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Dolphins vs Bills Predictions and Expert Picks for Week 17 NFL Game

By michael obermuller
Buffalo Bills vs Miami Dolphins predictions and expert picks for Week 17 NFL Game.
Buffalo Bills vs Miami Dolphins predictions and expert picks for Week 17 NFL Game. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Week 17 always offers an interesting slate, being that it means everything for some teams and nothing for others. The Miami Dolphins would qualify as everything in this scenario. They must win to make the playoffs, and a familiar AFC East rival stands in their way.

For Sean McDermott and the Buffalo Bills, a win would secure the number two seed in the playoffs, but a loss by the Pittsburgh Steelers would do the same. Ben Roethlisberger is sitting for Pittsburgh, so questions have come up on whether or not the Bills will play their starters the entire game. It certainly could affect the outcome of the game, but let's see if the experts think it will.

Dolphins vs Bills Picks Week 17

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 17 NFL odds.

CBS Sports: Bills (5), Dolphins (3)
numberFire: Bills
Sporting News: Bills
Betting Favorite: Bills -3

Against the Spread:
CBS Sports: Bills (5), Dolphins (3)
Sporting News: Bills

Despite a chance that Josh Allen and the Bills starters rest after the opening series or two, the majority of the experts are still taking Buffalo to win and cover. Three writers are still siding with Miami, but most are taking the home team in this rivalry.

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Michael Obermuller is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Michael Obermuller also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username king_mizzard. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.