Miami Dolphins Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Week 8 Betting Picks And Odds
Sure, the Monday Night Football matchup of the NFL Week 8 invites you to do something else with your time. You know, dinner with the girlfriend or wife, or a movie on Netflix.
Anything but to sit down for whatever the Miami Dolphins and Pittsburgh Steelers bring to the table. But we also know you are not going to do that.
Let’s say you had a lousy betting weekend in the NFL. Where else are you going to find a bailout game? This is it. Let’s try to figure out this matchup between the Dolphins and Steelers.
What The NFL Odds Say About The Dolphins vs. Steelers Week 8 Matchup
|+14 (-110)||Spread||-14 (-110)|
|O 43 (-110)||Total||U 43 (-110)|
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The oddsmakers set the opening line for this game at Steelers -15.5. The line dropped one point and a half and is now at -14. Different markets have been bouncing the line between 14 and 14.5.
Although the Dolphins are well-recognized as the worst team in the NFL, 74% of the betting public is taking Miami to cover the spread.
The Miami Dolphins Edge’s Vs. The Steelers
It’s hard to find an edge on a team that is 0-6, and that has an excellent chance to end the season 0-16. BetOnline listed Dolphins +250 to go winless this year.
But for this game alone, we don’t care if Miami wins or not. It’s about the Fins covering as +14 dogs on the road. The number by itself looks massive.
The Dolphins have been awful this season, but the Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t shown much to believe they have what it takes to cover as double-digit favorites.
Doubts About The QB position In Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is coming into this game with uncertainties at the QB position. Devlin Hodges just had his first career start against the Chargers two weeks ago.
Mason Rudolph was cleared by the league’s concussion protocol just days ago. He has been practicing, but the Steelers haven’t announced who will be the starter.
Miami will be led by the rollercoaster that is Ryan Fitzpatrick. With Fitzmagic, you get all in one. A QB who won’t stop throwing the ball even if he’s down by 1000 points.
He will get you crazy touchdowns and interceptions, but mostly someone who will keep coming back on every drive.
Ryan Fitzpatrick didn’t hear no lady singing.pic.twitter.com/l5tqCZd9u0
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 20, 2019
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ Edge Vs. The Dolphins
The Steelers defense woke up against the Chargers two weeks ago. The unit intercepted Philip Rivers twice, and the special teams blocked a punt that allowed Pittsburgh to score 14 points quickly. Then, they never looked back.
Pittsburgh is no longer an offensive driven team. How can they be? Their two primary quarterbacks went down with different injuries. It’ all about the defense, and the unit has enough talent to carry with the team and get this win.
The Steelers rank 7th in sacks this season with 20 and second in takeaways with 15. The defensive system is well-equipped to force Ryan Fitzpatrick to make his usual mistakes.
An underrated storyline is safety Minkah Fitzpatrick playing against his former team. Minkah knows Ryan well and can direct traffic to intercept a couple of passes on Monday Night.
Miami Dolphins Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Week 8 Prediction
Asking the Steelers to cover 14 points is a lot, especially when their offense is nowhere near as good as we expected before the season started.
The spread feels too big to lay down so many points on a team that will be with the second or third quarterback under center. Miami lacks talent on both sides of the ball, but the players are not giving up.
The roster is trying to avoid becoming the third team in the history of the NFL to record a winless season. Take points. Bet Dolphins +14.
Dolphins Vs. Steelers Game Information
- Date: Monday, October 28, 2019
- Game Time: 8:15 PM ET
- Venue: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
- TV: ESPN
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