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Florida and football are meant for each other, and fans of the Miami Dolphins know that especially. No matter how a Dolphins season ends up—winning big with Dan Marino or, uh, losing more frequently with Chad Henne and Chad Pennington (among others)—the Miami faithful stand by their team.
When sports betting becomes legal in Florida, Dolphins fans will have a new way to be a major part of the action. They’ll be able to bet on the Dolphins from their homes, the sports bars, at the stadium or anywhere within the state of Florida, all thanks to regulated online sportsbooks.
What do you need to know to bet on the Dolphins today or this season? What kind of bets can you make? How can you get an online sportsbook account in Florida? We’ve got everything outlined in this short guide to betting on the Miami Dolphins, including this week’s Dolphins spread, moneyline, totals and Super Bowl odds, plus more key betting data.
The first thing you need to bet on the Dolphins is an account at a legal online sportsbook. The second is knowing where to find the best Dolphins betting odds for this week’s game. Our odds feed below has the best spread for this week’s game as posted at multiple online sportsbooks plus current Dolphins Super Bowl odds, AFC Championship odds and more. Click on any of the odds below to jump right to the sportsbook, claim your new-player bonus and start lining your bets up.
The money line bet is one of the most popular in sportsbooks across the world. The concept is really simple, and it’s one of the easier bets to research, which makes it very popular with both new bettors and veterans alike.
Two teams are playing one another, and a sportsbooks lists the NFL moneyline odds for each one being victorious. Your job, as the bettor, is to pick which team is going to win the game. Yup. That’s it.
Of course, as we all know, any team can win on any given Sunday. If it were as easy as just choosing the favorite over the underdog, then sports betting in Florida would be a very lucrative business for anyone who put their money down. Instead, NFL games continue to have a nice mix of surprises and expected outcomes—just the way sports fans like it.
Here’s a quick example of a moneyline bet as you might find it at BetMGM Sportsbook:
What we see here is the name of the team, listed with their associated odds for this matchup. A negative number, such as Miami’s -110, means they are the favorite to win the game. A positive number, like New York’s +140, means they are the underdogs in the eyes of the oddsmakers.
When you place a wager on the negative amount, you have to bet that amount in order to win $100. So, in this case, you’d wager $110 and if Miami wins you’d get $210 back — your original bet plus $110 in winnings.
On the positive side, for every $100 you bet, you win that amount. So for the Jets, if you bet $100 on them and they won, you’d get back $240. That’s $100 of the original wager returned to you, plus $140 in profits.
When you look at point spreads in your preferred sportsbook, you’ll notice they look a lot like the moneyline, but with an additional set of numbers next to each team. Those numbers are points given to help even the playing field a bit.
Some teams are clearly going to have the advantage on paper, so sportsbooks bring more attention to the game by giving points to the underdog team. That number of points is how much the favorites have to win by, or more, while the underdog either has to win outright or lose by fewer than the number.
Experienced bettors have made the point spread their preferred bet type. The spread makes otherwise mismatched games more interesting for fans and bettors. Payout odds are generally around -110, meaning a $110 winning bet would yield $100 in winnings. Sometimes the sportsbooks will adjust the odds on either side to encourage even action on both teams.
A listing at the HardRock Sportsbook might look like this:
For a bet on the Dolphins to be a winner, they have to take home the W by a victory of 4 points or more (more than 3.5). If they win that game 36-31, then your bet would be a winner. If they win 26-23, then you’d lose your bet.
For the Jets to have bets on them come up as winners, they either have to be victorious outright, or they have to lose by 3 points or fewer.
You’ve heard of this bet type referred to as an over/under, no doubt. The idea is pretty simple: sportsbooks set a number that they believe will be the combined number of points scored by both teams in any given game. You, the bettor, have to decide whether those two teams will combine to score over or under that amount.
It’s not as easy as it sounds, obviously, but if you put in enough time with your research, compare the various facets of each team’s game and check on the player injury news, weather reports, historical and current trends and other piece of information, you’ll definitely be on the right track to winning some bets.
You might see a a totals line at PointsBet Sportsbook that looks like this:
You pick whether the teams will score more or fewer than 44.5 points. If you’re right, you win $100 for every $110 you bet. Of course, you don’t have to wager that amount. The payouts will adjust proportionally to any amount you bet.
Betting on the NFL’s Most Valuable Player isn’t the only futures bet you can make. From Defensive and Offensive Player of the Year to Comeback Player of the Year and more, you have plenty of choices. Here are a few you’ll find at Florida NFL betting sites:
Player futures and player props are two different types of bets. On one, you’re wagering on what a player will get during the season in the form of accolades or accomplishments, and the other is about how a player performs and what they achieve.
The more common player props you’ll likely find include, but are hardly limited to, the following:
Beyond player props, you can also place bets on what teams will do in the form of propositional opportunities. The following are some of the more popular team props, including some you’ll find on game day:
Primetime football is an interesting beast. Some teams just play well; others can’t ever seem to get their act together.
The Dolphins will have a limited number of primetime engagements in 2021. They will not play on Sunday Night Football at all this season, though they do make a Thursday Night Football appearance in Week 10 when they host the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 11.
The Miami squad also makes a single appearance on Monday Night Football when they visit the New Orleans Saints in Week 16 for a Dec. 27 matchup.
The Dolphins’ all-time records for each primetime slot, not including the postseason, are:
It takes more than just players to be an NFL team, and the Miami Dolphins have a full lineup of coaches and bench staff doing all the work behind the scenes. Here are some of the 2021 coaching staff:
The Dolphins last 10 head coaches have been:
The Miami Dolphins’ home field is Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
The Miami Dolphins games are broadcast locally on NBC, Fox, CBS and ABC, depending on the date and location of the game. You can usually find these channels in your cable package or with a digital antenna.
Additionally, you can watch the games on the NFL Game Pass app and online, or you can use NFL Sunday Ticket, a premium service available through DirecTV.
If you’d rather catch the game on the radio, you can tune in to 560 WGAM Sports Radio and KISS 99.9. For the official Spanish radio broadcast, set your dial to Univision Deportes Radio 1140 AM.
You can stream Dolphins radio broadcasts on your smartphone or computer by using the NFL Audio Game Pass.
So you want to know some interesting facts about the Miami Dolphins? You’re in luck because we put together a list of some of our favorites.
Tickets to the Miami Dolphins home games go on sale not long after the schedule is announced by the NFL. Tickets, as of 2021, range between approximately $100 to over $500, depending on location, amenities and more.
Tickets can be purchased through the Dolphins website here.
The Miami Dolphins haven’t had very many owners in their history, which isn’t all that surprising considering they were one of the AFL expansion teams and don’t have the same deep history as some NFL squads like the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants.
The current majority owner of the Dolphins is Stephen Ross, who took over in 2009. Since that date, the team has gone 87-105 for a .453 win percentage.
Prior to Ross, Wayne Huizenga owned the team from 1994-2008. His 15-year tenure resulted in a 127-113 historical win-loss record with eight playoff appearances.
Tim Robbie owned the team from 1990-1993, going 40-24 for the highest win percentage of any owner at .625. The team made the playoffs twice in those four seasons.
The original owner of the Dolphins was Joe Robbie, who helmed the organization from 1966-1989, amassing a record of 213-135 for a .612 winning percentage. His team won two Super Bowls, recorded the only undefeated season in the history of the NFL and made the playoffs 12 times.
Almost everyone knows about the most famous comeback in the history of the Dolphins. It was capped by the Dan Marino “fake spike” that led to a 2004 victory over the New York Jets. But the greatest comeback? That happened on Dec. 15, 1974 when the Miami Dolphins came from behind to defeat the New England Patriots 34-27.
The Patriots scored three times in the first quarter, nailed a field goal in the second and looked to be in control of the game from the start with a 24-0 lead at one point in the game. It wasn’t until the third quarter that the Dolphins were able to come back and tie the game, 24-24, on a 46-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Earl Morrall to Melvin Baker. Miami scored the winning touchdown on a run by Don Nottingham to put the team up 34-24. The Patriots added another field goal, this one from 40 yards out, but it would prove too little, too late for New England.
Fans of the Miami Dolphins will tell you that they really hope their team doesn’t end up with the top pick in the NFL Draft unless they get there by a trade with another team.
The way the NFL works: the team with the worst record to end the season is awarded the first overall draft pick. Essentially, the idea is that the worst team should have the opportunity to get the best player in order to get their team back on track to winning.
Miami fans are hoping the Dolphins are already on their way to competing for the AFC East title and a playoff spot.