Miami Dolphins vs Arizona Cardinals Prediction, 11/8/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 9
Game: Miami Dolphins vs Arizona Cardinals
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona -5
Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins (4-3) go to State Farm Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Arizona Cardinals (5-2). The odds on this contest have Arizona as 5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 46.5.
The Miami Dolphins come into this matchup with a record of 4-3 for this season. The last time they took the field they took on the Los Angeles Rams and earned the win by a score of 28-17. Tua Tagovailoa went 12/22 with 93 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Myles Gaskin led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 6 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He racked up a total of 47 yards on 18 carries which meant he averaged 2.6 yards per carry. Durham Smythe was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 16 yards on 2 catches. He averaged 8.0 yards per reception for the game. The Miami Dolphins ran the football 25 times and racked up a total of 55 yards which had them averaging 2.2 yards per run. On the day, they finished with a total of 48 plays for 145 yards. In the game, the Dolphins got 8 1st downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 30 yards. In terms of defense, Miami gave up 35 catches on 61 tries totaling 340 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.0%. Against the run, the Dolphins gave up 131 yards on 29 attempts which means they had an average of 4.5 yards per run allowed. On the day, they gave up a total of 471 yards and earned 4 takeaways.
When talking about scoring points, the Miami Dolphins are averaging 26.9 PPG. Offensively they have an average of 98.0 yards rushing which has them sitting 28th in the NFL. The Dolphins have attained 2,271 total yards this year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Miami has compiled 11 passing touchdowns and 7 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding yards through the air, the Dolphins have conceded 1,756 yards which ranks them 16th in the National Football League. For the year, they have yielded 376.0 yards per contest ranking them 20th in the NFL. The Dolphins are sitting in 1st in the league regarding team defense, giving up 18.6 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.9 yards per run and 125.1 yards on the ground per contest for the year. Over the course of their 7 games, they have conceded 250.9 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 61.1%. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 876 yards via the ground game in 7 games.
The Cardinals head into this game 5-2 for this season. In their last game they played the Seattle Seahawks and earned the victory by a score of 37-34. Kyler Murray led the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 18 yards and he notched 1 TD for the contest. He rushed for a total of 67 yards on 14 carries which meant he was running for 4.8 yards per carry. DeAndre Hopkins led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 103 yards on 10 receptions. He had an average of 10.3 yards per catch for that game. Murray went 34/48 with 360 yards through the air and tossed 3 TD's. He walked away with 1 pick in the game. The Arizona Cardinals rushed the ball a total of 33 times and earned 159 yards which gave them an average of 4.8 yards per run. In the game, the Cardinals racked up 31 1st downs and they had 6 infractions for 40 yards. In all, they ran 81 plays which gave them a total of 519 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Arizona allowed 33 catches on 50 tries totaling 372 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.0%. Overall, they allowed a total of 572 yards and earned 3 takeaways. In the running game, the Cardinals allowed 200 yards on 30 runs which is an average of 6.7 yards per carry allowed.
For the season thus far, the Cardinals currently have a total of 1,809 yards via the pass as well as an average of 258.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 14th in the NFL. The Arizona Cardinals are averaging 419.1 yards per outing ranking them 1st in football. They hold an average of 160.7 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 1,125 yards in total. Regarding how much they score, the Cardinals are 9th in the NFL maintaining an average of 29.0 points per game. Regarding passing yardage, the Cardinals have allowed 1,731 yards which puts them in 14th in the NFL. For the season, they have given up 378.4 yards per game putting them at 22nd in the league. The Cardinals are sitting in 9th in the National Football League in relation to team defense, allowing 20.9 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.7 yards per run and 131.1 rushing yards per game over the course of this season. Over the course of their 7 games played, they are allowing 247.3 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 63.1%. During this campaign, they have allowed 918 running yards through 7 contests.
Who will win tonight's Dolphins/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -5
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