The Dolphins leave Miami this Sunday and travel to Houston to face the Texans for their NFL regular season debut games. The first kick of the ball is scheduled for 1:00 PM ET in Reliant Stadium in Houston. The game can be seen regionally on the CBS network.
The Dolphins come into Week 1 off of four difficult weeks of the preseason. They ended the exhibition schedule with a loss to the Cowboys 30-13, which left Miami with an 0-4 preseason record. Rookie starting QB Ryan Tannehill played the first two series, going 5-of-7 and passing for 35 yards. In 2011, the Dolphins went 9-6 ATS overall, but 6-2 ATS on the road. In fact, Miami is on an 8-2 run ATS, up by 94 ½ points. They have put up a respectable 13-1 record ATS when they are the underdog by 7 or more points.Check the Football Betting Odds for Dolphins vs. Texans Game.
The Texans had a fairly successful preseason, going 3-1 overall and undefeated in Houston. Their last game was a barnburner against the Vikings, eventually ending up in a 28-24 Texans victory. Their defense has held 10 of their last 13 opponents to fewer than 20 points. During the 2011 regular season, Houston was 11-5 ATS on the year, and 6-2 ATS at home. They are on their own run ATS, going 14-5 lately and 8-2 inside Houston.
These two teams have met six times since 2001, with the Texans winning every single one of them. In their last game in September 2011, Houston won 23-13 after being favored by 3 points. In a December 2009 game, the Texans came out on top 27-20 when they were favored by 3. The Texans are 6-0 SU and ATS against the Dolphins in this series. Start your Football Gambling on Dolphins vs. Texans Game.
The Texans are a 12 ½ point favorite over the Dolphins. As the favorite, the Texans went 7-3 ATS in 2011, and 4-2 ATS as the home favorite. The Dolphins went 6-4 ATS last year as the underdog, and 6-2 ATS as the away dog. The over/under sits at 42 ½ points.
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