Do not look now but football is back. That is right, today the annual Hall of Fame game will be played to open up the preseason in the NFL.
Today’s matchup pits the Miami Dolphins against the Dallas Cowboys. A rivalry that is well documented including the infamous Leon Lett miscue in the end zone that cost the Cowboys a Thanksgiving Day win.
Currently sportsbook.com has the Dolphins favored by 2½ points with the over under point total sitting on 33.
Sunday in Canton, Ohio with the busts of all the previous Hall of Fame Inductees looking over the field, the NFL season will begin.
This is Miami’s fourth trip to the HOF Game and the Dolphins are 0-3 in their previous three. Dallas has played in four HOF games and they too have not played well with a record of 1-3.
Miami should be better this season, as quarterback Ryan Tannehill has one full season under his belt. On defense, the Dolphins showed signs of brilliance, and this season could be one of the top ten in the league.
The Cowboys have been a disappointment of late, as they have not played in the postseason since 2009. Dallas has not even made the Super Bowl since 1996, but remains one of the league’s most popular teams.
This season Bill Callahan the team’s offensive coordinator will make the play calls and on defense, the Cowboys brought in Monte Kiffin to be the defensive coordinator. Do not look for Tony Romo the Cowboys starting quarterback to play in tonight’s game
Currently Bovada has Dallas at 34/1 and Miami at 41/1 to win the Super Bowl in their futures.
Recent betting trends on betonline have the UNDER cashing out in 22 of the past 31 Miami games. Miami is also 5-2 ATS over its past 7 games on fieldturf. The OVER has cashed out 4 of 5 times the Cowboys have played on fieldturf. Over its past 7 games, Dallas is 2-5 ATS.
The Cowboys players and coaches will be loaded down with pressure this season and look for head coach Jason Garrett to play his top players early and then rest them.
The Cowboys have a better defense and Kyle Orton should produce for them at quarterback without Romo.
Prediction: Dallas 27 – Miami 17