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NFL Betting Odds - Dolphins at Raiders

NFL betting odds confusion abounds for the Dolphins as they are an up and down team that is yet to emerge as a contender or pretender with the NFL betting lines.
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NFL betting odds confusion is just as deep in regards to the Oakland Raiders as they have looked like both a playoff and last place team with the NFL betting lines this year.

The Raiders will host the Dolphins on Sunday with a telecast on CBS set to kickoff at 4:05 PM ET.  Be sure and open an account at Sports-Gambling for action on both the side and total odds on this game.  The winner of this AFC matchup will get back into the playoff race while the loser may end up in a hole that is too big to dig out of.

The Oakland Raiders came back down to earth last week as they were destroyed and exposed at Pittsburgh in a 35-3 which dropped their overall record to 5-5 straight up and 6-4 with the football betting odds.  Oakland has gone over the total in 6 games.  The Raiders trail Kansas City by 1 game in the race for the AFC West.

Bruce Gradkowski was announced as the likely starter at quarterback for this matchup in what would be the second time this season that Jason Campbell has lost the job.  Neither QB has stood out this year and both are ranked lower than 75.0 on the QB rating charts.

Darren McFadden has been the top offensive weapon with 771 yards and a 5.2 yards per carry average.  Oakland ranks 12th in offensive scoring and 18th for points allowed.

Miami has a record of 5-5 straight up and 6-4 with the football betting lines while going under the total 6 times.  The Dolphins are coming off a 16-0 home loss to Chicago and could be in serious trouble on offense with their top two quarterbacks, Chad Pennington and Chad Henne, both out with injuries and Tyler Thigpen ineffective.

Miami was already struggling as they ranked 29th in offensive scoring.  Defense has been the strength of the team as the Dolphins rank 6th overall in the NFL.

The Dolphins are the more fundamentally sound team due to their defense but the Raiders are often as brilliant as they are bad with the NFL betting odds, it just depends on which version shows up each week.