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Dolphins Seek First Ever Win vs Texans

Fresh off vanquishing their nemesis from Indianapolis in Week 1, the Houston Texans get a team in Week 2 to which they have never lost.

The Texans were 2-16 SU lifetime against the Colts before their romp Sunday and are 5-0 SU career vs the Dolphins, a team coming off a Monday Night loss.

Miami was scorched for nearly 630 total yards by the Patriots and face another vaunted offense in Week 2.
This shapes up as a possible OVER play with Arian Foster possibly back in the Texans lineup. (The best OVER line as of Friday was at TopBet at 48.)

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 20 (Dolphins) and the No. 2 (Texans) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 24 PPG, against a Texans defense that ranks No. 1 this week at 7 PPG. The Dolphins aerial game is averaging 390 yards per game, more than the Texans secondary allows through the air, 172 YPG per game.

In their last action, Houston was a 34-7 winner at home against the Colts. They covered the 8.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (41) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Ben Tate went over the 100-yard mark (116) in his team's latest effort as Houston defeated Indianapolis by a score of 34-7 on Sunday.

The Dolphins were a 38-24 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Patriots. They failed to cover the 7.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (62) made winners of OVER bettors. Chad Henne's 416-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as New England earned a 38-24 win over Miami on Monday at Sun Life Stadium.

Houston Texans Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 3-7

Miami Dolphins Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 5-5

A few Texans at Dolphins trends to consider:
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games
Houston is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Miami's last 17 games at home
Miami is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Miami is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Miami is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Houston at New Orleans, Sunday, September 25
Miami at Cleveland, Sunday, September 25