How to Bet the Historic Patriots vs. Dolphins NFL Week 2 Spread


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Sep 11, 2019, 10:46 AM EDT
  • The New England Patriots are 19-point road favorites against the Miami Dolphins in NFL Week 2.
  • Using The Action Network's suite of betting tools and data, we examine how bettors should approach this game.

The New England Patriots are massive 19-point favorites for their NFL Week 2 matchup with the Miami Dolphins.

According to our Bet Labs data, that would tie the largest road favorite we’ve ever tracked, a 2007 contest between the Patriots (-19) and Baltimore Ravens.

But the key question now surrounds whether bettors should consider playing this historic spread, or whether this massive number should be passed on altogether.

I dug into The Action Network’s suite of betting tools, like winning betting systems, profitable trends and Sean Koerner’s NFL power ratings, to find out.

Odds above as of Wednesday morning and via PointsBet, where Action Network users can exclusively bet all Week 2 NFL spreads at reduced juice (-105).

Contrarian Betting Strategy

The number has climbed, and climbed fast, since opening with bettors piling on the Patriots despite the historically-high point spread.

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