NFL Betting Lines: Bills vs Dolphins Week 15 Odds

December 18th, 2010 by

bills vs dolphinsYou know things are tough when back to back wins in the NFL gambling action would be the longest winning streak of the year but no one would dispute the fact that times are tough indeed for the struggling Buffalo Bills.

At 3-10 the Bills have managed to win back-to-back games just once this season but that’s exactly what the team will be looking to do this weekend when they take on the 7-6 Miami Dolphins.

Kickoff for this Sunday matchup is set for 1:05 Eastern Time and SBG Global opened with the Dolphins as a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under total at 41.

Miami has the home field advantage in this NFL betting odds matchup but, Sun Life Stadium hasn’t been much of an advantage at all for this team as its lost almost all its games at home this season (1-5)

The Dolphins have had a pretty solid defense this year giving up just 18.8 ppg (8th in the NFL). The run defense has been particularly good surrendering just 98.6 yards per game and 6 TDs.

But the when you’re only scoring 17.3 ppg, as the Dolphins are, it doesn’t really matter how well your D plays. Much of the offense’s futility falls on QB Chad Henne who’s been awfully bad (60.5 % completion percentage, 13 TDs 15 INTs) but the O-line has been perhaps even worse as the run game has sputtered as well (106.2 ypg).

When you add up all these deficiencies you wonder how this team even has a winning record. And it also sets up the very real potential for a Buffalo upset.

Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has done a pretty decent job helming this offense (229.6 ypg, 21 TDs, 11 INTs) and over the past month the once dormant running game has come back to like. RB Fred Jackson has 329 yards in his past 4 games and 2 TDs, not Hall of Fame numbers but not bad considering 2 of those games came against run-stuffing defenses like Pittsburgh and Minnesota.

The Bills offense in general suffered against those two premier defenses but not counting those two games Buffalo is its 3 previous games and even has a 49 point explosion against Cincy. It’s more likely we see a game like that on Sunday than the 38-14 loss to the Vikings.

Pick the Bills to at least win this sports betting matchup with points (+5.5) but this team has chance to win this outright.

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