The weekly NFL primetime slate wraps up on Sunday Night Football in a battle to decide the AFC East. This week 18 finale sees the Buffalo Bills traveling south to face the Miami Dolphins. Two of the AFC’s best quarterbacks will duel to decide a divisional winner. If the Bills fail to win, they could still miss the playoffs due to various seeding. The Dolphins have already clinched a playoff spot, but they would love to hang an AFC East winning banner. This game should be a fantastic regular season finale. Each week, Canal Street Chronicles will preview some of the best props and wagers for most primetime and national games. Thank you to our friends over at DraftKings Sportsbook for the wagering lines for the CSC Sunday Night Football week 18 preview and props.
CSC SNF week 18 props and best bets
Dolphins game line +3.5(-140)
The Dolphins limp into this regular season finale to face the Bills who are one of the hottest teams in the league. Multiple key personnel for the Dolphins have missed practice this week. It is not totally surprising that the Dolphins are underdogs in this game, but they are still one of the best offenses in the NFL and the game is in Miami. Even though the Bills have won four straight, opposing teams are still keeping the score close. If the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers can keep within one score of the Bills, so can this Dolphins team that scores 30 points per game this year.
James Cook over 21.5 receiving yards(-110)
The Dolphins defense might be one of the most underappreciated units in the NFL. They allow just 3.6 yards per carry to running backs, top five in the league. One area that the Dolphins struggle with is covering receivers out of the backfield though. Since week 12, they are allowing over six catches per game for nearly 54 yards to running backs. This is near the bottom of the league in both categories. This bodes well for James Cook, who is averaging 27 receiving yards per game. The first time these two teams met this season, Cook had 48 yards which will continue and cash this prop.
Tyreek Hill over 20 receiving yards in first quarter(-125)
Tyreek Hill is one of the most dangerous weapons in the NFL. He is still pursuing a 2,000 yard season but is unlikely to get there without a record setting game this week. Do not think that head coach Mike McDaniels and Hill will think the 283 yards needed is impossible though. Hill has a special set of plays every week and that will continue in this last regular season game for the team. In the first quarter, there will be special plays ready and Hill is always just one play away from taking the ball the distance. Expect the Dolphins to look for Hill to capitalize on man-to-man coverage that the Bills like to employ and get enough receptions to start the game to go over 20 receiving yards.
Long shot of the night
Cedrick Wilson anytime TD scorer(+400)
The Dolphins have sorely missed Jaylen Waddle the last two games, and it is unlikely he is fully healthy for this game on Sunday night. Filling in for him has been Cedrick Wilson. Wilson has run a route on over 60% of the Dolphins passing downs the last two weeks since Waddle’s injury. In the red zone, Waddle is a favorite target of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa so he will likely have to look elsewhere. Wilson scored last week on a short pass and will have the opportunity once again in this divisional game. With so many weapons on the Dolphins it is hard to predict, but Wilson has a great chance to score this week.