Los Angeles Chargers vs Miami Dolphins Prediction, 11/15/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 10
Game: Los Angeles Chargers vs Miami Dolphins
Date: Sunday, November 15, 2020
Location: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami -2.5
Hard Rock Stadium is the venue where Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins (5-3) will take on the Los Angeles Chargers (2-6) on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this contest as 2.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 47.
The Los Angeles Chargers head into this game 2-6-0 for this year. In their last contest they played the Las Vegas Raiders and lost 31-26. Justin Herbert went 28/42 with 326 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Kalen Ballage led the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards and he added 1 TD for the game. He scurried for 69 yards on 15 carries which meant he averaged 4.6 yards per carry. Keenan Allen was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 103 yards on 9 catches. He had an average of 11.4 yards per catch for that game. The Los Angeles Chargers ended up running the ball 31 times and racked up 128 yards which had them averaging 4.1 yards per run. For the game, they totaled 75 plays for a total of 440 yards. Overall, the Chargers totaled 26 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 45 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Los Angeles allowed 13 catches on 23 throws totaling 160 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.0%. Against the run, the Chargers allowed 160 yards on 26 attempts which means they had an average of 6.2 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they allowed a total of 320 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Chargers have tallied 3,360 total yards over the course of this year. As a team they maintain an average of 135.6 yards on the ground which is 8th in the NFL. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Los Angeles has totaled 17 touchdowns through the air and 6 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Los Angeles Chargers are averaging 25.6 points per contest. The Chargers rank 21st in the NFL in relation to the opposition scoring, allowing 27.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.9 yards per running attempt and 118.3 rushing yards per game this season. During this campaign, they have conceded 946 yards via the ground game in 8 outings. When it comes to yards through the air, the Chargers have given up 1,922 yards which puts them in 10th in the league. Over the course of their 8 games, they have allowed 240.3 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 63.5%. For the year, they have given up 358.5 yards per contest which has them sitting 14th in football.
The Dolphins come into this matchup with a record of 5-3 for this season. In their last game they played the Arizona Cardinals and earned the victory by a score of 34-31. Salvon Ahmed led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 19 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 38 yards on 7 carries which meant he was running for 5.4 yards per run. DeVante Parker was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 64 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 10.7 yards per reception for the game. Tua Tagovailoa went 20/28 with 248 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Miami Dolphins ran the football 25 times and totaled 91 yards giving them an average of 3.6 yards per attempt. On the day, the Dolphins got 24 1st downs and they had 7 infractions for 75 yards. On the day, they ran 56 plays for 312 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Miami allowed 21 completions on 26 tries totaling 264 yards, and a completion percentage of 81.0%. For the game, they gave up 442 yards and earned 1 turnover. On the ground, the Dolphins allowed 178 yards on 37 attempts which is an average of 4.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
In relation to how much they score, the Dolphins rank 10th out of all teams in football by scoring 27.8 points per game. During this campaign to this point, the Dolphins have compiled 1,806 yards through the air in addition to an average of 225.8 passing yards per game, which is ranked 23rd in football. They average 97.1 run yards per game and have run for 777 yards in total. The Miami Dolphins hold an average of 322.9 yards per game which has them sitting 28th out of all teams in the league. The Dolphins are ranked 5th in the NFL when it comes to team defense, allowing 20.1 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.9 yards per rush and 131.8 rushing yards per game for the year. Over the course of this season, they have given up 1,054 yards on the ground through 8 outings. Regarding passing yards, the Dolphins have surrendered 2,020 yards which ranks them 17th in the league. Over the course of their 8 games played this season, they have yielded 252.5 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 62.8%. For the year, they have allowed 384.3 yards per outing ranking them 22nd in the National Football League.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Dolphins NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dolphins -2.5
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