Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens Picks, Predictions, Odds
Week 2 of the NFL season will resume on Sunday afternoon with a compelling AFC clash between the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens. Coverage begins from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore at 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS.
MIAMI DOLPHINS vs. BALTIMORE RAVENS BETTING PREDICTION
The Ravens were widely considered one of the best teams in the league prior to last year’s terribly injury ridden 8-9 showing, as Baltimore compiled a record of 25-7 across its two campaigns prior to last season. However, in last week’s season-opener, the Ravens appeared to pick up right where they left off, as Baltimore went on the road and stomped the Jets 24-9 in Week 1, and now they’ll return home to host Miami in Week 2.
Miami, on the other hand, also had an impressive Week 1 showing, as the Dolphins took care of business with relative ease at home in their season-opener against New England (W, 20-7); but the Patriots have been very inconsistent since the departure of Tom Brady, and they’ve become notorious for their struggles against Miami over the last few seasons. So, I’d say the jury is still out on this new-look Dolphins squad, especially hitting the road against an AFC contender.
I’ll take the under here, as we should see a hard-fought defensive battle between a Dolphins squad that held New England to seven points on 271 total yards and forced three turnovers in Week 1; and a Ravens squad that held the Jets to nine points and forced two turnovers in last week’s season-opener.
Score Prediction: Ravens 23, Dolphins 17
Best Bet: Under 44.5 (-110)
MIAMI DOLPHINS vs. BALTIMORE RAVENS BETTING ODDS
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MIAMI DOLPHINS vs. BALTIMORE RAVENS BETTING RESOURCES
Date: Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022
Matchup: AFC East vs. AFC North
Venue: M&T Bank Stadium
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Time-TV: CBS, 1:00 p.m. ET
MIAMI DOLPHINS BETTING ANALYSIS
The Dolphins finished third in the AFC East with a record of 9-8 last season, falling just half-a-game short of Pittsburgh for the final Wild Card spot in the conference (9-7-1). However, Miami didn’t have its sights set on the playoffs for most of the year, as the Dolphins stumbled out to a miserable 1-7 start, which was followed by an impressive 8-1 run to close the season.
Miami boasts lots of upside this season, considering the Dolphins went 8-5 with QB Tua Tagovailoa under center last year, and 1-4 without him. However, Tua’s status probably didn’t carry much weight in last year’s results, as Miami posted losses in matchups against the Bills, Buccaneers, Colts, and Raiders in his absence; and wins over the Panthers, Giants, Saints, and Jets (2) in his presence.
The Dolphins were borderline top ten in the league defensively last season, as Miami finished the year 15th in points allowed and 10th in yardage allowed per play (21.9 PPG, 5.3 YPP), while also forcing 1.5 turnovers per game. However, it’s tough to hold down the fort behind an offense that ranks 22nd in scoring and 29th in yardage per play (20.1 PPG, 4.8 YPP). The addition of All-Pro WR Tyreek Hill is supposed to help with that, but Miami’s offense hasn’t shown much progress thus far, as the Dolphins scored just 20 PTS on 307 total yards in their Week 1 victory over New England.
BALTIMORE RAVENS BETTING ANALYSIS
The Ravens appeared to be doomed by health issues before the season even started last year, as all three of Baltimore’s top three running backs went down with season-ending injuries prior to their Week 1 matchup against the Raiders. Baltimore barely missed a beat though, as the Ravens stormed out to an impressive 8-3 start despite the injuries continuing to pile up, especially on the defensive side of the ball. However, Lamar Jackson’s ankle injury was the straw that finally broke the camel’s back, as the Ravens limped to the finish line with six straight losses primarily quarterbacked by Tyler Huntley or Josh Johnson.
Baltimore is much healthier this year, however, the Ravens parted ways with WR Marquise Brown this past offseason, which doesn’t seem like an enormous loss at face value, but the weight added to the shoulders of All-Pro TE Mark Andrews cannot be understated. So, I’m interested to see if a WR core led by Rashod Bateman, Devin Duvernay, and Demarcus Robinson can provide enough balance offensively to reclaim elite stature; and this week’s matchup against a tough Miami secondary should be an excellent test.
MIAMI DOLPHINS vs. BALTIMORE RAVENS BETTING TRENDS
- The Dolphins are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games.
- The Ravens are 6-3 ATS in their last nine games.
- The total has gone UNDER in eight of Miami's last 11 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in seven of Baltimore's last 10 games.
- The Dolphins are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games against Baltimore.
- The Ravens are 8-4 SU in their last 12 home games.
- The total has gone UNDER in four of Miami's last five road games.
- The Dolphins are 1-4 SU in their last five road games against Baltimore.
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