Not only did the Fins lose starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill to a season-ending ACL tear in a training camp practice, a year ago, but they made things even worse by choosing to sign retired career underachiever Jay Cutler to be their starting quarterback in 2017 because of his familiarity with former head coach Adam Gase. Cutler started 14 games for the Dolphins and played some uninspired football as he has throughout his career.
Now, as Miami gets set for the 2018 regular season, they are hoping for a full return to health for Tannehill and would like nothing better than to get back to being the playoff team they were in Gase’s first season in South beach in 2016. If you’re wondering how many games the Dolphins will potentially win this coming regular season, then you’re going to love the expert analysis and predictions you’re about to get on the Miami Dolphins 2018 regular season win total odds.
Miami Dolphins 2018 NFL Win/Loss Odds Prediction
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- Miami Dolphins Win Total Odds – 7
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 9, vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. ET
Simply put, the Titans have the best quarterback in this matchup with Marcus Mariota being infinitely better than Ryan Tannehill, not to mention they’ve got a workhorse running back in Derrick henry that I’m expecting a 1,000-yard campaign out of in 2018. Loss. 0-1.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 16, at New York Jets, 1 p.m. ET
Josh McCown or Teddy Bridgewater are both be better than Ryan Tannehill, plus I love Jets’ defensive genius head coach Todd Bowles. Loss. 0-2.
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 23, vs. Oakland Raiders, 1 p.m. ETOakland’s Derek Carr is so much better than Ryan Tannehill it isn’t even funny. Hell, Jon Gruden could out-coach Adam Gase from the TV booth for that matter. Loss. 0-3.
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 30, at New England Patriots, 1 p.m. ET
The Super Bowl champs cashed in a year ago as a 17-point home favorite and I like them to win by at least 10 in this Week 4 AFC East divisional battle. Loss. 0-4.
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 7, at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. ET
I’m expecting the Bengals to be a lot better than anyone thinks at this point. Andy Dalton outplays Ryan Tannehill and Marvin Lewis out-coaches Adam Gase. Loss. 0-5.
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 14, vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. ET
I might sound a bit repetitive, but I’ll take Chicago’s second-year signal-caller Mitchell Trubisky over Ryan Tannehill. Still, Miami wins this Week 5 matchup out of sheer desperation. Win. 1-5.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 21, vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. ET
I can’t put my finger on it just yet, but I’m not real fond of Detroit’s hiring of former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. This looks like a game Miami should win out of sheer desperation for the second straight week. Win. 2-5.
Week 8: Thursday, Oct. 25, at Houston Texans, 8:20 p.m. ET
Deshaun Watson, J.J. Watt and a Houston Texans team with very legitimate playoff hopes, cruises to victory in this one! Loss. 2-6.
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 4, vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. ET
The Dolphins get some revenge in this one for their Week 2 road loss to the Jets. Win 3-6.
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 11, at Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m. ET
Seriously? There is absolutely no way that Miami goes into Green Bay to upset Aaron Rodgers and company. Loss. 3-7.
Week 11: Bye
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 25, at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. ET
I’m thinking Indianapolis is going to be pretty damned awful on defense in 2018, but I’m going with Andrew Luck to outplay Ryan Tannehill. Loss. 3-8.
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 2, vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET
The Fins get a much-needed win in Week 13 against a Bills team that looks like they could be pitiful at quarterback. Win. 4-8.
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 9, vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. ET
The Patriots have struggled in South Beach in recent season, but by the time this Week 14 matchup rolls around, they’ll be looking to pick up momentum before the start of the playoffs. Loss. 4-9.
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 16, at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. ET
If the Minnesota Vikings powerful defense doesn’t pick off Tannehill at least twice in this affair, I’ll wear some Cowboys gear for the weekend – and that’s not happening! Loss. 4-10.
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 23, vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. ET
Jacksonville is rock-solid defensively and plays some old-school power rushing kind of football on offense. The Jags should be gearing up for the playoffs by the time this Week 16 affair goes down. Loss. 4-11.
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 30, at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET
The Bills will get their regular season split in this regular season finale, but it looks like a meaningless affair for both teams f you ask me. Loss. 4-12.
I’m thinking there’s no way that Miami tops their win total odds of seven victories in 2018. I’m thinking the Dolphins are in for a tough way to go and that they had better start preparing for life after the mediocre Ryan Tannehill! Under 7 Wins!