Kick off time from Houston is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.
DOLPHINS VS TEXANS
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The betting odds from this NFL game opened up with the home team Houston Texans favored by -10 ½ points with an over under of 43 points.
Early money from the bettors has landed on the side of the home club as the Houston Texans are now favored by -12 points. The over under has moved down a notch to a current line of 42 ½ points.
Houston Texans money line bettors will lay –550 odds with the road underdog Miami Dolphins returning +425 odds to post the outright win with no need for taking the points.
A major injury concern for the Miami Dolphins on the offense line as pro bowl tackle Jake Long is listed as probable with a knee sprain.
The Miami Dolphins will start rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill on Sunday. He beat out Matt Moore and David Garrard is injured.
At running back the team returns Reggie Bush and will figure out how to get him more touches in space. Daniel Thomas and Marcus Thigpen will vie for carries.
The wide receivers are Davone Bess, Legedu Naanee, Brian Hartline and Anthony Armstrong.
Miami finished off the year in 2011 with a record of 6-10 in a tie with Buffalo for last place in the AFC east division.
The Dolphins struggled for offense a season ago by averaging just 20 points per game ranking 20th in the league.
Matt Schaub returns at the starting quarterback position for the Texans. In 2011 Schaub completed 61% of his passes for 2479 yards with 15 touchdowns and 6 picks. He missed the Texans final eight games with injury but is in good health to start the season.
The Houston talented running backs are Arian Foster, Ben Tate and Justin Forsett.
The Texans receivers are Andre Johnson, Kevin Walter and Keshawn Martin. Owen Daniels is back at the tight end position.
Houston finished off the regular season with a record of 10-6 and earned a playoff spot for the first time in the history of the franchise. The Texans were the champs of the AFC South. They beat the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Wildcard playoffs but lost the following week at the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional round.
The team saw tremendous improvement on the defensive end as they allowed 17 points per game ranking fourth in the league. The Texans were second in the NFL in total defense by allowing 285 yards per game.
NFL Trend: Houston Texans are 2-0 ATS in their past two meetings with the Miami Dolphins
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