Remember when the Miami Dolphins had Larry Csonka, Bob Griese and the no-name defense which dominated the NFL? OK, maybe you're not that old. Remember when the Dolphins were the NFL's passing fancies behind the aerial circus over which Dan Marino was the ringmaster? OK, maybe you're not that old. Remember the last time the Dolphins were AFC East champions? OK, that was in 2008 and while that's already nine years ago, there suddenly seems reason to fear the fin again after a wildcard playoff appearance in 2016 under new coach Adam Gase, Miami's first postseason action since that 2008 division title.
Best Miami Dolphins Betting Lines
We provide the best Miami Dolphins betting lines below so keep your eye on them and find the game that is most appealing. Don't forget to take into account the variety of betting types.
Miami Dolphins Regular Season Schedule
Right here is where you will find the Miami Dolphins game schedule and it doesn't figure to be a pretty start for the Dolphins under new coach Adam Gase.
Miami opens with road dates against two of the last three Super Bowl champions, travelling to Seattle to meet the 12th man and the Seahawks in Week 1, followed by a trip into Foxborough, Mass. to face AFC East rivals the New England Patriots, where the Dolphins haven't won since 2008.
After a home date versus the Cleveland Browns, the Dolphins pack their bags again and are off to face another 2015 playoff team, facing the Cincinnati Bengals in the jungle. On top of that, it's a short week with a Thursday night game in Cincinnati.
Sure sounds a lot like a 1-3 start to the season for Miami.
What Are The Miami Dolphins Standings
This is where you'll discover where the Miami Dolphins are located in the AFC East standings and it's a fairly safe bet that it won't be a pretty picture.
The Dolphins weren't so much a good team that made the playoffs in 2016 as they were an okay team that took advantage of a soft schedule.
That was Miami's first winning season since 2008 and expecting it to happen again with a much tougher slate of games facing the Dolphins would be overly optimistic. From a wagering standpoint, anticipate a regression in Miami.
How To Win Miami Dolphins Bets
The Dolphins won't be double-digit loss bad in 2017 but expecting them to be 10-6 again looks like a stretch. Miami's strength of schedule rates as one of the toughest in the AFC East. Even though they won 10 of 16 games last season, the Dolphins finished the year with a minus-17 point differential, an alarmingly bad ratio.
A couple of areas where the Dolphins fared well was in the total, where they tied for an NFL best, going over 12 of 16 games, including seven of eight at home. Miami was also a solid 8-6-2 against the spread, and were an impressive 5-3 ATS on the road.
Individually, keep an eye of Jay Ajayi as a possible NFL rushing leader candidate. When the going gets tough, Ajayi gets going. Pro Football Focus reported that Ajayi gained over 70 percent of his yards on the ground after making contact with an opponent. You'll also want to keep Ajayi in mind for a prop bet when the Dolphins play the Buffalo Bills. He gained 420 of his 1,272 rushing yards in the two games against Buffalo.