NFL Pick for Monday Night Football in Week #8 (Dolphins vs Steelers)
NFL PICK WEEK #8 - Monday Night Football
BY PROFESSOR MJ
LEAN: Miami Dolphins +14.5 at Pittsburgh Steelers
Mason Rudolph cleared the league’s concussion protocol and should be ready to go against Miami. I’m very happy for him because that injury looked ugly, as he was knocked out cold against the Ravens.
Still, we’re talking about the Steelers with their backup quarterback having to win by at least 15 points to cover the spread. I agree that Miami has a bad roster, but that seems like a big spread to me.
The Dolphins are showing signs of improvement. Seriously. They could have beaten the Bills in Buffalo last week. They were up 14-9 and opened the third quarter with a long sustained drive. They were in the red zone looking to grab a 21-9 lead, but cornerback Tre’Davious White made an outstanding play to intercept a pass at the 2-yard line. That completely turned the game around.
Ryan Fitzpatrick gives them a chance to win. I’ll be honest with you, I love the guy. He doesn’t take himself too seriously, he plays with passion and his aggressiveness makes him fun to watch. He regularly takes shots down the field and that makes him throw more TD passes and also more interceptions. You won’t get bored from watching him play.
Despite all of this, I could not make it an official play. We’re still talking about one of the worst NFL teams the league has ever seen. The Steelers are coming off their bye week, and they have been at home on four of the past five weeks.
I’m still taking Miami, but with some caution. The Dolphins have covered the spread in their last two meetings.
Enjoy the game!
(Sports Betting Expert / University Professor / PhD in statistics)