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NFL: Miami Dolphins vs. Ravens Prediction 12/31/2023

The Miami Dolphins (11-4) travel to face off against the Baltimore Ravens (12-3) on Sunday, December 31st. This game will be played at M&T Bank Stadium in M&T Bank Stadium and televised on CBS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Kickoff is set for 1:00 ET.

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The Dolphins Are Coming Off A Win

The Dolphins are coming off a win after defeating the Cowboys with a final score of 22-20. Against the spread, the Dolphins’ 2-point win was enough to cover as 1.5-point favorites.

Against the Cowboys, the Dolphins ran the ball 26 times, with Raheem Mostert as the top rusher, gaining 46 yards. Tua Tagovailoa attempted 37 passes, amassing 293 yards and a passer rating of 98.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Dolphins gave up 339 yards of total offense to Dallas. 97 of these yards came on the ground, while the team’s secondary gave up 242 yards on 32 attempts.

Leading up to their matchup with the Ravens, the Dolphins are 11-4. They currently sit 1st in the AFC-East and are in 2nd place in the AFC.

When it comes to the spread, the Dolphins have a 10-5 record. Heading into week 17, their scoring margin is at +9.9 (per game). Miami games have averaged 51.8 points so far this season, which is 1st in the NFL. Their over/under record is 8-7, with an average OU line of 46.9 points.

Dolphins Injury Report

  • Jevon Holland – Knee (Questionable)
  • Erik Ezukanma – Neck (Out)
  • Cam Smith – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Zeke Vandenburgh – Knee (Out)
  • Robbie Chosen – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Isaiah Wynn – Quadriceps (Out)
  • Connor Williams – Knee (Out)
  • Jerome Baker – Knee (Out)
  • Emmanuel Ogbah – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Salvon Ahmed – Foot (Out)
  • Robert Hunt – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Jaelan Phillips – Achilles (Out)
  • Jaylen Waddle – Shin (Questionable)
  • Alexander Johnson – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Keion Crossen – Undisclosed (Out)

The Ravens Are Coming Off A Winbaltimore ravens betting

In their most recent game, the Ravens picked up a 33-19 win over the 49ers. In addition to winning the game, the Ravens managed to cover the spread as 6.5-point underdogs.

On offense, the Ravens finished with 343 yards against the 49ers. On third-down situations, the Ravens had a 36.4% conversion rate. Notably, Lamar Jackson led the rushing attack with 45 yards, while Lamar Jackson passed for 252 yards.

In their matchup vs. the San Francisco offense, the Baltimore’s defense was thrown against 46 times, yielding 308 passing yards. On passing plays, the Ravens allowed a completion rate of 56.5%, and they permitted a total of 429 yards of offense.

In their matchup against the Dolphins, the Ravens aim to build on their 12-3 record. This places them 1st in the AFC-North and 1st in the AFC.

In terms of the spread, the Ravens hold a record of 10-5. This has come on an average scoring margin of +11.5. This season, the Ravens have an over/under record and have an average margin of +0.9 compared to their over/under lines. Their games have been averaging 44.1 points per game.

Ravens Injury Report

  • Kevon Seymour – Shoulder (Out)
  • Tyus Bowser – Knee (Out)
  • Arthur Maulet – Knee (Questionable)
  • Mark Andrews – Ankle (Out)
  • Trayvon Mullen – Toe (Out)
  • Nick Moore – Achilles (Out)
  • J.K. Dobbins – Achilles (Out)
  • Devin Duvernay – Back (Out)
  • Ar’Darius Washington – Chest (Out)
  • Kyle Hamilton – Knee (Questionable)
  • Jalyn Armour-Davis – Concussion (Questionable)
  • David Ojabo – Knee (Out)
  • Keaton Mitchell – Knee (Out)
  • Malik Hamm – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Kevin Zeitler – Thigh (Questionable)
  • Andrew Vorhees – Knee (Out)

Dolphins Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side of the ball, the Dolphins currently hold an average of 30.9 points per game, which places them at 1st in the NFL.

Miami is currently 18th in passing attempts and are averaging 8.2 yards per attempt (2). At 275.1 passing yards per game, they are 1st in the league.

The Dolphins have been running the ball an average of 27.4 times per game and currently hold the 5th spot in the league in rushing yards. Their average yards per rushing attempt is 4.9.

Ravens Offense Breakdown

With an average of 27.8 points per contest, the Baltimore offense currently ranks 4th in the league.

Baltimore is presently 25th in passing attempts, with an average of 7.2 yards per attempt (3). Their 212.4 passing yards per game also place them 21st in the league.

On a per-attempt basis, the Ravens average 4.9 yards while carrying the ball an average of 32.3 times per game. Regarding rushing yardage, they are 1st in the league.

Dolphins Team Defense

The Dolphins are currently 13th in tackles for loss and 2nd in sacks on defense. Their opponents are scoring an average of 20.9 points per game and gaining 296.5 yards per contest against them.

Ravens Team Defense

On defense, the Ravens are giving up an average of 193.9 passing yards per game and 103.4. In terms of sacks, Baltimore is 1st among other defenses and they are giving up 16.3 points per game and 297.3 yards.

Dolphins vs Ravens Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Miami has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 31 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Ravens offense has averaged 22 points per game while allowing an average of 17. Baltimore posted an overall record of 7-3 while going 8-2 ATS.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Dolphins have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Ravens have a straight up record of 8-2 and an ATS mark of 6-4.

Dolphins vs Ravens Prediction

For this Ravens vs. Dolphins matchup, we see there being good value on grabbing a Dolphins team that is coming off both a straight-up and and ATS win. Look for the Dolphins to continue this momentum, making them a good pick at +3.5.

This season, Miami’s margin against their over/under lines currently sits at +4.9. Given the over/under of 47, we expect this game to exceed expectations, resulting in a combined total of 49 points.

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