Today’s NFL betting tip for week 8 is on Miami Dolphins vs Houston Texans at NRG Stadium, Houston, TX and starts at 8:20pm EST October 25th, 2018. To listen to the game, you can tune into the following radio stations; NFL Game Pass, Sirius XM, and TuneIn. To watch the game you can go to channels FOX and NFL network.
Miami Dolphins vs Houston Texans Game Preview
Miami Dolphins vs Houston Texans Odds
Spread Odds: Dolphins +7.5 (-110), Texans -7.5 (-110)
Moneyline Odds: Dolphins +280, Texans -360
Over/Under Odds: 44 (-110)
At the time of writing this article the Miami Dolphins vs Houston Texans odds was gathered from Bovada & Bet365.
Miami Dolphins vs Houston Texans Against The Spread History
The betting history covers the last 8 games of this head to head match. The Texans won 7 of the 8 games, beat the spread 5 times, and the over/under ratio is 3/4. Once the score matched the total score over/under. Taking into account these stats the smart bet would be just taking Houston on the moneyline as this would be the most likely outcome.
NFL Team Average Stats: Miami Dolphins vs Houston Texans
Miami Dolphins Stats
Offense Stats: Total yards: 329.1, Passing yards: 222.3, Rushing yards: 106.9, Points: 21.6
Defense Stats: Total yards allowed: 405.3, Passing yards allowed: 268.6, Rushing yards allowed: 136.7, Points allowed: 25.3
Houston Texans Stats
Offense Stats: Total yards: 372.1, Passing yards: 258.4, Rushing yards: 113.7, Points: 22.1
Defense Stats: Total yards allowed: 329.9, Passing yards allowed: 237.7, Rushing yards allowed: 92.1, Points allowed: 20.6
Looking at the average stats so far this season for the Dolphins and Texans. It clearly shows that Houston averages 36 more passing yards, 7 more rushing yards and 1 more point than Miami. However, is this enough to beat them? Probably not, we have to take a look at the defense averages. Miami allows 76 more yards per game than the Texans along with allowing 5 more points.
This very well might be a close game but by no means does it look like the Dolphins will win this game. Betting from these stats the smart bet would be taking the Dolphins to cover the spread.
Miami Dolphins vs Houston Texans Prediction
Before taking a look at the history of this head to head match up, before taking a look at the average stats of these teams so far this season. I’d like to say that I grew up in a household that cheers for the Miami Dolphins no matter the odds but this week’s game I asked my dad what he thinks about the Dolphins chance of winning.
His reply was simple and straight to the point, “Here comes another lost but I still hope Miami wins the game”. Given my dad is close to 70 years old and know his team well. His answer holds a lot of weight with me. Then taking a lot at all the stats, it all screams a Miami lost here. However, I will still lean towards the Dolphins putting up a fight making it a close game. My opinion, Dolphins will cover the spread.
Miami Dolphins vs Houston Texans Picks
- Spread History Picks – Moneyline: Houston Texans
- Stats Picks – Spread: Miami Dolphins
- My Picks – Spread: Miami Dolphins