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How to watch Patriots vs. Dolphins odds, picks, live stream: Top 2021 Week 1 NFL predictions

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SportsLine’s proven model reveals its NFL picks for Patriots vs. Dolphins on Paramount+

In their first season without Tom Brady running the offense since 2001, the New England Patriots sputtered offensively but after drafting Mac Jones with the No. 15 overall pick and releasing Cam Newton, they’re hoping to right the ship in 2021. They’ll begin their season by hosting the Miami Dolphins, who made the playoffs last year despite Tua Tagovailoa being handed the reins and averaging only 6.3 yards per pass attempt. This critical AFC East matchup will be broadcast live on CBS and you can stream your local market NFL on CBS game with Paramount+ and watch on any device.

Kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Caesars Sportsbook lists New England as a 3.5-point favorite in the latest Patriots vs. Dolphins odds, while the over-under for total points is 43.5. In select markets, Sunday’s matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.

Paramount+ now has levels of membership so you can watch your local NFL on CBS matchups and much more. The Premium Plan is $9.99 per month and you can watch your local CBS live stream, including plenty of sports like SEC on CBS, NFL on CBS, and the PGA Tour, with no ads, on demand and the ability to download episodes for offline viewing. Both plans come with a free week to start and include the NFL on CBS, so sign up now here.

How to watch Patriots vs. Dolphins

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 12
  • Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
  • TV: CBS 
  • Streaming: Paramount+

Week 1 NFL picks for Dolphins vs. Patriots

Before you tune in to Sunday’s Patriots vs. Dolphins game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,900 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six years ago. It went a sizzling 24-14 on top-rated NFL picks last season, returning more than $800. The model also enters the 2021 season on an incredible 120-78 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

For Dolphins vs. Patriots, the model says the value is on over 43.5 points being scored. The model is predicting both teams to combine for 44 total points on average as Tagovailoa throws for 249 yards and 1.40 touchdowns, while Jones throws for 275 yards and 1.50 touchdowns.

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New England had the No. 4 rushing attack in the league last season but struggled to score because of a 30th-ranked passing attack led by Newton. With Jones at the helm, the offense figures to be more balanced in 2021 and the offseason additions of Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne, Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry give Jones a more talented supporting cast.

Meanwhile, the Dolphins are hoping that Tagovailoa becomes a more efficient passer in his second season and that Jaylen Waddle will be able to help the second-year quarterback attack opposing defenses down the field. Running back Myles Gaskin is also healthy to begin the season and if he can provide consistency in Miami’s ground game, the Dolphins could be a formidable unit offensively after ranking 15th in scoring a season ago.

How to watch, live stream the NFL on CBS

Now that you know what to pick, get ready to watch your live local NFL on CBS games on Paramount+ on any device you want. Visit Paramount+ now to stream your live local CBS sporting events, including the NFL, SEC on CBS, and so much more. 

Trey Lance didn’t start at quarterback Sunday for the San Francisco 49ers, but the rookie was still able to make a huge mark on the game early in the first quarter when his first-career pass went for a touchdown. 

The 49ers’ scoring drive that ended with Lance’s throw actually started with Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback. After Garoppolo led the 49ers into the red zone, coach Kyle Shanahan decided it was time to unleash his rookie QB, who entered the game for the first time with just under eight minutes left to play in the first quarter. 

On his first career throw, Lance ended up doing this. 

That’s the five-yard pass to Trent Sherfield that gave San Francisco a 7-0 lead. 

The fact that Lance made an appearance so early in the game wasn’t a huge surprise. Shanahan hinted during the preseason that he his plan was to use a two-quarterback system this year, and he definitely wasn’t kidding. On the 49ers’ first full offensive possession, Lance played a total of two snaps while Garoppolo played seven. (The 49ers’ first actual possession only lasted one play because Garoppolo lost a fumble on San Francisco’s first play from scrimmage.)

Thanks to Lance’s touchdown, the 49ers held a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, although the Lions did tie it up early in the second quarter on a TD pass from Jared Goff to T.J. Hockenson. If you want to keep tabs on the game,  including getting the latests stats and an updated score, you can follow our GameTracker by clicking here. 

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