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After 4 Weeks, Odds of Dolphins Going 0-16 Listed at +250, Pats Going 16-0 at +600

Angelo Montilla

by Angelo Montilla in NFL Football

Oct 2, 2019 · 12:28 PM PDT

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The Dolphins have been given +250 odds of going winless this season. Photo from @ESPNStatsInfo (Twitter).
  • Dolphins have allowed 163 points in four losses
  • Patriots last team to post perfect 16-0 record in 2007
  • New England has tough schedule in second half of NFL season

Four weeks into the NFL regular season, the Miami Dolphins are in search for their first win of the season, while the New England Patriots just can’t lose.

Oddsmakers have released intriguing odds on whether the Dolphins will go winless and the Patriots will post a perfect 16-0 record this season. After another loss and another win for each respetively, the odds have further adjusted since last week. Heading into Week 4 the Fins were +250 to go winless, while the Pats were +400 to be perfect.

Let’s break down both team’s chances and offer the best bets going forward.

Odds Miami Dolphins Go 0-16 in 2019

Result Odds
Yes +250
No -400

*All odds taken October 2, 2019

Since 1944, only five teams have gone winless in a single regular season. However, two have posted goose eggs since the NFL moved to a 16-game schedule.

The 2008 Detroit Lions and 2017 Cleveland Browns are the most recent to go 0-16 in a single season.

Can the Dolphins join that group?

Oddsmakers are offering a prop bet the Dolphins go winless with ‘No’ now the -400 favorite. However, based on how the Dolphins have performed over four weeks, it wouldn’t be crazy to suggest taking ‘Yes’ at an enticing +250 line.

Dolphins Are Averaging 6.5 PPG

The Dolphins had one of the more difficult schedules to kick off the 2019 season, with losses against the Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Chargers — all teams that will likely make the playoffs.

Things start to get a little easier for the Dolphins with games against the winless Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets upcoming.

The Dolphins offense has been lacklustre to say the least, as quarterback Josh Rosen has completed 43 of 84 passes for 482 yards and one TD. Rosen has been sacked 11 times and has thrown three interceptions in four starts.

Miami is bound to win at least one game this season, right?

It hasn’t showed early on as the Dolphins are averaging just 6.5 points per game heading into Week 5. They’ve only scored 26 points in total while giving up 163.

With those numbers, it will be extremely hard to win games, or even a single game this season for that matter.

Pick: Yes (+250)

Odds New England Patriots Go 16-0 in 2019

Result Odds
Yes +600
No -1200

While the Dolphins are flirting with the possibility of going winless, the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are showing they could very well complete the opposite.

Through four weeks, the Pats have showed they are good enough to go 16-0, which pays +600.

Since 1934 only four teams have posted perfect 16-0 records and the last to accomplish it were the 2007 Patriots.

That season Tom Brady led the Pats to the Super Bowl before losing to the New York Giants in the final.

Going 16-0 is as difficult as going winless, but if there’s a team to put your money on to do it over the last two decades, it’s the Patriots.

Despite struggling in his last start against the Bills, Brady is already having an MVP-worthy season with 1,061 passing yards and seven touchdown passes as the Patriots head into Week 5 with an unblemished 4-0 record.

Road Gets a Little Tougher for Patriots

New England has posted many of its four wins against non-playoff teams, but the schedule really ramps up by Week 9 with a game against Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens.

From there the Pats have matchups against the Eagles, Cowboys, Texans and Chiefs.

This is where we will get a real glimpse into whether the Patriots can go 16-0, but winning all four of those games mid-season will be a difficult task, even for the mighty Patriots.

Is 14 or 15 wins out of the question? Absolutely not, but a perfect season is out of reach.

Pick: No (-1200)

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