New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick

December 30, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As with almost every other opponent they meet on a regular basis, the New England Patriots own the upper hand in the recent series with the Miami Dolphins, winning nine of the last 11 meetings outright and going 7-4 against the spread. Still needing a victory to clinch the top seed in the upcoming AFC playoffs, the Patriots visit the downtrodden Dolphins on Sunday.
Point spread: The Patriots opened as eight-point favorites; the total was 45 early in the week, according to sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark (line updates and matchup report).
NFL pick, via Odds Shark computer: 24.8-16.6 Patriots
Why the Patriots can cover the spread
The injury-depleted Patriots have lost three of their last five games, but two of those have come in overtime, including last week's 26-20 defeat at the New York Jets.
New England fell down 17-3 but rallied to tie the game at 20-20 on a Tom Brady touchdown pass to running back James White with two minutes...

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