The Dolphins won three games in a row both SU and ATS. The Lions were also able to win three games SU, and in their last six meetings they’re 5-1 SU. On Sunday, Miami will pay a visit to Detroit at Ford Field, and many sportsbooks that provide total betting solutions believe that this meeting should be very intense, considering how well both teams are doing.
The betting line opened up with the Lions being the favorites by two points, and 43.5 was the total.
Miami are now one of the NFL’s most happening teams, as they’re 4-1 both ATS and SU over the last five meetings that they played. During that time, their only loss was against the Packers, and right at the buzzer. Last week, the Dolphins gave the Chargers a proper thrashing of 37-0, covering as the favorites by a field goal. Miami were able to outgain San Diego 441-178, winning possession time by a margin of 36-24, and Philip River was picked off on three occasions.
In total defense, the Dolphins have a ranking of third place. In total offense they’re 11th place, and they were able to outrush the teams that they took on by a yard-per-game advantage of 137-104.
Detroit managed to win three consecutive games without the services of WR Calvin Johnson, while they were able to keep the NFC North’s top position. They proved their skills in in the last two meetings that they played. Three weeks ago, the Lions were able to score on two occasions when they took out the Saints 24-23 within the four minutes that were left in the game, and a couple of weeks ago in London, the Lions were down 21-0, but then they beat the Falcons 22-21 at the buzzer with a field goal scored.
When it comes to their defense, the Lions are at the top of the NFL in allowed points as well as total yardage, and even though the team’s offense only has a ranking of 20th place, during the weekend it wants to get back the services of Reggie Bush and Calvin Johnson, who could be the ones to make the difference if they’re good to go.
This game should be very intense, as the Lions and Dolphins are both very tough contenders. The Dolphins’ offense has more balance, but in defense, the Lions have an advantage. Miami just left a win where pretty much everything went right for them. But Detroit could be missing the services of Lamar Miller – the team’s top rusher – as last week the player suffered an injury to the shoulder.
In the meantime, last week Detroit were off so they could recover from their visit to London, and there’s the possibility that Bush or Johnson will return. Therefore, many experts, especially those who provide total betting solutions, believe that the Lions should be the ones to win this showdown.