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Unlikely Playoff Contenders set to battle in Baltimore

Parker Dolphins

If the season ended today, not only would football fans everywhere be miffed that the season was unexpectedly over, but the Dolphins and Ravens would also qualify for the playoffs. The two contenders will continue their push toward the playoffs with the streaking Dolphins — winners of six straight SU — opening as underdogs for the game at M&T Bank Stadium.

Shark Bites
  • Baltimore’s home O/U record combined with Miami’s road O/U record this season is 3-8.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Dolphins' last five games against the Ravens.
  • The Dolphins are 1-5 SU and ATS in their last six games on the road after winning their most recent road game.

This matchup has been quite one-sided over the years as the Ravens are 5-1 SU and 6-0 ATS in the last six games between these teams, but Miami came out on top in a game last December, 15-13. Both teams have been awful bets in December the past few seasons as the Ravens are 5-15 ATS in their last 20 December games, while the Dolphins are a pitiful 0-11 ATS in their last 11 December games.

Miami’s six-game winning streak includes two SU and ATS road wins, and if the Fish can pull out another win in this one, it’ll be the first time since 1985 that they’ve won seven straight games. Baltimore will be looking to build upon a nice little streak as well, having won three straight at home SU and ATS.

The total for the game opened at 41 points, which is the lowest total on the Week 13 slate. The Ravens have been an UNDER machine at home, going UNDER the total in nine of their last 11 home games, while Miami has gone UNDER in four of its last six on the road.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Miami Dolphins betting odds line opened as 3.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 41.5 at most shops.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 22-21 victory for the Ravens. Or check out PredictionMachine.com for additional NFL picks from that industry leader in advanced analytics. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Miami Dolphins vs Baltimore Ravens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Miami Dolphins will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Sunday, as they are 6-4-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Baltimore Ravens are 5-6 ATS. Miami is 7-4 against the over under total, while Baltimore is 3-7-1 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs Miami injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Baltimore Ravens rated this week at No. 16 and the Miami Dolphins sitting at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Baltimore's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 19.82 PPG, against a Dolphins defense that ranks No. 16 this week at 21.82 PPG. The Ravens aerial game is averaging 246.82 yards per game, more than the Dolphins secondary allows through the air, 230 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Miami Dolphins feature the league's No. 13-rated road run defense, allowing 104.4 yards per game. The Baltimore Ravens, meanwhile, ranks No. 21 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Miami comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Ryan Tannehill in defeating the 49ers 31-24.

In their last game, the Ravens were Week 12 winners, coming out on top of the Bengals by a score of 19-14.

Betting Trends
  • Miami is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games
  • Miami is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
  • Baltimore is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Baltimore is 5-11-1 ATS in its last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Miami home to Arizona, Sunday, December 11th
Baltimore at New England, Monday, December 12th

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