Is it just me or have the Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos lived through rather similar scenarios to start the season but with completely different outcomes? In both games, the Dolphins and Broncos have seen each matchup come down to the wire, with Miami prevailing while Denver has been left wondering “what if?”
After playing their first two games of the season on the road, the 2-0 Dolphins will have their awaited home opener against a lowly Broncos team that’s riding on a 0-2 record. With our lines clearly giving Miami every shade of favoritism to win the game on Sunday, what are some of the best NFL odds to be focusing on?
What Can Broncos Do to Stop Dolphins?
You would think that a coach like Sean Payton, one of the best in recent time, would have a clear idea of not only how to make the Broncos a competitive and relevant squad again, but also how to beat Miami. But here we are and, honestly, Payton isn’t giving online betting fans that much confidence in his team.
To stop a team as explosive on offense like Miami’s, with Tua Tagovailoa and Tyreek Hill leading the way, stopping the passing game is the obvious choice of strategy. Denver’s secondary, which has been straight-up meager, will need to put on its big-boy clothing and try to contain Hill and the rest of Miami’s receiver corps if the Broncos hope to win here.
Denver needs all of its heads to start thinking in sync before the Dolphins can break down the Broncos and kill them on the field. On offense, Russell Wilson and Payton need to come to an understanding on how to make the most out of Miami’s weaknesses.
For example, with Miami’s defense against the run ranking as one of the worst in the league, why not exploit that? I’m no coach, but I’m not blind, either. If the signs are there, Payton should pay attention.
Between that and defensive coordinator Vance Joseph coming up with a strong strategy to stop Tagovailoa and the passing game, who knows, Miami could be in for NFL betting lines upset on Sunday.
Hill to Have Field Day Against Shaky Denver secondary
I can honestly say I don’t think any secondary is ready to take on Hill and what he can bring to the table. The man is playing like a beast unleashed, and against a defense like Denver that’s ranked 14th in defending the pass at 233 yards per game on average, the stage is set for Hill to put on a show at home.
Stopping Miami’s attack is going to be a gargantuan mission for the Broncos. If Denver’s front defense allows Tagovailoa enough time and room in his pocket to start delivering the ball downfield to his favorite target, Hill, it will pretty much be game over.
With the Broncos not ready for what Hill will be bringing, if you’re looking for one of the best NFL prop bets today, take Hill going over 84.5 receiving yards.
Dolphins vs Broncos Betting Lines
Dolphins to Crush Total Over at Home
There’s a reason why Miami’s offense is the best in the league. It’s that damn good. Tagovailoa and his crew could probably drop at least 20 or 30 on defense with double the players from usual. With Denver’s defense still not up to par to its usual dominant self, this is Miami’s perfect chance to score a blowout win in its home opener.
For Sunday’s game, all of our latest NFL odds show that betting the over on the game total is definitely the way to go as Miami will look to have a field day against Denver’s defense. With the Broncos not getting their act together as a whole, and usually floundering in the second half of their games, Miami could find a way to stretch the lead to an unreachable point, all while taking the total easily over 48 points.
NFL Pick: Game total over 48 (-110)
Dolphins vs Broncos Game Information
- Game: Dolphins (2-0) vs Broncos (0-2)
- Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
- Day/Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
- Dolphins vs Broncos Live Stream: NFL Game Pass