Odds Makers Offer Another Year Of No Respect
After years of terrible play, respect won’t be had easily
Respect is earned, not given willy-nilly in life or in sports.
Respect is something the Miami Dolphins have had little of this century–and for good reason–with only 6 winning seasons in the last 17 years… and that’s counting the four winning seasons of 2000–2003.
However, with Miami accomplishing it’s first double-digit win season and playoff appearance since 2008 last season, there was hope that maybe the perception had changed?
Despite Coach Adam Gase having the Dolphins on the right track of culture change, the NFL Odds are expecting same-ole’, same-ole’ for 2017.
Regular Season win predictions for next season are out, and once again, Miami is getting no respect.
Last year the Dolphins Regular Season win total was over/under 7, and this upcoming season’s Regular Season win total is over/under 7.5 with the juice favoring the over at -130.
So basically after all we did last year, and all we did this off-season, the odds makers think we are only a half a game better than last season. Also, based on all the other AFC team’s Regular Season win totals, Miami is predicted to not make the playoffs.
Back-to-back winning seasons might earn Miami some respect
In addition, the odds to win each division are out as well, and there was no surprise, New England is a -550 favorite to win the AFC East Division. The Dolphins are the next closest at +500 followed by the Bills at +600 and Jets at an abysmal +3000. Also, the Patriots over/under total is 12.5 with the juice favoring the over at -125 (that is the highest in the entire NFL by a full 2 games). The Bills over/under is 6 with the juice favoring the over at -130, and the Jets over/under is 5.5 with the juice favoring the under at -145.
So, long story short, the odds makers are not putting much faith into what the Dolphins did last season and see it as an anomaly, rather than the beginning of a winning trend. The Dolphins opponents are tougher this season, but it’s in their hands whether they flip the script again. It’s rare that the money men get it wrong two year in a row. What are the rest of the Miami Dolphins news fans thoughts about whether or not Miami can prove the odds makers wrong and win more than the predicted 7.5 games next season?