New England Patriots vs Miami Dolphins Prediction, 12/20/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 15
Game: New England Patriots vs Miami Dolphins
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami -1
Hard Rock Stadium is the venue where Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins (8-5) will play the New England Patriots (6-7) on Sunday. New England opens this contest as 1-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 42.5.
The New England Patriots come into this matchup with a record of 6-7 this season. In their last game they played the Los Angeles Rams and were beaten 24-3. Cam Newton went 9/16 with 119 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with 1 interception on the day. Damien Harris led the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 50 yards by way of 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.5 yards per tote. N'Keal Harry was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 49 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 16.3 yards per catch during the game. The New England Patriots ran the football 29 times and totaled 107 yards giving them an average of 3.7 yards per run. In the game, they ran 58 plays which gave them a total of 220 yards. In the game, the Patriots racked up a total of 10 1st downs and they totaled 5 infractions for 27 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, New England allowed 16 completions on 25 attempts totaling 132 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. In the running game, the Patriots allowed 186 yards on 36 tries which is an average of 5.2 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 318 yards and forced 1 turnover.
Concerning scoring points, the New England Patriots are sitting at 21.3 points per game. As a unit they're averaging 147.5 yards in the run game ranking them 5th in the league. The Patriots have attained 4,328 yards in total this season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, New England has amassed 8 touchdowns through the air and 19 rushing touchdowns. Regarding yards via the pass, the Patriots have allowed 2,841 yards which has them ranked 8th in the league. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 342.5 yards per outing which has them ranked 10th in the NFL. The Patriots are ranked 7th in the NFL when it comes to team defense, conceding 21.5 PPG. They are allowing 4.4 yards per rush and 124.0 rushing yards per contest for the season. In their 13 games, they are allowing 218.5 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 66.0%. For the year, they have given up 1,612 yards via the ground game in 13 outings.
The Dolphins come into this game with a record of 8-5 this season. The last time they took the field they played the Kansas City Chiefs and ended up taking the loss by a score of 33-27. DeAndre Washington led the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 7 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 35 yards by way of 13 carries which had him averaging 2.7 yards per run. Lynn Bowden Jr. led the team in receiving yardage by earning 82 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 11.7 yards per catch in the game. Tua Tagovailoa went 28/48 with 316 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. The Miami Dolphins ran the ball 24 times and racked up 80 yards giving them an average of 3.3 yards per rush. In the game, the Dolphins racked up 27 1st downs and they totaled 3 infractions for 35 yards. For the game, they finished with a total of 77 plays for 367 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Miami gave up 24 completions on 34 attempts totaling 354 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. For this contest, they gave up a total of 448 yards and earned 4 turnovers. In the running game, the Dolphins gave up 94 yards on 24 attempts which means they had an average of 3.9 yards per run allowed.
For the year to this point, the Dolphins currently sit at 2,966 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 228.2 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 22nd in the league. The Miami Dolphins hold an average of 323.4 yards/contest ranking them 27th in football. They have an average of 95.2 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 1,238 yards overall. Regarding putting points on the board, the Dolphins rank 15th in the league scoring 25.4 points per game. When talking about yards through the air, the Dolphins have surrendered 3,147 yards which has them ranked 18th in the NFL. During the season, they have allowed 362.3 yards per outing ranking them 18th in the league. The Dolphins sit in 2nd in the league concerning team defense, allowing 18.8 points per game. They are allowing an average of 4.6 yards per run and 120.2 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. During their 13 games played this season, they have conceded 242.1 yards per outing through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 63.0%. For the season, they have allowed 1,563 yards via the ground game in 13 outings.
Who will win tonight's Patriots/Dolphins NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dolphins -1
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