Miami Dolphins at Los Angeles Chargers Week 2 NFL Picks & Parlay 9/17/2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
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The Los Angeles Chargers host the Miami Dolphins at StubHub Center on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 44.5. The Chargers have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 0-0-1 against the spread. The Dolphins were 9-7-1 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 12-5-0.
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Valuable Miami Dolphins Betting Trends
The Miami Dolphins were 12-5-0 against the over/under last season
The Miami Dolphins were 9-7-1 against the spread last year
Important Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Chargers are 0-0-1 against the spread
Key Miami Dolphins Injuries
09/05/17 LB Raekwon McMillan ACL IR
09/05/17 QB Ryan Tannehill ACL IR
09/04/17 C Ted Larsen Bicep IR
08/15/17 CB Tony Lippett Achilles IR
08/06/17 S T.J. McDonald Suspension 8-game suspension (eligible to return 11/05 vs Oakland)
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
09/11/17 WR Dontrelle Inman Groin "?" Sunday vs. Miami
09/11/17 DE Jeremiah Attaochu Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Miami
09/11/17 S Rayshawn Jenkins Concussion left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Miami
09/11/17 TE Sean McGrath Knee "?" Sunday vs. Miami
09/11/17 DT Tenny Palepoi Suspension "?" Sunday vs. Miami
09/05/17 G Forrest Lamp ACL IR
09/05/17 WR Mike Williams Back out indefinitely
09/04/17 LB Denzel Perryman Ankle IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Dolphins were 17th in the NFL in points scored with 363 last season. They ran 913 plays last year for 5,324 yards, which ranked them 24th in the league in total offense. The Dolphins averaged 5.8 yards per play, which was 7th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 278 1st downs last year, placing them 31st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Miami ran for 1,824 yards as a team, which ranked 9th in the NFL. They ran 406 times last year, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Dolphins were penalized on offense 125 times for 1,142 yards last season, which had them 4th in the league in penalties. Jay Cutler threw for 1,059 yards last season. He completed 81 passes on 137 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.1%. His QBR last year was 33.2 while is quarterback rating was 78.1. He averaged 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 13.1 yards per completion.
Miami was 18th in the league in points allowed on defense with 380 last year. They surrendered a total of 6,122 yards on D, which was 29th in the NFL. The Dolphins were ranked 19th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense gave up 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 11th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 368 passes on 591 attempts against the Miami defense last season, placing them 18th and 24th in the National Football League. The Miami Dolphins pass defense also gave up a total of 3,875 yards through the air, which was 15th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 464 attempts for 2,247 yards last year, putting them in 30th place in the league against the run. The Dolphins committed 109 penalties for 919 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 13th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 35.1% of possessions on defense, which was 15th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Miami was ranked 11th in the league in punt returns last season with 36. They accumulated 328 punt return yards and averaged 9.1 yards per return, which was 13th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 74 yards. They returned 36 kicks for 879 yards on special teams, ranking 9th in kick return yardage. The Dolphins averaged 24.4 yards per kick return and had a long of 96 yards last year. They were 19th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,747. The Miami Dolphins attempted 21 field goals last season and made 16, which was 32nd in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 76.2%. Miami kickers made 98% of their extra points, going 41 for 42 last year. Their punters totaled 3,991 yards on 90 punts, averaging 36 yards per punt. That placed them 23rd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers are 15th in the National Football League in points scored with 21. They have run 56 plays this year for 249 yards, which ranks them 22nd in the NFL in total offense. The Chargers average 4.4 yards per play, which is 23rd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 17 1st downs this season, ranking them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Los Angeles has run for 64 yards as a unit, which ranks 19th in the league. They've run 22 times, averaging 2.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Chargers have been penalized on offense 4 times for 40 yards so far this year, which has them 27th in the NFL in penalties. Philip Rivers has passed for 192 yards this year. He's completed 22 throws while attempting 33 passes for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 99.6. He averages 8.7 yards per completion and 5.8 yards per pass attempt.
Los Angeles is 24th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 24. They have given up a total of 321 yards on D, which is 19th in the league. The Chargers are 16th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense has allowed 5.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 14th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 17 throws on 28 attempts against the Los Angeles defense this season, ranking them 11th and 9th in the league. The Chargers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 181 yards in the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 36 attempts for 140 yards this season, putting them in 28th place in the NFL against the run. The Los Angeles Chargers have had 3 penalties for 62 yards on defense this year. That places them 21st in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Los Angeles is 29th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 253. Their kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this season. Their punters have accumulated 230 yards on 5 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 10th in the NFL in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Dolphins +2.5 and under 44.5 total points
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