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Patriots vs Dolphins 2010 Monday Night Football Odds

by Jonathan Pou on Monday, October 4th, 2010

Patriots vs Dolphins 2010 Monday Night Football Odds: The Miami Dolphins (2-1) host the New England Patriots (2-1) in an AFC East division battle. The Dolphins suffered an eight point loss to the New York Jets (2-1) on Sunday Night, leaving three teams in that division with a 2-1 record. The NFL Betting lines opened up with the Patriots as -1 point favorites. The Patriots are coming off a 38-30 victory over the Buffalo Bills, in a game that was never as close as the score indicates. Hammerhead Sports always delivers the most accurate free sports picks and football odds from our team of NFL Predictions experts. Find our winning NFL picks selections below.

Lately it has been a different deal. In his past four starts against Miami, Brady has averaged 313 yards passing and three touchdowns per game, and on Monday night he’ll face a defense that’s much younger following an offseason makeover. The Dolphins’ unit includes seven players with a total of 55 NFL starts. They’ll face a quarterback making his 131st start — and going for his 100th win. The Dolphins’ defense, prone to breakdowns in pass coverage last year, looked much improved in wins at Buffalo and at Minnesota. But the Jets’ Mark Sanchez threw for three touchdowns a week ago and Miami lost 31-23. The NFL betting odds at have the New England Patriots (-1) as the Free NFL Picks selection over the Miami Dolphins (+1).

Despite lapses against the Jets, Miami is a more aggressive, swarming defense under new coordinator Nolan. Tight ends have given the Dolphins trouble this season. Minnesota’s Visanthe Shiancoe had six catches for 86 yards against them, and the Jets’ Dustin Keller had six catches for 98 yards and two scores. Another issue for the Dolphins will be Randy Moss, who had touchdown catches of 71 and 58 yards against them last year. Second-year pro Davis has won praise for his play lately. With the NFL Betting Odds point total at 48, look for the Over (-110) to be the strong play in this AFC East rivalry match-up.

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