Dolphins at Bills 12/30/18 - NFL Picks & Predictions
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Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills
NFL: 1:00 PM EST
Dec. 30, 2018
Two teams eliminated from playoff contention meet on Sunday when the Miami Dolphins visit the Buffalo Bills for the final game of the regular season for both. The Dolphins fell to 7-8 on the season and were officially eliminated from playoff contention following their 17-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ryan Tannehill passed for 146 yards and one touchdown in the loss.
Buffalo is 5-10 on the season following its 24-12 loss to the New England Patriots. Josh Allen threw for 217 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions, while rushing for 30 yards. Buffalo finished the game with just 70 yards on the ground including nine yards from LeSean McCoy who returned after missing one game with a hamstring issue.
Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has thrown for 1,832 yards, 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions. The leading rusher for Miami is Frank Gore with 722 yards. The Dolphins leading receiver is Danny Amendola with 55 receptions for 549 yards and one touchdown. Miami’s leading tackler is Kiko Alonso with 121, while Robert Quinn is the sacks leader with 6.5.
Rookie Josh Allen leads the Bills will 1,850 yards passing, seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The leading rusher for the Bills is Allen with 536 yards and six touchdowns. The leading receiver is Zayn Jones with 559 yards and five touchdowns. Tremaine Edmunds leads the Bills in tackles with 109, while Lorenzo Alexander is the sacks leaders with 6.5.
Recent Betting Trends:
Miami is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 on the road
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Dolphins last 6 versus AFC East opponents
Buffalo is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 at home
The OVER has cashed in 20 of the Bills last 28 at home
Free Betting Pick: Buffalo Bill -3.5
Miami has covered the number in just 1 of its last 6 visits to Buffalo. The home team (Bills) has covered 7 of the last 10 meetings between the two teams. Miami has failed to cover 10 of its last 12 on the road and 5 of its last 6 during Week 17 of the season. Weather in Buffalo on December 30 could be a factor. Final Score Prediction, Buffalo Bills win and cover ATS 24-17.