Are The Dolphins A Legitimate Threat To Buffalo In The AFC East?

  • The Miami Dolphins are 4-3 on the season putting them in second place in the AFC East.
  • Sportsbooks list the Miami Dolphins with +550 odds to the AFC East.
  • The Miami Dolphins have +175 odds of making the playoffs.

MIAMIThe Miami Dolphins have been one of the most surprising teams in the AFC this season as they’ve seemed to have rebuilt their team nicely going into the future.

The Dolphins have already given many NFL bettors a look at what in store for the future as first round pick quarterback Tua Tagovailoa won his first career start against the Los Angeles Rams.

The Dolphins midway through the season have a 4-3 record and are in second place in the AFC East only one game behind then Buffalo Bills.

The Bills and Dolphins faced off in Week 2 as Buffalo edged out a 31-28 victory. That game being so close and the Dolphins continuing to be a competitive team as the season progresses raises the question: are they a threat to capture the AFC East title this year?

As the New England Patriots continue their downward spiral in the standings it's becoming clear that this will be a two team race between the Bills and the Dolphins.

Odds to Win AFC East

  • Buffalo Bills -600
  • Miami Dolphins +550
  • New England Patriots +1000
  • New York Jets +1000000

The Dolphins have +500 odds of winning the AFC East and those odds actually make them a legitimate threat to the Buffalo Bills.

While it remains to be seen the true potential of the Dolphins offense with Tagovailoa under center the defense is what has been key to Miami being above .500 at the midway point in the season.

The +500 odds one the Dolphins are well worth the risk as the Bills are a team that has struggled as of late. The Dolphins have not won the AFC East since 2008 but could snap the streak as they have an easy schedule going into the second half of the season.

Miami Dolphins remaining schedule

@Arizona Cardinals
vs. Los Angeles Chargers
@Denver Broncos
@New York Jets
vs. New England Patriots
@Las Vegas Raiders
@Buffalo Bills

The Dolphins have winnable games remaining on their schedule that concludes with a potential AFC East division winning game against the Bills. The remaining schedule for the Dolphins alone makes them a threat to the Bills in the AFC East standings.

Outside of the Arizona Cardinals and Bills, no other team on the schedule currently has a winning record.

The Dolphins winning the AFC East will be a close call but bettors should also look at the odds of the Dolphins making the playoffs.

Dolphins To Make Playoffs

  • No -215
  • Yes +175

Winner: Yes (+175). The +175 odds on the Dolphins should be taken with confidence especially when looking at the weak remaining schedule and the extra playoff field expanding makes Miami a good bet to squeak into the playoffs.

Week to week, the AFC East race will shift, the Dolphins will face the Arizona Cardinals this week while the Buffalo Bills take on the Seattle Seahawks. A win for Miami in Week 9 would certainly make the AFC East race worth following even more.

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