Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots Week 12 NFL Picks & Predictions 11/26/2017
Sunday, November 26, 2017
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Gillette Stadium is the venue for the game between the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots on Sunday, November 26, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New England as 15.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 47. The Patriots are 6-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-5-0. The Dolphins are 3-5-2 ATS and their over/under record is 5-5-0.
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Valuable Miami Dolphins Betting Trends
The Miami Dolphins are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Miami Dolphins are 3-5-2 against the spread
Important New England Patriots Betting Trends
The New England Patriots are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The New England Patriots are 6-4-0 against the spread
Key Miami Dolphins Injuries
11/20/17 LB Chase Allen Knee is "?" Sunday vs. New England
11/19/17 LB Stephone Anthony Knee injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs. New England
11/19/17 QB Jay Cutler Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. New England
11/19/17 G Jermon Bushrod Foot injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs. New England
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 Bicep IR
08/15/17 CB Tony Lippett Achilles IR
Key New England Patriots Injuries
11/19/17 C David Andrews Illness is "?" Sunday vs. Miami
11/19/17 DB Eric Rowe Groin is "?" Sunday vs. Miami
11/19/17 DL Malcom Brown Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. Miami
11/19/17 OL Marcus Cannon Ankle is "?" Sunday vs. Miami
11/19/17 WR Matthew Slater Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs. Miami
10/31/17 WR Chris Hogan Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/26/17 LB Dont'a Hightower Pectoral IR
09/22/17 DT Vincent Valentine Knee IR
09/06/17 WR Malcolm Mitchell Knee IR
09/05/17 WR Julian Edelman ACL IR
09/04/17 LB Shea McClellin Undisclosed IR
09/01/17 CB Cyrus Jones ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Dolphins have run for 804 yards as a unit, which ranks 29th in the league. They've run 222 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Dolphins have been penalized on offense 84 times for 635 yards so far this year, which has them 2nd in the NFL in penalties. They are 31st in the National Football League in points scored with 157. They have run 607 plays this year for 2,923 yards, which ranks them 30th in the NFL in total offense. The Dolphins average 4.8 yards per play, which is 28th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 176 1st downs this season, ranking them 26th overall as an offensive unit. Jay Cutler has completed 175 throws while attempting 271 passes for a completion percentage of 64.6%. He has passed for 1,602 yards this year. He averages 9.2 yards per completion and 5.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 82.7.
The Dolphins rush defense has given up 264 attempts for 1,099 yards this season, putting them in 14th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 83 penalties for 759 yards on defense this year. That places them 31st in the league. They've allowed a score on 37.2% of possessions on defense, which is 22nd in the NFL. Miami is 25th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 254. They have given up a total of 3,392 yards on D, which is 17th in the league. The Dolphins are 23rd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense has allowed 6.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 23rd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 217 throws on 321 attempts against the Miami Dolphins defense this season, ranking them 17th and 7th in the league. The Miami pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,293 yards in the air, which is 17th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Miami Dolphins have tried 12 field goals this season and made 11, which is 27th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 91.7%. Miami Dolphins kickers have made 82% of their extra points, going 14 for 17 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,354 yards on 52 punts, averaging 45.3 yards per punt. That ranks them 16th in the NFL in punting average. Miami is 6th in the NFL in punt returns with 25. They've totaled 161 punt return yards and are averaging 6.4 yards per return, which is 21st in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 16 yards. They have returned 23 kicks for 484 yards on special teams, placing them 7th in kick return yardage. The Dolphins average 21 yards per kick return and have a long of 34 yards this season. They are 29th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 3,697.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New England Patriots are 4th in the NFL in points scored with 290. They have run 676 plays this season for 4,105 yards, which ranks them 2nd in the league in total offense. The Patriots average 6.1 yards per play, which is 2nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 250 1st downs this year, placing them 1st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New England has run for 1,060 yards as a team, which ranks 16th in the NFL. They've run 270 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Patriots have been penalized on offense 62 times for 558 yards so far this season, which has them 23rd in the league in penalties. Tom Brady has thrown for 3,146 yards this season. He has completed 261 passes on 380 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 110.9. He averages 8.3 yards per pass attempt and 12.1 yards per completion.
New England is 12th in the league in points allowed on defense with 203. They have surrendered a total of 4,019 yards on D, which is 32nd in the NFL. The Patriots are ranked 32nd in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Their pass defense has given up 7.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 27th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 242 passes on 380 attempts against the New England defense this season, placing them 32nd and 30th in the National Football League. The Patriots pass defense has also given up a total of 2,820 yards through the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 241 attempts for 1,199 yards this year, putting them in 24th place in the league against the run. The New England Patriots have committed 75 penalties for 617 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 22nd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 33% of possessions on defense, which is 13th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
New England is ranked 26th in the league in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 157 punt return yards and average 10.5 yards per return, which is 5th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 40 yards. They have returned 14 kicks for 397 yards on special teams, ranking 18th in kick return yardage. The Patriots average 28.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 103 yards this year. They are 1st in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,797. The New England Patriots have attempted 29 field goals this season and made 26, which is 2nd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89.7%. New England kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 28 for 29 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,475 yards on 34 punts, averaging 43.4 yards per punt. That places them 30th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Dolphins/Patriots NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Patriots -15.5
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