Patriots vs. Dolphins Cheat Sheet: Odds, Picks, More

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Patriots vs. Dolphins Betting Guide, Picks

  • Spread: Patriots -19
  • Total: 48.5
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: CBS

Odds above as of Saturday and via PointsBet, where Action Network users can exclusively bet every NFL spread this season at reduced juice (-105).

Our analysts and experts break down the most important angles of this game.

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Last year, the Patriots were one of the best running teams in the league, and a lot of their success was attributable to the play along their offensive line, which ranked No. 2 with a run-blocking grade of 72.1 (per Pro Football Focus) and No. 3 with 5.03 adjusted line yards per carry (per Football Outsiders).

The Pats were No. 4 with a stuffed rate of just 15.9% and avoided negative yardage on a vast majority of their running plays. Under offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia, the Pats are consistently strong at getting movement in the running game.

As for the Dolphins, they are already in full-on tank mode. In Week 1, they allowed the Ravens to steamroll them for a league-high 59 points, 46 carries and 265 yards rushing.

See our full betting breakdown for Patriots-Dolphins here.

Our Favorite Bets for Patriots-Dolphins, More Sunday Games

Our staff breaks down their top picks for Sunday’s main slate. See why like they like the spread/total in Patriots-Dolphins.

Sean Koerner’s Projected Patriots-Dolphins Odds

Sean Koerner uses his NFL Power Ratings to project a spread and total for every game. See whether he thinks the Patriots should be the favored by nearly three touchdowns.

Pick ‘Em Confidence Rating

Sean Koerner ranks every straight-up and against-the-spread pick for pools in his Pick ‘Em Confidence Ratings.

See where the Patriots and Dolphins rank.

Survivor Pool Recommendations

Should you roll with either the Patriots or Dolphins to open the season? Our NFL simulations reveal the best Week 2 survivor pool picks.

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