Best bets for NFL Week 8: Matchups with intriguing lines and odds

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa runs with the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

(Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press)

Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins averaged six yards per play against the Steelers in a 16-10 win on “Sunday Night Football.” It was good to see Tua back, but he did miss some throws and some opportunities. Moreover, the Steelers completely took the air out of the ball by holding it for over 33 minutes of game time, so it kept the Dolphins from getting more kicks at the can.

Miami scored on four of its five possessions in the first half, but settled for field goals on three of them and then had a drive stuffed on downs to start the second half. They left points on the field against a solid Pittsburgh defense, but they’ll face a much weaker Lions defense this week that had allowed 6.5 yards per play going into Week 7. They only allowed 5.6 to the Cowboys, who were easing Dak Prescott back into action, which the Dolphins were doing with Tua this week.

On the indoor fast track at Ford Field, the Dolphins should run wild and nobody puts up garbage time stats quite like Jared Goff. This game should feature some points.

Pick: Over 50

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