Winning six games in a row does not buy much for the Miami Dolphins these days in terms of “expert” pick confidence.
Of the 30 NFL experts making straight-up picks for ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, and SB Nation, just eight chose Miami to beat the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday.
The Ravens are no slouch at 6-5, coming off three wins in their last four games but they don’t have the look of a great team this year overall. Per Football Outsiders, their defense is the best in the NFL but their offense ranks 30th. Miami is significantly more balanced, ranking 13th and eighth in offense and defense, respectively.
Joe Flacco has 13 turnovers in 11 games while Ryan Tannehill is on fire, throwing one interception his last six games. Still, Vegas has the Ravens as 3.5-point favorites (home field is worth about three).
Here is how the expert picks break down via outlet. Man, those dudes at ESPN HATE your team.