Dolphins vs Buccaneers Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Preseason Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Aug 13)

Miami Dolphins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL preseason game.
Miami Dolphins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL preseason game. / AP Photo/Chris O'Meara

Dolphins vs Buccaneers Preseason Game Info

2022 NFL Preseason Game
Miami Dolphins (0-0) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-0)
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Raymond James Stadium — Tampa, FL

Week 1 of the NFL preseason includes a showdown between the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Dolphins look like a completely different team this season following offseason additions like Tyreek Hill and Terron Armstead, along with the hiring of head coach Mike McDaniel.

Meanwhile, it's business as usual for the Buccaneers in 2022. Once again, they're boasting a veteran-filled roster that'll likely see many key starters sitting out of this game. Nevertheless, HC Todd Bowles will look to make him impact as soon as possible after taking over from Bruce Arians.

Dolphins vs Buccaneers Odds & Spread

All NFL preseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MIA: (-120) | TB: (+100)
Spread: MIA: -1.5 (-110) | TB: +1.5 (-110)
Total: 31.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

The Dolphins enter this contest as a slight favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 31.5 — one of the lower totals for the week.

Dolphins vs Buccaneers Prediction & Pick

The Dolphins are a team that, traditionally, plays well against the spread (ATS) in the preseason. While Miami is 7-1 ATS in their last eight exhibition outings, the Dolphins are only 2-10 ATS in their last 12 against the Buccaneers. Furthermore, Miami is 0-5 straight up in its last five games against Tampa Bay.

Having said that, the Dolphins likely won't be playing against the Bucs' best players. Tampa Bay's roster is a bit banged up and Bowles already confirmed that the majority of starters won't play. That bodes well for McDaniel, who plans on playing some of his top players.

Final Score Prediction: Dolphins: 19 | Buccaneers: 10

Dolphins vs Buccaneers Betting Trends

- Miami is 7-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last nine games.
- Tampa Bay is 0-6-1 ATS in its last seven home games played on Saturday.
- The total has hit the under in seven of Miami's last 10 games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Tampa Bay's last six games played in August.

Dolphins vs Buccaneers Best Bet

All NFL preseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

With the Dolphins likely taking this game more seriously, I like Miami's chances of emerging as the victor. I can easily see the Dolphins covering the 1.5-point spread given that the Buccaneers won't be trying too hard for the victory, making it the best bet here.

Bet: Bears Dolphins -1.5 (-110)

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