Mike McDaniel is in as head coach of the Miami Dolphins, while the offense was upgraded with the acquisition of star wideout Tyreek Hill. As training camp continues and the team prepares to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in preseason action, there is optimism that the Dolphins can take some steps forward.
The club is in the middle of the pack for the latest Super Bowl futures odds and is expected to battle for second place in the AFC East. Miami opens the season at home in Week 1 against the division rival New England Patriots on Sunday, Sept. 11. Here’s a closer look at the latest Dolphins betting odds and angles.
Miami Dolphins odds: Spread, moneyline and over/under
NFL Preseason Week 1 Odds: Dolphins open preseason at Buccaneers
The Dolphins get to stay in-state for the preseason opener. They’ll be on the road to face off with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Betting odds are out for the game, and they point to the unpredictable nature of the early part of the exhibition season. Miami is a slight favorite in a contest that could be pretty light on the scoring front.
- Moneyline: The Dolphins opened as -135 moneyline favorites. The odds are now close to a toss-up at Miami -115 and Tampa Bay -105.
- Spread: Miami was installed as a very slight 1-point (-105) favorite. The spread shifted around a bit before returning to its original starting point.
- Over/Under: Oddsmakers aren’t expecting much offense as the opening total of 33 points has dropped to 31.5.
Week 1 Dolphins lines: Dolphins 2.5-point favorite for visit from rival Patriots
Last season, the Patriots finished second in the AFC East with a mark of 10-7 and snagged a wild card berth before falling to the Buffalo Bills in the opening round. The Dolphins were a step behind at 9-8 and out of the postseason mix.
Entering the new season, the two clubs once again appear likely to battle for second place in the division behind the Bills.
- Moneyline: Miami is a -140 moneyline favorite in Week 1 NFL odds while New England is at +120. The Dolphins swept both games against the Patriots last year and have won six of their last nine over the Patriots. Miami also holds a 59-54 advantage in the all-time series.
- Spread: Early lines had the Dolphins as a field goal favorite (-3) for its home opener, but the spread has dropped slightly to 2.5 since then. Miami was 9-7-1 against the spread last year, while New England was 10-8.
- Over/Under: For last year’s two meetings, scoring was muted in Week 1 with 33 points, while the two squads combined to put 57 on the board in Week 18. The bar is at 45 for Week 1, which lands in the middle of NFL opening week total lines.
Dolphins’ odds to win the Super Bowl 57
Last Updated: August 12
DraftKings first released odds on the winner of Super Bowl 57 in January. The Dolphins were set at +4000 for the initial release, which placed them in the middle of the pack. The odds dipped a bit in the wake of the trade for Hill, but the number has since returned to its starting point.
On the overall board, Miami is tied for the 16th spot with the Titans, Vikings, Raiders, and Saints. If we consider the odds to be a fair projection, then the Dolphins could be in the postseason chase down the stretch, but they’re far from guaranteed a playoff berth. The Bills and Buccaneers are the current favorites to win the 2023 Super Bowl.
Miami Dolphins futures odds for 2022-23 season
While a Super Bowl run seems unlikely for the Dolphins, there’s still intrigue in other futures markets. You can place your bets on how the team will perform in several other areas. Here’s a look at some of the latest Dolphins’ NFL futures odds.
Regular season win total
The Dolphins were a 9-8 team last season, and DraftKings has set a similar bar for this year. The positive odds on the over side indicate that more betting action has been coming in on the team to win fewer than nine games.
Odds to win the AFC East
BetMGM Sportsbook: +450
The Bills are a big favorite to win the AFC East at odds of -225. The Patriots (+450) could end up duking it out with the Dolphins for second place, while the New York Jets (+2200) are projected to finish in the basement.
Odds to win the AFC
Caesars Sportsbook: +2000
The Dolphins are currently tied for 10th in odds to win the AFC at Caesars along with the Patriots and Las Vegas Raiders. The Bills (+350) are the current favorites to represent the conference at the Super Bowl, followed by the Kansas City Chiefs (+500)
Tua Tagovailoa NFL MVP odds
FanDuel Sportsbook: +6000
There could be some improvement for the Dolphins’ offense this season, but Tagovailoa will also be playing in a new system. He’s currently tied for 18th on the list of MVP contenders at FanDuel. Josh Allen is favored to win the award at +700.
Season-long player prop odds
- Most passing yards: Tua Tagovailoa +3000
- Most rushing yards: Chase Edmonds +6000
- Most receiving yards: Tyreek Hill +2000
The addition of Hill could open things up even further in Miami. He’s among the top eight favorites to lead the way in receiving yards. Tagovailoa and Edmonds are well down the list of contenders in their respective categories.
Miami Dolphins schedule
|1||Sept. 11||vs. New England Patriots||1 p.m. ET||NE +3||Patriots (+130), Dolphins (-150)||45 pts|
|2||Sept. 18||at Baltimore Ravems||1 p.m. ET|
|3||Sept. 25||vs. Buffalo Bills||1 p.m. ET|
|4||Sept. 29||at Cincinnati Bengals||8:15 p.m. ET|
|5||Oct. 9||at New York Jets||1 p.m. ET|
|6||Oct. 16||vs. Minnesota vikings||1 p.m. ET|
|7||Oct. 23||vs. Pittsburgh Steelers||8:20 p.m. ET|
|8||Oct. 30||at Detroit Lions||1 p.m. ET|
|9||Nov. 6||at Chicago Bears||1 p.m. ET|
|10||Nov. 13||vs. Cleveland Browns||1 p.m. ET|
|12||Nov. 27||vs. Houston Texans||1 p.m. ET|
|13||Dec. 4||at San Francisco 49ers||4 p.m. ET|
|14||Dec. 11||at Los Angeles Chargers||4 p.m. ET|
|15||Dec. 17 OR Dec. 18||at Buffalo Bills||TBD|
|16||Dec. 25||vs. Green Bay Packers||1 p.m. ET|
|17||Jan. 1||at New England Patriots||1 p.m. ET|
|18||Jan. 7 OR Jan. 8||vs. New York Jets||TBD|
Latest news and updates
The Dolphins had an eventful offseason. The club hired Mike McDaniel, the former offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, to serve as head coach. Miami also swung a trade for Tyreek Hill, sending multiple draft picks to the Chiefs. Free-agent signings included Terron Armstead and Cedrick Wilson, while Jacoby Brissett is among those moving on from Miami.
The Dolphins sent a lot of draft capital to Kansas City for Hill. The team wasn’t on the clock until round three of the NFL draft, selecting LB Channing Tindall, followed by WR Erik Ezukanma in the fourth. All told, Miami has made some improvements on both sides of the ball, but a wait-and-see approach makes sense with a first-year head coach at the helm.
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Miami Dolphins FAQ
Do the Dolphins have a chance to make the playoffs this season?
The Dolphins could compete for a wild card playoff spot in the AFC, but securing a berth is far from a lock in the loaded conference. Current futures odds suggest that the team could battle for second place in the AFC East with the Patriots.
How did the Dolphins do against the spread last year?
The Dolphins were 9-7-1 against the spread last season. The team went 9-8 straight-up on the moneyline and 7-10 on the over/under.
Whom did the Dolphins add and lose during the offseason?
The Dolphins acquired Tyreek Hill from the Chiefs in exchange for multiple draft picks. Key signings in free agency included Terron Armstead and Cedrick Wilson. Jacoby Brissett is among the players who signed elsewhere, while the team’s top pick at the NFL draft was Channing Tindall.
Who is the new head coach of the Dolphins?
The Dolphins hired Mike McDaniel as the team’s new head coach in February. He was the offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers last season, and he’d been a member of the team’s coaching staff since 2017. McDaniel began his coaching career in 2005 as an intern with the Denver Broncos.