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Dolphins open as underdog vs Bengals

Miami DolphinsCincinnati Bengals
Oct 7, 1:00 PM | Turf of Paul Brown Stadium

Miami Dolphins vs Cincinnati Bengals Odds

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The Miami Dolphins will try to win their second game of the season against a team they’ve historically done well against when they face the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium Sunday. Miami is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games against Cincinnati.

Cincinnati is just 3-7-3 ATS in its last 13 games, while Miami is just 7-16 SU in its last 23 games.

View Miami vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bengals were listed as 4-point favorites at Bovada and other online sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 43.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 19 (Bengals) and the No. 16 (Dolphins) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 25-24 result in favor of the Bengals is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 28 PPG, against a Dolphins defense that ranks No. 15 this week at 22.5 PPG. The Bengals aerial game is averaging 279.2 yards per game, less than the Dolphins secondary allows through the air, 297.8 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Dolphins own the league's No. 1-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 55.5 yards per game when on the road. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 24 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Miami was a 24-21 loser on the road against the Cardinals. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (45) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In Miami's last outing, Ryan Tannehill threw for 431 yards in a losing cause against the Cardinals, 24-21 at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 27-10 result against the Jaguars on September 30. The Bengals covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 37 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last gridiron battle, A.J. Green did much of the damage, producing 117 receiving yards as Cincinnati beat the Jaguars 27-10 at EverBank Field.

Miami Dolphins Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 4-6

Cincinnati Bengals Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 8-2

A few Dolphins at Bengals trends to consider:
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Miami is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Miami's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing at home against Miami
Cincinnati is 3-7-3 ATS in its last 13 games

Next up:
Miami home to St. Louis, Sunday, October 14
Cincinnati at Cleveland, Sunday, October 14