- The Miami Dolphins have -140 odds to beat the New Orleans Saints.
- Both teams are one game out of making the NFL Playoffs.
NEW ORLEANS – Week 16 of the season will come to an end with a crucial Monday Night Football matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins. Both teams sit with a 7-7 record and one game out of the playoffs.
NFL betting sites have the Dolphins listed as a rare away team favorite going into this one. That could have to do with rookie QB, Ian Book, making his first career start in the game.
MNF Betting Line
- Moneyline: Dolphins (-140) vs. Saints (+120)
- Spread: Dolphins -2.5
- Total: 36.5 Points
Dolphins Bringing The Heat
The Miami Dolphins are one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now as they have won their last six games. On their six-game streak, their defense has been top-notch having held five of the six teams to under three touchdowns while they have scored 20+ points in five of those games as well.
The Dolphins have also done a great job against the spread having gone 7-6-1 ATS this season. They started off a slow 2-6 against the spread but have covered in five of their six games since that.
As for the New Orleans Saints, they have certainly seen better days. They got off to a decent 5-2 start in their first seven games of the season and completely fell off since then. They followed up their 5-2 start going 2-5 in their seven games after that.
They have done an average 7-7 job ATS, however, in situations as a home team underdog, they are 1-2. As a home team underdog, they are failing to cover the spread by 2.8 points on average and are losing their games by 8.7 points.
With both teams clearly headed in different directions at this point in the season and a rookie QB under center for the Saints, Miami’s defense could lead the way for a victory.
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