Bills at Dolphins odds preview: Can Buffalo keep up impressive start in Miami?

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) and wide receiver River Cracraft celebrate a touchdown during the second half of last Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) and wide receiver River Cracraft celebrate a touchdown during the second half of last Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Buffalo Bills will travel to Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday to take on the Miami Dolphins in an early showdown between AFC East rivals.Buffalo (2-0) has quickly established itself as the team to beat in the NFL this season. The Bills dominated the reigning Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams 31-10 on opening night and followed that with a 41-7 beatdown of the Tennessee Titans on Monday night.Bills quarterback Josh Allen came into the season as the favorite to be NFL MVP, and so far he has lived up to the expectations. Allen threw four touchdown passes against the Titans and leads the league with an 87.1 quarterback rating.Miami (2-0) staged a historic comeback last Sunday, beating the Baltimore Ravens 42-38 after trailing by 21 points in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had a career day with 469 passing yards and six touchdowns.Caesars Sportsbook has listed the Bills as a two-point favorite with an over/under of 52.Let’s take a closer look at the odds and trends:

Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins

Time/TV: 1 p.m. Sunday, CBSPoint spread (from Caesars Sportsbook): Bills -6Money line: Bills -250; Dolphins +205Over/under: 52Analysis: The Bills defense is going to be the deciding factor in this game. Buffalo harassed Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford in Week 1, sacking him seven times and forcing three interceptions. Last week the rush defense put the clamps down on Derrick Henry, holding him to 25 yards on 13 carries.The Dolphins offense will provide a new challenge to the back end of the Bills defense. Tyreek Hill has had plenty of success against the Bills in the past, and Jaylen Waddle showed last week that he can thrive if defenses place too much attention on Hill. The big question will be whether the Dolphins offensive line can hold up against Von Miller and the Bills pass rush.ESPN’s FPI metric gives the Bills about a 59% chance of winning. This game is going to be excellent for a half. But Buffalo should be able to get pressure on Tagovailoa, generate some turnovers and pull away in the second half. The Bills should cover, and the over will also be in play.Prediction: Bills 34, Dolphins 24

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