NFL Betting — Will Dolphins-Lions Hookup Be a Defensive Battle?

NFL Betting -- Will Dolphins-Lions Hookup Be a Defensive Battle

NFL Betting — Will Dolphins-Lions Hookup Be a Defensive Battle? The Miami Dolphins have been looking pretty good lately, and on Sunday they may see the best the Detroit Lions have to offer as far as offense is concerned. Coming out of the bye week, the Lions seem to have gotten healthier, and so we will see if Miami can extend its five-game unbeaten pointspread streak.

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Pro Football Betting Matchup: Miami Dolphins at Detroit Lions

Date/Time: Sunday, November 9 – 1 PM ET

TV Coverage: CBS

Football Betting Odds at BetAnySports: Lions -2.5

Total: 43 points

The Dolphins are 4-0-1 against the football pointspread in their last five games. And if there is such thing as a “statement” game, it came last week, as they shut out San Diego 37-0. They are allowing less than 19 points per contest this season, but on Sunday, as NFL bettors are aware, they will be encountering the team that is ranked #1 in the league’s defensive stats. The Lions allowed only 290 yards per game, and they have made it their business to snuff out opposition rushing attacks, allowing only 3.3 yards per carry. They do have an injury situation, in that defensive tackle Nick Fairley will be missing this game.

Miami, which has had eight sacks in its last two games, would love to tee off against Matthew Stafford, who has been sacked 24 times this season. The ankle injury of All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson, which has kept him out of action lately, seems to have improved over the course of the last couple of weeks, and he is listed as probable for this game. That could change the face of this offense, if he is 75% or better. The Lions will also have the services of running back Reggie Bush, so Stafford should have some more offensive outlets.

BetAnySports NFL Betting customers have seen that Ryan Tannehill is getting more comfortable at the quarterback position for the Dolphins, and he made his own statement with three touchdown passes against the Chargers. Tannehill has 14 touchdowns and six interceptions, which is a nice ratio, but there is still going to be that knock on him that he doesn’t get the ball down the field often enough. Let’s see what he can do against Detroit, which has yielded only nine touchdown passes in eight games.

By the way, we should mention that the Lions are the division leaders in the NFC North, a game ahead of the Green Bay Packers. NFL bettors will be interested to know that over their eight games, they have played six of them under the total. In one area where they would appear to be superior to the Dolphins on defense is on third downs, where they have surrendered only 32% conversions, compared to 40% for Miami.

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CHARLES JAY grew up around the gaming business, was raised in the boxing business, and along the way has developed a colorful background through a wide range of experiences. Jay was a veteran of almost two decades actively in the boxing industry, as a writer, publicist, matchmaker, booking agent, manager, and promoter. He was engaged as editorial consultant for USA Network's "Tuesday Night Fights" for seven years, and also did some on-air work for USA. He also served as color commentator for, among others, Sunshine Network and Prime Network, and has called more than a dozen world championship fights for national and/or international television. He has been the host of numerous radio programs, including "Sportswatch with Charles Jay" on KDWN in Las Vegas, "Total Action" on WAXY 790 in Miami, and "Charles Jay's Winning Edge", syndicated into 55 markets by the American Radio Networks. For the past 20 years, he has been a professional sports handicapper, and as a consultant to the casino industry from 1993-95, helped to launch Casino Magic in Mississippi as a major venue for sports promotions. Also, he's been a casino/sports gaming columnist for a number of leading publications, including Sports Form, Casino Player, Card Player, and The Gambler. In the 2000's, he became widely known as one of the world's leading proponents and experts on the subject of boxing reform, having been asked to appear on numerous panels and speak at officials' seminars. He was the author of "Operation Cleanup" and "Operation Cleanup 2: Unfinished Business" - two critically-acclaimed e-books that represent arguably the most comprehensive and in-depth examination of boxing reform issues ever put into publication. In 2004 he published a third electronic book - "Body Shots: Outside the Ring and Inside the Game of Pro Boxing". In 2003 he was the recipient of the "Dignity" Award, in the category of "Best Sports Writer," as bestowed by the Retired Boxers Foundation.

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