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2021 NFL point spreads: Dolphins facing tough early gauntlet

New England Patriots Vs. Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins will be facing a gauntlet of high powered teams to start their 2021 campaign. At least, that is how the Westgate SuperBook sees Miami’s initial schedule for the upcoming season. Releasing their initial point spreads for the 18-week regular season, SuperBook does not make Miami a favorite in a game until Week 6, when they are facing the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.

Over the first 10 weeks of the season, Miami is listed as a favorite just three times, against the Jaguars in Week 6, hosting the Atlanta Falcons in Week 7, and hosting the Houston Texans in Week 9. They are listed as a pick ‘em at the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3.

Otherwise, the Dolphins are underdogs at the New England Patriots to start the year, then again when they host the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. In Week 4, Miami hosts the Indianapolis Colts as a home underdog, then are 7.5-point underdogs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5. The Bills come up on the schedule again in Week 8, with Miami the underdog, and then again are the underdog in Week 10 as the Thursday Night Football host against the Baltimore Ravens.

In total, Miami is favored in eight games this year, even in one, and the underdog in eight games. You can check out each week’s point spread below:

Week 1 (Sep 12, 4:25pm) - Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots (-2.5)

Week 2 (Sep 19, 1pm) - Buffalo Bills (-3.5) at Miami Dolphins

Week 3 (Sep 26, 4:05pm) - Miami Dolphins (PK) at Las Vegas Raiders

Week 4 (Oct 3, 1pm) - Indianapolis Colts (-1.5) at Miami Dolphins

Week 5 (Oct 10, 1pm) - Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-7.5)

Week 6 (Oct 17, 9:30am) - Miami Dolphins (-1.5) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars in London

Week 7 (Oct 24, 1pm) - Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins (-3.5)

Week 8 (Oct 31, 1pm) - Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills (-7)

Week 9 (Nov 7, 1pm) - Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins (-7.5)

Week 10 (TNF Nov 11, 8:20pm) - Baltimore Ravens (-3) at Miami Dolphins

Week 11 (Nov 21, 1pm) - Miami Dolphins (-3) at New York Jets

Week 12 (Nov 28, 1pm) - Carolina Panthers at Miami Dolphins (-4.5)

Week 13 (Dec 5, 1pm) - New York Giants at Miami Dolphins (-3.5)

Week 14 - BYE

Week 15 (Dec 18/19) - New York Jets at Miami Dolphins (-6.5)

Week 16 (MNF Dec 27, 8:15pm) - Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints (-3.5)

Week 17 (Jan 2, 1pm) - Miami Dolphins at Tennessee Titans (-3)

Week 18 (Jan 9, 1pm) - New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins (-2.5)

All times Eastern.