In Brian Flores’ second year as head coach, the Miami Dolphins finished the 2020-2021 season with a 10-6 record, narrowly missing out on a playoff berth. The Dolphins doubled their win total from the year prior and had a top 10 defense statistically after allowing the most yards per game in 2019-2020.
The Dolphins were a great team to bet on against the spread last season, going 11-5. Miami’s ATS record finished tied for best record in the league. When it came to over/unders, they went 7-9.
The Dolphins really improved their roster this past draft, with two top 20 draft picks. With the sixth overall selection, the Dolphins took speedy Alabama receiver Jaylen Waddle, and then selected edge rusher Jaelan Phillips. Oregon safety Jevon Holland was taken in the second round, and he will bolster an already deep Miami secondary.
Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will need to be much better in his second NFL season after struggling in his rookie year. Luckily for the former Heisman Trophy winner, wide receiver Will Fuller was signed in the offseason to pair him with Waddle and DeVante Parker. Running back Malcolm Brown also agreed to terms with the Dolphins, replacing Matt Breida. Brown and Myles Gaskin will be the main options in the backfield for Miami this season.
Miami lost both edge rushers Kyle Van Noy and Shaq Lawson to free agency but added linebacker Benardrick McKinney, corners Jason McCourty and Justin Coleman, plus interior lineman Adam Butler. Other departures from The Fins included left guard Ereck Flowers and safety Bobby McCain and running back Matt Breida.
Action 247 Sportsbook has the Dolphins over/under for wins this season at 9.5. Miami is +375 to win the AFC East and are listed at +2900 to win Super Bowl 56.