2022 NFL Miami Dolphins vs Baltimore Ravens Betting Analysis for Week 2

2022 NFL Miami Dolphins vs Baltimore Ravens Betting Analysis for Week 2

You can’t make the playoffs in the opening 2 weeks of the season, but you can certainly put yourself in a position were getting in becomes a good deal tougher. Both the Miami Dolphins and the Baltimore Ravens saw their season get off to a winning start, and another win this weekend would help them build some momentum moving forward. For Miami, this season is all about seeing if Tua Tagovailoa can establish himself as the starting QB for the future, while the Ravens are looking to rebound from a disappointing season that went off the rails due to injury. Yes, it’s still very early in the season, but this is a big game for both teams as they look to assert their dominance in the AFC. As you might expect, the Ravens are in as a 3 ½ point home favorite, with the point total for this one set at 44 ½. With all that mind, let’s take a closer look at both teams and how they arrive to this matchup so you can place your bets against their NFL Odds.

NFL Week 2 Betting Preview for Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Matchup

Miami versus Baltimore Game Info

  • When: Sunday, Sept 18 at 4:25 PM EST
  • Where: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas
  • TV: CBS

Why bet on the Miami Dolphins

As we mentioned at the top of this piece, the jury is still somewhat out on Tua Tagovailoa as a starting QB in the NFL. The Dolphins certainly seem to have faith in him, though, as they went out and got Tyreek Hill from the Chiefs to give their QB a complete weapon to throw to. That connection worked well in Week 1, with both players playing well in a 20-7 win over the New England Patriots. This, though, is a much tougher task in what will be a rather hostile environment. In terms of betting, the Dolphins have been great against the spread, going 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall, while also going 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games played in the month of September. For the point total, the UNDER has hit in the last 5 Dolphins road games.

Why bet on the Baltimore Ravens

All the news out of Baltimore right now is about Lamar Jackson refusing a lucrative contract offer from the Ravens, meaning that he really needs to deliver the goods this season if he wants his next contract to be bigger than what was previously offered. Jackson was decent in the opening week, passing for 3 TDs, but also 1 INT in a 24-9 win over the New York Jets, who do not look like a very good team again this season. The Ravens have done a good job of delivering for bettors when playing teams with a winning record, going 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against such opponents. In their last 6 games as a favorite, the UNDER has hit in all 6 of those outings. I think we are seeing a definite trend here that makes for a rather obvious bet.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I think this one is going to be incredibly tight and could well come down to a field goal to win the game. I am leaning towards the Dolphins springing the mild SU upset, but I think the wager to go with in this one is the UNDER, as I like both defenses to excel.

NFL Betting Pick: Miami Dolphins 17 Baltimore Ravens 14

 
 

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