Miami Dolphins (7-4) at Baltimore Ravens (6-5)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 4, 2016, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Baltimore Ravens -3.5 -- Over/Under: 41.5
Coming up in NFL action on Sunday, December 4 from M&T Bank Stadium, the Miami Dolphins will be visiting the Baltimore Ravens.
Miami is coming into this game with a pretty good 7-4 record on the season. The Dolphins have won six straight, including this past Sunday’s 31-24 victory over the 49ers. In that one, Miami QB Ryan Tannehill put up a 20-of-30 line for 285 yards and three touchdowns.
So far this season, Tannehill has logged 2574 yards with 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions, while Jay Ajayi leads the Dolphins on the ground with 161 carries for 847 yards and seven touchdowns. Jarvis Landry is Miami’s top receiver on 64 receptions for 733 yards and two scores.
Over on the Baltimore side, they’re coming in with a 6-5 record on the season so far, winning three of their last four games—including this past Sunday’s 19-14 win over the Bengals. In that game, Baltimore QB Joe Flacco bagged a 25-of-36 line for 234 yards, a TD and a pick.
On the year so far for Baltimore, Flacco has put up 2877 yards with 11 touchdowns and 10 picks, while Terrance West leads the way on the ground with 153 carries, 600 yards and four touchdowns. Mike Wallace is the Ravens’ lead receiver with 51 receptions, 792 yards and four touchdowns.
The Dolphins are 4-0 ATS in their last four versus the AFC, and 5-1 ATS in the last six games overall. Miami is also 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss, and 0-11 ATS in their last 11 games in December.
As for the Ravens, they’re 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games, and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 versus the AFC. Baltimore is also 2-5 ATS in their last seven games in Week 13 and 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games in December.
Both these teams are on the upswing right now, as the Ravens’ lone loss in their last four games was against the surging Cowboys. Miami has been particularly impressive, although their last five wins have been by one score or less. This should be a close game, and a fun one to watch. That said, it’s going to come down to Miami’s offense versus Baltimore’s defense, and the Ravens have the edge there. I’ll take Baltimore to cover.