Miami Dolphins vs Buffalo Bills News & Picks
Miami Dolphins vs Buffalo Bills
**Odds as of 12/30**
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
The Buffalo Bills (12-3) have won the AFC East, but are still in contention with Pittsburgh for the second seed. With the Steelers resting several starters this week, the Bills may decide to do likewise vs the Miami Dolphins (10-5). Due to this caveat, the most recent odds show the Bills as only one-point home favorites. If the Dolphins win in Buffalo, they’re in the playoffs. However, if Miami loses and Indianapolis, Baltimore, and Cleveland all win, the Fins are eliminated entirely from the postseason picture.
This game is of paramount importance to the Dolphins, make no mistake about it. Miami is only alive right now due to QB Ryan Fitzpatrick’s magical comeback against Las Vegas last Saturday. Fitzmagic relieved an ineffective Tua Tagovailoa, connecting on 9-of-13 passes for 182 yards and touchdown. Miami’s receivers are pretty banged up, but the return of TE Mike Gesicki and RB Myles Gaskin paid immediate dividends. The Dolphins are 4-0 ATS in their previous four vs the AFC East, but the quarterback carousel may bite them.
The Bills are 7-0 ATS over their last seven, and have won five straight games. Buffalo is averaging 34.6 PPG during its current winning streak. This is an extremely tough call, but I’m banking on the Bills to keep momentum on their side heading into the playoffs. Bills 27, Dolphins 24
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
Tua Tagovailoa or Ryan Fitzpatrick? It doesn’t matter, the Miami Dolphins can win with either.
They need to win in order to secure a playoff spot. Last week, “Fitzmagic” saved the day against the Las Vegas Raiders, but HC Brian Flores said that Tua will remain under center, at least at the beginning of the game.
The Dolphins average 25.2 points per game and the total has gone under in four of their last six games.
Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills already clinched a Playoff spot. No matter what, the Bills will finish as the No. 2 seed in the AFC.
Stephon Diggs leads the league in receiving yards (1459), while Josh Allen is third in passing yards (4320).
The Bills average 29.7 points per game (fifth best in the league) and the total has gone under in four of their last five games played in January.
Back in Week 2, the Bills beat the Dolphins 31-28. Go under as the Bills have no urgency.
Over/Under 47 ½