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Thursday night football odds, spreads and lines: Dolphins vs. Bengals predictions, 21-10 expert NFL picks

The Miami Dolphins, led by Mike McDaniel, face a tough test on Thursday Night Football. The Dolphins are 3-0 this season after beating the Buffalo Bills, and Miami will travel to Cincinnati’s Peycoe Stadium on Thursday in Week 4. The Bengals host the Dolphins and Cincinnati are 1-2, 0-1 overall at home this season. Cincinnati beat the New York Jets in Week 3, and the Bengals look to the Dolphins to end his two-game losing streak.

Kickoff is at 8:15 PM ET in Cincinnati. The Caesars Sportsbook lists the Bengals as his favorite at home with his 3.5 points, but the latest Dolphins vs. Bengals odds show him over/under, or the total number of points he thinks Vegas will score is 48.5. . Before we go over the Bengals vs. Dolphins pick and his NFL predictions, here’s what SportsLine’s resident Dolphins expert, Larry Hartstein, has to say.

A former lead writer for Covers and The Linemakers, Hartstein combines a vast network of Vegas sources with an analytical approach that he honed while working for Pro Football Focus. Coming into his NFL season in 2022, he’s 427-344 (plus $3,764 for a $100 player) on his NFL side, including his 394-330 against the spread. Hartstein made a profit of $1,552 last season in his ATS, where he went 68-50 (58%) and 8-3 in moneyline play.

Additionally, Hartstein went 21-10-1 in the final 32 picks, including the Dolphins, returning nearly $1,000. Anyone who followed him is above.

Hartstein now has his sights set on the Dolphins vs. the Bengals in Thursday Night Football. You can check out his picks by visiting SportsLine. Here are some of his NFL betting lines and trends for the Dolphins vs Bengals.

  • Dolphin and Bengal spread: Bengal -3.5
  • Dolphins vs. Bengals Over/Under: 48.5 points
  • Dolphins vs. Bengals Moneyline: Bengals -195, Dolphins +162
  • Miami: Dolphins are 12-7-1 against spread in last 20 games
  • Cincinnati: The Bengals are 15-9 against the spread in their last 24 games.

Why dolphins can cover

Miami is backed by one of the most dynamic wide receiver duos in the NFL. Jalen Waddle and Tyreek Hill are only the second pair in NFL history to record at least 300 receiving yards in the first three weeks. Both rank among the top five in the league for his yards receiving, and Hill poses a new threat to Miami’s offense. He was named a Pro Bowler six times and an All-Pro three times. I am recording. Hill also has a long track record of success, finishing in the top 10 in receiving yards (1,239) and his receiving touchdowns (9) last season.

Waddle set the NFL rookie receptions record with 104 catches last season, ranking among the top 10 in receptions and yards since the start of the 2021 season. Leading quarterback Tua Tagovailoa currently ranks in the top five in completion percentage (71.3%), yards per pass attempt (9.2), passing touchdowns (8), and passing yards (925). , a passer he had a rating (117.8) and QBR (82.8) in three games he achieved.

Why the Bengals Can Cover

Cincinnati isn’t offensive on all cylinders at this point, but the Bengals’ limit on that side of the ball is empty. Despite the early brawl, Cincinnati tallied his 71 first downs and earned a top-five mark in the NFL. Joe Burrow led the league in completion percentage and yards per attempt in 2021. He has his yards passing (812) and passing touchdowns (6) this season, making Burrow an elite pass catcher in the jammer chase.

Chase has been in the top 10 in receiving yards (1,667) and receiving touchdowns (15) since the start of the 2021 season. The Bengals also have his back running Joe Mixon’s Pro Bowl his over 1,500 yards from scrimmage and his 16 touchdowns. The Bengals headline Trey Hendrickson, who has his 30.0 sacks, his third-most in the NFL since the start of the 2020 season. Hendrickson had 2.5 sacks in Week 3, and the Bengals finished the first three weeks in points allowed, yards allowed, first downs allowed, net yards per pass attempt allowed, and yards allowed. ranked among the top 10 in yards per carry and rushing yards allowed. season.

How to make a Dolphins vs. Bengals pick

Hartstein has analyzed this matchup. You can see that he’s leaning toward total points, but he’s found his X-factor that’s crucial to jumping one entire side of the spread. He just shares on SportsLine what it is and which side he stands for.

Who will win Bengals vs. Dolphins in Thursday Night Football, and which all-important X-factor will make one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to pick 21-10 in Miami Check out who’s behind the Bengals vs. the Dolphins, from the experts.