Kickoff from Dolphins Stadium is set for 1:00 ET. Miami logged their only victory of the 2007 season against the Ravens, beating them 22-16 in overtime. It was another disappointing effort against Miami for the Ravens/Browns franchise, which is just 2-8 SU and ATS against the Dolphins since 1990.
The football betting odds insinuated a strong effort from the Ravens (2-3, 3-2 ATS) last Sunday against the Colts, but it just wasn’t in the cards for NFL betting aficionados that backed the purple and black. Indianapolis rolled up four offensive touchdowns, a lot of which was a direct result of the worst game of the young career of QB Joe Flacco.
The former Delaware star went 28/38 for 241 yards, but turned the ball over three times. The running game never got on track against an Indy defense that typically struggles against the run. Baltimore ran the ball just 19 times for 51 yards. It all equated to a 31-3 thumping at Lucas Oil Stadium.
It was a heartbreaking defeat for the upstart Dolphins in Houston, but they picked up their third straight cover for football betting fans in Week 6. They were narrow three-point underdogs on the NFL betting line, and needed a stand on Houston’s two-point conversion with 0:03 to hang on to the cover.
In the end, the Texans got the best of the Dolphins 29-28. RBs Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams were effective, carrying the ball a combined 24 times for 96 yards and two touchdowns.
The single-wing attack added a new wrinkle this week, as QB Chad Pennington finally threw his first pass from the wide receiver position, hooking up with a wide open Patrick Cobbs for a long touchdown pass in the first half. Oddsmakers opened the Fish as 4.5-point home favorites against the Ravens, but the line has since slipped to 3.
The ‘total’ now sits at 36.5 after being bet up from the opener of 34.5. Betting trends agree with the line movement, as the Fins have played seven of their L/10 games ‘over’ the ‘total’, while eight of Baltimore’s L/10 on grass have resulted in ‘over’ games.