Lions-Dolphins Betting Preview: Do You Dare Wager on Brock Osweiler?

Oct 21, 2018 08:32 AM EDT
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Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler (8).

Betting odds: Detroit Lions at Miami Dolphins

  • Spread: Lions -3
  • Over/Under: 46.5
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: FOX

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Betting market: The line for this game opened on Wednesday morning, but it was taken off the board shortly after when Ryan Tannehill was declared out. It has since re-opened with the Lions as a 3-point favorite, which is less than what was expected.

The lookahead line for this game was Detroit -2 last week at Westgate, which was assuming Tannehill would be at quarterback. Bob “Scooch” Scucci said on The Favorites podcast that Detroit would be around -5.5 to -6 if Tannehill as declared out, but here we are at -3.

Even more surprising is the fact that only half the bettors are on the Lions at the time of writing (see live data here). Did Brock Osweiler win their hearts over that quickly?Mark Gallant

Trends to know: The Dolphins are 4-2 straight up and 4-2 against the spread. In Matthew Stafford’s career, he is 15-25-2 ATS (-10.8 units) when facing teams above .500 SU and ATS, the least profitable NFL quarterback in this spot since being drafted by Detroit in 2009. — Evan Abrams

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