Dolphins-Patriots Predictions and Expert Picks for NFL Week 1 Game

Expert picks for the Week 1 Dolphin-Patriots matchup.
Expert picks for the Week 1 Dolphin-Patriots matchup. / Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Cam Newton will make his New England Patriots debut with a Week 1 matchup against the Miami Dolphins.

Here's how the experts are predicting this game to play out.

Dolphins vs Patriots Picks Week 1

CBS Sports picks are from their panel of experts, numberFire picks are from their NFL game projections, Sporting News picks are from Vinnie Iyer, and betting favorites are from FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 1 NFL odds.

CBS Sports: Patriots (5), Dolphins (1)
numberFire: Patriots
Sporting News: Patriots
Betting Favorite: Patriots

Against the Spread:
CBS Sports: Dolphins (5), Patriots (1)
Sporting News: Patriots

The experts we highlighted almost unanimously like New England to win straight up, though five of the seven are picking Miami to cover the spread.

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