Miami Dolphins 2017 NFL Betting Guide & Free Picks
Year 1 of the Adam Gase era was an unequivocal success as the Miami Dolphins reached the postseason for the first time in a decade. Now, with Ryan Tannehill and the Fins looking to take another step forward in 2017, all eyes will be on the Dolphins as they try to end New England’s nearly two decades of dominance in the AFC East. Whether Miami reaches the playoffs for the second straight season or not, there are a bunch of matchups on Miami’s 2017 schedule that are ‘must-bet’ affairs that no NFL betting enthusiast should miss out on betting on.
To that end, I’m going to offer up some expert analysis on six of Miami’s must-bet matchups this coming season in an effort to help you maximize your chances of cashing in on the Fins all season long in 2017.
In Depth Analysis On The Miami Dolphins 2017 NFL Betting Guide & Free Picks
Buccaneers at Dolphins (-1.5)
Analysis: While Miami went 10-6 last season, Tampa Bay went 9-7 and took a big step forward as well. With these two playoff hopefuls looking like near mirror images of one another, I’m going to advise you to back the visiting Buccaneers in Week 1 based on the fact that Jameis Winston is much better than Miami’s Ryan Tannehill, who I still don’t believe in.
Pick: Buccaneers 27 Dolphins 24
Titans at Dolphins (-3)
Analysis: The Tennessee Titans are another blossoming team with a young and gifted quarterback in Marcus Mariota, not to mention the fact that the Titans went 9-7 last season and nearly reached the playoffs. Still, this is a game that Miami should win at home, even if it’s one that looks like it’s going to come down to the wire.
Pick: Miami 28 Tennessee 24
Raiders at Dolphins (-1)
Analysis: The Oakland Raiders have the far better quarterback and more explosive offense in this contest, even if Miami does have the better defense. Oakland went 6-2 SU and ATS on the road last season en route to a stellar 12-win campaign and gifted signal-caller Derek Carr will be the difference in this Week 9 matchup of AFC title hopefuls.
Pick: Oakland 31 Miami 27
Dolphins at Panthers (-3)
Analysis: The Carolina Panthers may have struggled in a big way in going 6-10 last season, but I’m expecting cam Newton and company to rebound in a big way after shoring up their defense and drafting super talented running back Christian McCaffery in the first round of the NFL Draft. Carolina’s 4-4 home mark tells me they’ll hold down the fort at home in this Week 10 Inter-conference pairing, likely by picking off Ryan Tannehill once or twice.
Pick: Carolina 24 Miami 20
Broncos at Dolphins (-1)
Analysis: While Denver’s offense left a lot to be desired in 2016, the Broncos still have an elite defense and one that I fully expect to harass Ryan Tannehill into at least two costly turnovers en route to the road ‘upset’ that puts Miami’s playoff chances in jeopardy.
Pick: Broncos 27 Dolphins 21
Patriots (-4) at Dolphins
Analysis: This Week 14 matchup looks like a real test to see where the Dolphins are at with just a couple of weeks left in the regular season, but it won’t be. The Pats beat Miami in Week 2 without Tom Brady, winning 31-24 to cash in as a 5.5-point home NFL betting fave before pounding the Dolphins unmercifully in their 35-14 Week 17 rout to cover the spread as a 7.5-point road favorite. Simply put, New England wins and covers the spread against Miami for the umpteenth time!
Pick: Patriots 31 Dolphins 21