NFL Preseason Betting Carolina Panthers at Miami

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

The Miami Dolphins host the Carolina Panthers in NFL preseason betting action on Saturday and again the Dolphins are not getting much respect on the football betting line.

Miami is a 1.5 point online NFL betting favorite with a total of 33.5 The Panthers are coming off a weird loss against the Giants when they lost on the last play of the game 24-17 while the Dolphins are coming off a dull 12-9 win against Jacksonville.

The Panthers would seem to have a slight edge in the quarterback rotation in this NFL preseason betting matchup, but nothing to get excited about.  Jake Delhomme wasn’t very good last week going 5 for 9 for 38 yards. "As an offense, it was great to get out there and get some work," said quarterback Jake Delhomme. "We didn’t start as fast as we would have liked but we did some nice things. We have a lot of work to do and a long way to go to get where we need to be."  Josh McCown was actually the better of the two quarterbacks last week, and then it was Matt Moore and Hunter Cantwell finishing the game. 

The Dolphins have Chad Pennington who is the starting quarterback with Chad Henne getting a lot of time followed by rookie Pat White. The Dolphins are grooming Henne to be their quarterback of the future and he should get a lot of time in this NFL preseason betting game on Saturday night. Some of the spotlight for the Dolphins is going to rookie cornerback Vontae Davis who was overly exuberant against the Jaguars drawing a number of penalties.  He should be more in control in his second game on Saturday.

The second game in NFL preseason betting is where the starters go about a quarter and perhaps a little more for each team.  It is not the third game where they usually play into the third quarter. Look for Delhomme and Pennington and the rest of the starters to play about a quarter and then it will be a battle of the backups again.

Carolina and Miami have met only once in the preseason in their history and that was three years ago as the Panthers won 19-10 at home. Panthers kicker John Kasay accounted for four field goals and RB DeAngelo Williams scored on a 98-yard kickoff return for Carolina.  Don’t expect too much in this game on Saturday since the teams will meet during the regular season.

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