New Orleans Saints (1-2) at Miami Dolphins (1-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 1, 2017, 9:30 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Miami Dolphins +1.5 -- Over/Under: 50
Out at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, the New Orleans Saints and the Miami Dolphins will be meeting up in NFL action.
The Saints enter this matchup with a 1-2 record so far, falling to Minnesota 29-19 and New England 36-20 before bagging their first win 34-13 over the Panthers this past Sunday. In that Carolina game, Saints QB Drew Brees went 22-of-29 for 220 yards and three touchdowns, while Mark Ingram led the rush on 14 carries and 56 yards. Michael Thomas was the top receiver for New Orleans with seven receptions for 87 yards and a TD.
So far this season, Brees has 867 yards and six touchdowns, while Ingram is the Saints’ top rusher on 125 yards. Thomas leads the way for New Orleans in the receiving department with 17 receptions on 26 targets for 221 yards and a score.
Over on the Dolphins’ side, they’re sitting at 1-1 thus far with a postponed game versus the Buccaneers, a win over the Chargers and a 20-6 loss to the Jets in their last outing. In that New York game, Miami QB Jay Cutler went 26-of-44 for 220 yards, a TD and a pick, while Jay Ajayi mustered just 16 yards on 11 carries. DeVante Parker was the top Dolphin receiver with eight catches for 76 yards and a TD.
On the year, Cutler has put up 450 yards, two TDs and a pick, while Ajayi leads the Dolphins with 138 yards on 39 totes. Parker has 19 targets, 12 receptions and 161 yards for top receiving honors through two gams for the Dolphins.
The Saints are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games in October and 6-1 ATS in their last six games in Week 4. New Orleans is also 7-2 ATS in their last nine games following an ATS win and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
Meanwhile, the Dolphins are 6-2 ATS very a team with a losing record and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games following an ATS loss. Miami is also 7-3 ATS in the last 10 games on grass and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games in Week 4.
Miami was embarrassed by the lowly Jets on Sunday, giving them a bad start in AFC play. Cutler hasn’t been downright terrible, but the Dolphins running game could use some work (Ajayi is averaging 3.5 YPC). As for New Orleans, they’ve lost to two quality teams and beaten a fairly bad team, which is just about how things were supposed to shake out. This game could really go either way, but the Dolphins should really have a relatively easy time against the Saints’ porous defense. Give me Miami.