New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins Week 14 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/11/2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
Hard Rock Stadium
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Hard Rock Stadium is the venue for the game between the New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins on Monday, December 11, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New England as 10.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 48.5. The Dolphins are 4-6-2 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-5-0. The Patriots are 8-4-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-6-0.
Valuable New England Patriots Betting Trends
The New England Patriots are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The New England Patriots are 8-4-0 against the spread
Important Miami Dolphins Betting Trends
The Miami Dolphins are 7-5-0 against the over/under
The Miami Dolphins are 4-6-2 against the spread
Key New England Patriots Injuries
12/04/17 TE Rob Gronkowski Suspension 1-game suspension (eligible to return 12/17 vs Pittsburgh)
12/03/17 LB Trevor Reilly Head is "?" Monday vs Miami
12/03/17 DL Trey Flowers Ribs is "?" Monday vs Miami
12/03/17 OL LaAdrian Waddle Ankle is "?" Monday vs Miami
12/03/17 OL Marcus Cannon Ankle is "?" Monday vs Miami
12/03/17 LB Marquis Flowers Knee is "?" Monday vs Miami
12/03/17 WR Matthew Slater Hamstring is "?" Monday vs Miami
11/27/17 TE Martellus Bennett Hamstring IR
11/27/17 DB Nate Ebner Knee IR
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
Key Miami Dolphins Injuries
12/03/17 CB Cordrea Tankersley Shoulder injured last game, is "?" Monday vs New England
12/03/17 RB Damien Williams Shoulder is "?" Monday vs New England
12/03/17 DT Davon Godchaux Knee is "?" Monday vs New England
12/03/17 G Jermon Bushrod Foot is "?" Monday vs New England
12/03/17 QB Matt Moore Foot is "?" Monday vs New England
12/03/17 S Maurice Smith Abdominal is "?" Monday vs New England
12/03/17 C Mike Pouncey Hamstring injured last game, is "?" Monday vs New England
11/28/17 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 New England Patriots have run for 1,447 yards as a unit, which ranks 9th in the league. They've run 343 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Patriots have been penalized on offense 78 times for 694 yards so far this year, which has them 19th in the NFL in penalties. They are 4th in the National Football League in points scored with 348. They have run 811 plays this year for 4,958 yards, which ranks them 1st in the NFL in total offense. The Patriots average 6.1 yards per play, which is 3rd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 298 1st downs this season, ranking them 1st overall as an offensive unit. Tom Brady has completed 300 throws while attempting 438 passes for a completion percentage of 68.5%. He has passed for 3,632 yards this year. He averages 12.1 yards per completion and 8.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 109.7.
The Patriots rush defense has given up 286 attempts for 1,449 yards this season, putting them in 26th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 84 penalties for 703 yards on defense this year. That places them 20th in the league. They've allowed a score on 29.9% of possessions on defense, which is 7th in the NFL. New England is 9th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 223. They have given up a total of 4,508 yards on D, which is 28th in the league. The Patriots are 30th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense has allowed 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 18th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 280 throws on 448 attempts against the New England Patriots defense this season, ranking them 28th and 30th in the league. The New England pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,059 yards in the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New England Patriots have tried 32 field goals this season and made 29, which is 2nd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 90.6%. New England Patriots kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 35 for 36 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,703 yards on 40 punts, averaging 42.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 30th in the NFL in punting average. New England is 25th in the NFL in punt returns with 20. They've totaled 172 punt return yards and are averaging 8.6 yards per return, which is 15th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 40 yards. They have returned 17 kicks for 449 yards on special teams, placing them 20th in kick return yardage. The Patriots average 26.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 103 yards this season. They are 1st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,737.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Dolphins are 26th in the NFL in points scored with 209. They have run 731 plays this season for 3,511 yards, which ranks them 29th in the league in total offense. The Dolphins average 4.8 yards per play, which is 25th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 206 1st downs this year, placing them 27th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Miami has run for 1,016 yards as a team, which ranks 29th in the NFL. They've run 271 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Dolphins have been penalized on offense 97 times for 772 yards so far this season, which has them 2nd in the league in penalties. Jay Cutler has thrown for 1,837 yards this season. He has completed 193 passes on 302 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 82.1. He averages 6.1 yards per pass attempt and 9.5 yards per completion.
Miami is 24th in the league in points allowed on defense with 298. They have surrendered a total of 4,079 yards on D, which is 18th in the NFL. The Dolphins are ranked 21st 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 254 passes on 390 attempts against the Miami defense this season, placing them 15th and 8th in the National Football League. The Dolphins pass defense has also given up a total of 2,681 yards through the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 325 attempts for 1,398 yards this year, putting them in 21st place in the league against the run. The Miami Dolphins have committed 99 penalties for 886 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 31st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 34% of possessions on defense, which is 13th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Miami is ranked 4th in the league in punt returns with 31. They've accumulated 217 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 22nd in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 27 yards. They have returned 30 kicks for 638 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The Dolphins average 21.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 34 yards this year. They are 26th in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,569. The Miami Dolphins have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 13, which is 27th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92.9%. Miami kickers have made 87% of their extra points, going 20 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,948 yards on 66 punts, averaging 44.7 yards per punt. That places them 20th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Patriots/Dolphins NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dolphins +10.5
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