New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins Week 14 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/9/2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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 Sunday, December 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New England as 7 point favorites. The total has been set at 48.5.
The Dolphins are 7-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-7-0. The Patriots are 8-4-0 ATS and their over/under record is 4-8-0.
Valuable New England Patriots Betting Trends
The New England Patriots are 4-8-0 against the over/under
The New England Patriots are 8-4-0 against the spread
Important Miami Dolphins Betting Trends
The Miami Dolphins are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The Miami Dolphins are 7-5-0 against the spread
Key New England Patriots Injuries
11/14/18 TE Dwayne Allen Knee is out indefinitely
11/06/18 C Brian Schwenke Foot IR
10/31/18 DB Eric Rowe Groin IR
09/26/18 LB Ja'Whaun Bentley Undisclosed IR
09/26/18 RB Rex Burkhead Neck IR
09/12/18 RB Jeremy Hill Knee IR
09/04/18 WR Braxton Berrios Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 LB Christian Sam Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 T Isaiah Wynn Achilles IR
09/04/18 TE Ryan Izzo Ankle IR
09/04/18 OL Ulrick John Foot IR
Key Miami Dolphins Injuries
12/03/18 CB Cornell Armstrong Knee is questionable Sunday vs New England
12/02/18 TE A.J. Derby Foot is questionable Sunday vs New England
12/02/18 WR Danny Amendola Knee is questionable Sunday vs New England
12/02/18 C Travis Swanson Undisclosed is questionable Sunday vs New England
11/24/18 WR Jakeem Grant Achilles IR
11/05/18 CB Cordrea Tankersley Knee IR
10/31/18 DT Vincent Taylor Foot IR
10/24/18 WR Albert Wilson Hip IR
10/17/18 LB Chase Allen Foot IR
10/03/18 C Daniel Kilgore Arm IR
09/24/18 DE William Hayes Knee IR
09/15/18 G Josh Sitton Shoulder IR
09/06/18 TE MarQueis Gray Achilles IR
09/04/18 C Jake Brendel Calf IR
09/04/18 LB Mike Hull Knee IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New England Patriots have run for 1,460 yards as a unit, which ranks 10th in the league. They've run 352 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Patriots have been penalized on offense 65 times for 529 yards so far this year, which has them 26th in the NFL in penalties. They are 2nd in the National Football League in points scored with 331. They have run 805 plays this year for 4,741 yards, which ranks them 1st in the NFL in total offense. The Patriots average 5.9 yards per play, which is 3rd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 275 1st downs this season, ranking them 1st overall as an offensive unit. Tom Brady has completed 286 throws while attempting 434 passes for a completion percentage of 65.9%. He has passed for 3,342 yards this year. He averages 11.7 yards per completion and 7.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 96.8.
The Patriots rush defense has given up 280 attempts for 1,280 yards this season, putting them in 20th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 73 penalties for 658 yards on defense this year. That places them 27th in the league. They've allowed a score on 35.3% of possessions on defense, which is 6th in the NFL. New England is 5th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 259. They have given up a total of 4,448 yards on D, which is 29th in the league. The Patriots are 28th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense has allowed 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 20th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 298 throws on 483 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 3,168 yards in the air, which is 30th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New England Patriots have tried 26 field goals this season and made 22, which is 4th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 84.6%. New England Patriots kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 37 for 37 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,110 yards on 46 punts, averaging 45.9 yards per punt. That ranks them 27th in the NFL in punting average. New England is 18th in the NFL in punt returns with 18. They've totaled 127 punt return yards and are averaging 7.1 yards per return, which is 17th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 24 yards. They have returned 23 kicks for 661 yards on special teams, placing them 19th in kick return yardage. The Patriots average 28.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 95 yards this season. They are 4th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,640.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Dolphins are 28th in the NFL in points scored with 244. They have run 676 plays this season for 3,625 yards, which ranks them 25th in the league in total offense. The Dolphins average 5.4 yards per play, which is 22nd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 192 1st downs this year, placing them 25th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Miami has run for 1,232 yards as a team, which ranks 29th in the NFL. They've run 287 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Dolphins have been penalized on offense 79 times for 718 yards so far this season, which has them 2nd in the league in penalties. Ryan Tannehill has thrown for 1,313 yards this season. He has completed 118 passes on 178 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 98.4. He averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 11.1 yards per completion.
Miami is 29th in the league in points allowed on defense with 300. They have surrendered a total of 4,786 yards on D, which is 16th in the NFL. The Dolphins are ranked 21st in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Their pass defense has given up 7.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 23rd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 260 passes on 394 attempts against the Miami defense this season, placing them 16th and 9th in the National Football League. The Dolphins pass defense has also given up a total of 3,057 yards through the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 349 attempts for 1,729 yards this year, putting them in 14th place in the league against the run. The Miami Dolphins have committed 83 penalties for 660 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 30th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 38.2% of possessions on defense, which is 23rd in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Miami is ranked 9th in the league in punt returns with 19. They've accumulated 248 punt return yards and average 13.1 yards per return, which is 20th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 71 yards. They have returned 26 kicks for 681 yards on special teams, ranking 7th in kick return yardage. The Dolphins average 26.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 102 yards this year. They are 22nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,801. The Miami Dolphins have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 16, which is 23rd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 94.1%. Miami kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 26 for 27 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,911 yards on 64 punts, averaging 45.5 yards per punt. That places them 19th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Patriots/Dolphins NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dolphins +7
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