding a reception for six yards. Tyreek Hill led the team in receiving, catching 11 of 15 targets for 88 yards and a touchdown.

BookMaker has the Miami Dolphins listed as 9.5-point favorites at home against the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon in week 8 of the NFL season. Miami has won seven of the last ten and two of the last three games in the series while going 8-2 ATS in the last ten and 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings. The New England Patriots are 2-5 ATS overall, 1-2 ATS on the road, 1-4 ATS as an underdog, and 2-1 ATS in division games this season while the Miami Dolphins are 5-2 ATS overall, 3-0 ATS at home, 5-1 ATS as a favorite, and 1-1 ATS in division games on the year.

Miami is one of the best teams in the AFC this season and has been the dominant team in the series, winning seven of the last ten and two of the last three games. The Dolphins have also gone 8-2 ATS in the last ten and 6-0 ATS in the last three games in the series while also being the better team at covering the spread this season going 5-2 ATS overall while the Patriots are 2-5 ATS overall. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Miami Dolphins when they host the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon. 

Spooky Express Pick: Miami Dolphins -9