Sunday, September 18, 2016
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The Miami Dolphins take on the New England Patriots on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Gillette Stadium. The opening line for this game has New England as 5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 43. The Dolphins are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Patriots have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
Ryan Tannehill finished with 186 yards through the air for Miami last week. He completed 16 passes out of 29 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Dolphins were led in rushing by Arian Foster, who finished with 38 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Foster was the team leader in receiving with a total of 62 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. As a team in that game Miami got a total of 11 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 53 total plays for 222 yards for the game. The Dolphins ran for 64 yards on 20 attempts.
Jimmy Garoppolo finished with 264 yards through the air for New England last week. He completed 24 passes out of 33 attempts for a 73% completion percentage. The Patriots were led in rushing by LeGarrette Blount, who finished with 70 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Julian Edelman was the team leader in receiving with a total of 66 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. New England got a total of 19 first downs in that game. 7 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 66 total plays for 363 yards for the game. The Patriots ran for 106 yards on 31 attempts.
Miami scores 10 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 29th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 16 passes on 29 attempts for a 55% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 158 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 30th in the league. The Dolphins run for an average of 64 yards per game on 20 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 28th in the league. They also run 53 plays per contest and average 4.2 yards per play for an average of 222 yards per game, ranking their offense 30th overall this season. The Dolphins average 11 first downs per game which ranks them 30th in the NFL. They accumulate 40 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties, which ranks 28th in the league.
Miami allows 240 passing yards per game, ranking 17th, and they allow 12 points per contest on defense, which ranks 5th. They give up 27 completions on 43 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63%. The Dolphins allow 112 rushing yards per game on 32 carries for an average of 3.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 20th in the NFL. Miami allows 352 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 19th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 8 penalties for 69 yards per game, ranking them 25th among NFL teams.
New England averages 23 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 17th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 33 attempts for a 73% completion percentage. They throw for 257 yards through the air per game, ranking them 13th. The Patriots run for an average of 106 yards per game on 31 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 14th on the ground. They also run 66 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 363 yards per game, ranking them 13th in the league on offense. The Patriots get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 19th. They average 69 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, ranking them 6th in the NFL.
New England allows an average of 252 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 19th in the league. Their defense overall allows 21 points per contest, which has them ranked 14th. They give up 24 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 65% per game. The Patriots allow 92 rushing yards per contest on 19 carries for a 4.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 16th in the NFL. New England allows 344 total yards per game for an average of 5.8 yards per play, which ranks 16th in the league. They force 6 penalties for 58 yards in each contest, ranking 16th.
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Miami has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
New England Betting Trends
New England is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
New England has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/13/16 DT Earl Mitchell Calf "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/13/16 DE Terrence Fede Knee "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/11/16 G Dallas Thomas Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/11/16 RB Isaiah Pead Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/11/16 RB Jay Ajayi Disciplinary "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/11/16 LB Jelani Jenkins Knee "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/11/16 DE Mario Williams Concussion "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/11/16 C Mike Pouncey Hip "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/07/16 WR DeVante Parker Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. New England
09/01/16 CB Chris Culliver Knee PUP
08/31/16 LB Zach Vigil Back PUP
08/30/16 DE Dion Jordan Knee PUP
09/11/16 G Jonathan Cooper Foot "?" Sunday vs. Miami
09/11/16 T Nate Solder Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Miami
09/11/16 TE Rob Gronkowski Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Miami
09/03/16 DE Rob Ninkovich Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
08/31/16 G Tre Jackson Knee PUP
08/30/16 RB Dion Lewis Knee PUP
08/30/16 T Sebastian Vollmer Hip PUP
04/25/16 QB Tom Brady Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
Guy's Pick: Take New England
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