Somehow, even though the Bills held the Steelers to 252 yards of offense, they still found a way to lose the game by a score of 23 – 16. Buffalo Quarterback Josh Allen threw for 270 yards, but it took him 50 attempts in a very inefficient performance to open the season.
For Miami, they went into Foxboro and came out victorious with a 17 – 16 win over New England, the only AFC East team to win a game on Sunday. Despite an anemic offensive performance, the Dolphins were somehow able to prevail in a contest that could be the difference in whether either team makes it into the postseason. With all that in mind, it’s time we take a look at both teams and how they arrive to this match so you can make your bets against their NFL odds.
NFL Betting Preview for Buffalo Bills at Miami
Bills vs Dolphins Betting Odds
The Bills head to Miami for a critical game because falling to 0 – 2 and two games behind the Dolphins in the division would strike a serious blow to Buffalo’s quest to win a second consecutive division title. Neither team was able to sustain much offensive momentum in Week 1, so if one of them can find a way to move the ball, it could be a recipe for success.
The Bills are road favorites with a 3 ½ point spread at odds of -105. The Dolphins carry odds of -115 against the spread, and the moneyline at MyBookie.ag has them at +155 and Buffalo at -185. The over/under line is at 47 ½, and the odds are -110 for either side of the bet.
Buffalo Bills Betting Preview
The Bills couldn’t seem to sustain any momentum against the Steelers, resulting in a very frustrating outcome in Week 1. In 2020, Buffalo swept the Dolphins, including a season-ending 56 – 26 beat down that completed a six-game winning streak to close the regular season and secure a division crown.
Buffalo will need to execute better and make more plays down the field than they did against Pittsburgh to come away with a victory in Miami. Defensively, they played well against the Steelers, and the same kind of effort will probably be good enough against second-year Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Miami Dolphins Betting Preview
The Dolphins finished one game away from making the playoffs in 2020, and their two losses to the Bills, including a Week 2 defeat by the score of 31 – 28, were a big reason. The opening win last week over the Patriots, despite getting outgained 393 to 259, could be a mixed blessing, giving Miami a false sense of success.
They won the turnover battle with New England 2 – 0, and it helped to bail them out of a dismal offensive performance, but the defense gave up 281 passing yards and allowed rookie quarterback Mac Jones to complete 74% of his throws. The Dolphins face another challenge against a defense that held the Steelers to 252 total yards but was let down by an inconsistent offense.
Bills vs Dolphins Prediction
The Dolphins lost on paper but won on the field in Week 1, while the Bills won the statistical battle against the Steelers but came out behind on the scoreboard.
Buffalo had Miami’s number last season, and Allen should be sharper in Week 2. Take the Bills, give the points, and bet the over.
Pick: Buffalo 34 Miami 27
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