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New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins 1/9/22 - NFL Picks & Predictions

Miami Dolphins vs New England Patriots Odds & Info

Game Miami Dolphins vs New England Patriots
Date & Time Sunday January 9, 2022, 1:00 PM (EST)
Location
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL
Latest odds
NE -5.5 ; O/U 40
TV Channel
CBS

On Sunday, the New England Patriots visit Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida to play the Miami Dolphins. New England is 10-6 following a 50-10 rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mac Jones passed for 227 yards and three touchdowns and New England's defense held Jacksonville to 253 yards and intercepted Trevor Lawrence three times. New England is tied for first in the AFC East with Buffalo but the Bills hold the tiebreaker. 

New England's Mac Jones has passed for 3,540 yards with 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Damien Harris has rushed for 892 yards and 14 touchdowns while Jakobi Meyers has 796 yards receiving and two touchdown receptions. On defense Kyle Dugger is the leading tackler with 92 and Matthew Judon is the leader in quarterback sacks with 12.5.

Miami fell to 8-8 following its 34-3 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Miami's offense has struggled as the Dolphins gained only 256 yards of total offense and turned the ball over twice. Miami’s only score was a 39 yard field goal by Jason Sanders in the second quarter. With the loss, Miami was eliminated from postseason contention.

Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa has passed for 2,544 yards with 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Myles Gaskin is the leading rusher with 613 yards and three touchdowns, while the leading receiver is Jaylen Waddle with 988 yards and five touchdown receptions. On defense, Jerome Baker is the leading tackler with 86 Jaelan Phillips is the leader in quarterback sacks with 8.5.

Recent Betting Trends

  • New England is 8-2 ATS in its last 10
  • The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Patriots last 9 versus an AFC opponent
  • Miami is 4-1 ATS in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Dolphins last 9

Free NFL Pick:

New England Patriots -5.5

New England has a shot at the AFC East title. If the Patriots can win and Buffalo losses then New England would win the division while Miami has been eliminated from postseason contention and can only act as a spoiler. However, the Dolphins will have a difficult time finding any real reason to play extra hard on Sunday. In addition, New England will be looking to avenge its Week 1 17-16 loss to Miami. Final Score Prediction, New England Patriots win and cover ATS 27-17.

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