Two of the NFL’s most potent offenses meet this Sunday and the top spot for the AFC East comes with the spoils. The Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills scored the most points in Week 2. These division rivals were two of only three teams to hit the 40-point mark this season. As such, the totals are lined for the most points this Week 3 at 52.5 per the Bills vs Dolphins betting odds. But who will outscore who?
Bills vs Dolphins Game Info
- Game: Buffalo Bills (2-0) vs Miami Dolphins (2-0)
- Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida
- Live Stream: CBS
Bills Already in Super Bowl Form
The Bills continue to light up the field as they dismantled the Tennessee Titans in Week 2. Buffalo lost to Tennessee in the last two meetings but finally got their revenge in a 41-7 rout. It’s only Week 3, but the Bills are already in peak form. It’s scary to think that this team can still get better considering what it has done to the Super Bowl Champions and the AFC’s top seed last year.
Josh Allen has been on fire. His NFL MVP odds have shortened slightly as he’s already putting up hefty statistics: seven passing touchdowns (with one rushing), a 75.4 completion percentage, and a 123.7 passer rating. Going against Miami, Allen could further boost his stats. He is 7-1 against the Dolphins with a 5-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio (counting rushing TDs) and a 106.8 passer rating.
Allen will further be supported by his top receiver, Stefon Diggs, who had a hattrick of touchdowns against Tennessee. If Gabriel Davis can return, Buffalo can only be deadlier on offense. The defensive unit once again made several plays as it forced four turnovers and had three sacks.
This team still has a few weaknesses. For one, the running game is still pedestrian, James Cook emerged as the Bills’ potential running back of choice with 53 rushing yards on 11 carries but it’s too early to tell. And on defense, Buffalo’s already-thin cornerback corps got even thinner with Dane Jackson’s injury. If the defense falters as a result, this further builds to a high-scoring game as the Bills vs Dolphins betting odds allude.
Dolphins Still an Experiment
In Week 1, the Dolphins beat the Patriots with stringent defense. They held Bill Belichick’s crew to one touchdown and 307 total yards. But in Week 2, the defense coughed up 38 points as it was the offense that won the game.
On the one hand, Miami’s offense is booming thanks to the influence of new coach Mike McDaniel. The wide receiver duo of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are eating as they combined for 361 receiving yards and four touchdowns. As for Tua Tagovailoa, he shut up the naysayers in a big way by putting up 469 passing yards and six touchdowns.
Tagovailoa’s performance may have reminded older Dolphins fans of the Dan Marino days. If Tagovailoa can prove this isn’t a flukey performance, he can add to the Miami Dolphins Super Bowl wins. It starts this week by turning back the Bills as six-point underdogs.
The Dolphins got swept by Buffalo last season with a point differential of 50 points. Miami was shut out in its own stadium. In fact, Miami is just 1-9 in its last 10 games against Buffalo and just 1-4 in its last five at home. But since its last loss to Buffalo, Miami has only dropped one game (10-1). It looks to do more than cover the NFL point spreads Week 3.
Bills-Dolphins Betting Trends
The Bills are 9-1 straight-up in its last 10 games against the Dolphins. The team has covered or pushed in seven of these games (6-3-1 against the spread (ATS)) per the Bills vs Dolphins betting odds.
The total has gone under in four of the last six road games where Buffalo was favored; and in Miami’s case, the total has gone under in five of its last seven games against the division.
Buffalo is 5-1 ATS in it is last six games played in September; Miami is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games played in September.Follow us on Twitter