Dolphins Vs Ravens Odds & Free PickNoah Williams
Miami Visits Baltimore in Week 8 AFC Matchup With New Starting Quarterback Under Center
The Miami Dolphins will have a new starting quarterback under center when they hit the road to take on the Baltimore Ravens in a Week 8 matchup of AFC playoff hopefuls. Veteran backup signal-caller Matt Moore will replace an injured Jay Cutler when the Fins look to extend their winning ways at Baltimore’s expense while the Ravens try to snap their two-game skid on Thursday night.
This matchup gets underway live from M&T Bank Stadium at 8:25 PM ET while airing live on CBS. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their respective Week 8 NFL betting odds.
Miami Dolphins Vs Baltimore Ravens Odds & Free Pick
Miami Dolphins (4-2) at Baltimore Ravens (3-4)
When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 8:25 PM ET
Where: M&T Bank Stadium
Stream: Amazon Prime
NFL Odds: Baltimore Ravens -3.5
Why Bet the Miami Dolphins Odds at +3.5
The Dolphins have won three straight and come into this contest off a narrow 31-28 win over the New York Jets on Sunday as Matt Moore threw two TD passes in the final 12 minutes after replacing Jay Cutler who left the game with broken ribs early in the third quarter.
"That was fun, man," said Moore, who played for the first time this year. "It’s always fun to get a win, and then when you can contribute and have a comeback like that, it’s fun for everybody."
Miami beat Tennessee 16-10 in Week 6 and got past Atlanta 20-17 in Week 7 despite trailing 17-0 at halftime. The Dolphins have won six of their last eight road games. Miami is sitting at 4-2 despite allowing more points per game (18.7 ppg) than they average (15.3 ppg).
Why Bet the Baltimore Ravens Odds at -3.5
The Ravens are struggling mightily right now, having lost two straight and four of their last five games including a 24-16 road loss to Minnesota last weekend. Baltimore is playing awful football offensively, having been held to 16 points or less in three of their last four losses and nine points or less in back-to-back losses to Jacksonville and Pittsburgh in Weeks 3 and 4.
"I wouldn’t say we’re overall trying to fix something that’s completely broken," veteran quarterback Joe Flacco said. "We can’t look at it that way. We got to keep our heads up and play one game at a time.”
Like the Dolphins, Baltimore is allowing more points per contest (21.1 ppg) than they are putting on the board (18.6 ppg).
Dolphins Vs Ravens Free Pick
The Dolphins have a winning record, but they haven’t looked very good this season in getting there. Still, the Fins are the pick to get past a Baltimore Ravens team that has looked even worse this season and struggles to score even more than Miami does.
I still can’t figure out why they went out and signed Jay Cutler in the first place, but with him out of the lineup, I like Miami’s offense to improve with Matt Moore under center. The Dolphins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in the month of October and a robust 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games in Week 8. Conversely, Baltimore is just 5-14-2 ATS in their last 21 games following a straight-up loss and 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 games in October while the road team in this series has gone 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Despite their often uninspiring play, Miami keeps finding ways to win games while Baltimore does the polar opposite. Miami wins and covers the spread!
Pick: Miami +3.5