|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NFLNFL betting lines for Monday Night football will likely feature one of the oldest NFL betting angles with the “Monday Night Home Dog” theory as Miami hosts Indianapolis. NFL betting lines opened with the Indianapolis Colts as 3-point NFL betting road chalks and a total of 42 for the Dolphins home opener.
The Indianapolis Colts beat the Jacksonville Jaguars last week in head coach Jim Caldwell’s debut 14-12 but failed to cover the NFL betting lines as 6.5-point NFL betting home favorites as the game went under the total of 45. It was a rather listless and uninspired NFL football betting opener for a team expected to contend for the AFC south division title but the Colts will obviously take the win none the less. Quarterback Peyton Manning was impressive with 301 yards passing and 1 touchdown pass. The Colts defense looked effective, especially against the pass, as they allowed Jacksonville only 122 yards in the air versus the NFL betting lines.
The Miami Dolphins went from worst to first last year and are the defending AFC east division champions. Last week Miami got off to a poor start against the NFL betting lines with a 7-19 loss at Atlanta as 4-point dogs with the game going under the total of 44.5. One of the big questions heading into this season against the NFL betting lines was whether or not quarterback Chad Pennington would maintain his pro bowl level of performance last year and it was not an encouraging start against the Falcons as he went 21-29 but for just 176 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Pennington was also sacked 4 times. The Dolphin defense had its share of problems against the NFL betting lines versus Atlanta as Falcon quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 229 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Despite their strong run to the NFL playoffs last year the Dolphins were not that great of a value against the NFL betting lines and Miami has gotten the cash in just 3 out of their last 10 games. The Dolphins have been trending under as well lately against the NFL betting lines with just 1 out of their last 7 games going over the total. Miami has gotten the cash in 5 out of their last 6 games against Indianapolis with 4 out of their last 5 matchups going over the total.