Week 17 of the 2022 NFL season is starting, that of course includes the AFC East division, which has two Wild Card possible teams in the 8-7 Miami Dolphins and 7-8 New England Patriots. Both teams absolutely need a win in their next 2 games to secure a postseason spot.
Both the Dolphins and Patriots definitely wish they could go back in time to November before each team lost their stability and went into a rot. Miami boasted a 8-3 record after taking a win versus the Houston Texans 30-15 but then lost 4 consecutive games, including late game disasters against the Bills and Packers. As for the Patriots, they have lost 4 out of their 5 games since their 10-3 victory versus the Jets in November.
As mentioned above both teams have recently been quite underwhelming, but this is the perfect chance to gain momentum going into the deciding Week 18, where they might be able to clinch the postseason. Even with all their missteps, attending the playoffs is an accomplishment for both franchises.
The Dolphins definitely are a strong team, however as talented as Miami is, they tend to get in their own way with several turnovers and a plethora of penalties. Tagovailoa still needs to develop an arsenal outside of just executing what head coach Mike McDaniel tells him, adaptability on the spot has always been a problem for him. Nevertheless, turning the page, he is definitely able to execute different passing playbooks that Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle take advantage of.
As for New England, they tend to make their opponents work hard to take the win, but Miami will be another opponent who on paper are simply more talented. The Dolphins will win a close game and push themselves to a potential deciding match against the Jets in Week 18.
Miami Dolphins vs New England Patriots Game Information
- Date: 01/01/2023
- Time: 01:00 PM ET
- Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA.
- How to Watch: Dolphins vs Patriots CBS
- Live Stream: NFL.TV
Dolphins vs Patriots Betting Lines
Dolphins are +135 according to our Vegas NFL Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $135. On the other side, Patriots are -155 according to the Vegas NFL Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $65.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Dolphins at a 42.55% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Patriots have 60.78% probability of finishing the game with the W.
Sign-up at BetUS TODAY and get 125% BONUS. Use the Promo Code BETUSTV125. Terms and Conditions apply.