Panthers vs. Dolphins Point Spread: NFL Week 12 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Nov 25, 2021

The Miami Dolphins have held their last three opponents to an average of just 12 points per game.

Carolina
5-12
AT
November 28, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami
9-8
Pointspread -1.5 -105
Moneyline -125
Over / Under o +40.5

70%

Betting Action

30%

Pointspread +1.5 -115
Moneyline +104
Over / Under u +40.5

70%

Betting Action

30%

It might be too late for the Miami Dolphins to make an AFC playoff push, but that won’t stop them from trying as they carry a three-game winning streak into a Sunday afternoon encounter with the visiting Carolina Panthers. The Dolphins have played their way out of contention for the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, but they remain slight underdogs against a Panthers team that is also running out of time to make a run at a postseason berth.

Carolina is a 2.5-point favourite to win on the NFL odds, with a total of 42.0.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

You won’t get much help here from these teams’ overall records against the spread, with the Panthers at 5-6 and the Dolphins at 5-5-1. There are, however, two key trends that will collide at Hard Rock Stadium this weekend, with the Panthers having gone 10-2 ATS in their previous 12 road games and the Dolphins having gone an impressive 11-4 ATS in their past 15 at home. Carolina has also won eight of its last nine games against AFC East opponents.

More than 70 per cent of Sports Interaction bettors are taking the Panthers near that magic number, while a whopping 81 per cent of participants are taking the O42 at -108 (while the U42 is priced at -112). Both teams come into this matchup with identical 4-7 O/U records on the season, with the Panthers having cashed the Under in 10 of their previous 14 games overall and the Dolphins finishing below the total in five of their last six.

Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton has been surprisingly effective in his return to Carolina. The long-time Panthers QB has looked strong in two games since being signed as a free agent, completing more than 77 per cent of his passes with three touchdowns, while running for two additional scores. He faced the Dolphins twice last season as a member of the New England Patriots, passing for only 364 total yards with zero TD throws but adding 113 yards and two scores on the ground.

Miami Dolphins

It’s clear that the Dolphins need to be on their game defensively in order to pull out a W these days – and fortunately for them, they’ve been incredibly difficult to play against in recent weeks. Miami has held its previous three opponents to an average of just 12 points, improving to 23rd overall in scoring defence (24.5). They’ve also added some depth to their 31st-ranked rushing offence, signing former Houston Texans running back Phillip Lindsay.

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