Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Miami Dolphins Preseason NFL Parlay 8/9/2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Hard Rock Stadium
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Hard Rock Stadium is the venue for the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, August 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 1.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 34.5. The Dolphins were 5-9-2 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 8-8-0. The Buccaneers were 6-9-1 ATS and their over/under record was 8-8-0.
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Valuable Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were 6-9-1 against the spread last year
Important Miami Dolphins Betting Trends
The Miami Dolphins were 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Miami Dolphins were 5-9-2 against the spread last year
Key Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
06/21/18 QB Jameis Winston Suspension 3-game Suspension (eligible to return 9/30 vs Chicago)
Key Miami Dolphins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran for 1,450 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 27th in the league. They ran 389 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Buccaneers were penalized on offense 104 times for 795 yards last season, which had them 19th in the NFL in penalties. They were 18th in the National Football League in points scored with 335. They ran 1,034 plays last year for 5,816 yards, which ranked them 9th in the NFL in total offense. The Buccaneers averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 8th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 352 1st downs last season, ranking them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 96 throws while attempting 163 passes for a completion percentage of 58.9% last year. He passed for 1,103 yards. He averaged 11.5 yards per completion and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 86.
The Buccaneers rush defense gave up 440 attempts for 1,880 yards last season, putting them in 23rd place in the NFL against the run. They had 109 penalties for 937 yards on defense last year. That placed them 21st in the league. They allowed a score on 38.9% of possessions on defense, which was 28th in the NFL. Tampa Bay was 24th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 382. They gave up a total of 6,049 yards on D, which was 32nd in the league. The Buccaneers were 32nd in yards per play allowed with 6. Their pass defense allowed 7.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 32nd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 371 throws on 549 attempts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense last season, ranking them 32nd and 14th in the league. The Tampa Bay pass defense also surrendered a total of 4,169 yards in the air, which was 32nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers tried 34 field goals last season and made 25, which was 19th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 73.5%. Tampa Bay Buccaneers kickers made 90% of their extra points, going 28 for 31 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,857 yards on 66 punts, averaging 43.3 yards per punt. That ranked them 29th in the NFL in punting average. Tampa Bay was 32nd in the NFL in punt returns with 20 last year. They totaled 192 punt return yards and averaged 9.6 yards per return, which was 6th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 44 yards. They returned 20 kicks for 432 yards on special teams, placing them 31st in kick return yardage. The Buccaneers averaged 21.6 yards per kick return and had a long of 50 yards last season. They were 14th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,681.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Dolphins were 28th in the NFL in points scored with 281 last season. They ran 995 plays last year for 4,923 yards, which ranked them 25th in the league in total offense. The Dolphins averaged 4.9 yards per play, which was 22nd in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 284 1st downs last year, placing them 25th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Miami ran for 1,388 yards as a team, which ranked 29th in the NFL. They ran 360 times last year, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Dolphins were penalized on offense 137 times for 1,154 yards last season, which had them 2nd in the league in penalties. Ryan Tannehill will get the start for Miami after missing the entire season in 2017. These games will be important in getting him back up to NFL speed.
Miami was 29th in the league in points allowed on defense with 393 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,371 yards on D, which was 16th in the NFL. The Dolphins were ranked 21st in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense gave up 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 23rd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 339 passes on 528 attempts against the Miami defense last season, placing them 16th and 9th in the National Football League. The Miami Dolphins pass defense also gave up a total of 3,603 yards through the air, which was 16th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 431 attempts for 1,768 yards last year, putting them in 14th place in the league against the run. The Dolphins committed 122 penalties for 1,077 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 30th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 36.6% of possessions on defense, which was 23rd in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Miami was ranked 9th in the league in punt returns last season with 37. They accumulated 271 punt return yards and averaged 7.3 yards per return, which was 20th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 27 yards. They returned 40 kicks for 827 yards on special teams, ranking 7th in kick return yardage. The Dolphins averaged 20.7 yards per kick return and had a long of 37 yards last year. They were 22nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,278. The Miami Dolphins attempted 23 field goals last season and made 21, which was 23rd in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 91.3%. Miami kickers made 90% of their extra points, going 26 for 29 last year. Their punters totaled 3,695 yards on 83 punts, averaging 44.5 yards per punt. That placed them 19th in the NFL in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Dolphins -1.5 and over 34.5 total points
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