NFL betting on Thursday has a battle between two 4-5 teams as the Carolina Panthers host the Miami Dolphins in a game set to be televised on the NFL Network.
With a win in this game, one of these two teams will get back into the playoff picture and continue to be a football betting factor. Here is a look at some of the notes and stats for what should be a good Thursday night game.
NFL betting has the odds on this game very close so it should be an entertaining game on Thursday. The Dolphins have won all three of the previous meetings between the two teams and they are also 3-0 against the football betting odds. The teams last met in 2005 in in Miami and the Dolphins won 27-24.
NFL betting hasn’t been very popular on Carolina this season but last week the Panthers shocked the Atlanta Falcons as quarterback Jake Delhomme threw two touchdown passes to Steve Smith and didn’t throw an interception. The Panthers used the no-huddle offense very effectively in the NFL betting win over Atlanta. "No huddle is controlled chaos," said Smith, "You’ve got defense running around and they don’t know what they’re doing. The no huddle is really easy and simple." The win was huge for Carolina as it got them back into the playoff picture. "I think we were at a major crossroad in the season being 3-5," said receiver Muhsin Muhammad, "If you look at the playoff picture, we have as good a chance as anybody else with seven games left in the season."
The Dolphins come into this NFL betting matchup off a last second win last week against Tampa Bay. Quarterback Chad Henne drove the Dolphins 77 yards in the last minute after throwing a costly interception on the previous drive. Kicker Rudy Carpenter hit the football betting game winning field goal with just one second remaining. Henne was 17 for 31 for 175 yards and improved to 4-2 as a starter. Ricky Williams had 102 yards in the win.
The football betting matchup should have a lot of running in the game since the Dolphins have Williams and Ronnie Brown while the Panthers have DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart. The Dolphins are 2-2 on the road this season versus the NFL betting odds. Carolina has been poor at home this season in NFL betting as they are 1-3.