Miami Dolphins vs Jacksonville Jaguars Prediction, 9/24/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 3
Game: Miami Dolphins vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Location: TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL
TV: NFL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Jacksonville +1
Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars host the Miami Dolphins at TIAA Bank Field on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Jacksonville opens this matchup as 1-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 44.
The Miami Dolphins come into this game with a record of 0-2 this season. The last time they took the field they went up against the Buffalo Bills and were defeated 31-28. Leading the way at QB for the Dolphins was Ryan Fitzpatrick who went 31/47 with 328 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Myles Gaskin paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 46 yards via 7 carries which meant he was running for 6.6 yards per tote. Mike Gesicki led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 130 yards on 8 receptions. He had an average of 16.3 yards per reception for the game. The Miami Dolphins ran the ball a total of 22 times and generated 99 yards which earned them an average of 4.5 yards per run. In the game, they ran 72 plays for 401 yards. For the game, the Dolphins racked up a total of 28 1st downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 20 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Miami gave up 24 completions on 35 attempts totaling 398 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. Against the run, the Dolphins gave up 111 yards on 23 carries which is an average of 4.8 yards per run allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 509 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Dolphins have tallied 679 total yards this season. Offensively they have an average of 93.0 yards on the ground ranking this team at 27th in the National Football League. When it comes to scoring, Miami has earned 2 touchdowns via the pass and 2 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Miami Dolphins are averaging 19.5 points per contest. Regarding passing yardage, the Dolphins have conceded 553 yards which ranks them 26th in the NFL. Over the course of this year, they are allowing 440.5 yards per contest which puts them 30th in football. The Dolphins rank 18th in the NFL regarding team defense, allowing 26.0 points per game. They are giving up an average of 5.0 yards per run and 164.0 rushing yards per contest this season. Over the course of their 2 games, they have given up 276.5 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 72.2%. For the season, they have given up 328 rushing yards through 2 games.
The Jaguars step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 for this year. The last time they took the field they took on the Tennessee Titans and were defeated 33-30. James Robinson paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 39 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the contest. He rushed for 102 yards via 16 carries which meant he was running for 6.4 yards per run. DJ Chark Jr. was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 84 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 21.0 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Jaguars was Gardner Minshew II who went 30/45 with 339 yards through the air and completed 3 TD's. He threw 2 interceptions during the game. The Jacksonville Jaguars ran the football 27 times and totaled 165 yards which gave them an average of 6.1 yards per attempt. For the game, the Jaguars had a total of 30 first downs and they had 8 infractions for 60 yards. On the day, they finished with a total of 74 plays which gave them a total of 480 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Jacksonville allowed 18 catches on 24 attempts totaling 231 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.0%. For this contest, they gave up a total of 354 yards but didn't force any takeaways. In the running game, the Jaguars allowed 123 yards on 34 carries which gave them an average of 3.6 yards per carry allowed.
When looking at their ability to score points, the Jaguars rank 10th in football holding an average of 28.5 PPG. During this campaign so far, the Jaguars have compiled 465 yards through the air as well as an average of 232.5 passing yards per outing, ranking them 21st in the league. They are averaging 128.0 yards per game via the ground game and have run for 256 yards for the season. The Jacksonville Jaguars are averaging 360.5 yards/game which has them ranked 20th in the league. The Jaguars rank 19th in the league concerning team defense, allowing 26.5 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per rush and 105.5 rushing yards per game over the course of this season. In total, they have conceded 211 rushing yards through 2 games. Regarding passing yardage, the Jaguars have conceded 588 yards which has them sitting in 30th in the NFL. Over the course of their 2 games, have relinquished 294.0 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 77.1%. In total, they are surrendering 399.5 yards per game putting them 23rd in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Dolphins/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dolphins -1
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