Miami Vs New England Week 2 OddsNoah Williams
The New England Patriots are favored in the NFL week 2 betting odds with green QB Jimmy Garoppolo leading the way when they host division rival Miami Dolphins. The game kicks-off on CBS this Sunday, September 18, at 1 PM ET from the Gillette Stadium, in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
How To Bet The Miami Dolphins Vs New England Patriots NFL Week 2 Odds
The NFL Week 2 betting odds have the Patriots as 4.5-point favorites to beat the Dolphins after New England opened as 5-point favorites. If you want to bet the O/U the game total is 43.
What: Miami Dolphins (0-1) at New England Patriots (1-0)
When: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Foxboro, MA
Stadium: Gillette Stadium
Spread: Patriots -6.5
Moneyline: Miami +230 vs New England -300
Game Total: 43
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Miami vs New England
Why Bet The Miami Dolphins To Beat The Patriots
The Dolphins played a sound game against the Seahawks. If it wasn’t for WR Kenny Stills dropping a 71 yard pass, they could have won. It was a shocker, to be honest, to see how prepared they were for that matchup.
Miami’s defense kept Seahawks stud QB Russell Wilson in check in the 12-10 loss in Seattle. They did allow 352 total yards against, but they forced two turnovers and recorded 3 sacks at the expense of elusive QB Russell Wilson.
The Dolphins offense needs to buy into the run game plan. The team ran for just 64 yards against the Seahawks. They can do better against the Pats.
Miami knows this is their big chance to steal a game from New England who will be playing without Tom Brady again. Yeah, the Pats won in Arizona, but that was mostly because the Cards didn’t play well. Don’t buy into the Jimmy Garoppolo hype. Jimmy G was good with 264 yards, and one touchdown. But those numbers are not as impressive as people make them to be.
Why Bet The New England Patriots To Beat The Dolphins
Last week, the Patriots were balanced, and the system allowed Jimmy Garoppolo to look like he deserved to start in the NFL. He wasn’t afraid of the Sunday Night Football spotlight in the 23-21 win over Arizona.
The Pats ‘next man up’ philosophy has worked for them for almost two decades, but there is no ‘next man’ who could ever replace everything Brady brings to the team. While Garoppolo will steal all the headlines, others had a great game too.
WR Chris Hogan played his first game with the Pats and recorded 60 yards and one touchdown. RB James White added 40 receiving yards coming out of the backfield. He was money for third down conversions.
Keep in mind the Dolphins always have a problem playing in Foxboro. Miami is 1-5 ATS in its last six games when playing on the road against New England. The Dolphins have lost the last five straight at the Gillette Stadium.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup
- Miami is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
- Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games
- Miami is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- New England is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
- New England is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- New England is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 16 of New England’s last 24 games at home
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
I am not buying into the hype surrounding Garoppolo. The Pats are the best team in football, but a one-start, wet behind the ears QB can’t keep winning in the most competitive league in the world. Grab the points in a division battle.
My final score prediction is Miami 14, New England 17.