Miami Dolphins vs Las Vegas Raiders Prediction, 9/26/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 3
Game: Miami Dolphins vs Las Vegas Raiders
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Raiders (-1)
Allegiant Stadium is where the Las Vegas Raiders (2-0) will try to defeat the Miami Dolphins (1-1) on Sunday. Miami opens this game as 1-point dogs. The over/under is set at 48.
The Miami Dolphins head into this game 1-1 this year. In their last game, the Dolphins faced off with the Bills and took a loss by a score of 35-0. Jacoby Brissett connected on 24/40 with 169 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rate of 59.3 and ended the game with 1 interception. Jaylen Waddle had an average of 8.0 yards per catch by totaling 48 yards on 6 catches. Myles Gaskin was the leader on the ground for the Dolphins with 5 carries for 25 yds (5.0 yds per carry). For the game, they tallied 70 plays for 216 yards. The Miami Dolphins rushed the ball a total of 20 different times and amassed 71 yds, which is an average of 3.6 yds per attempt. Against the run, the Dolphins conceded 143 yards on 30 attempts, which calculates to 4.8 yds per run allowed. Miami allowed 17 pass completions on 33 tries for 171 yds, and a completion rate of 51.5%.
The Dolphins have tallied 475 yards in total this year. Miami has 18 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 14 infractions for 111 yards. They have surrendered the ball 4 different times (2 picks and 2 fumbles). Offensively they average 72.5 yards in the run game which ranks them 27th in the league. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Miami Dolphins are averaging 8.5 points per contest.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Dolphins have given up 439 yards which has them ranked 12th in football. They are conceding 219.5 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 63.9%. Overall, they have allowed 353.5 yards per outing which ranks them 15th in football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per rush and 134.0 yards on the ground per game this season. In total, they have allowed 268 yards on the ground through 2 contests. The Dolphins are sitting in 18th in the NFL in relation to their opponents scoring, allowing 25.5 PPG.
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The Raiders head into this matchup 2-0 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Raiders went home victorious with a score of 26-17 against the Steelers. Peyton Barber ran the ball 13 times for 32 yds, ending the game with 2.5 yds per attempt for Las Vegas. Henry Ruggs III had the best day in terms of receiving for the Raiders, grabbing 5 passes for 113 yards (22.6 yards per catch). Derek Carr (2 TDs) ended the game with 382 yds on 28/37 through the air while his quarterback rating was 126.2. He didn't toss any picks and his longest completion was 61 yds. Las Vegas surrendered 14 attempts on the ground for 39 yards (2.8 yards per rush). The Raiders passing defense allowed a completion rate of 67.5%, surrendering 292 yds on 27 out of 40 passing. The Raiders finished the contest with 425 yds and they ran 64 plays (6.6 yards per play). Las Vegas rushed for 2.1 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 52 yds on 25 attempts.
The Las Vegas Raiders hold an average of 458.0 yards per contest ranking them 1st in football. They are averaging 67.0 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 134 yards overall. The Las Vegas offense has 102 yards of penalties on 15 violations, which ranks them 10th in football in terms of helping out the opposition. They have given away 1 pick and they have been able to record 34 first downs. For the year to this point, the Raiders have a total of 782 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 391.0 passing yards per game, ranking them 1st in the NFL. Regarding their ability to score points, the Raiders rank 7th out of all teams in the league with 29.5 points per outing.
Las Vegas has surrendered a total of 228 rushing yards (114.0 yards/game) and 3 touchdowns on the ground this year. They have surrendered 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 254.5 yards per game, which has them in 16th out of all teams. They have 3 takeaways (2 fumbles and 1 pick) so far this year. This season, they have conceded 44 points in total. The Raiders defense taken the field for 123 plays, which is good for 12th in the league. The Raiders are allowing 22.0 points per game, ranking them 10th of all teams in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Dolphins/Raiders NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Raiders -1
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