Dolphins Look to Get out of Cellar
Week eight of the 2019 NFL season will wrap up with a less than exciting matchup on Monday Night Football. The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to host the Miami Dolphins in this game, and the two teams have combined for just two wins this season. Pittsburgh looks like a team that will miss the playoffs for the second straight season, while the Miami Dolphins look like the worst team in the NFL.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are just 2-4 so far this season, but both of their wins have come in the last three weeks. Pittsburgh has gone just 1-2 at home so far this season, but they are huge favorites in this game. Miami has lost all six of their games so far this season, and they are one of just two winless NFL teams. The Dolphins have been outscored by close to 25 points per game so far during the 2019 season. Pittsburgh is a massive -14.5 point favorite over the Miami Dolphins in this game.
Rudolph Set to Return For Steelers
Quarterback Mason Rudolph is set to return to the starting lineup in this game, after suffering a massive injury just a few short weeks ago. Rudolph has completed 67 percent of his pass attempts since taking over the starting quarterback job, and he actually gives the Steelers offense some life. Running back James Conner has really struggled to run the ball this season, and is averaging less than 40 yards per game. Pittsburgh should be able to have one of their best offensive games of the season in this game as they are taking on a bad Dolphins defense in this game.
Pittsburgh has a tradition of being a solid defensive team, and that has been the case again this season. The Steelers are allowing right around 21 points per game, and they have already taken on quite a few top offenses this season. Pittsburgh already has 20 sacks so far this season, and they will likely add to that total in this game. The Steelers defense has a chance to put up a very low number in this game.
Dolphins Simply Can’t Find Any Offense
The Miami Dolphins are averaging just over 10.0 points per game this season, and that isn’t good enough to win games in the NFL. The Dolphins did put up 21 points in their most recent game, but it wasn’t even close to enough points to win the game. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh Rosen have been sharing time at quarterback this season, but neither one of them has been very good. The Dolphins are also near the bottom of the league in rushing, and this offense won’t strike fear in the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Defense has also been a huge problem for the Dolphins this season, as they are the worst unit in the league. This team is giving up over 35 points per game, and they have been getting blown out in the second half of their games. Miami has just seven sacks so far this season, and they have traded away plenty of their defensive talent this season.
Pittsburgh Blows Out Miami on Monday Night Football
The National Football League has a history of delivering some memorable performances on Monday Night Football, but this likely won’t be one of them. It appears as if the Miami Dolphins are not even trying to win games at this point of the season, and it benefits them to lose games. The Dolphins can’t score any points, and their defense has been leaky as well. Pittsburgh has struggled at times this season as well, but at least they have two wins. The Steelers are going to pick up win number three in this game, as they will roll over the Dolphins. Head to RealBookies our favorite pay per head site and bet the Pittsburgh Steelers -14.5 over the Miami Dolphins in this game.