New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins 2010 NFL Predictions, Odds, and Picks Week 4: New England head football coach Bill Belichick will lead his Patriots to Sun Life Stadium for Monday Night Football and the AFC East division rival Miami Dolphins at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN. Coach Belichick’s usually tough defenses are struggling this year ranked 27th in total defense in the league and giving up 82 points threw just three games. The Pats have had a hard time in the past against Miami’s Wildcat scheme and will need to shore it up against a stingy Miami defense to win on the road tonight. “It’s always tough to play down there,” Coach Bill Belichick said. “They do a good job. They give you a lot to get ready for.” Offensively it’s a battle of 2 Michigan quarterbacks with Tom Brady the Pro Bowl/Super Bowl winner and Chad Henne young but gaining experience and poise in every outing. The odds makers at SBG Global have the New England Patriots -1 point favorites on the road against the Miami Dolphins.
The Dolphins lost a tough AFC East divisional game 31-23 at home last Sunday night to the New York Jets to fall to 2-1. Quarterback Chad Henne completed 26 of 44 passes for 363 yards two touchdowns and a pick hitting wide receiver Brandon Marshall 10 times for 166 yards and a touchdown. Miami’s running game slacked as Ronnie Brown carried 11 times for just 54 yards and Ricky Williams carried 7 times for 28 yards. Miami is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against New England. Vegas odds makers have the Miami Dolphins as +2700 odds to win the 2011 Super Bowl.
New England is coming of an AFC East divisional win 38-30 at home against the Buffalo Bills where quarterback Tom Brady seemed back to form after a dismal 2nd half against the Jets a week earlier. Brady completed 21 of 27 passes for 252 yards three touchdowns and no picks hitting Randy Moss 2 times for 42 yards both for touchdowns. Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis stepped in and carried 16 times for 98 yards and a touchdown and is expected to start against Miami. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New England’s last 10 games on the road. Vegas odds makers have the over/under for the total score at 48 points combined of the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins.
I predict a Miami win at home. Go Fins! Note: Rich Fritz is a Blog Writer on NSAwins.com and not a pro handicapper. For expert NFL Football Predictions against the vegas spreads please visit the NSAwins.com homepage for top predictions today from the National Sports Advisors.