Bills at Dolphins Betting Preview: Bills (-6/-105), Dolphins (+6/+115)
Josh Allen passed for a career-high 312 yards and two touchdowns and added a team-best 57 yards and a score on the ground in the Bills’ 27-17 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.
Allen aims to continue his ascent versus Miami, against which he has totaled 13 touchdowns (10 passing, three rushing) in his four career appearances. Allen made a favorable connection with offseason acquisition Stefon Diggs (team-leading eight catches for 86 yards) in the season opener while John Brown reeled in five receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown in the first half.
Brown, in fact, erupted for nine catches and 137 receiving yards and two scores in the Bills’ 37-20 victory over the Dolphins on Nov. 17, 2019.
South Florida native Devin Singletary rushed for 75 yards in that game and had five catches in the season opener. Fellow running back Zack Moss had a touchdown reception in his NFL debut for Buffalo, which totaled just 98 yards on the ground last Sunday after averaging 128.4 yards last season.
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three interceptions and was limited to just 191 passing yards last week in the Dolphins’ 21-11 season-opening loss to the New England Patriots.
The 37-year-old had a much better performance the last time he faced the Bills, a team with which he played from 2009-12, by completing a season-high 32 passes for 323 yards on Nov. 17, 2019. DeVante Parker led the Dolphins in receiving yards (47) on four catches in Week 1, however he exited the contest with a troublesome hamstring injury that is worth keeping tabs on this week.
The former first-round pick, who had seven receptions for 135 yards in the last meeting, is coming off a career year in which he posted personal bests in catches (72), yards (1,202) and touchdowns (nine).
Miami’s running game failed to get untracked last week, with Myles Gaskin leading the team in carries (nine) and yards (40). The Dolphins mustered just 3.2 yards per carry and face a Buffalo team that permitted just 3.5 per tote and 52 total rushing yards in the season opener.
Bills at Dolphins Betting Pick for Week 2
Buffalo has won five of the last six meetings between the AFC East rivals, including setting the tone early with a quick 16-0 lead in the last encounter.
The Bills will ride another fast start in this one, forcing the Dolphins to abandon what constitutes their running game and rely heavily on Fitzpatrick.
Bills at Dolphins Betting Pick:
Bills 26, Dolphins 13
Bills at Dolphins Best Bet for Week 2
Cornerback Tre’Davious White recorded an interception and a forced fumble in Buffalo’s 31-21 win over Miami on Oct. 20, 2019. Safety Jordan Poyer forced a fumble last week and had a fumble recovery in last November’s meeting with the Dolphins.
Defense will be the order of the day for Buffalo, which will bolt out to a 2-0 record for the second time in as many seasons.
Bills at Dolphins Best Bet: UNDER 41 points (-105)
–Field Level Media