The Miami Dolphins are 4-1 straight up and 5-0 against the spread in their last five games against the Carolina Panthers. The Dolphins will try to snap a two-game losing streak Monday night with an upset win over the Panthers.
Miami is a 9-point road underdog in Charlotte at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In their last 17 night games, the Dolphins are just 3-13-1 ATS.
Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers
When: Monday, November 13, 8:30 p.m. ET
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Betting Line / Total: Carolina -9 / 38.5 Points
When Adam Gase was hired to be head coach of the Dolphins in 2016, it was for his history of running successful offenses. That hasn't shown up on the field at all in 2017.
Miami ranks second to last in the NFL in total yards per game with 270.3 and dead last in scoring offense with 14.5 points per game. Strong play on defense and special teams has helped keep the Dolphins afloat with a 4-4 SU and 3-3-2 ATS record, but Miami isn't likely to make the playoffs if it doesn't get more production out of the offense in the second half of the season.
In their last 11 road games against teams with winning records, the Dolphins are 1-10 SU per the OddsShark NFL Database.
With a 20-17 win at home against the Atlanta Falcons as 3-point underdogs on Sunday, the Panthers improved to 6-3 SU and 5-3-1 ATS on the season. It has been a strange year for Carolina, who since opening with back-to-back wins as a betting favorite this season are 4-0 SU and ATS in their last four games as an underdog and 0-3 SU and ATS in their last three games as a favorite.
The one constant thread this season has been the team's stout defense, which is the best in the NFL in yards per game against at 274.1 and fourth in scoring defense, allowing 17.7 points per game.
Monday night's total is set at 38.5 points. The UNDER is 7-2 in Carolina's last nine games as a favorite.
The worst offense in the league facing the best defense in the league doesn't look like a good situation for the Dolphins. But in a game in which scoring will likely be at a premium on both sides, nine points may be hard for Miami backers to pass up on.
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