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Dolphins vs Patriots Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 17
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Dolphins vs Patriots Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 17

by USA WagerDecember 27, 2022

Check out our free Dolphins vs Patriots prediction for the NFL week 17 game in Foxborough. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.

Dolphins vs Patriots Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 17

On Sunday, January 1st, the Miami Dolphins travel to take on the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. This AFC East showdown has a kickoff time set for 1:00 PM ET, and will be televised on CBS.

Heading into Sunday’s game, the odds suggest this will be a close matchup, with New England getting a slight edge on the spread. However, Miami will head to Gillette Stadium looking to pull off a road upset. Keep reading to USA Wager’s Dolphins vs Patriots prediction.

  • Spread: MIA +2.5 | NE -2.5
  • MoneyLine: MIA +117 | NE -142
  • Total: 42.5

Dolphins vs Patriots Prediction: Spread

Going into week 17, Miami has a record of 2-2 in the AFC East. Overall, the Dolphins head into action with a record of 8-7. This season, Miami currently has an average point differential of -0.33 points per game, placing them 13th in the league. So far, the Dolphins have been favored in 6 of their 15 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 5.

When looking at their past 5 road matchups, Miami has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 25.8 per game. The team went 2-3-0 overall in these games. The Dolphins have a straight up record of 1-4 in their previous 5 games as the underdog. Against the spread, they had a mark of 2-3.

Going into week 17, New England has a record of 2-2 in the AFC East. Overall, the Patriots head into action with a record of 7-8. On the season, New England has one of the better scoring margins in the NFL, ranking 8th with an average differential of 1.8 points. So far, the Patriots have been favored in 7 of their 15 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -4.

When looking at their past 5 home matchups, New England has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 15.6 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games. The Patriots have played well in their last 5 games as the betting favorite, going 4-1 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.

In this matchup, we suggest grabbing the Dolphins on the spread as +2.5 point underdogs. On offense, look for the team’s 2nd ranked passing attack to continue playing well on their way to covering the spread.

Free Spread Prediction: Miami Dolphins 2.5

Dolphins vs Patriots Prediction: Total

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Dolphins have an over-under record of 7-8. So far, the Dolphins have put together the 9th ranked scoring offense at 24.33 points per game. However, the team has struggled on defense, giving up 24.67 points per contest. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Patriots have an over-under record of 6-9. So far, the Patriots have found the most success on defense, ranking 5th in points allowed. On offense, they are closer to the NFL average at 21.2 points per game.

If looking to place a wager on the over-under, our projections see this game finishing with a total of 52 points, making the over the best bet.

Free Total Prediction: Over 42.5

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