Dolphins at Vikings NFL Preseason Week 4 Lines & Analysis

Dolphins at Vikings NFL Preseason Week 4 Lines & Analysis

Written by on August 31, 2017

The Minnesota Vikings will host the Miami Dolphins in a Week 4 NFL preseason finale that both teams will be looking to get the win so they can hit the regular season feeling good about themselves. The Vikes will host the Fins on Thursday at 8:00 PM ET, live from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota. Now, let’s find out the latest betting lines for this NFL game and know which team is offering the best value in their scrimmage season ender.

Miami at Minnesota NFL Preseason Week 4 Lines & Analysis

When: Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 8:00 PM ETWhere: U.S. Bank StadiumTV: NFL NetworkRadio: WQAM 560 AM (Miami) / KFAN 100.3 FM (Minneapolis)Live Stream: NFL Game PassNFL Preseason Odds: Minnesota Vikings -3 / Total: 38Weather Forecast
  • Clear: 19°C/67°F
  • Humidity: 55%
  • Precipitation: 1%
  • Cloud Cover: 0%
  • Wind: 7 mph E
  • Stadium Type: Indoor
  • Wind Field Impact: N/A

Why Bet the Miami Dolphins Odds at +3?

The Miami Dolphins fell to 1-2 on the scrimmage season by losing to Philadelphia 38-31 in Week 3 despite watching Jay Cutler complete 5 of 8 passes for 105 yards and one touchdown. Veteran backup Matt Moore struggled mightily in completing just 5 of 11 passes for 43 yards with two interceptions. Running back Jay Ajayi rushed nine times for a team-high 53 yards and two scores in the loss while DeVante Parker had two catches for a team-high 78 yards. Moore will get the star at quarterback, while backups David Fales and Brandon Doughty fight for the final roster spot at quarterback.Running backs Kenyan Drake, Storm Johnson and Damien Williams are all fighting for spots behind Ajayi. Defensively, Miami gave up three passing scores in the loss and one rushing touchdown to Philly native Corey Clement and simply needs to be better after giving up a whopping 69 combined points in their last two games.

Team Statistics

  • Offensive total yards 331.71
  • Current Offensive rush yards 110.35
  • Offensive passing yards 221.35
  • Average Score For 22.06
  • Defensive total yards 381.88
  • Current Defensive rush yards 142.71
  • Defensive passing yards 239.18
  • Average Score Against 24.12

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Why Bet the Minnesota Vikings Odds at -3?

The Vikings improved to 2-1 in NFL preseason action by getting past San Francisco 32-31 in a Week 3 thriller as starting quarterback Sam Bradford completed 17 of 21 passes for 134 yards and veteran backup Case Keenum completed 10 of 14 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns.The Vikings improved to 2-1 in NFL preseason action by getting past San Francisco 32-31 in a Week 3 thriller.Third-stringer Taylor Heinicke completed 8 of 12 passes for 73 yards in the win.  Running back Jerick McKinnon rushed for a team-high 27 yards on seven carries while Dalvin Cook added 17 yards on five carries. Wide receiver Stacy Coley added four catches for a team-high 76 yards in the win while wide receiver Rodney Adams and tight end Kyle Carter added touchdown catches in the win. Defensively, the Vikings gave up three touchdown passes but managed to hold on to get the win.

Team Statistics

  • Offensive total yards 315.06
  • Current Offensive rush yards 75.31
  • Offensive passing yards 239.75
  • Average Score For 20.44
  • Defensive total yards 314.88
  • Current Defensive rush yards 106.94
  • Defensive passing yards 207.94
  • Average Score Against 19.19

Series History

  • Total Meetings: 12
  • First Meeting: October 1st, 1972. Metropolitan Stadium. Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Last Meeting: December 21st, 2014. Sun Life Stadium. Miami Garden, Florida
  • All-Time Series: Miami 8-4-0
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Miami 24-7 (1988)
  • Longest Win Streak: Tied at 3
  • Current Win Streak: Miami 3 (2006-2014)

Expert Analysis and NFL Preseason Game Prediction

The thing you need to know about this contest is that Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer take his NFL preseason games very seriously, which is why the Vikes are 10-2 in their last dozen scrimmage affairs. With this game coming down to the backup play on both sides of the field, I’m going to urge you to go with Minnesota to get the win behind Case Keenum and Taylor Heinicke over Matt Moore, David Fales and Brandon Doughty.The Dolphins are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games on fieldturf while Minnesota has gone 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games on fieldturf and 22-7 ATS in their last 29 home games. Minnesota wins and covers!NFL Preseason Pick: Minnesota 27 Miami 21
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