It is really an elimination game in NFL betting since the loser will have no real chance of making the playoffs. The Dolphins had control in their hands before losing last week to Tennessee.
Bet on football had Miami losing in overtime last week to Tennessee while Houston just got past St. Louis. The Dolphins actually covered the NFL betting pointspread in their loss while the Texans did not cover in their win. The Texans got big games from quarterback Matt Schaub and wide receiver Andre Johnson last week but they still had to sweat out a three-point win. Johnson had a season best 196 yards receiving but couldn’t get into the end zone. "Obviously, there weren't many style points for us," Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. "Matt and Andre were exceptional and you've got to feel good about winning.” The Texans will try and keep that momentum in this week’s game vs. the Dolphins.
Miami game back from a big deficit last week in bet on football action against Tennessee. The Dolphins lost by three-points in overtime but they did cover the spread. It was the first outright loss for Miami in December under head coach Tony Sparano. "Hey, look we've got two games left," Sparano said. "We're going to work our tail off and win the two games. We've got to focus on Houston and let the other stuff work out. I really don't know where we are right now." Miami is a field goal favorite at home versus Houston in bet on football lines with a total of 45.5.
Houston has been a very good team to bet on football with in the month of December as the Texans are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games in December. Miami has been even better as they are 5-0 vs. the NFL betting point spread in their last 5 games in December. Miami has had trouble at home though overall, as they are 15-37-1 ATS in their last 53 home games
The last six Houston road games have all gone under the bet on football total. Seven of their last eight December games have gone under in NFL betting. Five of the last six Miami home games have gone over the bet on football odds.