|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The Dolphins are 4-0 on the road, which is good news for Miami as the travel to Baltimore this weekend to take on the Ravens. But, sports bettors take note, the Ravens have a solid post-bye week record of winning in the first half of a game, 5-0.
Touchdowns are needed for the Dolphins. Miami has struggled to punch it into the end zone, scoring a total of two touchdowns the past two games. Over that time, Dan Carpenter has kicked ten field goals. The Dolphins will have to gamble and come up with more firepower to beat the Ravens. The Dolphins don't like to throw deep often, but may have to Sunday to keep up with the Ravens. Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Donte' Stallworth said Monday he could return to the field Sunday, when the Ravens play the Miami Dolphins, for the first time in a season and a half, the Carroll County Times reported. Ravens wide receiver Derick Mason told Fox Sports Radi 1370 that he had surgery on his broken right pinkie finger Monday and had a pin inserted in it.
In the two games before the bye, the Ravens were lethargic. They looked like a tired football, especially some of the veterans like defensive tackle Kelly Gregg, tight end Todd Heap, cornerback Fabian Washington and outside linebacker Jarret Johnson. Against the Dolphins, we'll find out if the team has healed from injuries, or if they are just a tired team that will continue to struggle the rest of the season because of age.
The key to Miami's success has been its toughness. The Dolphins never quit, and they outhit most teams. The Ravens, though, play the same style but have more offensive weapons. This will be a physical game but the Ravens should take it over in the second half. Online Sportsbook lists the Ravens as the 5.5 point favorites, with the total over under at 41.