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Miami Dolphins @ Cincinnati Bengals (CIN -3.5; O/U 48)


Thursday 8:15 P.M. ET Prime Video

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The Miami Dolphins will look to knock off another contender on Thursday Night Football when
they meet the Cincinnati Bengals. Last Sunday, the Dolphins (3-0), who finished third in the AFC
East with a 9-8 record the previous season, hung on to defeat the division champion Buffalo
Bills 21-19. They have also triumphed over the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens.
Prior to defeating the New York Jets by 15 points in Week 3, the Bengals (1-2) lost games to the
Pittsburgh and Dallas by three points each.
Betting Statistics on This Matchup:
82% of the money is on the Bengals spread of -3.5 with only 50% of the bets on the
spread
65% of the bets are on the over while 53% of the money is on the under of 48 points
54% of the bets and 51% of the money is on the Bengals money line
The spread opened at -4.5 and currently sits at -3.5
The over under opened at 44 and sits at 48


Last Sunday against the New York Jets, quarterback Joe Burrow played his finest game of the
year, completing 23 of 36 passes (63.9 percent) for 275 yards and three touchdowns, good for a
rating of 114.9. Despite the team’s sluggish start, he has been reliable this season, completing
80 of 125 passes for 812 yards and six touchdowns in three games. With a rating of 85.1, he has
been sacked 15 times and has four interceptions. With his speed, Burrow has also exposed
opposing defenses, running 15 times for 73 yards, with a long of 23 yards. On the ground, he
has made five first down conversions.
Running back Joe Mixon, who has 58 carries for 163 yards and one spectacular play of 31 yards,
is another force behind the Bengals’ attack. Six first downs were also converted by him. Mixon
has run for 4,727 yards in his career on 1,162 attempts, scoring 33 touchdowns and converting
237 first downs. Mixon has 184 catches for 1,425 yards and 8 touchdowns in 69 games
throughout the course of his career.

Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki is one of the players that has caused the Bengals trouble in
recent encounters. In their most recent match in 2020, he had nine grabs for 88 yards and one
receiving touchdown. He has six receptions this season for 48 yards, one touchdown, and two
first downs. Gesicki has participated in 67 games over the course of his five-year career, racking
up 205 catches for 2,303 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah, who has 4.5 sacks in six career games versus the Bengals, has
also caused havoc against Cincinnati in previous encounters. He has six tackles in Miami’s three
games this season, including four solo stops, and one sack for seven yards. In his sixth season in
the league, he has 244 tackles—149 of them solo—and 37 sacks. In 2020 and 2021, he recorded
back-to-back nine-sack seasons.

Dolphins +3.5 -110 (2 Units)
Dolphins Money line +162 (1 unit)
Under 48 points -110 (2 units)