Vegas has weighed in on the Dolphins season. & for purely observational & leisure interest, letâ€™s check out some over-under totals to see where expectations are for this season. Iâ€™m not a bettor. Itâ€™s Itâ€™s nonetheless fun fun to look at the over-under totals given right here by Bovada.com & supply a prediction what is going to occur.
Dolphins win total: 7.5. Prediction: Over. The- Dolphins have been Eight-2 in one-score games last yr, so Vegas is saying in that will return to more normal proportion & take the win total with it. However the Jets are in tear-down mode. The- Bills are in re-build mode. The- Dolphins have to get three wins â€“ & probably all 4 â€“ in these games. Itâ€™s a tougher schedule & the Dolphins shaky depth was already hit by accidents this summer time. However Iâ€™d bet for a minimum of Eight-Eight.
Jay Cutler: 23.5 TD passes. Prediction: Over. The- very fact he likes to attack downfield coupled with receivers who permit him to do this puts me over this.
Jay Cutler: 13.5 interceptions. Prediction: Over. The- very fact he likes to attack downfield coupled with a profession of sketchy selections puts me over this.
Jay Ajayi: 1,350 dashing yards. Prediction: Under. He’d 1,272 yards in 260 carries last season. The- temptation is to place him over in that if he plays a full season & gets, allege 300 carries. However â€¦ solely Ezekiel Elliott (1,631) was over in that 1,350-yard total last season. Solely Adrian Peterson & Doug Martin have been over in that in 2015. Thereâ€™s a reason thatâ€™s a troublesome mark to reach. Itâ€™s not only Ajayi. His numbers when center Mike Pouncey played last yr have been considerably better than when Pouncey was out.
DeVante Parker: 900 receiving yards. Prediction: Over. If he stays on the arc heâ€™s been on this preseason, this can be a gimme. He appears to be taking better care of his body after being referred to as out on it last season. He’d 754 yards last yr on 54 catches. That, despite him having three or fewer catches in 9 games. Cutler likes to throw to him. Parker appears like a No. 1 receiver. That makes this total a neater bet.
Jarvis Landry: 1,000 receiving yards. Prediction: Under. Heâ€™s had 1,136 & 1,157 receiving yards the last two seasons. Going under in that wonâ€™t be reflection on him. Itâ€™ll be the very fact Parker will emerge this season & Julius Thomas will get the ball greater than previous tight ends. Some of his catches might be going elsewhere.
Jay Ajayi: 10.5 touchdowns. Prediction: Under. He’d 9 touchdowns (eight running, one receiving) last yr. This can be a robust call. With more choices this yr, Iâ€™d go under.
Julius Thomas: 5.5 receiving TDs. Under. Havenâ€™t seen sufficient from him in practices & preseason to think itâ€™ll be greater than this. Perhaps a veteran off an injury is just being sensible in not pushing himself much in preseason.
Ndamukong Suh: 5.5 sacks. Prediction: Over. Just guessing teams wonâ€™t run as much this yr. Suh had six in 2015. He’d 5 in 2016. Marvel where they got this over-under number?
Cameron Wake: 11 sacks. Prediction: Under. Iâ€™d in all probability keep away from this bet. Iâ€™m not betting against (well, kind of) Wake having another amazing yr, even at 35. He’d 11.5 sacks last yr. Heâ€™s confirmed he can play at a high level past most age or injury questions. However this is nearly where Iâ€™d put his sack total.
2. I thought-about this the hardest Aug. in Dolphins historical past in a column right here. It beat out 2004, when Ricky Williams went to Australia (right before camp) & David Boston was injured (he was their leading receiver in 2003). They lost a quarterback theyâ€™d invested 5 years of time of time in to injury. They lost two different starters & a top reserve. The- Jarvis Landry contract drama took a backseat, for the second, to the NFL reviewing a domestic violence difficulty. Weâ€™ll see where in that goes. As it’s, the opening kickoff is eight days away & there are questions who their left guard & beginning cornerback are.
three.Listed here are a number of different absorbing Vegas over-under totals.
Tom Brady: 9 interceptions. He’d two interceptions last yr. Heâ€™s thrown 9 or under 4 of the past 5 years of time of time & 5 of the past seven years of time of time. (2, 7, 9, 11, Eight, 12, four). It doesnâ€™t assist in that he lost Julian Edelman for the yr. But when youâ€™re taking part in the chances right here, this can be a acceptable bet. (Bradyâ€™s over-under TD total is 37.5)
Zak Prescott: Eight interceptions. He’d 4 interceptions last yr. Handing off to Ezekiel Elliott helped that. With out him for the 1st six games, will the offense ask Prescott to do more? &, anyway, can he be as environment friendly as last yr?
Leâ€™Veon Bell: 1,300 yards dashing. Just with him being out of camp until now would make you marvel if he has a few slower weeks. Coupled with how robust it’s to get in that total would make you marvel more.
DeShone Kizer: three,000 yards passing. Thatâ€™s a mean of 187.5 a game. Cleveland shall be behind lots of Sundays & passing so much, too.
four. Since this can be a Vegas-heavy blog, letâ€™s roll out the Heat win total of 43.5, too. Iâ€™d take over that. Not basically 'cause I feel the Heat might be an astonishing team. I donâ€™t. I feel they’ve the sixth-best talent within the East. However they may play complex each night & within the NBA in that matters within the usual season. You saw in that as they went 30-11 the 2nd half of last yr. They might have the third- or fourth-best record within the East within the usual season if things break their method. Iâ€™d take the over right here.
5. &, by the best way, you will get 66-to-1 odds the College of Miami wins the national championship.
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