NFL Week 8 | Banker of the Week Prediction & Analysis

Jason Paglia

Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:55 AM UTC

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 8:55 AM UTC

This season the under in primetime games have been cashing out an incredible clip

<p>The first 7 weeks of the NFL season has been exciting and somewhat surprising. We have seen juggernauts from a year ago struggling thus far. We have seen teams that were average last season turn the corner to better days, and we have seen some profitable weeks, and losing weeks. I think we are finally at a point in the 2019 season where we can judge these teams on their body of work. We now turn the corner from what we thought we know, to what we actually see. So, lets make some money gentlemen.</p><div><h2><strong>Miami Dolphins vs Pittsburgh Steelers</strong></h2><p>The drought continues of horrific Monday Night Football games, but as bad as they have been, they have been profitable. This season the under in primetime games have been cashing out an incredible clip. Close to 80% in fact, and I just don’t see why that wouldn’t continue this Monday night.</p><p>The Miami Dolphins have been absolutely abysmal this season. I don’t mean bad, I mean historically bad. They are averaging 10 points per game. If it wasn’t for the fact that they play the New York Jets, I would bet on them to go winless this year. It has been that bad. It’s clear they are going for the#1 pick in the draft this year because they look they aren’t even trying. Every single metric that I take seriously this team is close to the bottom on. On offense they are 30<sup>th</sup> in passing yards this season. Josh Rosen has looked awful and Ryan Fitzpatrick has been on a thousand different teams because he will throw 3 touchdowns one game, and 4 interceptions the next. They have both been inept this season and completely inconsistent. It does not get any better running the football. The Dolphins are 31<sup>st</sup> in the league in rushing. There is literally 1 team that is worse than them. Kenyon Drake has been disappointing this season and Mark Walton has been no better.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=168&amp;a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d582dcf927b95968483da5f/original-10-bet-new-customer-welcome-bonus" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>On the other side of the football they are equally atrocious. The Miami Dolphins are 30<sup>th</sup> in total defense this year. They have been bad defending the pass this season, currently ranked 22<sup>nd</sup>, but the run defense has been spectacularly bad. Again 31<sup>st</sup> in the league, so you might be guessing we are taking the Steelers Monday right? Not so fast my friends. I had a Dolphins ticket in my pocket that cashed last week getting 17 points against the Bills. Now here they sit getting 2 touchdowns against a bad Steelers team. The Steelers have been terrible offensively this season. Big Ben went down in the 2<sup>nd</sup> week and backup Mason Rudolph, a rookie out of Oklahoma State has been learning on the job. He took the most devastating concussion of the year thus far and was knocked out of commission for a couple weeks. I think he will play this week, so he should be able to move the ball. All in all the offense is bad but the defense has been very solid. The Steelers currently have a top 10 defense that will be formidable on Monday night, especially against this Dolphins offense. I am using the same strategy I used this past Thursday in the Vikings / Redskins game. This game has under written all over it. I lean taking the points with Miami but the banker this week is the under, Book It!</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&amp;a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="NFL Betting Odds"><strong><em>Dolphins / Steelers Under 44 at 10/11 (-110) with PINNACLE</em></strong></a></p></div>
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