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Dolphins vs. Bills Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

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Saturday, December 24, the Miami Dolphins (9-5) take on the Buffalo Bills (7-7). The game will be played at New Era Field in Buffalo, New York. Read on for our Dolphins vs. Bills prediction and preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its FPI rating, Buffalo wins the match-up between the two teams 75.2 percent of the time. The spread also suggests that the Bills are favored to win the contest.

Spread: Bills -3.5

Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Channel: CBS

Dolphins vs. Bills preview:

This game is essentially a must-win for the Dolphins. If the season ended today, the Dolphins would have the last wildcard spot in the AFC playoff race. A win against the Bills would all but lock it up. It won't be easy—playing in Buffalo is never easy—but Matt Moore showed he's a capable replacement last week completing 12-of-18 passes for four touchdowns. Jay Ajayi could also come up huge against this Bills team once again.

The Bills, barring a miracle collapse from several other teams, have nothing to play for at this point. Their playoff drought will continue, and Rex Ryan will get canned at the end of this season. Still, I think the Bills will play hard despite the less-than-ideal circumstances. Tyrod Taylor looked solid against the Browns last week (though, that might not necessarily be the most difficult thing to do) and LeSean McCoy is an absolute monster. A win against the Dolphins and a shot at an above .500 season would do a lot for the moral of this team going into the offseason.

Dolphins vs. Bills prediction:

The Dolphins get it done and essentially secure a wildcard spot. I'm expecting Ajayi to get out of his slump and have a monster game against the Bills, something to the tune of two touchdowns and 150 yards. If Matt Moore takes care of the ball, and the defense is able to somewhat contain McCoy, the game will take care of itself.

Dolphins 24, Bills 20