Miami Dolphins v New Orleans Saints Betting Tips, Predictions and Preview
September 28, 2017
Miami Dolphins v New Orleans Saints Tips
Miami Dolphins will play host to New Orleans Saints in one of four annual NFL fixtures in London, England on Sunday 1st October 2017.
The trip is only the second time Sean Payton’s Saints have travelled to Wembley, hosting and defeating the-then San Diego Chargers back in 2008. The Dolphins are returning for the fourth time and the first time since 2015 when they lost to the New York Jets.
Strangely, Miami’s last competitive match came against the Jets, where they were beaten 20-6 in East Rutherford. Adam Gase’s side were odds-on favourites heading into that match against a side who were rumoured to be ‘content with losing all of their games in order to gain first draft pick’. Alas, that rumour evidently turned out to be false as Miami slumped on the road.
Previous losses to Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills highlighted how weak the Jets are heading into this campaign, so Dolphins fans will rightly feel disappointed to have given up a supposed ‘easy win’.
Unfortunately, the bad news looks to have piled up further for Miami and Adam Gase as wide-receiver Jarvis Landry is expected to miss out on the game with a knee injury.
New Orleans are heading to England on the back of a fantastic 34-13 road victory over the Carolina Panthers where Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes.
Last time these two sides met, the Saints dominated the Dolphins in a 38-17 win in Louisiana where Brees played another blinder.
The Saints are priced at 4/6 with a handful of bookmakers to come up trumps here and we see great appeal in that price. Sean Payton’s team may only have one win from three thus far, but those two losses came in harsh match-ups against NFL heavyweights and Super Bowl favourites New England Patriots and in Minnesota against the Vikings.
Although their running back options aplenty haven’t thrived in the early stages, Brees’s targets at wide-receiver and tight end have started impressively. Michael Thomas, Brandon Coleman and Ted Ginn jr have all scored touchdowns already this season while dominating tight-end Coby Fleener has stoodout in their opening matches.
With this much confident firepower, New Orleans should see off misfiring Miami and surpass the -2.5 point spread on offer at 5/6 with 888sport. One field goal difference seems very reasonable for a team that have the potential to put this game to bed in the first half if they are firing on all cylinders.
Our last selection is for this game to under the 49.5 total points margin set by 888. Just one of New Orleans opening three matches has gone over that total, while none of Miami’s opening two have managed it. Jacksonville’s surprise demolition job over Baltimore only just surpassed this mark last week and had more credentials to do so. Take the unders in this one at 10/11.