Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati Bengals Thursday Night Football Betting Preview

Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati Bengals Thursday Night Football Betting Preview

Ayden Fahlstrom
2 years ago
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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Trent Taylor attempts to catch pass vs. Miami Dolphins

The Cincinnati Bengals will host the Miami Dolphins for their first primetime game of the season on Thursday Night Football at 8:15 p.m. The Bengals are coming off their first win of the season on the road against the New York Jets this past weekend by a score of 27-12.

Joe Burrow looked like a completely new quarterback and one that the fans knew and loved last season as he threw for three touchdowns and no interceptions, including 275 yards.

 Tyler Boyd eclipsed the century mark, including his 56-yard touchdown to break the game open. Tee Higgins added 93 yards on five receptions.

Miami is also coming off a thrilling win against the Buffalo Bills in a 21-19 showdown. Tua Tagovailoa was an efficient 13 of 18 with 186 yards and one touchdown. Tagovailoa came out with a head injury but came back eventually to lead the Dolphins to victory. Josh Allen threw the ball 63 times in the game but failed to score enough to overcome the Dolphins.

Let’s look ahead at this matchup at Paycor Stadium between the Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football.


The Bengals currently hold a 3.5-point spread against the Dolphins. At -3.5, Cincinnati has odds of (-110). Miami has the same odds to cover the 3.5-point spread.

For the moneyline, the Bengals have odds of (-209), and the Dolphins have odds of (+170) to win the game outright. The over under for total points scored in the game is set at 47 with odds of (-110) to bet the over or under.

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Keys To The Game

The defense is the key to the game for the Bengals because they have been able to keep the Bengals in the game even when the offense has struggled this season.

Any Bengals fan will tell you that the Bengals had no business being in either of their first two games of the season, but the defense for the Bengals was able to keep them in the game despite the offensive struggles.

The Cincinnati defense ranks in the top ten in points allowed per game, yards allowed per game, and third down conversion rate of their opponents. They only allow 1.3 touchdowns per game which ranks fourth in the NFL. 

They defend best against the run and will have their hands full with Tyreek Hill on the other side for the Miami receiving core.

Tagovailoa and the offense will be the key to the game for Maimi. They rely heavily on the big play from his arm.

 Hill and Jaylen Waddle have been the favorites for Tagovailoa to find on these big plays, and it will be quite the tall task for the Bengals to handle them. This is a tough matchup for the Bengals, because the Dolphins throw the ball on 65.3 percent of their plays, which ranks tenth in the NFL.

They rank second in points per play, third in yards per play, and eighth in points per game. If the Miami offensive line can give Tagovailoa the time he needs to complete his throws, then the Dolphins will be in a good spot to win the game.

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