- The Baltimore Ravens opened as 7-point favorites over the hometown Miami Dolphins in the NFL’s Week 10 TNF game
- Baltimore is 5-1 straight up in its last six visits to Miami
- Read below for opening odds analysis and a prediction on which way the line will move before kickoff
When in comes to the NFL’s TNF showcase game, if it involves the Baltimore Ravens, they usually come out on top. However, in the case of the Miami Dolphins, that same scenario is barely above a 50-50 proposition.
Baltimore is 10-4 (.714) all-time on TNF. Miami, though, is just 6-5 (.545). No wonder then that the Ravens are opening as the 7-point road chalk as these two clubs get set to clash in the Week 10 edition of TNF.
Of course, it may also have to do with the fact that the 6-2 Ravens are proving to be a much better team this season than the 2-7 Dolphins.
Ravens vs Dolphins Opening Odds
|Baltimore Ravens||-320||-7 (-110)||O 47.5 (-110)|
|Miami Dolphins||+260||+7 (-110)||U 47.5 (-110)|
Odds as of November 7th at FanDuel.
Thursday’s kickoff at Hard Rock Stadium is set for 8:20pm ET. Rain, 6 mph win and a temperature of 80 degrees are in the forecast.
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Jackson A Record Setter In Ravens Win
The Ravens made close count again on Sunday. By posting a 34-31 overtime victory over the Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore won for the third time this season by a margin of three points or less. The Ravens also beat the Detroit Lions 19-17 and the Kansas City Chiefs 36-35.
It doesn’t hurt to have the most accurate kicker in NFL history to rely upon. Baltimore’s Justin Tucker has hit on 90.6% of his career field goals. He nailed a 66-yard attempt to beat the Lions. That was the longest field goal in NFL history.
— NFL (@NFL) November 7, 2021
At the same time, it’s also just dandy to have Lamar Jackson under center. All Jackson did in Sunday’s win over the Vikings was rush for 120 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry. Baltimore rallied from a 24-10 deficit for the win.
It was the 12th time in his career that Jackson has gained more than 100 yards on the ground. That broke the NFL record for 100-yard rushing games by a quarterback. Jackson previously shared the mark with Michael Vick.
Dolphins’ Tagovailoa Suffering From Broken Finger
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa wasn’t running anywhere on Sunday. A broken finger kept him on the sideline as the Dolphins squared off with the Houston Texans.
Tagovailoa broke the finger during Miami’s 26-11 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 8. He’s not certain when the injury occurred. He thinks it may have happened in the second quarter.
Dolphins’ QB Tua Tagovailoa has a small fracture in the middle finger of his throwing hand that has not recovered enough to allow him to start today’s game against the Texans, per league sources. Jacoby Brissett now is expected to be the Dolphins’ starting QB today, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 7, 2021
Regardless, Tagovailoa took every offensive snap against the Bills. However, the injury led to him being limited all week during practice.
Sunday, he was serving as the backup while Jacoby Brissett started for Miami. With a short week to prepare, Tagovailoa’s status for Thursday is being listed as questionable.
Brissett Gets The Win For Miami
Clashing with the Texans in a battle of 1-7 squads on Sunday, Brissett led Miami to a 17-9 victory. The result halted a seven-game losing skid for the Dolphins.
Previously a starter with the Indianapolis Colts, the veteran Brissett passed for only 244 yards and was picked off twice against one touchdown pass.
Since the Texans joined the NFL in 2002, five teams had won a game with five or more turnovers.
The Dolphins joined them today. pic.twitter.com/BeH82UtJwM
— Rivers McCown (@riversmccown) November 8, 2021
Miami turned the ball over five times in total. It was the first time since October 18, 1990 that the Dolphins had that many giveaways and still managed to win the game, ending an 0-21 streak in that scenario.
Dolphins vs Ravens Line Movement
This will be Miami’s first appearance on TNF since 2014. It doesn’t figure to go well for the Dolphins.
Baltimore is 5-1 in its last six visits to Miami. Overall, the Ravens have won three in a row from the Dolphins and eight of nine.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 7, 2021
The line on this game figures to lengthen in favor of the Ravens. That movement could prove significant if it’s confirmed that Tagovailoa can’t go.