NFL Week 8 Game Preview: Miami Dolphins at Detroit Lions Odds

Written By Jeffrey Schreiber on October 28, 2022
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The Miami Dolphins visit the Detroit Lions at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 30. NFL Week 8 odds shows the Dolphins as spread favorites, with the Lions  on the moneyline. The point total in Dolphins Lions odds is set at .

In this article, we break down everything you need to know before placing a bet on the game, including team matchups, key metrics, and the best available odds. Click on any Dolphins Lions odds in this post to bet now.

DOLPHINS VS LIONS ODDS: SPREAD, MONEYLINE, OVER/UNDER

When using the odds table above, click the dropdown menu and select the type of bet you wish to make. 

Wagering on the point spread is when you wager on how many points a team will win or lose by. A “plus” sign in front of the spread is the underdog, and a “minus” sign is the favorite. The Dolphins would need at least a four-point win if you bet on Miami to cover the point spread (-3.5). A spread bet on the Lions would win if Detroit wins the game or loses by three points or fewer. When there is no flat number like this one, (-3.5) no push would come into play.

Betting the moneyline is simply betting on which particular team will win a game.

The total is the number of combined points the two teams will score. Bettors can choose to bet the over or under on how many total points will be scored in the game.

DOLPHINS VS LIONS PLAYER PROPS

In the props tool search bar, type in a team or player and hit enter. You’ll see the various proposition bets offered by leading online sportsbooks.  This is a valuable tool that allows bettors to compare odds and stats when considering a prop bet. 

DOLPHINS VS LIONS BETTING NEWS

As of Wednesday, the spread for this game on DraftKings Sportsbook is Dolphins -3.576% Of the money is on Miami to cover the spread. Additional updates can be found below.

DOLPHINS VS LIONS WEATHER REPORT

This game will be played indoors so you will not have to worry about potential weather impacting this contest. 

Dolphins Vs. Lions Injury Report

Miami Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatus
Durham SmytheTEHamstringQuestionable
Jerome BakerLBHipQuestionable
Xavien HowardCBGroinQuestionable
Terron ArmsteadOTToeQuestionable
Jaylen WaddleWRShoulderQuestionable
Tua TagovailoaQBHandProbable
Christian WilkinsDTHandQuestionable
Raheem MostertRBKneeProbable
Tanner ConnerTEKneeQuestionable
Zach SielerDTAnkleQuestionable
Greg LittleOTAchillesQuestionable
Emmanuel OgbahDEBackQuestionable
Keion CrossenDBKneeQuestionable
Kader KohouCBObliqueQuestionable
Skylar ThompsonQBThumbQuestionable

Detroit Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatus
Frank RagnowCFootQuestionable
Taylor DeckerOTNeckQuestionable
Chase LucasCBAnkleQuestionable
Jonah JacksonOGNeckQuestionable
T.J. HockensonTEKneeQuestionable
Mike HughesCBKneeQuestionable
Josh ReynoldsWRKneeQuestionable
D’Andre SwiftRBAnkleProbable
Will HarrisCBHipProbable
Amon-Ra St. BrownWRConcussionQuestionable
Matt NelsonOTCalfQuestionable

Dolphins Offense Vs. Lions Defense

Dolphins OffenseStats (Rank)Lions Defense
21.0 (19)Points/Gm32.3 (32)
0.3 (15)Points/Play0.5 (31)
367.0 (10)Yards/Gm412.2 (32)
281.6 (3)Pass Yards/Gm249.3 (22)
85.4 (29)Rush Yards/Gm162.8 (31)
6.1 (4)Yards/Play6.4 (32)
7.7 (4)Yards/Pass7.7 (31)
3.9 (25)Yards/Rush5.3 (30)
36.6% (22)3rd Down %47.9% (31)
65.0% (5)Red Zone %69.6% (29)
9 (16)Turnovers5 (29)
15 (16)Sacks9 (31)

Lions Offense Vs. Dolphins Defense

Lions OffenseStats (Rank)Dolphins Defense
24.3 (9)Points/Gm23.6 (23)
0.4 (3)Points/Play0.4 (19)
395.2 (4)Yards/Gm358.4 (21)
249.5 (9)Pass Yards/Gm255.1 (24)
145.7 (7)Rush Yards/Gm103.3 (7)
6.1 (4)Yards/Play5.8 (22)
7.0 (11)Yards/Pass7.2 (25)
5.3 (4)Yards/Rush4.2 (9)
36.5% (24)3rd Down %41.6% (21)
71.4% (3)Red Zone %68.2% (28)
11 (25)Turnovers7 (23)
12 (7)Sacks14 (19)

DOLPHINS VS LIONS BETTING INSIGHTS

Why Dolphins Can Cover The Spread

The Dolphins’ offense draws a potential breakout spot against a Lions defense, yielding a league-high 32.3 points per game and the second-most yards per pass attempt (7.7) while ranking dead last in sacks. With LT Terron Armstead back last Sunday night, Tua wasn’t sacked by the Steelers and got hit once on 35 dropbacks. Tyreek Hill has averaged over 110 receiving yards a game, while Detroit’s defense is dead last in defense EPA and yards per play allowed. While playing with three different quarterbacks this season, Hill leads all NFL wideouts in catches (57) and yards (773). To the surprise of many, TE Mike Gesicki’s usage has increased tremendously over the last two games. Gesicki is up to 63% of Miami’s offensive snaps over the previous two games, drawing seven targets each. Detroit has permitted the their-most touchdowns to tight ends thus far in 2022.

Raheem Mostert is in complete control of Miami’s backfield. In Week 7’s win over Pittsburgh, Mostert received a season-high 20 touches and turned it into 109 yards and a touchdown. He played on 71% of the Dolphins’ offensive snaps. The Lions have been torched for 5.4 yards per carry and ten touchdowns in six games by opposing running backs. Detroit is also bottom three in rush defense DVOA.

The Lions’ offense didn’t show up for the second straight game, as the Cowboys held them to just six points this past weekend. Detroit was shut out before their bye in Week 6, and their offense, which was once the best in the league, hasn’t been able to replicate their early season success. Miami should also have success stopping Detroit’s strength which is their running game. The Dolphins have the No. 2 ranked rush defense per PFF.

Why Lions Can Cover The Spread

The Lions will try getting back in the win column following back-to-back blowout losses. Detroit faces a Miami defense still missing No. 2 CB Byron Jones and slot CB Nik Needham. They will also be without SS Brandon Jones, who tore his ACL last week. The way to attack this Miami defense would be through the air. Amon-Ra St. Brown gets a mouth-watering matchup against a Miami pass defense that grades out to be bottom 10 in pass defense DVOA, yards per pass allowed, yards per play allowed, and Red-Zone defense.

There is reason to explain why the Lions have had a drastic change to poor offensive production over their last few games. The two centerpieces of their offense have been out due to injury. Both Amon-Ra St. Brown and D’Andre Swift are expected back for this game.

Reasons To Bet The Over

In Week 7, Miami used, by far, the most no-huddle we’ve seen from them in 2022. They went to the hurry-up on three of their four first-half scoring drives and ran the fourth-highest no-huddle rate of Week 7 (22.6%). The Dolphins game last week combined for 131 snaps, nearly ten more than Miami’s average thus far (121.5). The Dolphins rank top seven in both pass rate and opponent pass rate during neutral situations, a script their game in Detroit projects to be played within (MIA -3.5).

Miami’s second-best-graded run defense and fifth-worst-graded pass defense per PFF helps keep opponents pass happy, which is key against the run-heavy Lions. Detroit games have been averaging the fifth-most combined snaps and a league-high 58.2 total points. The Lions are top 10 in scoring on a per-play basis, while no one allows more points to opponents. Over the last month, Detroit’s games have a league-leading 9.1% explosive play rate, with the Lions ranking fifth (8.6%) and their opponents tied for first (9.6%). The Dolphins have big-play weapons in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. The three games in Detroit this season have averaged 76.3 points, with the Lions scoring no fewer than 35.

Reasons To Bet The Under

The Dolphins had run no huddles at the second-lowest rate coming in to Week 7 (1.7%). Miami still drains clock with pre-snap motion where heading into last week ranked 31st in average play-clock seconds remaining. Detroit head coach Dan Campbell should be extremely concerned about his offense because the Lions entered last week off a bye, yet they only produced less than 320 total yards for the second straight game. Additionally, Detroit’s rushing attack has averaged 145.7 yards per game (seventh in the NFL), but Miami is giving up just 103.3 yards on the ground per contest (seventh in the NFL). Detroit’s offense has gone ice-cold in their last two games and put up just six total points combined against the Cowboys and Patriots.

Dolphins vs Lions props: Matchups to watch

TJ Hockenson vs Miami LB: Another way to exploit this banged-up Miami defense would be to utilize TE TJ Hockenson. Although his week-to-week consistency continues to disappoint, Hockenson faces a Dolphins team who have surrendered the NFL’s third-most catches (49) to tight ends.

Raheem Mostert vs Detroit Rush Defense: The Dolphins rushing attack has a potential mismatch they can exploit against a Lions-run defense that has been torched by opposing RBs. Detroit’s rush defense is bottom three in rush defense DVOA, yards per rush, and Red-Zone defense in 2022. Monstrous RB stat lines have been produced by RBs facing Detroit over the last two years.

FINAL THOUGHTS

I will take the home underdog in this contest, as the Lions will get back to full strength. Best of luck betting on Dolphins Lions Odds.

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Jeffrey Schreiber is a sports betting writer with TheLines and Catena Media. Jeff is recent college graduate with a background in finance and analytics. His goal is to provide readers with data and information behind the "why" to make a bet. His most memorable betting moment came during the divisional round of the 2022 NFL playoffs when he turned $37 in same-game parlay bets into $25,000.

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