Sunday, December 20, 2015
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The Miami Dolphins face the San Diego Chargers on Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium. The opening line for this game has San Diego as 2 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45.
Ryan Tannehill finished his last game with 236 yards through the air for Miami. He completed 25 passes out of 41 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. Lamar Miller led the Dolphins in rushing with 89 yards. He averaged 7 yards per carry on his 12 rushing attempts for the game. Jarvis Landry led the team in receiving. He had a total of 99 yards on 11 receptions for an average of 9 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Miami had 363 total yards on 64 plays. They gained 6 rushing first downs, 10 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 16 first downs on the game. The Dolphins rushed for 128 yards by way of 22 carries.
Philip Rivers finished his last game with 263 yards through the air for San Diego. He completed 24 passes out of 43 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. Melvin Gordon led the Chargers in rushing with 35 yards. He averaged 3 yards per carry on his 14 rushing attempts for the game. Antonio Gates led the team in receiving. He had a total of 76 yards on 6 receptions for an average of 13 yards per catch in the game. San Diego had 280 total yards on 66 plays. They gained 2 rushing first downs, 12 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 15 first downs on the game. The Chargers rushed for 44 yards by way of 18 carries.
Miami is averaging 20 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 23 passes per game on 37 attempts for a 62% percent completion percentage and average 231 yards in the passing department per game. The Dolphins are averaging 98 rushing yards per game on 20 attempts per contest for an average of 4.9 yards per carry. They are also running 60 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 329 yards per contest. The Dolphins manage 18 first downs per contest and they average a total of 67.3 penalty yards on 8.2 penalties.
Miami gives up 25 points per contest and an average of 262 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 23 completed passes on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 66%. The Dolphins allow 131 rushing yards per game on 32 carries for a 4.1 average per play. Miami gives up 393 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.8 penalties per game that total 65.8 yards as a unit.
San Diego is putting 19 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 28 passes per game on 42 attempts for a 67% percent completion percentage and average 293 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Chargers rush for an average of 80 yards per contest on 23 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry for the season. They also run 68 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 373 yards in each contest. The Chargers are gaining 22 first downs per contest and they average 59.5 penalty yards on 7.2 penalties per game.
San Diego surrenders 26 points per game and 241 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 20 completed passes per game on 31 attempts for a completion percentage of 65%. The Chargers allow 127 rushing yards per contest on 26 carries for a 4.9 average per rush. San Diego gives up 367 total yards per game including an average of 6.2 per play. They create an average of 1 turnovers per game and 6.8 penalties for 57.5 yards each game.
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 7-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Miami has an ATS record of 4-9-0 this season
San Diego Betting Trends
San Diego is 5-8-0 against the over/under so far this season
San Diego has an ATS record of 5-8-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/01/15 WR Rishard Matthews Ribs out indefinitely
11/03/15 T Ja'Wuan James Toe out indefinitely
10/30/15 DE Cameron Wake Achilles IR
09/07/15 S Louis Delmas ACL IR
09/04/15 DE Dion Jordan Suspension out for season
12/15/15 CB Steve Williams Hip "?" Sunday vs. Miami
12/13/15 T D.J. Fluker Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Miami
12/13/15 WR Dontrelle Inman Neck "?" Sunday vs. Miami
12/13/15 NT Sean Lissemore Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Miami
12/13/15 WR Stevie Johnson Groin "?" Sunday vs. Miami
12/12/15 CB Brandon Flowers Knee IR
12/12/15 DE Corey Liuget Foot IR
11/10/15 G Chris Watt Shoulder IR
11/04/15 RB Branden Oliver Toe IR
11/04/15 LB Tourek Williams Foot IR
11/02/15 WR Keenan Allen Kidney IR
10/18/15 DE Darius Philon Thigh IR - designated to return
09/30/15 G Johnnie Troutman Arm IR
Guy's Pick: Take Miami
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