NFL International Series predictions & betting tips: Best bets for New Orleans Saints at Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium

Leigh Copson in Weekly Tips 27 Sep 2017
  • Get free predictions & betting tips for the second NFL International Series game of 2017
  • The 1-2 New Orleans Saints are taking on the 1-1 Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium in London

NFL International Series predictions for New Orleans Saints at Miami Dolphins in Week 4 of the 2017 NFL season. Can the Miami Dolphins bounce back from the disappointing defeat to the New York Jets or will the New Orleans Saints win in London for the second time? Read on for all of our free predictions and betting tips.

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The first International Series game of 2017 threw up a huge surprise as the Jacksonville Jaguars blew away the Baltimore Ravens 44-7 at Wembley Stadium. The Ravens’ defense had been utterly dominant through their first two games but they had no answer to what the Jaguars threw at them and on the opposite side Joe Flacco & Co. struggled all day as the Jacksonville ‘D’ stepped up its game to ensure a dominant victory. It was impressive stuff from the Jaguars and disappointing stuff for us as our tips turned out to be losers, but here are the bets we expect to get us back on track when the Miami Dolphins host the New Orleans Saints at Wembley on Sunday afternoon…

What a difference a week has made for these two teams. Having been forced to wait an extra week to kick-off their campaign due to a hurricane, Miami made up for lost time as they saw off the Los Angeles Chargers in their season-opener, with new quarterback Jay Cutler putting up solid numbers  in the passing game while running back Jay Ajayi rushed for 122 yards. A Week 2 win over the woeful New York Jets was expected, but the Dolphins produced what can only be described as a pathetic display as they were spared a shutout defeat by Cutler’s touchdown pass to DeVante Parker as time expired, and afterwards head coach Adam Gase did not hold back in his in his assessment of the offense.

“I'm upset about the way our offense played,” he said. “I'm just tired of watching it for two years – just garbage. So, we're going to figure something out. It's just surprising, some of the stuff we don't do right. We basically skimmed it back as much as we could over the last year. Trying to make it so we can play fast and [win favourable] matchups. We're not doing it, so we'll figure out a way to make adjustments. I've been watching it for two years. It hasn't worked. So we're going to figure some things out.”

They need to get it figured out fast too, because next up is a meeting with a New Orleans Saints team that gave themselves a massive boost with the win at Carolina last weekend. Having dropped their first two games against Minnesota and New England, the Saints found a new level last Sunday as they rolled over the Panthers at the Bank of America Stadium. Drew Brees led the offense as he threw three touchdown passes, but the big story was the performance of the defense.

This unit had given up over 1,000 yards and conceded 65 points in the first two games of the season, but they shut down Cam Newton & Co. in impressive fashion on Sunday, restricting the Panthers to just 277 total yards while forcing three turnovers. They now come up against a “garbage” Miami offense that is in desperate need of a shake-up, but it is hard to see how they can make major changes in a week where they are coming out of their usual routine and heading to London.

Being more aggressive and letting Cutler air it out could result in them gift-wrapping the game for the Saints in the form of turnover after turnover, but becoming predictable and relying on London-born Jay Ajayi to deliver on the ground will make the one-dimensional and easy to stop.

And as a quick note, the Miami defense is nothing to write home about either – it has given up the fifth most passing yards per game this season and could not even stop a Jets offense led by Josh McCown, so how can it be expected to slow down a prolific QB like Brees? It is really hard to see how they can turn this around in a handful of days, so I suggest backing a New Orleans team that will have their tails up, especially on defense after that showing against the Panthers. A second TD of the season for wide receiver Michael Thomas looks to be a solid bet too.

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Previous NFL International Series Tips

Previous NFL International Series Tips (winners in bold)

SEASONBETPROFIT
(10pt STAKE)
2017 Game 1Ravens -6.5 to win @ 6/5Jaguars to commit most turnovers @ 23/20U20
2017 Game 2Saints -6.5 to win @ 6/4Michael Thomas Anytime TD @ 8/11+22.27
2017 Game 3Rams -3.5 to win @ EVSTodd Gurley Anytime TD @ 4/6+16.67
2017 Game 4Vikings -13.5 to win @ 6/4Latavius Murray Anytime TD @ 11/8+5
2017 Game 5Patriots -6.5 win @ 10/11Rob Gronkowski Anytime TD @ 5/6U0.91

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