Sunday, September 11, 2016
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The Miami Dolphins take on the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at CenturyLink Field. The opening line for this game has Seattle as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44. Last season the Dolphins were 5-11-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 7-9-0. The Seahawks had an over/under record of 8-10-0 and they were 8-9-1 against the spread.
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Miami scored 19 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 27th in the NFL. In the passing department, they averaged 23 passes on 37 attempts for a 62% percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 238 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 19th in the league. The Dolphins ran for an average of 94 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranked them 23rd in the NFL. They also ran 61 plays per contest and averaged 5.4 yards per play for an average of 332 yards per game, ranking their offense 25th overall last season. The Dolphins averaged 18 first downs per game which ranked them 30th in the league. They accumulated 68.1 penalty yards per game via 8.4 penalties, which ranked 6th in the NFL.
Miami allowed 250 passing yards per game, ranking 21st in the league, and they allowed 24 points per contest on defense, which ranked 19th. They gave up 22 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65%. The Dolphins allowed 126 rushing yards per game on 31 carries for a 4.1 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 29th in the NFL. Miami allowed 376 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 25th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 7.6 penalties for 62.8 yards per game, ranking them 28th among all teams in the league.
Seattle averaged 26 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 5th in the NFL. In the passing department, they completed 21 passes per game on 31 attempts for a 68% percent completion percentage. They threw for 237 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 20th. The Seahawks ran for an average of 142 yards per game on 31 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 3rd on the ground. They also ran 65 plays per game and averaged 5.8 yards per play for a total of 379 yards per game, ranking them 4th in the league on offense. The Seahawks got an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranked 8th. They averaged 60.7 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 9th in the NFL.
Seattle allowed an average of 210 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 2nd in the league. Their defense overall allowed 17 points per contest, which had them ranked 1st. They gave up 21 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 62% per game. The Seahawks allowed 82 rushing yards per contest on 23 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 1st in the NFL. Seattle allowed 292 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play, which ranked 2nd in the league. They forced 1.4 turnovers per contest and 5.5 penalties for 48.1 yards in each contest, ranking 1st.
Ryan Tannehill finished his last game of last season with 350 yards through the air for Miami. He completed 25 passes out of 38 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. Lamar Miller led the Dolphins in rushing with 60 yards. He averaged 3 yards per carry on his 19 rushing attempts for the game. DeVante Parker was the team leader in receiving with a total of 106 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. As a team in that game Miami had 438 total yards on 73 plays. They gained 4 rushing first downs, 16 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 20 first downs on the game. The Dolphins rushed for 96 yards by way of 34 carries.
Russell Wilson finished the playoff loss to Carolina with 366 yards through the air for Seattle. He completed 31 passes out of 48 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. Wilson led the Seahawks in rushing with 32 yards. He averaged 11 yards per carry on his 3 rushing attempts for the game. Jermaine Kearse was the team leader in receiving with a total of 110 yards and 11 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Seattle had 403 total yards on 65 plays. They gained 5 rushing first downs, 18 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 23 first downs on the game. The Seahawks rushed for 78 yards by way of 12 carries.
Miami Betting Trends
Miami was 7-9-0 against the over/under last season
Miami had an ATS record of 5-11-0 last season
Seattle Betting Trends
Seattle was 8-10-0 against the over/under last season
Seattle had an ATS record of 8-9-1 last season
Injuries to Watch
09/07/16 DE Cameron Wake Achilles "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
09/07/16 WR DeVante Parker Hamstring doubtful Sunday vs. Seattle
09/07/16 LB Jelani Jenkins Knee doubtful Sunday vs. Seattle
09/07/16 C Mike Pouncey Hip doubtful Sunday vs. Seattle
09/07/16 DE Terrence Fede Knee "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
09/06/16 RB Isaiah Pead Hamstring expected to miss Sunday vs. Seattle
09/05/16 WR Kenny Stills Back "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
09/01/16 CB Chris Culliver Knee PUP
08/31/16 LB Zach Vigil Back PUP
08/30/16 DE Dion Jordan Knee PUP
09/07/16 DT Jarran Reed Toe "?" Sunday vs. Miami
09/07/16 TE Nick Vannett Ankle doubtful Sunday vs. Miami
09/07/16 CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Miami
09/06/16 RB Thomas Rawls Fibula probable Sunday vs. Miami
09/02/16 TE Jimmy Graham Knee "?" Sunday vs. Miami
Josh's Pick: Take Seattle
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