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Dolphins vs Colts Game Preview

Miami DolphinsIndianapolis Colts
Sep 15, 1:00 PM | Turf of Lucas Oil Stadium

Miami Dolphins vs Indianapolis Colts Odds


The Indianapolis Colts, now 12-5 SU and 11-6 ATS with Andrew Luck at quarterback, look to continue those winning ways when they host the 1-0 Miami Dolphins Sunday afternoon (1 pm ET, CBS).

In the early wagering on this game Indy, which had to rally to beat Oakland Sunday and couldn't cover as 11-point favorites, was a favored by a field goal over the 'Fins, who won their season opener at Cleveland 23-10.

Miami is 6-1 ATS in its past 7 visits to Indy, but they face a Colts team that has won 6 in a row (5-1 ATS) as favorite.

View Miami vs Indianapolis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Colts sat as 1.5-point favorites at shops such as 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, has been pegged by the oddsmakers at GTbets.eu at 43.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The game pits the Colts, currently No. 18 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Dolphins, who rate No. 8 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 31-22 victory for the Dolphins.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Indianapolis's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 21 PPG, against a Dolphins defense that ranks No. 4 this week at 10 PPG. The Colts aerial game is averaging 147 yards per game, less than the Dolphins secondary allows through the air, 244 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Dolphins feature the league's No. 2-rated road run defense, allowing 47 yards per game. Indianapolis, meanwhile, ranks No. 3 in rushing offense at home.

The Dolphins were a 23-10 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Browns. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (33) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Indianapolis won its last outing, a 21-17 result against the Raiders on September 8. The Colts failed to cover in that game as a 11-point favorite, while the 38 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Andrew Luck passed for 2 touchdowns in his team's last game in leading the Colts past Oakland 21-17 on Sunday.

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

Indianapolis Colts Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 7-3

A few Dolphins at Colts trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Miami's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 7 games when playing Indianapolis
Miami is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Indianapolis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indianapolis's last 5 games
Indianapolis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indianapolis's last 6 games at home
Indianapolis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami

Next up:
Miami home to Atlanta, Sunday, September 22
Indianapolis at San Francisco, Sunday, September 22