Against The Spread Pick
The Baltimore Ravens heading to Miami to take on the Dolphins is an interesting matchup to kick off the season. It has been a rollercoaster of emotions for the Dolphins as they have traded away LT Laremy Tunsil, LB Kiko Alonso and WR Kenny Stills within the past week. However, that should not scare you away from taking a chance with the Dolphins here. The Dolphins in the month of September are something else. It is extremely hard to play there and it shows as they are 5-0 against the spread in the past 5 games in Week 1. A lot of bettors might see those trades as an early sign of the Dolphins tanking this season, but trust that these Miami players are going to come out and prove they have something to play for. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will get the start and, well, he has been on fire during Week 1 in recent years winning back-to-back Week 1 games. Fitzpatrick has played the Ravens three times in his career with a 56.82% passing completion and an 88.5 Quarterback rating. Ravens might be the bet between these two to make the playoffs, but the line is way too high to ignore the Dolphins here. I would even throw some change on the money line as well. Ignore the public and take the Fins.
Over Under Pick
Last year, everybody saw Ryan Fitzpatrick light up the Dome against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1, but it will be a different story here. Do not expect 70-yard bombs in this game. It is going to be a rough and tough one. The Baltimore Ravens are hungry and ready to prove why they have a top defense in the league and it will show. The Under is 4-1 in the Ravens’ last 5 games in Week 1 as well as 6-2 in Ravens last 8 games on grass. Give me the Under as this game ends somewhere in the 20-17 region.