The Atlanta Falcons might be overlooking the Miami Dolphins with a tough three-game road trip on the horizon that includes stops in New England, New York, and Carolina. The Week 6 NFL betting odds favor the Falcons by 12.5-points.
Kick-off is this Sunday, October 15th at 1:00 PM ET on CBS from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Miami Dolphins Vs Atlanta Falcons Odds & Pick
What: Miami Dolphins (2-2) at Atlanta Falcons (3-1)
When: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Atlanta, GA
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Spread: Falcons -12.5
Moneyline: Miami +500 vs Atlanta -700
Game Total: 46
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Miami vs Atlanta
Why Bet The Miami Dolphins To Beat The Falcons
The Jay Cutler experiment might be over after this weekend. It’s time for the Dolphins to give backup QB Matt Moore a fair shot. Miami is just averaging 10.3 points per game with Cutler under center. That’s the league’s worst number.
With Cutler or Moore leading the offense, the Dolphins need to commit to giving the ball to RB Jay Ajayi. The tailback rushed for 1272 yards and eight touchdowns in 15 games last season. Miami needs to feed Ajayi 20-30 touches a game if they want to win.
Why Bet The Atlanta Falcons To Beat The Dolphins
A bye week sure helps a banged up team. The Falcons are coming off of a bye and needed the two weeks to heal. WR Julio Jones (hip flexor), LB Vic Beasley Jr. (hamstring), S Ricardo Allen (concussion), and OT Ryan Schraeder (concussion) all practiced this week.
With Julio Jones back in the lineup, the Falcons can get back to business on offense. They struggled against Buffalo two weeks ago when they lost Jones. Julio is a mismatch outside the numbers. Miami is giving up 234.0 passing yards this season. I am betting Jones finds the end-zone for the first time this season.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On
- Dolphins are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win.
- Dolphins are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games after allowing less than 250 total yards in their previous game
- Falcons are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite.
- Falcons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week.
Dolphins Vs. Falcons Week 6 Betting Analysis
I don’t see a scenario where the Dolphins score enough points to keep up with the Falcons. Atlanta had the best offense in the NFL a year ago. They are loaded on offense and they are yet to hit mid-season form. Miami is 1-6-1 ATS in its last eight games when playing Atlanta. Take the Falcons to win and cover.