• A very winnable game for the Dolphins
  • Could have implications on #1 pick
  • Both teams have had very difficult seasons up to this point

The Houston Texans are traveling to Hard Rock Stadium to take on the Miami Dolphins in a week nine matchup. The Texans are coming into the game with a 1-7 record. They are coming off of a tough 38-22 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

The Dolphins also enter the matchup with a record of 1-7. Last week, they kept up with the Buffalo Bills, however, they did not have enough to win the game and lost by a final score of 26-11. Interestingly, the Dolphins had a one-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. 

Texans vs Dolphins Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NFL
  • Teams: Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins
  • Where: Miami, Hard Rock Stadium
  • Date: November 7, 2021
  • Betting Odds: Houston Texans +6.5 (-105), Miami Dolphins -6.5 (-115), Texans Moneyline (+230), Dolphins Moneyline (-290), Over 46.5 points (-110), Under 46.5 points (-110) (at PointsBet | at Caesars | at DraftKings | at Fanduel | at BetRivers)

Texans Preview: May Be A Good Game To Intentionally Lose

The Texans, have been a very disappointing team so far this season. Without Deshaun Watson on the field, they have been awful. There are very few redeeming qualities on the team so far this season, and those that have played well will likely not be on the team in a few seasons.

It is clear that Houston will be in for a massive rebuild after the conclusion of this season. As a result of this, they will be trying to lose any game they can in hopes of landing the number one pick. While this will not make the players give less than 100%, it may lead the coaching staff to make some play calls or roster decisions that will give the Dolphins the game. 

Dolphins Preview: This Is A Game Tua Can Prove Himself

The Dolphins have also been one of the worst teams in the NFL this season. Things are very unclear on if Tua Tungaviloa will be a long-term option at the quarterback position for the Dolphins in the future. If the Dolphins decide to go in another direction after this year, it will be difficult for Tua to find another starting job in the league. 

As a result of this paired with a spotty Texans defense, look for Tua to put up some big numbers this week. 

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This NFL Game

Although this is a matchup of two bad teams, it appears that the Dolphins are clearly the better team. Although they have had some very bad losses so far this season, they should not be picking up another one this week. This is the perfect game for Tua to put up big numbers and shut down any rumors of the Dolphins looking for a new quarterback in the near future. As a result of this, we will be taking the Dolphins on the spread and the Moneyline. Neither team has shown out on offense so far this season and as a result of this, we will be taking the under.

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