The Dolphins will go on the road to face the Ravens today in what is a big game as far as the top seed in the AFC goes. The Ravens currently have it with their 12-3 record so the Dolphins will be looking to win to square up the records at 12-4. The Dolphins have been ok on the road but definitely not as good as at home (4-3 vs (7-1). The Ravens have been good no matter where or what conditions they play in. Let's get into our Ravens vs Dolphins Prediction and NFL Picks 12/31/23.
The Dolphins have been impressive lately, building on back-to-back wins, including a victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has had a standout season with 4,214 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.
The Dolphins' offense is further bolstered by the presence of Raheem Mostert, who has accumulated over 1,000 rushing yards, and Tyreek Hill, who has surpassed 1,600 receiving yards.
Defensively, the team has shown strength with players like David Long Jr. and Bradley Chubb making significant impacts.
The Ravens are on a five-game winning streak and have the best record in the AFC at 12-3. Lamar Jackson has been a key player, both in the air and on the ground, with 3,357 passing yards and 786 rushing yards.
The Ravens' offense also includes effective contributions from Gus Edwards and Zay Flowers.
Defensively, the Ravens are strong with players like Roquan Smith and Justin Madubuike standing out. However, the absence of Mark Andrews due to injury could impact the team's offensive options.
The Ravens rank 1st in the league in defense and the combination of lock down defense with the playmaking ability of Lamar Jackson has really made them a dangerous team this season.
The game is seen as a critical one for both teams, with the Ravens slightly favored in the betting odds (-3).
Miami's performance on the road, compared to their strong showings at home, may be a factor, with the team appearing to struggle more in away games.
The Ravens, well-coached and with much at stake, are expected to maintain their focus and take advantage of the home field.
Ravens 31 Dolphins 24