Two teams headed down the wrong path will meet in South Florida on Sunday, as the Miami Dolphins will host the Houston Texans. The Texans are 1-7 on the season and haven’t won since winning in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Miami is also on a seven-game losing streak as they beat the Patriots in the first game of the season and haven’t won since. Let’s take a look at both teams and how they arrive to this match so you can be bet against their NFL odds.
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Houston Texans Betting Analysis
This season has been a disaster for the Houston Texans. It all started with the Deshaun Watson mess, and it hasn’t gotten any better. After Tyrod Taylor went down, rookie signal-caller Davis Mills has been under center for the Texans. He has had a rough season. Even though he’s thrown for over 1300 yards, much of his yardage has come in garbage time. He has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns. Other than Brandin Cooks, Mills doesn’t have many weapons at his disposal.
The Texans’ offense has been poor, but the defense has been even worse. They have given up the second-most points in the league. They are giving up over 400 yards of offense per game. The defense has yet to stop anyone, and even though they’re playing a suspect offense, we’re still not sure that they’ll be able to stop them.
Miami Dolphins Betting Analysis
While many think that Miami has the advantage in this one, we must point out that they haven’t won a home game at Hard Rock Stadium since last December. While many have been disappointed with Tua Tagovailoa’s performance this season, he shouldn’t take full blame. Miami’s offensive line has been atrocious. They have virtually no running game, and Tua has been forced out of the pocket way too much. Miami has had numerous injury issues in their wide receiving corps, and things just haven’t gone well for the Dolphins‘ offense.
The main disappointment in Miami this season has been the Dolphins’ defense. This unit was thought to be one of the top defenses in the league. They have two of the top cornerbacks in the league, and even though there have been some injury issues, this group hasn’t played well. They’ve given up the third-most points in the league and haven’t been able to stop anyone’s offense.
The oddsmakers have little faith in the Texans, as they are making the 1-7 Dolphins a seven-point favorite in this one. We know that they are at home, but that hasn’t helped them much this season. The Dolphins are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games at Hard Rock Stadium, so that bodes well.
As for the over/under being set at 46.5, we will go with the over in this one. Neither offense is good, but since both defenses are playing so poorly this season, we think this turns into a high-scoring affair.
We’re not really in love with our pick, but we’re going to go out on a limb and go with the Dolphins. Seven points is a lot in this game, but we see the Dolphins winning this one 34-24.
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