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Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens Betting Preview – Week 17

It is the Miami Dolphins on the road at the Baltimore Ravens for the best game of the Week 17 slate in the National Football League. Both teams are heading to the postseason, and likely the two top seeds. The Dolphins are 11-4 on the season, and in first place in the AFC East. One more win or a Buffalo loss will clinch the divisional title. Miami has won back to back games, which includes a late win at home over the Dallas Cowboys.

For the Baltimore Ravens, they are coming into the game on a five game winning streak. Baltimore is 12-3, and holds the top seed in the AFC. The Ravens beat the 49ers in San Francisco on Christmas Day. THe Ravens are -3.5 at home over Miami here. The total is 47.4.

High Powered Miami Offense

The Miami Dolphins have scored 463 points on the season, and allowed opponents to score 314. The Dolphins +149 is one of the best in all of the National Football League. The Dolphins have a ton of weapons on the offensive side, which starts with their talented receiver Tyreek Hill. Hill has 1,641 yards and 12 touchdowns on the season.

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has a shot at 5,000 yards on the season. The signal caller would need 786 in the final two games to get there. He has 26 touchdowns on the season. Raheem Mostert is also having an outstanding season for the Dolphins, Mostert is one of the top running backs with 1,012 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Miami will finish their 2023 regular season in Week 18 on the road at the Buffalo Bills.

Red Hot Baltimore Ravens

No one looked better in the Week 16 action than the Baltimore Ravens. The win for the Rams pushed their road record to 7-1. Now, they are back home, where they are 5-2. The big dogs for Baltimore has been their quarterback Lamar Jackson. Jackson is one of the favorites for the NFL MVP with 3,357 passing yards and 786 rushing yards on the season.

The running back situation has been all over the place with JK Dobbins out for the season. Gus Edwards is getting most of the attention. Mark Andrews is another guy out for the Dolphins. That leads Zay Flowers into the top receiving role. Flowers has 74 receptions, 752 yards and four touchdowns on the season.

The Ravens remain at home after this game and take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Dolphins Cover but Lose

We really expect this game to be a barnburner. It is Lamar Jackson and the Ravens offense against Tua and the Dolphins cast of characters. Both teams have the firepower to score. The Ravens have momentum, but also could be tired after a rough game on the road on Monday. 

The Dolphins would love to grab a road win and make the Week 18 game against the Buffalo Bills not matter at all. In the end though, the Ravens are too talented. The Ravens come away with the win at home. But, the Dolphins keep this one close, and end up within a field goal. The bet for this game is the Miami Dolphins +3.5 over the Baltimore Ravens on New Years Eve.

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