To say Vegas has adjusted the Miami Dolphins’ odds based on their Week 1 blowout loss to Baltimore would be an understatement.
The Week 2 outlook for Miami is bleak. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots — fresh off a dominant performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football — head to Miami as one of the biggest road favorites in NFL history.
BetOnline put out an opening line on Sunday night with the Patriots slated as 14.5-point favorites. The book then sent a follow-up tweet.
“Within 2 minutes people bet so much on the Patriots that we had to take the odds down,” BetOnline’s official account tweeted. “Bets will stand at -14.5 but nobody wanted to bet the Dolphins at that #.”
New England is now as high as a 19-point favorite at some books. According to ESPN Chalk’s Ben Fawkes, this would be the second time in 30 years that a road team has been favored by more than 17 points.
On Tuesday afternoon, a bettor placed a $55,000 wager on the Patriots at -18 to win $50,000 at CG Technology, per Tony DiTommaso.
Circa Sports in Vegas has also created a special prop for miserable Miami fans. The book released a “will the Dolphins go winless” prop on Tuesday.
‘Yes’ is currently +555 and ‘no’ is -900. Prior to the season starting, FanDuel posted a prop for any team to go winless this season. Those bookmakers had ‘yes’ slated at +1600 and ‘no’ juiced to -4000.
There was a clear correction based on Miami’s 59-10 loss on Sunday. The Dolphins were expected to be bad, though. They opened the season with the lowest win total in the league, but The Action Network only gave the ‘Fins a 0.33% chance of going 0-16.
Since 1978 when the NFL moved to a 16-game schedule, there have only been two teams to accomplish the ultimate losing campaign. The Detroit Lions went 0-16 in 2008 and the Cleveland Browns joined the party with a winless season in 2017.