(NFL) Miami vs. New England, 09/12/2021 4:25 PM, Score: 17 - 16
Point Spread: 3.50 | -110.00 Miami (Away)
Result: Win
The Miami Dolphins take on their AFC East rivals the New England Patriots to start the season. The Dolphins finished last season with a 10-6 record. The Patriots had an unPatriot like season finishing 7-9 and breaking an 11 year run of making the playoffs and winning the division. We will have a battle of Alabama quarterbacks as Tua Tagovailoa returns for the Dolphins and the Patriots will go with rookie Mac Jones after one year of the Cam Newton experiment.

The Dolphins are 4-1 ATS in their last five against the AFC East and like being the underdog role going 16-5 ATS in their last 21. The Patriots are 1-5 ATS in their last six as a favorite. The Dolphin's defense led the league with 29 takeaways last season and Xavier Hernandez had 10 interceptions. The Dolphins D has to be licking their chops at the prospect of facing a rookie QB. I think this will be a close game as the Patriots return a lot to their defense as last year's opt-outs return. Take the points in this one.

Play on Miami.