Texans vs. Dolphins Odds, Spread, Preview: NFL Week 12 Predictions

Texans vs. Dolphins NFL week 12 odds, preview and current betting lines

The big news heading into this game is coming out of Houston with Davis Mills being dropped as starting quarterback and Kyle Allen coming in to replace him. There had been a reasonable amount of expectation on Mills at the start of this year but it simply hasn’t happened for the Texans and Mills has been a key component of that failure. Mills’ rating sits at a lowly 78.1 and he’s been picked off more times than anyone else. Allen will have his work cut out to be the most talked about QB in this game though. Tua Tagovailoa has been sensational for Miami this season and he’s exceeded expectations to the point where he is a genuine MVP contender.

With all that noted, it would be a lie to pin the respective failure and success of these teams on one player. Not many on the Texans can hold their head high based on what they’ve produced this season – the one exception to that arguably being Dameon Pierce, who ranks in the top 10 for both rushing attempts and yards. The Dolphins meanwhile might be well orchestrated by Tagovailoa but their offense has been stacked with good performances. Tyreek Hill has over 1,100 receiving yards to his name, Jaylen Waddle has nearly 900 and Raheem Mostert has been a consistent threat on the rush as well. Really, when you consider general form alongside the polar opposite way the teams sit in each of their respective divisions, this is really quite the mismatch. Can the Dolphins crank the pressure on the Bills in the AFC East or will the Texans grab just a second win of the season?

Players to watch in the Texans vs. Dolphins game

Houston Texans

Kyle Allen:Kyle Allen is going to be under the spotlight in this game as he comes in for his first minutes of the season. A decent showing – regardless of the result – could see him lockdown the QB1 spot for several weeks.

Miami Dolphins

Tua Tagovailoa: Another Dolphins game, another game where Tua Tagovailoa will dictate how the team performs. If he delivers then, generally, so do the Dolphins.

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Our NFL bet of the week for the Texans vs. Dolphins match

Right, with the preview over let’s move on to our predictions, after all, that’s the main reason you’re here.

Texans vs. Dolphins Spread betting: Texans +14 @ -110

We begin our tips for the Texans vs Dolphins game with a spread bet. The truth of the matter is that we fully expect the Dolphins to win this game and fairly comfortably too, however, we’re utilising a large spread of 14 points and are backing the Texans to come out on top with that +14 head start. The Texans have been in poor form of late with losses in each of their last five games but each of the last four defeats have all come with a margin of fewer than 14 points. The Dolphins meanwhile have been in much better form than their visitors having won three of their last four games. Notably though, only one of those wins has come by more than 14 points. On top of that, you can look at the head to head record between the sides; the Dolphins have been far from dominant on that front with Miami only winning two of the last five clashes.

Texans vs. Dolphins odds: Over 47 points @ -111

For our second prediction in this game we’re focussed on the total points market with the cut off in focus being the 47 point mark. The Texans have only gone over that marker in one of their last five games with their average sitting at a lowly 40.8 points per game. Despite that, we’re still backing the ‘over’ line. The head to head record has seen two of the last three meetings go over the 47 cut off with an average of 53.7 points. Then you’ve got the Dolphins’ form to consider too. They’ve shattered the 47 point threshold in their last three games; they’ve seen a total of 181 points in that time giving them a recent game average of 60.3. With all of that considered, we believe the odds on offer represent good value.

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Texans vs. Dolphins: Pre-game FAQ

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