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Dolphins vs Bengals Betting Preview: Football TNF

Bills Failed to Squish the Fish, Dolphins Hit Road to The Nati

Dolphins vs Bengals Betting Preview: After the Dolphins win against the Buffalo Bills, many are saying the Dolphins are the best team through three weeks; now, they are facing the defending AFC champions. A win in Cincinnati will no doubt up their stock in the power rankings, where will the dust settle if they lose? Do the Bengals need this win worse than the Dolphins? Stick around and be sure to look for all of the latest NFL odds.

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Super Bowl Talk! Dolphins the Talk in Many Circles

One win doesn’t make a season or give you a free ride to Glendale, Arizona, but in the minds of bettors, the winner of last weekend’s showdown with the Buffalo Bills would be the front-runners. Miami opened as a 4-point dog but bettors have raced to wager on Miami pushing the number to Bengals -3. 91% of the early money is on Miami although the ticket count is more even with the Dolphins getting just 52% of the total bets taken.

Since 2015, when the Dolphins are getting five points or less, the Fins are just 9-11 (-242 units).

The obvious problem with those early bets is that this smells like a letdown game after their huge win. The oddsmakers are setting a trap, knowing full well that the public will take the points with the team that is the flavor of the young season. Since 2015, when the Dolphins are getting five points or less, the Fins are just 9-11 (-242 units).

What does that mean and how does it apply to Thursday? It means that historically Miami has had trouble in games that should be competitive. Most of that record came from a 1-6 2015, but with only three games in that situation (2-1) over the last two seasons, it’s proper to be cautious with this Dolphins team until we know exactly what we’re dealing with.

Bengals in the Win Column After Convincing Win in New York

To continue our Dolphins vs Bengals betting preview; Sunday’s Bengals game stats just sent the rest of the AFC a message to not bury the defending champs. Yes, it was the Jets but it may be just what Joe Burrow needed after throwing for 275 yards and three touchdowns. The offensive line played well in front of the third-year quarterback, allowing just two sacks.

Burrow was never uncomfortable in the pocket, which is why he also finished with a zero in the interception column. All of his weapons were on the same page for the first time this season. Defensively they were never threatened by New York. If the Bengals go on to make the playoffs they will be able to point to this home game against the Dolphins as to why.

A win would erase two bad losses to Pittsburgh and Dallas as 7.5-point favorites in each. Against teams with a .500 record or better, Cincinnati is 12-8 (60.00%) since 2020, and 8-4 ATS over the last two years. Parlay bettors have been getting crushed by the books this season with just 37% of all teams that were bet on a parlay resulting in a winner. You can bet the Dolphins will be on plenty of parlays this weekend.

Bettors Blind to Bookmakers Trap

Miami was down into the fourth quarter against the Bills and allowed 31 first downs while collecting just 15 of their own. Against Baltimore, the Dolphins were getting thrashed 35-14 into the fourth quarter before their defense had a meltdown, allowing 28 fourth-quarter points in a 42-38 loss.

Even in a 20-7 win in week one against New England, the fish were lucky that Mac Jones was still in preseason mode because Miami failed to score a touchdown in the second half. Miami is 3-0, but most experts would tell you that they need to see more to crown Miami as a true Super Bowl contender. After three games, you could make a case for their opposition owning large portions of each. To wrap up our Dolphins vs Bengals betting preview, our official recommendation is to jump on the Bengals -3.

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