Miami Dolphins Betting Odds
Miami Dolphins Betting Odds

Miami Dolphins Betting Odds

Finishing what they started in 2016

In 2016, the Dolphins looked like a team on the rise. In 2017, quarterback Ryan Tannehill tore his ACL during preseason practices and was ruled out for the season. The team turned to Jay Cutler, who came out of retirement to become Tannehill's replacement. The injury was a devastating blow to the Miami Dolphins betting odds, not to mention their record; Miami went from a 10-6 season in 2016 to a 6-10 season in 2017 behind the 34-year-old Cutler. This year the team is looking to rebound behind a healthy Tannehill. He will be making his return this season to a Dolphins team which, according to our NFL Sportsbook, has decent odds to finish second in the AFC East behind New England. While the Dolphins betting odds are not the best in the league, let alone in their division, they none the less come into the season with the hope that they can return to the 2016 form.

Bouncing back

In order to help their comeback, the Dolphins signed wide receivers Danny Amendola and Albert Wilson in the offseason along with guard Josh Sitton from the Chicago Bears. They also drafted tight end Mike Gesicki out of Penn State, where he holds the record for most receptions as a tight end. These additions come after the Dolphins decided to trade 2017 receptions leader Jarvis Landry to Cleveland for draft picks in 2018 and 2019. The trade came as a surprise to many who had thought the Dolphins were banking their future on Landry, whose 400 career receptions are the most in NFL history for a player in his first three seasons. Amendola is a 35-year-old veteran who is coming off a 5 season stint with the New England Patriots, where he was a regular contributor on a team that went to the Super Bowl three times during his tenure. Wilson is a younger, more unproven talent at 25 years old. He is coming off his best season to date with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he started 7 games and caught 42 passes for 552 yards. Sitton, meanwhile, is another veteran former Super Bowl Champion and Pro Bowler who is in his 10th year as an NFL starting guard. Dolphins fans are hoping that the additions at WR will help Tannehill come back and have success after a year lost to injury and that the addition of Sitton and 2018 draft pick Minkah Fitzpatrick at safety will help the Dolphins on defense.

A lot hangs in the air

Miami fans felt a lot of hope after a 10-6 campaign in 2016, but after a complicated 2017 set the team back, they are hoping that the 2018 storyline reads a little better than last year's. A lot will depend on Tannehill and the new acquisitions, but head coach Adam Gase is determined to do everything he can to help turn this franchise around. He already is the first coach to lead them back to the playoffs since 2009, and for now he has the faith of the fans. What happens this year will go a long way in proving him capable.

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