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NFL Betting Preview: Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots
September 17, 2023
This game features a pair of AFC East rivals when the 1-0 Miami Dolphins travel to take on the 0-1 New England Patriots on Sunday night in week 2 of the NFL season. Miami defeated the Los Angeles Chargers in week 1 on the road by a score of 36-34 while the New England Patriots lost at home to the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 20-25.
Will the Dolphins improve to 2-0 on the season or will the Patriots bounce back from their loss in week 1? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.
The Miami Dolphins enter this game with a record of 1-0 following a 36-34 win on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers while covering the 3-point spread as an underdog by winning the game outright in week 1 of the NFL season. Miami scored 36 points while compiling a total of 536 yards offensively which included 466 yards passing and 70 rushing yards while allowing 34 points and 433 total yards defensively which included 228 passing yards and 234 rushing yards.
Tua Tagovailoa led the team in passing, completing 28 of 45 attempts for 466 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Raheem Mostert led the team in rushing with 10 carries for 37 yards and a touchdown while adding two receptions for 13 yards. Tyreek Hill led the team in receiving, catching 11 of 15 targets for 215 yards and two touchdowns.
New England enters this game with a record of 0-1 following a 20-25 loss at home against the Philadelphia Eagles while failing to cover the 3.5-point spread as a home underdog in week 1 of the NFL season. The Patriots scored 20 points while compiling 382 total yards offensively which included 316 passing yards and 76 rushing yards while allowing 25 points and 251 total yards defensively which included 170 passing yards and 97 rushing yards.
Mac Jones led the team in passing, completing 35 of 54 attempts for 316 yards with three touchdowns and an interception while rushing for 15 yards. Ezekiel Elliott led the team in rushing with seven carries for 29 yards while adding five receptions for 14 yards. Kendrick Bourne led the team in receiving, catching six of 11 targets for 64 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the Miami Dolphins listed as 3-point favorites on the road against the New England Patriots on Sunday night in week 2 of the NFL season. Miami has won six of the last ten and two of the last three games while going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 3-0 ATS in the last three games of the series.
Miami is 1-0 ATS overall and 1-0 ATS on the road after finishing last season with a record of 10-8 ATS overall, 5-5 ATS on the road, 5-5 ATS as a favorite, and 6-1 ATS in division games while the New England Patriots are 0-1 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS at home, and 0-1 ATS as an underdog this season after finishing last year with a record of 7-9-1 ATS overall, 3-5 ATS at home, 2-7 ATS as an underdog, and 2-4 ATS in division games.
Miami is the more talented team this season and has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten and two of the last three games. The Dolphins are 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the Miami Dolphins -3 on BookMaker for this matchup on Sunday night.
Spooky Express Pick: Miami Dolphins -3
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