|2013 NFL AFC East Week 16 Odds & Point Spread: Dolphins vs. Bills|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 19 December 2013 17:00|
Dolphins vs. Bills Odds
Miami is 8-6 on the season, 4-3 on the road and 9-5 against the spread. Buffalo is 5-9 overall, 3-4 at home and 7-7 against the spread. Miami has won three of the last five against Buffalo, but the Bills won 23-21 in Miami back on Oct. 20.
Trends show that the favorite has covered the spread in four of the last five in this series while Buffalo is 6-21-1 against the spread in its last 28 games after a win. Miami has covered in 5 straight conference games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Miami is the slight favorite on the road, as the Dolphins have odds of -2.5 points against the Bills. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 43 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game also had Miami favored by 2.5 points. The spread hasn’t changed. The opening total opened at 42.5 points before moving up to 43.
Miami is coming off a 24-20 win over the Patriots at home. Miami has now won three straight and is tied for the final playoff spot in the AFC. Miami is averaging 329.2 yards per game on offense while the defense is allowing 356.1 yards per contest. Ryan Tannehill has thrown for 3,627 yards and 23 touchdowns this season to lead the offense while Brian Hartline has caught 72 passes for 925 yards and four scores. The defense is being led by Olivier Vernon, who has 50 tackles with 11.5 sacks.
Buffalo is coming off a 27-20 win at Jacksonville last week. It was just the second win in seven games for the Bills. Buffalo will be without quarterback E.J. Manuel in this game, as he is out with a knee injury. Thad Lewis will start. He has thrown for 652 yards and three scores in limited action this year. The Buffalo offense is averaging 330.5 yards per game on offense while the defense is allowing 346.4 yards per contest. The defense is being led by Mario Williams, who has 33 tackles and 12 sacks.
In terms of Injuries, Buffalo receiver Stevie Johnson (personal) is doubtful while defensive back Brandon Smith (ankle) is questionable. Miami cornerback Jamar Taylor (hamstring) and defensive tackle Paul Soliai (ankle) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Dolphins, as Miami is getting 77% of the wagers with odds of -2.5 points at Buffalo on Sunday.