The New England Patriots opened up as the 7.5-point favorite against the Miami Dolphins. The spread has since moved to 8-points. The Tom Brady-led Patriots own a 58-6 record when favored by 8 or more points.
With Tom Brady at the helm, the Patriots have won 45 straight regular games at home against AFC opponents (if we don't include the week 17 finale against the Bills, where the Patriots rested their entire offense). The Brady-led Patriots are also 8-0 when playing football on Thursday (The Matt Cassel Patriots lost to the Jets on Thursday).
The Patriots have won 8 of their past 10 games against the Miami Dolphins and have only lost once at home: the 2005 regular season finale when Brady sat out after playing the first quarter. So in a similar way to the 45-straight game fact, the Patriots really haven't ever lost at home to the Dolphins when the Patriots tried to win the game.
The over/under is set at 51, which implies a Patriots victory of 29.5-21.5.
Can you predict the score?