The Miami Dolphins head to the west coast with three straight wins under their belt after downing the New York Jets 27-23 in Florida last weekend. They’ll be taking on the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday, November 13th as the second-place team in the AFC East at 4-4 on the season. San Diego was also successful last week with a 43-35 home victory against the Tennessee Titans. The Chargers are now 4-5 on the year, but still sit in the cellar of the highly-competitive AFC West.
Dolphins vs Chargers – Pinnacle NFL Betting Line:
- Pinnacle lists the Chargers at -3.5 points at +109 with the Dolphins +3.5 points at -101, the over/under is 48.5 points with the over at -112 and the under at +102
Dolphins vs Chargers Betting Trends:
- Season record: 4-4 SU, 4-4 ATS
- Current Streak: won 3 straight games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami’s last 7 games
- Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- Miami is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
- Miami is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games on the road
- Miami is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 5 games when playing San Diego
- Miami is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing San Diego
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 5 games when playing on the road against San Diego
- Miami is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against San Diego
San Diego Chargers:
- Season record: 4-5 SU, 6-3 ATS
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego’s last 6 games
- San Diego is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
- San Diego is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games at home
- San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego’s last 5 games when playing Miami
- San Diego is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Miami
- San Diego is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Miami
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego’s last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
- San Diego is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Miami
Miami Dolphins – A Closer Look:
The Dolphins took care of the Jets 27-23 for their third consecutive win in a big divisional clash at home on Sunday, but there’s still a lot of work to do if they hope to make the playoffs. The three straight victories will certainly help though and give the team some momentum and confidence down the stretch. Miami is focusing on a running game at the moment with second-year running back Jay Ajayi being the key player. He carried the ball 111 yards last weekend and has 6.7 yards on average per rush in the last three contests for a season total of 529 yards. He’s also scored four touchdowns in those three games.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill hasn’t been throwing the ball as much in the last three weeks as he’s averaging below 53 yards a game in that stretch. However, he’s been more accurate since his completion rate has risen by four per cent. Defensively, The Dolphins are doing well against the pass as it ranks 10th-best in the league by giving up just 226.5 yards against per outing. They’re not as effective defensively on the ground though as they allow 136,1 yards against each game, which is ranked a lowly 27th-best in the NFL. Miami is struggling on the road though with an 0-5 record on their past five trips and has gone 1-4 ATS over that period.
San Diego Chargers – A Closer Look:
San Diego beat the Titans 43-35 the last time out with running back Melvin Gordon rushing for 196 yards. He had 111 yards the week before, so is in good form. He also chipped in with 65 receiving yards against Tennessee. The Chargers have won three of their last four games and need to keep it up if they have any chance of reaching the postseason. Quarterback Philip Rivers racked up 275 yards in the air with a pair of touchdown passes by completing 24 of his 33 attempts. The veteran quarterback spread out his passes as four teammates gained at least 55 yards on receptions with Antonio Gates chipping in with 75 yards on five catches.
The San Diego secondary isn’t as strong as it could be as its ranked 27th in the league this season in pass defense, but had a good game in week 9. Safety Dwight Lowery scored a touchdown on a returned fumble and cornerback Brandon Flowers returned an interception for a score. Flowers’ touchdown was quite timely as there was less than five minutes remaining on the clock. The run defense is generally better as it’s ranked 10th best. The Chargers are both 4-1 straight up and ATS in their past five home encounters.
Next up for both teams:
- Miami at Los Angeles Sunday, November 20
- San Diego at Houston Sunday, November 27
by Ian S. Palmer