|Written by Vincent Di Mello|
Bet on the NFLNFL football odds look to be even for the inter-conference football betting matchup between the Carolina Panthers and visiting Miami Dolphins. NFL football odds have gotten the best of both teams so far as they have football betting records of 4-5 both straight up and against the spread.
The Miami Dolphin have been an inconsistent commodity with the NFL football odds so far this season. After a start of 0-3 both straight up and against the spread the Dolphins have posted a football betting record of 4-2 both straight up and against the online betting board in their last 6 games. Miami squeaked by Tampa Bay last week 25-23 but failed to cover the NFL football odds as 10-point home favorites. Miami has gone under the total in 3 out of 4 road games this season.
Carolina has been a near mirror image of the Dolphins as they also started off 0-3 both straight up and with the NFL football odds before winning and covering 4 of the 6 games that followed. The Panthers beat the NFL football odds last week 28-19 over Atlanta as 1-point home dogs. It was Carolina’s first payout with the NFL football odds in 4 home games this season.
Miami has not gotten good production from backup quarterback Chad Henne, who has taken over as starter for the injured Chad Pennington. Henne has a QB rating of 76.3 with a 5/4 touchdown to interception ratio. Miami’s strength with the NFL football odds is their ground attack that is led by Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams. Brown has 648 yards, a 4.4 yards per carry average, and 8 touchdowns. Williams has 558 yards, a 5.3 yards per carry average, and 6 touchdowns. The Dolphins rank a weak 28th with the NFL football odds for scoring defense.
Carolina has also had poor play at quarterback as Jake Delhomme has a 67.0 QB rating with a 7/13 touchdown to interception ratio. DeAngelo Williams is the key to the offense with 860 yards rushing, a 5.1 yards per carry average, and 7 touchdowns. Miami has covered 8 out of their last 11 games on the road while Carolina has covered just 1 out of their last 5 home games.