Dolphins vs. Bills Point Spread: NFL Week 8 Odds, Prediction

Nik Kowalski | Updated Oct 27, 2021

The Buffalo Bills look like the top dog in the AFC, can they keep it going when they host the Miami Dolphins on Sunday?

Miami
6-7
AT
October 31, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
New Era Field
Buffalo
7-5
Pointspread +15 -110
Moneyline +750
Over / Under o +48.5

20%

Betting Action

80%

Pointspread -15 -110
Moneyline -1250
Over / Under u +48.5

20%

Betting Action

80%

Six weeks ago the Buffalo Bills went into Miami as 3.5-point favourites and beat the Dolphins 35-0. That started a six-game losing streak for the now 1-6 Dolphins. Despite this and being linked to several quarterback trade rumours, the Dolphins remain adamant that 2020 fifth-overall pick Tua Tagovailoa is their guy under centre.

In Buffalo, it’s sunshine and rainbows as they continue to jockey for first in the AFC. At 4-2 the Bills look like the top dog in the AFC at the moment which is why this go around they’re 14-point favourites to win on the NFL odds with the total listed at 49.5

Kickoff at Highmark Stadium starts at 1 p.m. EST.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

It’s been tough sledding for the Dolphins against the Bills as of late. Buffalo’s won eight of their last 10 divisional matchups against Miami and have covered in six of those games. Overall, Buffalo’s on a 9-1 run at home and 4-1 run against the spread. Miami’s 2-5 ATS in 2021.

Back in Week 2, Miami averaged just 3.1 yards per play against Buffalo which put their team total at zero and the game total to the under. Buffalo’s been able to keep most of their opponents to low point totals this season as they own the league’s second-best defence at 16.3 points against per contest. Also for Buffalo’s defence, 4.7 yards against per play leads the NFL.

Miami Dolphins

Tagovailoa’s put together some nice game since returning from injury in Week 6, aside from a few ugly interceptions. Last week Tua threw four touchdown passes in a 30-28 loss versus Atlanta, which was his first ever NFL game with more than two passing scores.

Miami’s offence overall is really lacking a ground game. Their 80.1 rushing yards per outing is second-last in the NFL and Myles Gaskin is currently the team leader with just 243 rushing yards.

Rookie receiver Jaylen Waddle’s looked sharp as of late with back-to-back games of least seven catches and 70 yards. Waddle’s now got 384 yards on the season and three touchdowns.

Buffalo Bills

The Bills dropped their most recent game but it didn’t stop Josh Allen from putting up numbers. Allen had 353 passing yards and three touchdowns in the 34-31 loss at Tennessee. Rather the cause of the loss was the Bills allowing 6.6 yards per carry and four scores on the ground.

Veteran receiver Emmanuel Sanders had a team-high 91 yards in the loss and continued his under the radar season in which he’s 40 yards shy of Stefon Diggs for the team’s receiving leader, and is first among Buffalo receivers with four touchdowns. Tight end Dawson Knox, who’s doubtful Sunday with a hand injury, leads the team with five.

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