Dolphins vs Lions Prediction, Odds & Best Bet (Lions Come Close to Pulling Off Major Upset)
Dolphins vs Lions Week 8 Game Info
The Detroit Lions will look to end a four-game losing streak when they host the Miami Dolphins in Week 8 NFL action. The Dolphins are flying high after taking down the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 16-10 in Week 7. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa returned to log 261 passing yards and 1 touchdown.
Meanwhile, the Lions failed to get anything going on offense in a 24-6 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Quarterback Jared Goff was responsible for a disappointing 4 turnovers (2 interceptions, 2 fumbles). Pass rusher Aidan Hutchinson provided the lone highlights with his 1.5-sack performance.
Dolphins vs Lions Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: MIA: (-164) | DET: (+138)
Spread: MIA: -3.5 (-105) | DET: +3.5 (-115)
Total: 51.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Dolphins enter this contest as a small road favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 1:00 p.m. ET clash also features one of the higher totals on the Week 8 slate at 51.5 points.
Dolphins vs Lions Prediction & Pick
These are two teams seemingly headed in opposite directions. The Dolphins are in the thick of the AFC playoff race, while the Lions are in contention for another top-10 draft selection. Loud support from the home crowd may be exactly what Detroit end its lengthy losing streak on Sunday, though.
The Dolphins have shown they are susceptible to dangerous passing attacks. Miami has posted the eighth-worst pass defense DVOA rating and is allowing 255.1 yards through the air per game (No. 24 in NFL). Goff has a shot to lead the Lions to an upset here, but another late turnover proves costly.
Final Score Prediction: Dolphins: 27 | Lions: 24
Dolphins vs Lions Betting Trends
- Miami is 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Miami's last seven away games.
- Detroit is 0-8-1 straight up in its last nine games against an AFC opponent.
- The total has hit the over in six of Detroit's last eight games.
Dolphins vs Lions Best Bet
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While the Lions may not emerge victorious in this matchup, backing them to keep it close comes with a ton of value. Detroit is 6-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven home games and has only lost by more than four points twice this season. Head coach Dan Campbell keeps his team motivated.
Miami is only 1-4 ATS in its last five games and 1-6 ATS in its last seven games against an NFC North opponent. The Dolphins showed in Week 7 that they struggle to keep their foot on the gas whenever they jump out to an early lead. Seeing this one come down to the final minutes wouldn't be shocking.
Bet: Detroit Lions +3.5 (-115)
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