No team has been more fun to watch than the Miami Dolphins this year. Their high-flying offense has led the team to a 2.5-game lead in the AFC East. The Dolphins have not won the division since 2008. It's been a long time coming since a banner was hung in Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins will look to secure a playoff spot against the Tennessee Titans.
Tennessee may not make as many highlights as the Dolphins, but the Titans have won at least seven games in seven straight seasons. That streak could be in jeopardy with a loss against Miami. Can Will Levis, Derrick Henry, and DeAndre Hopkins keep pace with potential MVPs Tua Tagovailoa and Tyreek Hill? Here's how the predictions shake out.
Predictions for Titans vs. Dolphins:
Sportsbook Wire: Dolphins 34, Titans 14
Jess Root writes, "The Dolphins have 6 wins by 14 or more points, including the last 2 games. The Titans only average 17.8 points per game, but the Dolphins allow an average of 22.2. Miami has allowed 17 or fewer points in 4 of its last 5 games."
BetMGM: Take the Dolphins ML
Although it may not be a huge payout, a two score game is too difficult to predict in this day and age. Even though the Dolphins have won each of their last two games by 14 or more points, the Titans are a team that can control clock as good as anyone. If anybody can keep the Dolphins within striking distance, it's a hard-nosed, ground and pound team like the Titans.
The Dolphins should still win. BetMGM gives them a 72 percent chance to take home the victory after all, but don't be surprised if this game's final score is closer than anticipated.
Athlon: Dolphins 31, Titans 16
If you are a fan of always betting the over or for the favorite to cover, the Dolphins are the team for you. The over has hit in 58.3 percent of their games this year and the Dolphins have won every single game where they have been the favorite this season. They are 8-0 straight up as the favorite. That's tough to beat. Against a weak Tennessee secondary, Miami should have no trouble securing the victory.
CBS Sports: Dolphins 38, Titans 16
The CBS Sports Staff writes, "The Dolphins get a Tennessee team that has yet to win on the road, while the Dolphins have yet to lose at home. Miami rolls up big offensive numbers at home against a Tennessee defense that is struggling. Look for a blowout here."
How to watch Monday Night Football Week 14, Titans vs. Dolphins: TV and streaming
When: Monday, Dec. 11, 2023
Where: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET/5:15 p.m. PT
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Watch the game: Stream Monday Night Football with Fubo
NFL Week 14 Titans vs. Dolphins: odds and lines
Betting odds, as of Sunday evening:
Spread: Miami (-13.5)
Moneyline: Miami (-800); Tennessee (+575)
There's no world where you sit Tyreek Hill, Derrick Henry, Tua Tagovailoa, or De'Von Achane. The big questions lie with guys like DeAndre Hopkins and Jaylen Waddle.
Hopkins is a must-start. Although he has been inconsistent in recent weeks, flopping between double-digits and duds every week, the Titans will likely be playing catch up all game. Hopkins is the only reliable downfield threat for Tennessee. If the Titans want any hope of winning this game, they are going to have to draw up numerous plays designed to get the ball in Hopkins' hand. Look for him to score a touchdown and have a ton of receptions, even if he doesn't rack up a whole lot of yards.
On Miami's side, Jaylen Waddle is a low-end option. Of course, the allure of Waddle's big play ability may be too hard to put on your bench, but his ineffectiveness as a fantasy producer has been well-documented to this point. Unless the Dolphins are in a shootout, which Tennessee likely won't provide, Waddle is arguably third fiddle in this offense behind Hill and Achane. As this game is set to take place on Monday night, odds are you don't have a choice on whether or not you start Waddle, but it's tough to expect big things from him when big games have been so far and few between.
If you have to decide between Waddle and Hopkins, play the player that best suits your situation. If you need 8-10 points, Hopkins' floor is higher and should give you the points you need. If you need 20 or more, Waddle is the more likely player to reach those heights.
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