One of the few good things about playing on Thursday Night Football is you don’t have much time to dwell on heartbreaking losses the previous week. That goes for the players the field and all of you sports betting fanatics.
In week 11 we have a crucial AFC East tilt as two surprising playoff hopefuls take to the field. The Buffalo Bills (5-4 SU, 4-5 ATS) visit Sun Life Stadium in the sunshine state to take on the Miami Dolphins (5-4 SU, 5-4 ATS) at 8:30 PM ET. The Thursday Night Football online football odds have the home team Dolphins favored by 4.5 points and the game total is 42.5.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) November 13, 2014
Matchup: Buffalo Bills vs Miami Dolphins
Date: Sunday, Nov. 13
Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Miami, FL
Stadium: Sun Life Stadium
TV Info: NFL Network
Live Stream: NFL.com
Radio: Bills Vs Dolphins
Point Spread: Dolphins -4.5
Moneyline: Bills -225 vs Giants +195
Game Total: 42.5
Analyzing The Online Thursday Night Football Betting Odds
In the first meeting between the teams, Buffalo dominated the Dolphins from start to finish, winning 29-10, and extended the Bills’ winning streak in the series to three.
Both teams are fighting for a spot in the AFC playoffs and are currently two games behind the New England Patriots in the AFC East division. Both Buffalo and Miami lost in week 10 and can’t afford another defeat on consecutive weeks.
The Miami Dolphins defense couldn’t hold the line against the high-powered Detroit Lions offense on a late drive and in the end recorded a 20-16 loss at Ford Field. QB Ryan Tannehill, who has been on fire, completed 27 of 38 passes for 207 yards, 1 TD and 1 INTs, but was sacked three times in that matchup.
The Buffalo Bills had perhaps one of the worst losses in the week 10, considering they were leading 13-3 entering the fourth quarter and surrendered 14 points at the end to lose against the Kansas City Chiefs 17-13.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) November 12, 2014
Since Kyle Orton took over as QB for the Bills in 5 against the Lions, he has thrown for 1387 yards, 10 TDs and only 3 INTs. The Bills have won three of the five since. Buffalo has the 18th ranked passing offense in the NFL, and 20th rushing the football, averaging 21.2 points per game as a united, ranked 23rd in the league.
The Bills will run into a much improved Miami defense, which now is 5th best total defense in the NFL, allowing just 19.1 points every game. The Dolphins’ success on defense comes from their ability to rush the passer, recording 28 sacks in the season, 4th best.
Miami’s offense will miss tackle Branden Albert, who suffered a season-ending knee injury against the Lions, and that’s dangerous with a team like the Bills coming to town.
Quick Bills Vs Dolphins Online Football Betting Facts
- The Bills are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 11 and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- The Dolphins are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. AFC.
- The Bills are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings, while the home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
- The total has gone under in 6 of the last 8 games between these two when playing in Miami.
The Miami Dolphins have lost three straight games to the Buffalo Bills, but both squads have much improved since these two clubs met in the second week of the season. I am concerned about Miami’s offensive line against Buffalo’s defensive line.
When betting a game on a short week with two teams with top 10 defenses consider betting the under.