The Atlanta Falcons got tripped up by the Denver Broncos last week, and they will look to pay that misfortune forward to the Miami Dolphins, who are about to kick off their own preseason schedule at home. The Falcons are +3000 to win Super Bowl 54, while the Dolphins have the longest odds to do just that with a price of +20000.
Betting Preview for the Atlanta Falcons vs. Miami Dolphins NFL Preseason Week 1 Game on August 8, 2019
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
When: Thursday, August 8, 2019, 7:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on Atlanta Falcons (0-1)
The Falcons will get another shot at winning this preseason after they lost to the Denver Broncos last Thursday during the Hall of Fame game, 14-10. Kert Benkert and Matt Schaub split up the quarterbacking duties as Matt Ryan watched from the sidelines. Benkert threw for 185 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions on 19-for-34 completions, while Schaub was still the Schaub we all know, as he went 4-for-14 with no touchdowns and an interception. It’s most likely that Benkert and Schaub will share all the quarterbacking duties against Miami, and hopefully for them, the Falcons’ offensive line will do a better job in pass protection. The Falcons allowed three sacks in the Denver game, all were caught by Benkert for a loss of 17 yards. Atlanta’s running game may be down one man against Miami, as rookie running back Marcus Green sustained a groin injury in the last game.
The under is 4-1 in the Falcons’ last five preseason games.
Betting on Miami Dolphins (0-0)
The Dolphins are starting all over again with a new head coach in Brian Flores. In Flores’ first year as the team’s head coach, he’ll have a young quarterback in Josh Rosen, whom the Dolphins acquired via a trade with the Arizona Cardinals. There’s’ a good chance that Rosen will play in this preseason game, considering his youth and the fact that he’s still a new guy in South Beach, but also look out for Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jake Ruddock to see action under center. In the backfield, Miami will have have a young group in Kalen Ballage, Kenyan Drake, rookies Myles Gaskin, and Patrick Laird. Miami severely lacks talent from top to bottom of its offense, though, it’s not entirely bereft of solid playmakers like Kenny Still and Allen Hurns. Defensively, there’s not much to write about Miami’s stop unit, especially after the departures of Cameron Wake and Robert Quinn. But the Dolphin have Charles Harris, who could be breaking out this season two years after Miami made him a first-round pick.
The over is 7-3 in Miami’s last 10 preseason games.
Atlanta wins, 21-17.
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