Dolphins-Patriots Betting Preview: Will Tom Brady Really Lose 3 Straight?
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Betting odds: Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
- Spread: Patriots -6.5
- Over/Under: 48
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- TV channel: CBS
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Betting market: For the first few days of the week, spread bets were split just about 50/50. The Patriots had moved from -7 to -6.5 late Sunday night and have since remained there, but bettors have grown tired of New England.
At the time of writing, the Pats were down to just 43% of spread bets (see live data here), which is the lowest support they’ve received since Jacoby Brissett led them to a 27-0 win over the Texans in September 2016.
Trends to know: The Patriots have now dropped two straight for the first time since the end of the 2015 season. Brady has only lost three consecutive starts straight up once: In 2002, when the Pats lost four in a row and finished 9-7 (that season was also the last time New England failed to hit the 10-win mark).