|2013 NFL AFC East Week 8 Odds & Point Spread: Dolphins vs. Patriots|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 23 October 2013 17:00|
Dolphins vs. Patriots Odds
New England is 5-2 overall, 3-0 at home and 3-4 against the spread. Miami is 3-3 overall, 2-1 on the road and 3-3 against the spread. New England has won six straight over Miami.
Trends show that the Patriots are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 division games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 conference games. Miami is 11-1 against the spread in its last 12 Week-8 games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, New England is the favorite in this game, as the Patriots have odds of -7 points against the Dolphins. The over/under total for the game has been set at 45.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had New England favored by 7.5 points and hasn’t changed since. The over/under total also hasn’t changed since opening at 45.5 points.
The Patriots are coming off a 30-27 loss in overtime to the Jets on the road. New England held a 21-10 lead at halftime, but managed to let the game get away. New England was held to just 295 yards of offense in the loss and allowed 383 yards to the Jets. New England is averaging only 341.1 yards per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 352.7 yards per game. Tom Brady has thrown for 1,708 yards and eight touchdowns this season to lead the offense. Rob Gronkowski returned to the team last week and caught eight passes for 114 yards. Chandler Jones is leading the defense with 6.5 sacks.
Miami is coming off a 23-21 loss to the Bills. The Dolphins have lost three straight, with the last two losses coming by a combined 5 points. Miami is posting just 312.7 yards per game while giving up 372.1 yards per game on defense. Ryan Tannehill has thrown for 1,577 yards and nine touchdowns while giving up seven interceptions.
In terms of Injuries, New England cornerback Aqib Talib (hip) and receiver Danny Amendola (head) are both questionable. Miami linebacker Dannell Ellerbe is questionable with a shoulder injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing New England, as the Patriots are getting 64% of the wagers with odds of -7 points against the Dolphins on Sunday.