Detroit Lions vs. Miami Dolphins Online NFL Wagering Picks

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Detroit Lions vs. Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins weren’t pegged as an AFC East favorite before the 2018 online NFL wagering season started. However, 6 games into the season and Miami is poised to make a run for the lead in the division. Naturally, this Sunday’s Detroit Lions vs. Miami Dolphins matchup will play a big role in this since the Fins are looking to usurp the Pats – who have already beaten them this season. So what kind of turnout are the legal betting online odds predicting for this Week 7 contest? Let’s take a look at the betting lines to find out.

Detroit Lions vs. Miami Dolphins – Sunday, October 21st

When: 1:00 pm ET

Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass

Online NFL Wagering Odds:

Lions -3 (-105) 46½ (-110)   -150
Dolphins +3 (-115) 46½ (-110) +130
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Detroit Lions   

The Lions enter this weekend’s matchup sporting a 2-3 record that pegs them as the worst team in the NFC North. However, since no team has stepped up to take the lead in the NFC North, the division is very much up for grabs. Right now the 3-2 Bears lead the North, followed by the Vikings and the Packers both of whom are 3-2-1 this season. With that in mind, it’s clear Detroit can make a push for a divisional lead with a large win streak. So can they get started on that this weekend? The online NFL wagering odds certainly seem to think so. And since Detroit is coming off a Bye Week, they’ll have the added strength to topple the Dolphins. Ultimately it will be up to Matt Stafford and Detroit’s offense to leave Miami in the dust. Detroit is 2-1 in their last 3 matches against Miami so they have that going for them this weekend.

Players to Watch: Matthew Stafford (1,385 passing yards, 10 TD, 5 INT), Kerryon Johnson (286 rushing yards, 1 TD, 0 F), and Golden Tate (431 receiving yards, 3 TD, 33 REC).

Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins swim into this Week 7 contest sporting a 4-2 record that ranks them 2nd in the AFC East. The Pats currently lead the division, who are also 4-2 this season. But since New England defeated Miami 38-7 in Week 4, they own the AFC East presently. All in all Miami really needs a win this Sunday since they are 1-2 in their last 3 contests. The biggest question is whether or not a Tannehill led offense will be able to match Detroit step for step. Right now the Lions are putting up 25.0 per game, which is slightly better than the 21.7 that Miami delivers. Ultimately the Dolphins don’t have as many high-level weapons on offense as Detroit does so they’ll really need their playmakers to step up this Sunday.

Players to Watch: Ryan Tannehill (972 passing yards, 8 TD, 5 INT), Frank Gore (303 rushing yards, 0 TD, 0 F), and Albert Wilson (359 receiving yards, 4 TD, 23 REC).

Detroit Lions vs. Miami Dolphins Betting Predictions


  • Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Miami
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit’s last 8 games on the road
  • Detroit is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 7 of Miami’s last 9 games at home
  • Miami is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Miami is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Detroit Lions vs. Miami Dolphins Betting Picks

So which side should online mobile betting fans take in this Detroit Lions vs. Miami Dolphins matchup? All in all Detroit looks like the better pick here. Granted, Miami is coming off a tough win over Chicago and the upset odds out on them are tempting. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 28-20 Detroit.