With a rich history of success, the Miami Dolphins are considered one of the most storied franchises in professional football. The Dolphins — founded in 1966 — won a pair of Super Bowl championships under head coach Don Shula in 1972 and again in 1973. It’s the last time the Dolphins won the Super Bowl, however the club has captured five AFC crowns and 13 AFC East division titles. Miami went eight years without making a playoff appearance until the 2016 season when the club snapped its longstanding draught.
When you think of the Miami Dolphins, the first name that comes to mind is Dan Marino. The Hall of Fame quarterback is arguably the best pivot to never win the Super Bowl, although Marino came close in 1984 when he guided the Dolphins to the championship against the powerhouse San Francisco 49ers. Despite leading after the first quarter, the Dolphins went on to drop the game 38-10.
Marino capped off a remarkable career with nine Pro Bowl appearances and was a three-time first-team All-Pro. He was named MVP in 1984 in his second season in the NFL.
Miami plays in the AFC East along with the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets.
Miami Dolphins Next Regular Season Game
How will the Dolphins fare in the their next game? Before placing any wagers, be sure to know the team’s opponent and all the up-to-date game betting lines.
Miami Dolphins Game Schedule
Check the schedule to gain a better sense of how you should place your wagers throughout the season. You’ll be able to mark the games you feel will reap the biggest betting benefits.
What Are The Current Miami Dolphins Standings
Can the Dolphins bring an end to their longest playoff drought in franchise history? The answer to the question lies in the standings table below.
|1||New England Patriots||16||14||2||441||250||0.875|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs||16||12||4||389||311||0.750|
|6||New York Giants||16||11||5||310||284||0.688|
|8||Green Bay Packers||16||10||6||432||388||0.625|
|14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||9||7||354||369||0.563|
|22||New Orleans Saints||16||7||9||469||454||0.438|
|26||New York Jets||16||5||11||275||409||0.313|
|27||San Diego Chargers||16||5||11||410||423||0.313|
|28||Los Angeles Rams||16||4||12||224||394||0.250|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||16||2||14||309||480||0.125|
Miami Dolphins Online Betting Tips
The Miami Dolphins’ ground game ranked among the best in the National Football League in 2016. With primary back Jay Ajayi running for 1,272 yards, the Dolphins finished ninth overall in rushing. In fact, most of Miami’s 5,324 total offensive yards came on the ground — something the team will need to address heading into the 2017 campaign.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill is looking to rebound after a tough season in which he racked up a career-low 2,995 yards passing to go along with an abysmal 67.1 completion rate. Tannehill tossed 19 TD strikes while throwing 12 interceptions during the 2016 regular season.
The Dolphins were still able to clinch a playoff berth in what is becoming the weakest division in the NFL after the New England Patriots. Miami was a much better team at home in 2016, posting a 6-2 record at Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins were 4-2 against division opponents and 7-5 against AFC Conference teams.
There’s definitely room for improvement on the defensive side of the ball for the Dolphins, who gave up on average 23.8 points per game. That was
Miami finished with a 10-6 record but many sportsbooks are indicating it could be a rough year for the Dolphins. BetOnline has set Miami’s projected win total at 7.5, but can the Fish repeat the same success from 2016? The Dolphins will benefit from an easier schedule to start the season as they will face the Buccaneers, Chargers and Jets in the opening three weeks.
The Dolphins will open the 2017 campaign as +6600 dark horses. Only the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills have worse odds.
Where Can I Bet On Miami Dolphins Online
Ready to put your money on the Miami Dolphins? Here are several online sportsbooks to consider before placing your wagers.