The Miami Dolphins will host the Oakland Raiders this weekend in a matchup that is listed as being surprisingly close. The Dolphins are in the cellar of the AFC East while the Raiders are in line to win the AFC West. But somehow, the oddsmakers are making this just about a straight up pick 'em. Here is what our partners at OddsShark have to say about the matchup.
The head to head trend when Oakland faces Miami in NFL betting action is that the road teams covers the spread.If that angle holds (it's 4-0 past 4 meetings), then Oakland would be a good Week 13 bet at +2.5 points on the betting menu of most online sportsbooks. The Raiders continue to do well in this situation as they are 7-1 ATS as a dog lately.However, the Raiders are just 1-5 SU at Miami since 1992. Of note, Miami has struggled to a 2-8 ATS mark in its past 10 at home in December.
And here or the complete odds via the SB Nation Odds Page powered by OddsShark.
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