Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/26/2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
M&T Bank Stadium
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The Miami Dolphins travel to M&T Bank Stadium to take on the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Baltimore as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 38. The Dolphins have an ATS record of 3-2-1 while their over/under record is 1-5-0. The Ravens have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 3-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Miami Dolphins Betting Trends
The Miami Dolphins are 1-5-0 against the over/under
The Miami Dolphins are 3-2-1 against the spread
Important Baltimore Ravens Betting Trends
The Baltimore Ravens are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Ravens are 3-4-0 against the spread
Key Miami Dolphins Injuries
10/22/17 DE Andre Branch Groin injured last game, is "?" Thursday vs. Baltimore
10/22/17 CB Byron Maxwell Foot is "?" Thursday vs. Baltimore
10/22/17 WR DeVante Parker Ankle is "?" Thursday vs. Baltimore
10/22/17 QB Jay Cutler Ribs left last game, is OUT Thursday vs. Baltimore
10/22/17 T Laremy Tunsil Knee injured last game, is "?" Thursday vs. Baltimore
10/03/17 T Eric Smith Knee IR
09/05/17 LB Raekwon McMillan ACL IR
09/05/17 QB Ryan Tannehill ACL IR
09/04/17 C Ted Larsen Bicep IR
08/15/17 CB Tony Lippett Achilles IR
08/06/17 S T.J. McDonald Suspension 8-game suspension (eligible to return 11/05 vs Oakland)
Key Baltimore Ravens Injuries
10/23/17 WR Michael Campanaro Shoulder is "?" Thursday vs. Miami
10/23/17 TE Benjamin Watson Knee is "?" Thursday vs. Miami
10/22/17 WR Chris Matthews Thigh is "?" Thursday vs. Miami
10/22/17 LB Tim Williams Thigh is "?" Thursday vs. Miami
10/22/17 TE Maxx Williams Ankle is "?" Thursday vs. Miami
10/22/17 WR Mike Wallace Concussion left last game, is "?" Thursday vs. Miami
10/22/17 WR Breshad Perriman Concussion is "?" Thursday vs. Miami
10/22/17 WR Jeremy Maclin Shoulder is "?" Thursday vs. Miami
10/10/17 RB Terrance West Calf expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/09/17 OL Matt Skura ACL out indefinitely
09/27/17 DE Brent Urban Foot IR
09/20/17 LB Bam Bradley ACL IR
09/20/17 G Marshal Yanda Ankle IR
09/16/17 CB Sheldon Price Concussion IR
09/13/17 RB Danny Woodhead Hamstring IR
09/05/17 CB Maurice Canady Knee IR
09/04/17 G Alex Lewis Shoulder IR
09/04/17 CB Tavon Young ACL IR
09/04/17 TE Crockett Gillmore MCL IR
08/28/17 LB Albert McClellan ACL IR
07/25/17 RB Kenneth Dixon Knee IR
07/02/17 TE Darren Waller Suspension out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Dolphins are 32nd in the NFL in points scored with 92. They have run 366 plays this season for 1,571 yards, which ranks them 32nd in the league in total offense. The Dolphins average 4.3 yards per play, which is 31st in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 105 1st downs this year, placing them 30th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Miami has run for 490 yards as a team, which ranks 30th in the NFL. They've run 149 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Dolphins have been penalized on offense 42 times for 305 yards so far this season, which has them 21st in the league in penalties. Matt Moore has thrown for 188 yards this season. He has completed 13 passes on 21 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.9%. His quarterback rating is 102.9. He averages 9 yards per pass attempt and 14.5 yards per completion.
Miami is 4th in the league in points allowed on defense with 112. They have surrendered a total of 1,849 yards on D, which is 6th in the NFL. The Dolphins are ranked 17th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has given up 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 21st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 140 passes on 197 attempts against the Miami Dolphins defense this season, placing them 15th and 4th in the National Football League. The Miami pass defense has also given up a total of 1,355 yards through the air, which is 12th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 137 attempts for 494 yards this year, putting them in 3rd place in the league against the run. The Dolphins have committed 53 penalties for 495 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 30th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 29.4% of possessions on defense, which is 6th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Miami is ranked 4th in the league in punt returns with 19. They've accumulated 131 punt return yards and average 6.9 yards per return, which is 21st in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 16 yards. They have returned 12 kicks for 266 yards on special teams, ranking 13th in kick return yardage. The Dolphins average 22.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 34 yards this year. They are 32nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,070. The Miami Dolphins have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 8, which is 23rd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100.0%. Miami Dolphins kickers have made 80% of their extra points, going 8 for 10 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,532 yards on 33 punts, averaging 46.4 yards per punt. That places them 12th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baltimore Ravens have run for 841 yards as a unit, which ranks 9th in the league. They've run 199 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Ravens have been penalized on offense 46 times for 362 yards so far this year, which has them 14th in the NFL in penalties. They are 21st in the National Football League in points scored with 130. They have run 449 plays this year for 1,943 yards, which ranks them 28th in the NFL in total offense. The Ravens average 4.3 yards per play, which is 32nd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 122 1st downs this season, ranking them 21st overall as an offensive unit. Joe Flacco has completed 143 throws while attempting 224 passes for a completion percentage of 63.8%. He has passed for 1,189 yards this year. He averages 8.3 yards per completion and 5.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 70.
The Ravens rush defense has given up 232 attempts for 1,017 yards this season, putting them in 32nd place in the NFL against the run. They have had 49 penalties for 376 yards on defense this year. That places them 14th in the league. They've allowed a score on 34.1% of possessions on defense, which is 17th in the NFL. Baltimore is 18th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 148. They have given up a total of 2,342 yards on D, which is 21st in the league. The Ravens are 10th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has allowed 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 13th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 116 throws on 210 attempts against the Baltimore Ravens defense this season, ranking them 3rd and 9th in the league. The Ravens pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,325 yards in the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Baltimore Ravens have tried 15 field goals this season and made 13, which is 11th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 86.7%. Baltimore kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,809 yards on 39 punts, averaging 46.4 yards per punt. That ranks them 13th in the NFL in punting average. Baltimore is 13th in the NFL in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 193 punt return yards and are averaging 13.8 yards per return, which is 3rd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 77 yards. They have returned 14 kicks for 400 yards on special teams, placing them 3rd in kick return yardage. The Ravens average 28.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 96 yards this season. They are 18th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 2,659.
Who will win tonight's Dolphins/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dolphins +2.5
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