Miami Dolphins vs Las Vegas Raiders Prediction, 12/26/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 16
Game: Miami Dolphins vs Las Vegas Raiders
Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020
Location: Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV
TV: NFL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Las Vegas +3
Marcus Mariota and the Las Vegas Raiders (7-7) play the Miami Dolphins (9-5) at Allegiant Stadium on Saturday, December 26, 2020. The odds on this game have Miami as 3-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 46.5.
The Miami Dolphins step onto the field holding a record of 9-5 for this season. In their last outing they faced the New England Patriots and ended up getting the win by a score of 22-12. Tua Tagovailoa went 20/26 with 145 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 1 pick during the game. Salvon Ahmed led the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 31 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in the game. He ran for a total of 122 yards on 23 carries which gave him an average of 5.3 yards per carry. Durham Smythe was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 40 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 8.0 yards per reception for that contest. The Miami Dolphins rushed the ball a total of 42 times and earned a total of 250 yards which earned them an average of 6.0 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they totaled 70 plays for 383 yards. For the contest, the Dolphins earned 26 first downs and they had 7 infractions for 40 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Miami allowed 17 completions on 27 attempts for a total of 186 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. Against the run, the Dolphins allowed 117 yards on 22 tries which is an average of 5.3 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they gave up 303 yards and earned 1 turnover.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Miami Dolphins hold an average of 25.1 points per game. As a team they hold an average of 106.3 yards in the run game ranking them 22nd in the NFL. The Dolphins have earned 4,587 total yards for the season. With reference to getting in the endzone, Miami has earned 21 touchdowns through the air and 13 touchdowns on the ground. Regarding passing yardage, the Dolphins have surrendered 3,333 yards which has them sitting in 18th in the NFL. In total, they have given up 358.1 yards per game which has them sitting 18th in the league. The Dolphins are sitting in 1st in the NFL concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 18.4 points per contest. They are allowing 4.6 yards per running attempt and 120.0 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. During their 14 games played, they are allowing 238.1 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 63.0%. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,680 yards on the ground through 14 games.
The Raiders come into this matchup with a record of 7-7 for this season. In their last game they played the Los Angeles Chargers and took the defeat by a score of 30-27. Marcus Mariota paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 26 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He racked up a total of 88 yards on 9 carries which means he ran for an average of 9.8 yards per carry. Darren Waller led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 150 yards on 9 receptions. He notched an average of 16.7 yards per catch for the game. Mariota went 17/28 with 226 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 interception in the game. The Las Vegas Raiders ran the ball 41 times and added 173 yards which gave them an average of 4.2 yards per attempt. Overall, the Raiders earned 27 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 69 yards. On the day, they totaled 75 plays for 449 yards. When discussing the defense, Las Vegas allowed 22 completions on 32 attempts for a total of 306 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. For this contest, they gave up a total of 402 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. Against the run, the Raiders allowed 96 yards on 29 runs which is an average of 3.3 yards per attempt allowed.
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Raiders rank 11th in the league averaging 26.9 PPG. For the year thus far, the Raiders have thrown for a total of 3,544 passing yards together with an average of 253.1 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 14th in the NFL. They average 121.9 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,706 yards for the season. The Las Vegas Raiders average 375.0 yards/game which is good for 11th in football. When talking about passing yards, the Raiders have conceded 3,635 yards which puts them in 26th in the NFL. Over the course of this year, they are conceding 385.4 yards per game ranking them 25th in the league. The Raiders are ranked 29th in the National Football League in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 30.1 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.6 yards per running attempt and 125.8 yards on the ground per contest this season. Over the course of their 14 games played this year, they have allowed 259.6 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 63.3%. For the season, they have conceded 1,761 yards via the running game in 14 games.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Raiders +3 and over 46.5 total points
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