Dolphins 3.5-point favorites in Week 8 matchup with Lions

The Miami Dolphins are set to travel to Michigan for their second NFC North matchup of the year, as they’ll play the Detroit Lions at Ford Field Sunday afternoon.

According to Tipico Sportsbook, Miami is currently a 3.5-point favorite for this game. They’re also favorites on the money line, as their victory is set at -190. The over/under for the contest is 51.5 points – the highest this week.

Mike McDaniel’s team earned their fourth victory of the season on Sunday Night Football this past week, defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers. Left tackle Terron Armstead and quarterback Tua Tagogvailoa made their returns to the field, and their play will certainly help against the Lions. However, they’ll need to find a way to sustain some longer drives than they were putting together for most of the Steelers game.

Detroit is 1-5 on the year, but they had been in every game prior to the last two weeks where they’ve been outscored 53-6. Former Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell leads the Lions into this contest, and if he continues down the road that their organization is on this year, there’s a chance that he doesn’t make it to a third season.

Miami and Detroit will face off on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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Story originally appeared on Dolphins Wire