The Miami Dolphins and the Cleveland Browns are going to square off in Week 1 of the NFL betting campaign. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for football for what should be a great game on Sunday.
Week 1 NFL Picks: Miami Dolphins @ Cleveland Browns
Date: Sunday, September 8th, 1:00 ET
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
Week 1 Betting Odds: Pick ‘Em (41)
Dolphins vs. Browns Live TV: CBS
The Dolphins are one of those trendy teams right now, as many think that they can compete in the AFC East this season with the New England Patriots. We’re not nearly as optimistic. We tend to believe that the Fins are once again an 8-8 type of team. QB Ryan Tannehill still isn’t one of those elite quarterbacks as we see it, and though picking up WR Mike Wallace will surely help out quite a bit, we still aren’t a believer that this is going to make all the difference in the world. Meanwhile, we think that the biggest acquisition for the Browns in the offseason was that of OC Norv Turner, who really might be able to really help out what was a really anemic offense last season outside of RB Trent Richardson.
We’re a bit concerned over the fact that the Browns’ first round pick, LB Barkevious Mingo is probably not going to play with a lung problem, but we still think that this Cleveland defense is a heck of a lot better than it figured to be over the course of last season. In the end, we aren’t thinking that Miami is going to be able to hang around in this one. Remember that the Fins are 0-4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in this series, and they finished out last season with four ATS losses in a row on the road. The Dawg Pound will celebrate a victory to start off the season on Sunday.
Dolphins @ Browns Pick: Cleveland Browns pk
Dolphins @ Browns Score Prediction: Cleveland 19 – Miami 17