Miami’s offensive line has been shaky at best all season long and they’re going up against a defense that is 2nd in the NFL in sacks only behind Jacksonville. Miami’s O-line will be shuffled around again tonight because of injuries and I see the Panthers front 7 winning the battle at the line of scrimmage most of the night.
The Dolphins haven’t topped 20 points in any of their 4 road games this year and I don’t see that changing tonight. They’ve been shut out once and had 6 points in another. With Jay Ajayi gone they are replacing him with two RBs who are better pass-catchers than runners and I think the Dolphins will struggle to move the chains.
Carolina has had their own issues on offense but Cam looked good vs Atlanta last week and rushed for 86 yards. Miami’s defensive-line will get to Cam at points so Cam is going to have to make plays with his legs and use the short-pass game with McCaffrey and WR Curtis Samuel, their fast 2nd rounder this year who is getting more reps with Kelvin Benjamin gone. Cam is 4-1 on Monday Night Football lifetime and 3-2 ATS. I like Carolina to cover -2.5 and for Miami to be held under 20 to keep this total low.
Pick: Panthers -2.5 & Under 44.5 (Two team teaser)
*Picks are rated 1 to 5 units in order of confidence.