Bills vs. Dolphins Prediction
Will the Buffalo Bills defense be able to continue to cause problems for opponents when they face off with the Miami Dolphins today at 1PM ET?
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Bills are a slight favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Dolphins. The over/under total for the game is listed at 44 points. Buffalo has won five of the last six against Miami while the two have hit the over in their last two meetings.
The Bills are on a roll right now, winning four straight coming into Sunday. Buffalo is now 4-2 on the season and 4-2 with the over. The Bills have hit the over in 4 of their last 5 games. Buffalo is now putting up 27 points per game for the season. The Bills come into this game with one of the top rushing attacks, as LeSean McCoy looks like his old self, rushing for 587 yards and six touchdowns in 2016. However, he is listed as questionable for this game with a hamstring injury. Despite being questionable, many pundits expect McCoy to sit out today. If he is unable to play, Tyrod Taylor will have to step up in his absence. He has thrown for 1,076 yards and eight touchdowns with only two interceptions while rushing for 236 yards and a score. The Buffalo defense can also help Taylor. The Bills are giving up just 17.2 points per game this season and the unit has racked up 20 sacks while forcing 12 turnovers on the year.
The Dolphins are coming off a surprising 30-15 win over the Steelers last week at home to move to 2-4 on the season. Miami is 3-3 with the over/under total this season. The Dolphins haven’t been anything special on offense for most of the year, averaging 19.7 points and 351.3 yards per game this season. The defense also has been struggling in 2016, allowing 22.3 points and 398.5 yards per contest. Ryan Tannehill is leading the offense with 1,524 yards and six touchdowns, but also has seven interceptions. The big concern for the offense has been with the offensive line, as the Miami run game has produced just 584 rushing yards in six games and the line has allowed Tannehill to be sacked 17 times in six games.
The total isn’t set too high, but I still think the under hits in this one. The Bills are likely to be without their top playmaker in McCoy and it’s no secret that the Bills have been able to go on this win streak thanks to his surge in performance. Without McCoy, Buffalo definitely isn’t as scary on offense. The Miami offense shouldn’t be much of a problem for Buffalo to deal with. The Bills should be able to overwhelm that Miami front line and keep the Dolphins from scoring many points.
NFL WEEK 7 PICK: BILLS/DOLPHINS UNDER 44