Bills vs. Dolphins Point Spread: NFL Week 2 Odds, Prediction

Nik Kowalski | Updated Sep 17, 2020

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It’s more AFC East action for both the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins, who will travel down to Hard Rock Stadium in Week 2.

Buffalo
8-3
AT
September 20, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami
7-4
Pointspread -6 -120
Moneyline -270
Over / Under o +42.5

89%

Betting Action

11%

Pointspread +6 +100
Moneyline +223
Over / Under u +42.5

89%

Betting Action

11%

Josh Allen’s Bills are riding high off a 10-point 1 win against the New York Jets, covering the spread. On the other hand, the Dolphins were 10-point losers going up against Cam Newton in his New England Patriots debut, failing to cover.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Opening as a -5.5 road favourite, the Bills have won five of their last six versus the ‘Phins. Buffalo swept Miami in their two divisional matchups in 2019, winning by double-digits in both games.

The over — which is currently set at 41 points — is 8-2 in these teams’ last 10 meetings. Buffalo’s 27 points last week led to an over in their win, while Miami’s Week 1 contest went under as they scored just 11 points versus New England.

When it comes to covering the spread, Miami’s on a 9-4 run in their last 13 and Buffalo’s trending in the opposite direction with a 2-4 ATS record in their last six.

Buffalo Bills

Third-year quarterback Josh Allen posted a 300-yard game against New York, adding two touchdowns, and no interceptions… but also the odd inaccurate pass he’s seen criticism for. He also led all Buffalo rushers with 57 last yards last week. Receiver Stefon Diggs made his Buffalo debut and led all Bills receivers last week with eight grabs for 86 yards.

Buffalo’s run defence did an excellent job last week, holding the Jets to 52 yards on 15 carries. It was more impressive considering four Bills linebackers (Tremaine Edmunds, Matt Milano, Del’Shawn Phillips, and Tyrel Dodson) left last week’s game with injuries. Head coach Sean McDermott announced all four players’ injuries were relatively minor.

Miami Dolphins

A zero-touchdown, three-interception game from Ryan Fitzpatrick has some questioning whether starting the 37-year-old over rookie phenom Tua Tagovailoa is the right decision, but head coach Brian Flores has ended any speculation — it’s Fitzpatrick’s offence in Week 2.

The Dolphins surrendered a league-low 155 passing yards last week, but it was their run defence that let them down. A whopping 217 rushing yards allowed was by far the worst in the NFL Week 1, which isn’t promising for a group that ranked sixth-worst against the run last year.

Miami’s defence will have their hands full with another quarterback who isn’t afraid to run in Allen. The ‘Phins gave up 75 yards and two rushing scores to a quarterback in Week 1, and it could become a looming issue.

The Dolphins also may be without number one receiver DeVante Parker Sunday after he re-aggravated a nagging hamstring injury.

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