Dolphins vs. Patriots Prediction

NFL Week 2 Predictions: Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots 9/18/16

After winning his first NFL start last weekend in Arizona, will Jimmy Garoppolo lead the Patriots to another win today versus the Dolphins at 1:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Patriots are 6-point home favorites versus the Dolphins while the over/under for today's game sits at 42 points. Both the side and the total have moved off the original numbers, with New England going from -5.5 up to -6 and the total going from 42.5 up to 42.

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On the injury front, receiver DeVante Parker is questionable due to a hamstring injury and Mario Williams is questionable due to a concussion, although the defensive end is expected to play today. Jordan Cameron (thigh) and Arian Foster (hamstring) are also questionable, while center Mike Pouncey has been ruled out for Week 2.

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ESPN.com Patriots reporter Mike Reiss says "it wouldn't be a surprise" if Rob Gronkowski sat out again this week after missing last Sunday night's game versus the Cardinals due to a hamstring injury. Gronkowski is currently listed as questionable but was limited all week and could be headed towards being inactive for a second straight week. Martellus Bennett would draw another start if Gronkowski can't go.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Patriots played exceptionally well last week despite not having Gronkowski, Tom Brady, Nate Solder or Sebastian Vollmer available. The Cardinals have a solid defensive line but the Dolphins have one of the better front fours in the league, led by Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake. If Miami can dominant in the trenches like it did at times last Sunday in Seattle, then the Dolphins can hang with the Pats today. The Patriots are 1-4-1 against the spread the spread in their last six games coming off a win and are 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.

 

NFL WEEK 2 PREDICTION: MIAMI DOLPHINS +6

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