NFL Underdog Pick for Week 9
November 4th 2009 - Special K
Miami Dolphins (+10.5) at New England Patriots
I'm sure the New England Patriots haven't forgotten the beating they took
against the Dolphins last year in Foxboro when the Dolphins introduced the
wildcat to the NFL. Patriot fans were left stunned as the Dolphins won easily
38-13. The Dolphins were a 12.5 point underdog in that game.
I expect the Dolphins and their wildcat offense will have a lot of success against the Patriots
defense this time around as well. The Patriots are ranked in the middle of the
pack when it comes to rushing defense. Did you even know that Brandan
McGowan leads the Patriots in tackles for their defense? I can see this game
playing out a lot like the Colts game for Miami. The Dolphins dominated time of
possession against the Colts and will need a solid rushing attack in this game
to keep Brady and his big play offense on the sidelines.
The Dolphins now have a new weapon with the emergence of Ted Ginn as a kick
returner. Ginn exploded last week for two kickoff returns against the Jets.
As I see it, the Dolphins have big advantage over the Patriots in special teams
and the kicking game. The Patriots have a punter that averages 39 yard per punt
and have even brought in Mike Nugent for a workout.
The Dolphins are just too good of team to be underdogs by 10+ points in a
rivalry game like this. I handicapped the spread to be closer to 5 points in
this contest and see great value in the Dolphins.
Take the Dolphins and the points
And if you like trends in your favor: Patriots are 1-9 ATS in their last
10 games as a favorite of 10.5 or more
|Information and recommendations made by
PylonPicks.com are for entertainment and informational purposes
only. Any use of this information in violation of any federal,
state and/or local laws is prohibited. This is not a betting
site. PylonPicks.com does not accept or place bets in any form
for it's visitors. It is highly recommended that you check with
your local or state government before partaking in online
gambling. PylonPicks.com is not liable for any losses incurred
as a result of it's information or recommendations.
PylonPicks.com is not affiliated in any way with the National
Football League, or any other football organization. PERSONS
UNDER THE AGE OF 18 ARE NOT ALLOWED HERE.