Pittsburgh Steelers at Miami Dolphins- 10/16/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Steelers (4-1) at Miami Dolphins (1-4)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Hard Rock Stadium)
The Line: Miami Dolphins +7.5 -- Over/Under: 48 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Steelers look to move to 5-1 as they head into Miami to battle the Dolphins who looked downright awful last weekend against the Titans.
The Steelers continue to roll atop the AFC North and will look to add another win to their record as they head into Miami to face off against the Dolphins in a game that looks like it could be a monstrous one for this Steelers offense. Pittsburgh obviously has one of the best units in the NFL with Ben Roethlisberger manning the duties behind centre, but with Le’Veon Bell running the ball, and Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, and now Sammie Coates catching balls this is a very dynamic group that is rivaled by very few if any in the NFL. The Steelers defense meanwhile will be out for a big afternoon as well as they get a Miami group that looked dreadful against a modest Tennessee Titans team last weekend and now have to play up to the level of one of the league’s best.
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The Dolphins meanwhile go back to the drawing board as they have had a woeful start to the season and things don’t get any easier as they will have to find a way to get Ryan Tannehill going as he has been invisible this season. The Dolphins have already lost Arian Foster to injury which has left their running game in disarray and as such the Fins have struggled to get Jarvis Landry going through the air and they have been getting pummeled by also rans which is a nightmare scenario against one of the league’s Super Bowl contenders. The Dolphins do have some talent on the defensive line and if Ndamukong Suh can make his presence felt here and disrupt what the Steelers want to do on offense than they could keep this one close, but that seems unlikely.
The Steelers are 4-0-2 in their last six ATS against the AFC, 6-1-1 in their last eight ATS in October, and 5-1-1 in their last seven on grass while the Dolphins are 4-17 ATS in their last 21 against the AFC, and 1-6 in their last seven home games. This line is already moving up towards the Steelers and even if it was up around the nine point mark I would bite as I think Pittsburgh scores early and often here in what should be a rout.