Sunday, January 3, 2016
Sun Life Stadium
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The New England Patriots face the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium. The opening line for this game has New England as 9 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47.
Tom Brady finished his last game with 231 yards through the air for New England. He completed 22 passes out of 31 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Patriots were led in rushing by Brandon Bolden, who finished with 30 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Rob Gronkowski was the team leader in receiving with a total of 86 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game New England had 284 total yards on 55 plays. They gained 2 rushing first downs, 13 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 16 first downs on the game. The Patriots rushed for 63 yards by way of 22 carries.
Ryan Tannehill finished his last game with 329 yards through the air for Miami. He completed 26 passes out of 38 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Dolphins were led in rushing by Lamar Miller, who finished with 31 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Jarvis Landry was the team leader in receiving with a total of 111 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Miami had 361 total yards on 69 plays. They gained 4 rushing first downs, 16 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 22 first downs on the game. The Dolphins rushed for 82 yards by way of 25 carries.
New England is scoring 30 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 26 passes on 40 attempts for a 65% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 297 yards per game through the air as well. The Patriots are running for an average of 89 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. They are also running 66 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 386 yards per contest. The Patriots manage 22 first downs per contest and they average a total of 54.6 penalty yards on 5.9 penalties.
New England allows 234 passing yards per game and 20 points per contest on defense. They give up 22 completions on 37 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59%. The Patriots allow 99 rushing yards per game on 24 carries for a 4.1 average per play. New England gives up 333 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.8 penalties per game that total 61.3 yards as a unit.
Miami averages 19 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 37 attempts for a 62% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 231 yards through the air per game thus far. The Dolphins run for an average of 93 yards per game on 21 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season. They also run 60 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 325 yards in each contest. The Dolphins are gaining 18 first downs per contest and they average 66.5 penalty yards on 8.3 penalties per game.
Miami allows an average of 258 passing yards and 25 points per contest. They give up 22 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 65% per game. The Dolphins allow 130 rushing yards per contest on 32 carries for a 4.1 average per rush. Miami gives up 388 total yards per game including an average of 5.7 per play. They create an average of 1.1 turnovers per game and 7.6 penalties for 64.3 yards each game.
New England Betting Trends
New England is 9-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
New England has an ATS record of 7-6-2 this season
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 7-8-0 against the over/under so far this season
Miami has an ATS record of 4-11-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/28/15 DE Rob Ninkovich Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Miami
12/28/15 DB Justin Coleman Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Miami
12/27/15 WR Danny Amendola Knee "?" Sunday vs. Miami
12/27/15 S Devin McCourty Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Miami
12/27/15 LB Jonathan Freeny Wrist "?" Sunday vs. Miami
12/27/15 WR Julian Edelman Foot "?" Sunday vs. Miami
12/27/15 S Patrick Chung Hip "?" Sunday vs. Miami
12/27/15 T Sebastian Vollmer Leg injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Miami
12/16/15 DT Dominique Easley Thigh IR
12/15/15 RB LeGarrette Blount Hip out for season
11/27/15 WR Aaron Dobson Ankle IR
11/09/15 RB Dion Lewis Knee IR
11/06/15 C Ryan Wendell Knee IR
10/29/15 TE Rufus Johnson Illness IR
10/18/15 CB Tarell Brown Foot IR
10/14/15 T Nate Solder Bicep IR
08/29/15 FB James Develin Tibia IR
12/29/15 LB Jelani Jenkins Ankle "?" Sunday vs. New England
12/27/15 DT Earl Mitchell Calf "?" Sunday vs. New England
12/27/15 WR Rishard Matthews Ribs "?" Sunday vs. New England
12/27/15 QB Ryan Tannehill Foot injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. New England
12/23/15 LB Chris McCain Knee IR
12/23/15 LB Koa Misi Back IR
12/21/15 C Mike Pouncey Foot out for season
11/03/15 T Ja'Wuan James Toe out indefinitely
10/30/15 DE Cameron Wake Achilles IR
09/07/15 S Louis Delmas ACL IR
09/04/15 DE Dion Jordan Suspension out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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