Dolphins vs Bills Predictions, Picks, Week 7 Odds 10/20/2019
Josh Rosen and the Miami Dolphins travel to New Era Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Buffalo Bills. Miami opens this contest as 15.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 41. The Dolphins are 0-5-0 ATS and 1-4-0 when betting on the total. The Bills are 0-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-1-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Miami Dolphins went up against the Washington Redskins and lost 17-16. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Dolphins was Ryan Fitzpatrick who went 12/18 with 132 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He ended the game without an interception. Kenyan Drake led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 9 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 40 yards on 10 carries which gave him an average of 4.0 yards per tote. Mike Gesicki led the team in receiving yardage by earning 51 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 17.0 yards per catch for the game. The Miami Dolphins ended up rushing 21 times and added 84 yards which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per carry. In the game, they ran 69 plays for 271 yards. For the game, the Dolphins had a total of 21 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 45 yards. In terms of defense, Miami conceded 13 catches on 25 tries for a total of 166 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.0%. For this contest, they conceded 311 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. On the ground, the Dolphins conceded 145 yards on 33 runs which is an average of 4.4 yards per run allowed.
Dolphins Drop to 0-5 After Loss
The Dolphins head into this game 0-5 this year. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the division and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. For total yards, they are currently ranked 15th in the AFC and 31st among all NFL teams with 1,171 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Dolphins currently have a total of 3 passing TDs and 1 rushing touchdown. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 8 points per game, ranking them 32nd among all NFL teams. As a team, they are averaging 58 yards on the ground per contest which is 4th among AFC teams.
The Dolphins have one of the most lackluster defenses in the NFL, allowing 36.0 points per contest which has them at 16th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Dolphins have allowed 1,351 yards. Teams are completing 70.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 9.2 yards per try. They have allowed 14 passing TDs and 7 rushing TDs. In discussing rushing yards, Miami is allowing 169.6 yards per game putting them 4th in the division and 31st among NFL teams. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.7 yards per rush which has them at 11th in the AFC and 22nd in the league overall. Overall, they have allowed 291 yards rushing through 5 games.
The last time they took the field, the Buffalo Bills played the Tennessee Titans and won by a score of 14-7. Frank Gore led the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 19 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 60 yards by way of 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. John Brown was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 75 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 15.0 yards per catch for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Bills was Josh Allen who went 23/32 with 219 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick on the day. Take a look where the Bills rank in our Week 7 NFL power rankings. The Buffalo Bills ran the football 27 times and generated 109 yards giving them an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they ran 63 plays for 313 yards. For the game, the Bills racked up a total of 18 1st downs and they had a total of 11 penalties for 78 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Buffalo conceded 13 catches on 22 tries totaling 150 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. In the game, they conceded 252 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers. In the running game, the Bills conceded 102 yards on 27 tries which means they had an average of 3.8 yards per run allowed.
Bills Improve Their Record to 4-1 After Win
The Bills step onto the field holding a record of 4-1. Buffalo has made teams respect their running game by averaging 140 yards on the ground per game, putting them 6th in the league. As a team, they have a total of 698 yards rushing through 5 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Bills average 372 yards per game overall putting them 10th in the NFL and 5th in the AFC. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Bills are currently ranked 2nd in the AFC East and 25th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 18.0 points per game.
The Bills are conceding 14.0 points per contest ranking them 2nd among AFC East teams and 4th in the NFL. In regard to points allowed, they have given up 70 points in total. When talking about yards rushing, they are allowing 88 yards per contest which puts them at 7th in the league and 2nd in the AFC East. This season, they have conceded a total of 439 yards rushing and 4 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the top units in the NFL. They are allowing 187 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bills sit in 2nd among AFC teams. They have allowed 3 passing TDs in 2019.
Who will win tonight's Dolphins/Bills NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dolphins +15.5
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