With Week 9 already in full swing, we are at the halfway point of the 2021 NFL regular season. Through the first eight weeks, favorites are 75-46 outright, underdogs are 66-54-1 ATS and the Under has the advantage at 66-54-2. Of course, trying to identify those winners and stay in the green is easier said than done, so if you’re looking for a little help to begin the second half of the year, you’ve come to the right place.
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Texans at Dolphins
Time: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET (Fox), stream on fuboTV (try for free)
Open: Dolphins -7.5, O/U 45
Current: Dolphins-5.5, O/U 46.5
It’s a dangerous game when you utilize a 1-7 team in a survivor pool, but you may not get many opportunities like the one that’s available with the Dolphins on Sunday against Houston. The Texans are getting Tyrod Taylor back in the fold, but they’ve largely been blown out by their opponents this season, owning a -15.2 point differential (worst in the NFL). Miami also was able to hold the Buffalo Bills in check for most of their game in Week 8 before ultimately coming up short. They should face much less resistance Sunday.
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