It’s probably been a long summer for the Dolphins, however after an offseason full of turnover, will they stand any better chances in the offseason NFL Odds? It all boils down to offense for this team, and if things progress from last year, Miami could see the postseason.
Super Bowl (+6600)
Even though Miami’s Super Bowl chances aren’t that great, their NFL Odds might be pretty undervalued at 66/1. The Dolphins were on their way to the playoffs before falling flat on their faces in Weeks 16 and 17, and with that bad taste likely still lingering in their mouths; the Dolphins have plenty to motivate them this season. If they can start to play like they were in their two separate three-game winning streaks from last season, they’ll be a tough team to beat. Playing in the almost tropical climate of Miami is going to help them improve their passing game this season, and as long as Ryan Tannehill can improve upon his accuracy, Miami should end up as one of the wildcard teams in the AFC.
However a lot is riding on the young shoulders of Tannehill. He was given a lot last year and only did a little with it. Obviously the team was surrounded by controversy last season, Tannehill didn’t perform well when the team needed him the most. After winning three straight games last season heading into Week 16, Tannehill fell apart. He had thrown for more than 300 yards in three of the four games heading into Week 16, and then in Buffalo he got hit for 82 yards passing, with no touchdowns and no picks. If the Dolphins fall to that kind of pressure again, you can kiss the playoffs goodbye. However with a lot of new faces in camp this season, I could see the Dolphins putting last year behind them, and finally living up to all the money that has been spent on this roster.
AFC East (+500)
According to Bovada Sportsbook, the Dolphins have the second best NFL Odds to win the AFC East at +500. While their chances of knocking off the Patriots this season are slim and none, their odds at making another run at an above .500 season are good. They did lose some key parts this offseason however, and there may be one big problem still glaring into their face. The Dolphins gave up 58 sacks last season, which was the most in the NFL by far. Tannehill spent more time on his butt than the fans in the stands did, and if he can’t stay upright this season, the Dolphins are dead before the season gets going. However if they have fixed the issue, you have to think they will win at least one or two more games than last season. Miami added Branden Albert and Shelley Smith to start on the left side of the line, and as long as Mike Pouncey is healthy heading into the season, this line should be ready for a turnaround. While they don’t have any value in the future odds, I am holding out hope they can have some nice ATS value this season.