Last Updated on January 3, 2024 6:27 pm by Erwin Noguera
We have reached the last week of the NFL Regular season. Now is time to dive into the last match of the schedule, as the Dolphins and the Bills meet on the Hard Rock Stadium for the best game of the weekend (and that is quite the affirmation to make.)
This encounter is pretty significant for both, as the Dolphins’ lead in their division is at stake, while the Bills are not only playing for first place but for their postseason qualification as a whole.
A disaster should occur for them to be out but it’s not worth taking any risk, especially as they have a remarkable streak they must be hungry to extend.
Sunday, January 7th at 8:20 PM ET at Hard Rock Stadium
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Why Bet on the Dolphins?
The Dolphins have already punched their ticket, but the AFC East crown is up for grabs, and even though they might want to capture it, the pressure on their shoulders is less than that of the Bills. Will they be capable of taking advantage of that? It is unknown.
What they must want to take advantage of is their remarkable home record. With 7-1 in the Hard Rock Stadium and having beaten there a team like the Cowboys not long ago, confidence is bursting. However, they must be careful, as the thrashing they received from the Bills earlier this season set an alarming precedent.
To elaborate, one thing is for sure, this team has the best attacking performance in all the NFL, and Tua Tagovailoa is fighting hand in hand for the MVP award. Even more, he leads in almost every statistic, with passing yards, total yards, TD passes, and more, being top-notch in everything. However, as much as a powerhouse he is by himself, he cannot win games alone when the defense allows almost every offense to turn into points.
Miami is coming off a 56-19 thrashing at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens, who clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC with the win. They were without offensive stars Jaylen Waddle and Raheem Mostert because both were injured. Pro Bowl defensive end Bradley Chubb tore his ACL in the game, and his season is over.
Why Bet on the Bills?
A month and a half ago, the idea that the Buffalo Bills would be competing for the AFC East title seemed unlikely, at best.
Sitting at 5-5 hours after a Week 10 loss to the Denver Broncos, coach Sean McDermott decided to fire offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey. Buffalo had more questions than answers. At that point, the Miami Dolphins were 6-3.
Somehow, someway, the Bills managed to win five of their next six games despite having one of the league’s toughest schedules. Now, the opportunity of all opportunities sits ahead of them: a chance to win the division for the fourth straight season and make a fifth playoff appearance in a row. We have said it before, but this kind of form is that of champions, so if they win this game, they’ll send a statement to the league: this team should be feared.
In their last game, they beat the Patriots 27-21 in an easy match against a team that is a shadow of its former self. Except for his two TDs, Josh Allen had a quiet afternoon, with Cook (16 cars and 48 yards) and Kincaid (4 recs 87 yards) completing the job.
Final Betting Analysis: Dolphins vs. Bills
These two teams are going in opposite directions. The Bills have won four in a row and can steal the AFC East title from the Dolphins with a win. The Dolphins got beat up in a 56-19 loss in Baltimore, while the Bills had a quiet home win. Miami is dealing with multiple injuries, while Buffalo needs a win to ensure a playoff berth.
Josh Allen has struggled a bit offensively in his last four games, but there’s something about the Miami Dolphins that turns him into Superman. Allen is 9-2 and accounted for 36 touchdowns in his career against Miami. With a shot at the AFC East and the No. 2 seed, Buffalo will make Miami bite the dust to begin the postseason amid an epic collapse.
Go for a victory for the visitors at 1.67. If you bet $100 at such odds, you could get $67 for a total payout of $167.
Dolphins vs. Bills Betting Pick: Buffalo Bills