NFL Betting – Dolphins Surprise the Bengals in Cincinnati
Miami Dolphins @ Cincinnati Bengals – Sunday October 7, 2012 1:00PM EST
The Miami Dolphins are really not a bad football team. The online sports book experts have Miami as underdogs to the Cincinnati Bengals in week five, and that is understandable. But anyone who has been watching the Dolphins can see the rapid development of rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the way that his confidence increases with each week. The only thing that the football betting experts cannot help but notice is how much the Dolphins’ offense misses a veteran wide receiver that can get open and help make plays. The release of
Chad Johnson may have been a good moral move, but it is an obvious stumbling block to the progress of the Miami team.
The Cincinnati Bengals are battling for the top spot in the AFC North with the Baltimore Ravens despite the fact that the Bengals have given up more points than any other team in the AFC North. What is keeping the Bengals competitive is the emergence of second-year quarterback Andy Dalton and second-year wide receiver A.J. Green. The Bengals really are building a quality offense in Cincinnati, but the defense is having a hard time keeping pace and that could hurt the Bengals later in the season.
The bookmaker betting software can sometimes take time to adjust to a team that is improving. The Miami Dolphins put up 21 points on what is turning out to be a very good Arizona defense in week four. Not only that, but Ryan Tannehill struck for 431 passing yards and a touchdown in that game as well. If the Dolphins can get Reggie Bush to start running at the pace he was running at when the season first started, then Miami could have a two-pronged attack that many defenses would have problems with. The Miami defense is still a work in progress but that too is improving from week to week.
Cincinnati head coach Marvin Lewis has to see the cracks in his defense getting wider and wider. The
bet online sports experts were wondering if that solid defense the Bengals had three years ago could stay together long enough to compliment the newly rising offense. The answer appears to be no, and it has fans and players worried. The Bengals know that it has a strong offensive team, but defense is needed to compete in theAFC North. The Bengals can only stay on top for so long before a weak defense causes it to come crashing down.
The Bottom Line
This is the week when Ryan Tannehill gets into a shootout with a weak defense and leads his team to victory. Look for Tannehill and Dalton to throw up big numbers for the game, but it will be the Dolphins that walk away with the victory in the end.
Pick: Miami Dolphins