The Packers are fighting for a playoff spot and come into this contest fresh off a win over the Los Angeles Rams 24-12.
Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins are looking to get back in the win column after dropping their third contest in a row, this time to the Bills 32-29. Let’s take a look at this matchup and take a closer look at the situation of these two teams for your NFL betting.
Packers vs. Dolphins NFL Week 16 Analysis
Packers Playoff Hopes Still Alive After Win Over Rams
In Week 15, the Green Bay Packers (6-8) defeated the Los Angeles Rams (4-9) with ease thanks to three touchdown runs from running backs A.J. Dillon and Aaron Jones, as well as a strong defensive effort.
The Packers’ offense had one of their most complete games of the year as they collected more first downs, passing yards, rushing yards, and time of possession. On 35 total touches, Jones and Dillon produced 196 total yards, including 70 receiving yards and 126 rushing yards. Aaron Rodgers also tossed a touchdown and has led the Packers to three wins in their last five contests.
The Green Bay Packers defeated the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night, maintaining their tenuous but growing playoff aspirations. The most direct route to the postseason for Matt LaFleur’s club is to win out, though it’s still a bit of a long shot.
Dolphins Look to Break Three-Game Losing Streak
The Dolphins have lost three in a row after falling to the Bills 32-29 in Week 15, and they are now 8-6, with a genuine chance of missing the NFL playoffs after initially appearing to be a Super Bowl contender for much of the season. Miami performed better against the Buffalo Bills last week, but they were still unable to snap their road losing streak.
The Dolphins have one of the most efficient and effective offenses in the league, led by Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback and his group of quick receivers, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle.
Miami’s offense was as balanced as it could be as they were finally able to get their ground game going in a snowy contest in Buffalo. Tagovailoa has been a key component in the offenses success, as he also tossed two touchdowns in the game.
They’re looking to eventually secure their ninth victory of the year against a Packers club that hasn’t been particularly outstanding this year. Miami will need their defense to improve, as they have surrendered an average of 29.3 points over their three-game skid.
Betting Odds and Lines
According to MyBookie, the Miami Dolphins enter this matchup as 3.5-point favorites (-110) in their matchup against the Green Bay Packers. In terms of the moneyline, the Dolphins are -190 favorites to win at home, while the Packers have NFL odds of +160 as road underdogs. When it comes to the total, the Over/Under is listed at 50 (-110) on MyBookie.
This is where the Miami Dolphins get back on track. After playing solid football, the Dolphins have gotten into a funk and have dropped their last three games. Despite this, the Dolphins boost one of the most potent offensive attacks with the resurgence of Tua Tagovailoa, thanks to Mike McDaniel.
While the Packers have covered the spread over their last two games, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense has certainly regressed. Green Bay is just 2-5 on the road this year, while Miami plays their best football at home, where they are 5-1. The Dolphins blow past the Packers in this one and get back in the win column.
- Free Pick: Miami Dolphins -3.5 (-110)