Best bets for Dolphins-Steelers

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The 2019 NFL season rolls on, and we’re here with a betting preview for Monday night’s game on ESPN between the winless Miami Dolphins and 2-4 Pittsburgh Steelers.

Preston Johnson, Joe Fortenbaugh and Doug Kezirian offer their best bets for the final game of Week 8.

Note: Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook as of Sunday evening.

Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers (-14, 43.5)

Dolphins +14

Kezirian: This is a fun handicap. The Dolphins have been historically bad, but are the Steelers really worthy of being this big of a favorite? Over the past 30 seasons, Pittsburgh is just the 10th team with a record this bad this late in the season to be a double-digit favorite. The previous teams went 2-7 ATS in those spots. Additionally, quarterback Mason Rudolph has been incredibly limited and it is mind-boggling to see him laying this many points. He is the first player since Elvis Grbac in 1995 with San Francisco to be favored by at least 14 points within his first four career starts. I think Miami has the better quarterback in Ryan Fitzpatrick, and the Dolphins showed some life last week in Buffalo, holding a lead at halftime.