Sunday, December 11, 2016
Sun Life Stadium
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The Arizona Cardinals travel to Sun Life Stadium to play the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, December 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44. The Cardinals are 4-8-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-6-0. The Dolphins have an over/under record of 8-4-0 and they are 6-5-1 against the spread.
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Carson Palmer finished with 300 yards through the air for Arizona last week. He completed 30 passes out of 46 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by David Johnson, who finished with 84 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Johnson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 91 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Arizona got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 72 total plays for 369 yards for the game. The Cardinals ran for 88 yards on 24 attempts.
Ryan Tannehill finished with 226 yards passing for Miami last week. He went 29 for 40, resulting in a 73% completion percentage. The Dolphins were led on the ground by Jay Ajayi, who finished with 61 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Jarvis Landry led the team in receiving with 87 yards and 11 catches. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. Miami had 16 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 58 total plays for 277 yards for the contest. The Dolphins ran for 62 yards on 16 carries as a team.
Arizona scores 23 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 17th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 25 passes on 42 attempts for a 60% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 264 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 9th in the league. The Cardinals run for an average of 105 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 15th in the league. They also run 70 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 369 yards per game, ranking their offense 9th overall this season. The Cardinals average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 4th in the NFL. They accumulate 53.9 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, which ranks 23rd in the league.
Arizona allows 199 passing yards per game, ranking 3rd, and they allow 21 points per contest on defense, which ranks 11th. They give up 20 completions on 33 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61%. The Cardinals allow 98 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 11th in the NFL. Arizona allows 297 total yards per game including 4.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 2nd in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.5 penalties for 62.1 yards per game, ranking them 27th among NFL teams.
Miami averages 21 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 22nd in the league. In the passing department, they complete 21 passes per game on 31 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. They throw for 216 yards through the air per game, ranking them 28th. The Dolphins run for an average of 112 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 8th on the ground. They also run 57 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 328 yards per game, ranking them 25th in the league on offense. The Dolphins get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 30th. They average 72.2 penalty yards per game via 7.6 penalties, ranking them 11th in the NFL.
Miami allows an average of 243 passing yards per game, which ranks 11th in the league. Their defense overall allows 23 points per contest, which has them ranked 18th. They give up 23 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 62% per game. The Dolphins allow 130 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 4.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 30th in the NFL. Miami allows 373 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 25th in the league. They force 7.2 penalties for 60.3 yards in each contest, ranking 19th.
Arizona Betting Trends
Arizona is 6-6-0 against the over/under this season
Arizona has an ATS record of 4-8-0 this season
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 8-4-0 against the over/under this season
Miami has an ATS record of 6-5-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/04/16 S Tyrann Mathieu Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Miami
11/02/16 T Jared Veldheer Tricep IR
10/24/16 WR Jaron Brown Knee IR
10/09/16 G Evan Mathis Ankle IR
10/05/16 RB Chris Johnson Groin IR
09/02/16 CB Mike Jenkins Knee IR
08/31/16 CB Elie Bouka Leg IR
12/05/16 LB Kiko Alonso Thumb injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
12/04/16 LB Jelani Jenkins Knee "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
12/04/16 C Mike Pouncey Hip "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
12/04/16 CB Xavien Howard Knee "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
11/05/16 TE Jordan Cameron Concussion IR
10/24/16 RB Arian Foster Retired out for season
10/19/16 S Reshad Jones Rotator Cuff IR
10/12/16 LB Koa Misi Neck IR
08/31/16 LB Zach Vigil Back PUP
08/30/16 DE Dion Jordan Knee PUP
Guy's Pick: Take Miami -2.5
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