Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans NFL Betting Online Thursday Night Picks
Thursday night football makes its return this NFL betting online evening in the Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans contest. The Dolphins are coming off a disheartening loss to the Detroit Lions and will be looking to bounce back in order to avoid losing too much ground in the AFC East race. The Texans on the other hand, come in red hot after winning their last 4 games consecutively. Both teams come in with entirely different situations and it will be interesting to see what the legal betting odds have to say about it. Take a look.
Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans – Thursday, October 25th
When: 8:20 pm ET
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texans
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
NFL Betting Online Odds:
|Dolphins||+7 (-105)||45 (-110)||+289|
|Texans||-7 (-115)||45½ (-110)||-360|
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) October 25, 2018
The Dolphins swim into this Week 8 contest sporting a 4-3 record that ranks them as the 2nd best team in the AFC East. However, with a 1-3 record in their last 4 matchups, it’s pretty clear that Miami is having a hard time living up to that moniker. Since the division is led by the 5-2 New England Patriots, the Dolphins have to bounce back tonight in order to avoid slipping down the divisional ladder. Looking over the numbers, it’s pretty clear that Miami is at a disadvantage this Thursday night. Offensively they match up decently against Houston, since the Dolphins are scoring 21.6 while Houston puts up 22.1. However, defensively things are a little more lopsided with Houston giving up 20.6 and Miami 25.3. Ultimately the biggest dichotomy between these two is found in their momentum. Needless to say, Miami will struggle to usurp the red hot Texans on the road this evening.
Players to Watch: Ryan Tannehill (972 passing yards, 8 TD, 5 INT), Frank Gore (332 rushing yards, 0 TD, 0 F), and Albert Wilson (391 receiving yards, 4 TD, 26 REC).
The Texans charge into this weekend’s matchup sporting a 4-3 record that ranks them as the best team in the AFC South. Although they started the season off with three straight losses, the Texans were finally able to make things click and have now won the last 4 consecutively. Deshaun Watson is playing well, working his way back to that brilliant form we saw last season. Watson is still young and is coming off an injury so all things considered, he’s playing exceptional. One thing Houston has going for them tonight is their defense. In addition to their points per game advantage, the Texans have the 8th best run defense in the NFL. This will come into play this Thursday night, placing even more pressure on Tannehill. Considering Tannehill hasn’t even thrown for a thousand yards this season, we can definitely see Miami losing this TNF matchup.
Players to Watch: Deshaun Watson (1,937 passing yards, 10 TD, 7 INT), Lamar Miller (371 rushing yards, 1 TD, 0 F), and DeAndre Hopkins (707 receiving yards, 4 TD, 47 REC).
Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans Betting Predictions
- Miami is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Houston
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games on the road
- Miami is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
- The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games at home
- Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Houston is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans Betting Picks
So which side should cell phone betting fans take in Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans matchup? All things considered, the Texans are the best pick here. The money line is a bit steep so you’re better off taking them to cover that spread. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 28-17 Houston.