Tom Brady, Gronk and the New England Patriots will be looking for some payback when host the Ryan Tannehill, Jarvis Landry and the Miami Dolphins this Sunday at 1 PM ET at Gillette Stadium.
The Dolphins are no longer in control of their playoff destinies and at 7-6 this season and will be facing the 10-3 Patriots, who look set to clinch the AFC East title within the next two weeks.
The oddsmakers have the home team Patriots as 8-point favorites against the Dolphins and the total is currently at 48.5 points.
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Matchup: Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Date: Dec. 14, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Foxboro, Massachusetts
Stadium: Gillette Stadium
TV Info: CBS
Radio: Miami Vs New England
Point Spread: Patriots -8
Game Total: 48.5
Analyzing My NFL Week 15 Betting Tips – Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
The Dolphins will want to finish at least second in the division and will need to pick up wins against the Jets and Vikings in order to boost their chances, hoping that the Buffalo Bills implode.
The Dolphins offense is averaging 24.2 points and 333.6 yards per game led by Tannehill who has completed 66.7 percent f his passes with 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Lamar Miller leads Miami in rushing with 782 yards and six touchdowns and rookie WR Jarvis Landry has 63 catches and five touchdowns and big-contract Mike Wallace has under performed at 57 catches and seven touchdowns.
The Dolphins defense allows a seventh best in the NFL 20 points per game and a sixth best 326.8 yards and they are plus four in turnovers.
The Patriots are averaging 30.8 points per game and 381.7 yards and have a healthy and fiery Tom Brady who has completed 64.7 percent of his passes with 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He is happy to have his favorite target healthy and productive, Rob Gronkowski has 73 catches and 10 touchdowns and has been unstoppable with the ball. It is running back by committee with Jonas Gray and LeGarrette Blount being the main ball carriers.
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The Patriots defense is allowing 20.5 points and 349.8 yards per game and they are plus 10 in turnover ratio.
Miami’s head coach Joe Philbin is 2-3 against the Patriots and have won the last two in a row. New England coach Bill Belichick is 18-11 against the Dolphins since 2000, losing only three times at home.
The Dolphins are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a road underdog of 3.5-10.0 points, 30-12 ATS in their last 42 road games vs. a team with a winning home record, but 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game, and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in December.
The Patriots are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 7-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. AFC teams and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games as a home favorite.
The Dolphins secondary will have their hands full with Gronk, multi-tool Julian Edelman, and deep ball-threat Brandon LaFell putting even more pressure on their pass rush. This is the wrong time to be on the wrong end of Brady’s ire.
NFL Week 15 Betting Tips – Bet the Patriots -8.
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