Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills Week 15 NFL Picks & Parlay 12/17/2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
New Era Field
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New Era Field is the venue for the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, December 17, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 2 point favorites. The total has been set at 42. The Bills are 7-5-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-7-0. The Dolphins are 5-6-2 ATS and their over/under record is 7-6-0.
Valuable Miami Dolphins Betting Trends
The Miami Dolphins are 7-6-0 against the over/under
The Miami Dolphins are 5-6-2 against the spread
Important Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bills are 6-7-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bills are 7-5-1 against the spread
Key Miami Dolphins Injuries
12/11/17 CB Cordrea Tankersley Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
12/11/17 RB Damien Williams Shoulder is "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
12/11/17 G Jermon Bushrod Foot is "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
12/11/17 QB Matt Moore Foot is "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
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 LB Raekwon McMillan ACL IR
09/05/17 QB Ryan Tannehill ACL IR
09/04/17 C Ted Larsen Biceps IR
08/15/17 CB Tony Lippett Achilles IR
Key Buffalo Bills Injuries
12/10/17 T Cordy Glenn Foot is "?" Sunday vs Miami
12/10/17 G John Miller Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Miami
12/10/17 CB Leonard Johnson Knee is "?" Sunday vs Miami
12/10/17 QB Nathan Peterman Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Miami
12/10/17 T Seantrel Henderson Back is "?" Sunday vs Miami
12/10/17 QB Tyrod Taylor Knee is "?" Sunday vs Miami
12/10/17 WR Kelvin Benjamin Knee injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs Miami
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Dolphins have run for 1,136 yards as a unit, which ranks 29th in the league. They've run 301 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Dolphins have been penalized on offense 105 times for 874 yards so far this year, which has them 2nd in the NFL in penalties. They are 24th in the National Football League in points scored with 236. They have run 801 plays this year for 3,873 yards, which ranks them 28th in the NFL in total offense. The Dolphins average 4.8 yards per play, which is 27th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 227 1st downs this season, ranking them 26th overall as an offensive unit. Jay Cutler has completed 218 throws while attempting 340 passes for a completion percentage of 64.1%. He has passed for 2,100 yards this year. He averages 9.6 yards per completion and 6.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 85.4.
The Dolphins rush defense has given up 335 attempts for 1,423 yards this season, putting them in 15th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 108 penalties for 964 yards on defense this year. That places them 31st in the league. They've allowed a score on 33.8% of possessions on defense, which is 13th in the NFL. Miami is 26th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 318. They have given up a total of 4,327 yards on D, which is 16th in the league. The Dolphins are 22nd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense has allowed 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 20th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 278 throws on 433 attempts against the Miami Dolphins defense this season, ranking them 18th and 12th in the league. The Miami pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,904 yards in the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Miami Dolphins have tried 16 field goals this season and made 15, which is 26th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 93.8%. Miami Dolphins kickers have made 89% of their extra points, going 23 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,263 yards on 73 punts, averaging 44.7 yards per punt. That ranks them 18th in the NFL in punting average. Miami is 5th in the NFL in punt returns with 33. They've totaled 226 punt return yards and are averaging 6.8 yards per return, which is 22nd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 27 yards. They have returned 33 kicks for 685 yards on special teams, placing them 7th in kick return yardage. The Dolphins average 20.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 34 yards this season. They are 27th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,008.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bills are 23rd in the NFL in points scored with 240. They have run 818 plays this season for 3,876 yards, which ranks them 26th in the league in total offense. The Bills average 4.7 yards per play, which is 28th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 217 1st downs this year, placing them 28th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Buffalo has run for 1,691 yards as a team, which ranks 6th in the NFL. They've run 401 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bills have been penalized on offense 85 times for 716 yards so far this season, which has them 19th in the league in penalties. Tyrod Taylor has thrown for 2,090 yards this season. He has completed 206 passes on 326 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 88.6. He averages 6.4 yards per pass attempt and 10.1 yards per completion.
Buffalo is 16th in the league in points allowed on defense with 290. They have surrendered a total of 4,566 yards on D, which is 23rd in the NFL. The Bills are ranked 16th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has given up 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 18th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 291 passes on 452 attempts against the Buffalo defense this season, placing them 23rd and 20th in the National Football League. The Bills pass defense has also given up a total of 2,958 yards through the air, which is 17th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 385 attempts for 1,608 yards this year, putting them in 27th place in the league against the run. The Buffalo Bills have committed 74 penalties for 658 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 3rd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 36% of possessions on defense, which is 20th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Buffalo is ranked 28th in the league in punt returns with 21. They've accumulated 197 punt return yards and average 9.4 yards per return, which is 8th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 40 yards. They have returned 25 kicks for 531 yards on special teams, ranking 18th in kick return yardage. The Bills average 21.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 29 yards this year. They are 29th in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,796. The Buffalo Bills have attempted 25 field goals this season and made 22, which is 15th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88.0%. Buffalo kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 24 for 24 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,993 yards on 67 punts, averaging 44.7 yards per punt. That places them 19th in the NFL in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bills -2 and over 42 total points
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