On Sunday, the unbeaten Seattle Seahawks will make their second trip to the East Coast in four weeks as they take on the scrappy Miami Dolphins.
The Seahawks are sizzling as Russell Wilson is the early front runner for NFL MVP. The Dolphins appear to have found an identity on offense and hope to have success against an inconsistent Seattle defense. Kickoff inside Hard Rock Stadium is at 1PM ET.
These two franchises have played against each other 15 total times and it’s the Dolphins leading the series with a 10-5 record. The last time they faced each other was in 2016 and Seattle won that game 12 to 10. Miami has won five of the last seven head to head matchups.
The Seattle Seahawks (3-0) has one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL as QB Russell Wilson is “cooking” and the passing attack appears to be unstoppable. It will be interesting to see how the Seahawks running game performs with #1 RB Chris Carson who will be out 1-2 weeks with an injury.
The Miami Dolphins (1-2) has put together two solid performances over the last two weeks. They fought valiantly against Buffalo in defeat, but bounced back in Week 3 to smash the Jaguars 31 to 13. Can Miami continue their newfound offensive success?
Head to Head Betting Trends
Miami is 5-3 SU in the last eight meetings
Miami is 6-2 ATS in the last eight matchups
The Under is 5-3 in the last eight contests
Seattle is 1-6 ATS in last seven games vs Miami
Seattle is 2-5 SU in last seven games at Miami
Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends
9-2 SU in last 11 road games
5-2 SU in last seven October games
9-2 SU in last 11 games vs losing teams
10-3 SU when a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5pts
4-1 ATS in last five overall games
4-2 ATS in last six Week 4 games
11-4 ATS in last 15 road games
9-3 ATS in last 12 grass games
Over is 12-4 in last 16 AFC games
Over is 7-1 in last eight AFC East games
Miami Dolphins Betting Trends
6-14 SU in last 20 overall games
1-6 SU in last seven NFC games
2-4 SU as home Underdog of 3.5 to 7pts
11-6 ATS in last 17 home games
4-1 ATS in last five overall games
5-2 ATS in last six October games
0-5 ATS in last five Week 4 games
Over is 5-0 in last five home games
Over is 4-2 in last six NFC West games
Seattle opened as a -6.5 to -7 point favorite with most NFL betting sites. Depending on which sportsbook you use, that spread has settled at -6.5 in favor of the Seahawks. The Over/Under opened at 54 total points and remains unchanged with most sports betting sites.
Free NFL Sports Bet and Game Prediction: Over 54 points (-110)
Seattle comes into this game with the 2nd ranked scoring offense at 37ppg. They also have the 5th ranked passing attack at 308.3ypg and the early season NFL MVP Russell Wilson who has thrown for 925 yards, 14 TDs and just one INT.
Seattle is averaging 426.7 total ypg and the Dolphins are giving up 415.3 total ypg along with 281.7 passing ypg and 21.7 ppg.
However, Miami did give up 31 points to Buffalo who also has one of the league’s best passing attacks. So, don’t get fooled by the number of points that the Dolphins allow per game. They played against a run heavy Pats team and an inconsistent Jaguars team.
The Dolphins offense has put up 23.3ppg, but they did most of that in the last two weeks with 28 points against Buffalo and 31 points against the Jaguars.
Seattle has allowed 506.3 total ypg, 439.7 passing ypg, and 28.7ppg. I see Miami QB Ryan Fitzpatrick having a statistically good day by time it’s all said and done. Look for “Fitzmagic” to put up 300 yards and a few TDs in a losing effort.
Despite Seattle’s defense giving up a lot of yards and points, much of that was when they were well ahead of their opponents and allowed garbage time stats. That should happen here as well, which means we will see the teams easily hit the Over 54 points in this matchup.
Combined, these teams average 60.3 total ppg. Seattle has allowed 30+ points in their last two weeks while Miami has averaged nearly that mark in their last two weeks.
For Seattle, the Over is 12-4 in their last 16 AFC games and 7-1 in their last eight games against the AFC East. For Miami, the Over is 5-0 in their last five home games and 4-2 in their last six NFC West matchups.
On the season, Seattle has gone Over in all three games while the Dolphins hit the Over in their one home game so far.
Look for Russell Wilson to have a monster game on Sunday with Fitzmagic not too far behind. I expect Seattle to get out to a big lead and then let the Dolphins put up some garbage time stats. This game will probably hit the Over by the late 3rd quarter.
As a longtime freelance writer, avid sports fan, former athlete, and experienced sports bettor, Rick Rockwell has risen up the ranks at GamblingSites.org to become the self-professed "King of the Blog" in his first year with the site. ...
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