NFL Week 8 will see action once again and we are getting closer and closer to the halfway point of the regular season, and this matchup between Dolphins vs Lions will face two franchises that have had quite contrasting fortunes so far in U.S. professional football.
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Predictions and Betting preview for the Miami Dolphins vs Detroit Lions NFL Week 8 Game on October 30, 2022.
- Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan.
- When: Sunday, October 30, 2022, 1:00 PM E.T.
Betting on the Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins were able to celebrate Tua Tagovailoa’s return after his injury with a win, as the quarterback helped his team to achieve a 16-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 7 ending a three-game losing streak that began precisely in the game in which he was injured.
Is this a sign that the Dolphins will be competitive again? Certainly the return of the promising quarterback will help, as Miami averages the third most air yards this season with 281.6, while it averages the fourth fewest rushing yards, with just 85.4, and will have to continue to build on its strengths to regain those lost positions in the Eastern Division of the American Conference.
Betting on the Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions come into Week 8 with the worst record of any team in the NFL, and their bye in Week 6 did little to turn things around as they fell by 24-6 against the Dallas Cowboys in their last game, marking the fourth consecutive loss for the Michigan franchise.
The Lions’ biggest problem lies on defense, they are the worst team in the entire league in this aspect. The second most total yards (422.0) and rushing yards (162.8) allowed on average per game, while its average of 32.3 points allowed per game is the worst in the NFL. Their offense that used to cover these deficiencies has not shown up in their last two games, scoring a total of only six points in both matches.
Every Detroit Lions game is a spectacle because of the high pace at which they play, and while their last two games against the Patriots and Cowboys were fairly calm, and against another equally explosive team like the Miami Dolphins there is a possibility of a game with plenty of points.
It may seem unbelievable, but the Lions have scored at least 35 points in each of their games played at Ford FieldThe Dolphins are one of those teams that could take advantage of their poor defense with the help of Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill and company to continue these trends.
Coincidentally, Miami is allowing an exact average of 35 points playing as a visitor so far this season, and all this makes this game a slam dunk over for us.
Prediction: Over (MIA 37 – DET 31)