The Dolphins will face the Ravens in this week 17 CFB game, airing on CBS at 1:00 (12/31/23). The contest is set to occur at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore (MD). t
MIAMI DOLPHINS VS BALTIMORE RAVENS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Miami Dolphins +3.5
This game will be played at M&T Bank Stadium at 1:00 ET on Sunday, December 31st.
WHY BET THE MIAMI DOLPHINS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 26-23 in favor of the Ravens.
- Our projections have Lamar Jackson finishing with 244.08 passing yards on 19.488/32.872 passing.
- The Ravens are projected to finish with 367 yards of offense compared to the 349 yards for the Dolphins.
Are Miami Ready for a Road Win?
Looking at the AFC-East standings, the Dolphins are in 1st place on a record of 11-4. In the AFC, Miami is in 2nd place heading into week 17. This season, the Dolphins boast an above .500 record versus the spread, currently standing at 10-5. Their average scoring margin for this season is +9.9.
At 30.9 points per contest, the Miami offense is 1st in the league. As a team, Miami ranks 1st in the NFL for passing yards per game with an average of 275.1. Their passing yards per attempt of 8.2, places them at 2nd in the league.
So far, the Dolphins have run the ball an average of 27.4 times per game and currently hold the 5th spot in rushing yards. On a per-attempt basis, they average 4.9 yards which is 1st.
When it comes to yards allowed, the Dolphins rank 4th in the league, conceding an average of 296.5 yards per contest. Miami’s defense has allowed 20.9 points per game, which has them 13th in the NFL.
Do the Ravens Have What it Takes at Home?
The Ravens currently hold the 1st spot in the AFC-North this season, with an overall record of 12-3. In games outside their conference, they have a 5-0 record, and in AFC games, they have a AFC record. As the underdog, Baltimore has gone 2-0 this season compared to their ATS record of 8-5 as the favorite. At home, the Ravens are 4-3 ATS and 6-2 vs. the spread on the road.
At home, the Ravens are averaging 31.6 points per contest compared to their overall numbers of 27.8 points per game. In the league, Baltimore is 4th in overall scoring. Baltimore’s passing attack comes in to this week’s game ranked 21st in passing yards. In addition, they are 25th in attempts, throwing the ball an average of 29.6 times per game.
At 159.7 rushing yards per game, the Ravens are currently ranked 1st in the NFL. In terms of attempts, they are carrying the ball an average of 32.3 time per game which is 1st.
The Ravens are currently 8th in tackles for loss and 1st in sacks on defense. Their opponents are scoring an average of 16.3 points per game and gaining 297.3 yards per contest against them.