Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins Week 17 NFL Picks & Parlay 12/31/2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Hard Rock Stadium
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Hard Rock Stadium is the venue for the game between the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 42. The Dolphins are 5-8-2 against the spread and their over/under mark is 8-7-0. The Bills are 8-6-1 ATS and their over/under record is 8-7-0.
Valuable Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bills are 8-7-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bills are 8-6-1 against the spread
Important Miami Dolphins Betting Trends
The Miami Dolphins are 8-7-0 against the over/under
The Miami Dolphins are 5-8-2 against the spread
Key Buffalo Bills Injuries
12/24/17 RB Travaris Cadet Ankle left last game, is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs Miami
12/24/17 WR Andre Holmes Neck is "?" Sunday vs Miami
12/24/17 CB E.J. Gaines Knee is "?" Sunday vs Miami
12/24/17 G John Miller Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Miami
12/15/17 T Cordy Glenn Foot IR
12/05/17 WR Jordan Matthews Knee IR
12/05/17 DE Shaq Lawson Ankle IR
11/03/17 RB Taiwan Jones Arm IR
10/15/17 S Colt Anderson Arm IR
Key Miami Dolphins Injuries
12/24/17 CB Alterraun Verner Hamstring left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
12/24/17 CB Cordrea Tankersley Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
12/24/17 RB Damien Williams Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
12/24/17 DT Vincent Taylor Knee left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
12/24/17 QB Matt Moore Foot is "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
12/24/17 S Michael Thomas Knee is "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
12/20/17 G Jermon Bushrod Foot IR
12/20/17 TE Julius Thomas Foot IR
12/09/17 DE William Hayes Knee IR
11/11/17 T Ja'Wuan James Hamstring IR
10/31/17 C Anthony Steen Foot IR
10/31/17 S Nate Allen Calf IR
10/03/17 T Eric Smith Knee IR
09/05/17 QB Ryan Tannehill ACL IR
09/05/17 LB Raekwon McMillan ACL IR
09/04/17 C Ted Larsen Biceps IR
08/15/17 CB Tony Lippett Achilles IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bills have run for 1,891 yards as a unit, which ranks 6th in the league. They've run 455 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Bills have been penalized on offense 92 times for 827 yards so far this year, which has them 22nd in the NFL in penalties. They are 24th in the National Football League in points scored with 280. They have run 947 plays this year for 4,530 yards, which ranks them 29th in the NFL in total offense. The Bills average 4.8 yards per play, which is 25th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 255 1st downs this season, ranking them 27th overall as an offensive unit. Tyrod Taylor has completed 244 throws while attempting 393 passes for a completion percentage of 62.1%. He has passed for 2,595 yards this year. He averages 10.6 yards per completion and 6.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 88.1.
The Bills rush defense has given up 444 attempts for 1,901 yards this season, putting them in 30th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 83 penalties for 728 yards on defense this year. That places them 1st in the league. They've allowed a score on 37.8% of possessions on defense, which is 25th in the NFL. Buffalo is 19th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 343. They have given up a total of 5,326 yards on D, which is 25th in the league. The Bills are 17th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has allowed 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 19th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 340 throws on 529 attempts against the Buffalo Bills defense this season, ranking them 26th and 26th in the league. The Buffalo pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,425 yards in the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Buffalo Bills have tried 30 field goals this season and made 26, which is 17th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 86.7%. Buffalo Bills kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,342 yards on 75 punts, averaging 44.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 18th in the NFL in punting average. Buffalo is 30th in the NFL in punt returns with 22. They've totaled 199 punt return yards and are averaging 9 yards per return, which is 11th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 40 yards. They have returned 30 kicks for 601 yards on special teams, placing them 21st in kick return yardage. The Bills average 20 yards per kick return and have a long of 29 yards this season. They are 28th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,573.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Dolphins are 26th in the NFL in points scored with 265. They have run 928 plays this season for 4,567 yards, which ranks them 27th in the league in total offense. The Dolphins average 4.9 yards per play, which is 24th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 263 1st downs this year, placing them 25th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Miami has run for 1,295 yards as a team, which ranks 28th in the NFL. They've run 338 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Dolphins have been penalized on offense 123 times for 1,009 yards so far this season, which has them 2nd in the league in penalties. Jay Cutler has thrown for 2,660 yards this season. He has completed 265 passes on 427 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 80.9. He averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 10 yards per completion.
Miami is 28th in the league in points allowed on defense with 371. They have surrendered a total of 5,059 yards on D, which is 20th in the NFL. The Dolphins are ranked 23rd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense has given up 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 21st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 320 passes on 501 attempts against the Miami defense this season, placing them 17th and 11th in the National Football League. The Dolphins pass defense has also given up a total of 3,417 yards through the air, which is 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 399 attempts for 1,642 yards this year, putting them in 15th place in the league against the run. The Miami Dolphins have committed 116 penalties for 1032 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 30th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 35.8% of possessions on defense, which is 19th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Miami is ranked 8th in the league in punt returns with 35. They've accumulated 259 punt return yards and average 7.4 yards per return, which is 21st in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 27 yards. They have returned 38 kicks for 768 yards on special teams, ranking 6th in kick return yardage. The Dolphins average 20.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 34 yards this year. They are 22nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,843. The Miami Dolphins have attempted 22 field goals this season and made 20, which is 23rd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 90.9%. Miami kickers have made 89% of their extra points, going 25 for 28 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,509 yards on 79 punts, averaging 44.4 yards per punt. That places them 21st in the NFL in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Dolphins +2.5 and over 42 total points
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