Miami Dolphins vs Tennessee Titans Prediction, 1/2/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 17
Game: Miami Dolphins vs Tennessee Titans
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Titans (-3.5)
The Miami Dolphins (8-7) are en route to Nissan Stadium on Sunday where they will try to defeat the Tennessee Titans (10-5). Miami opens this game as 3.5-point dogs from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 40.5.
The Miami Dolphins come into this matchup with a record of 8-7 for this season. In their last game, the Dolphins faced the Saints and took home the win by a score of 20-3. Duke Johnson led the offense in rushing for the Dolphins with 13 totes for 39 yards (3.0 yds per carry). Jaylen Waddle left with an average of 9.2 yards per catch by earning 92 yards on 10 receptions. Tua Tagovailoa went 19/26 with 198 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 91.5 and ended the contest with 1 interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Dolphins gave up 83 yds on 23 attempts, which is an average of 3.6 yds per run allowed. Miami relinquished 12 completions on 20 tries for a total of 81 yards, and a completion rate of 60.0%. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 59 plays for 259 yds. The Miami Dolphins ran the football 30 different times and accounted for 86 yds, which came out to an average of 2.9 yards per tote.
The Dolphins have tallied 4,665 total yards for the year. Miami has tallied 188 1st downs, and they have been hurt by 95 penalties for 737 yds. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Miami has earned 20 touchdowns through the air and 11 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 24 times (13 picks and 11 fumbles lost). As a unit they're maintaining an average of 86.6 yards via the ground game which ranks them 30th in the NFL. Regarding scoring points, the Miami Dolphins have an average of 20.3 points per game.
The Dolphins rank 10th in the National Football League in terms of their opponents scoring, conceding 21.0 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per running attempt and 102.3 yards on the ground per game this year. Overall, they have given up 1,535 rushing yards through 15 outings. Regarding passing yards, the Dolphins have surrendered 3,516 yards which puts them in 15th in the league. They have allowed 234.4 yards per outing via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 60.7%. For the year, they have surrendered 336.7 yards per outing which ranks them 15th in the league. They have yielded 20 touchdowns by air as well as 12 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Titans head into this game 10-5 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Titans took home the win by a final score of 20-17 when they faced the 49ers. Ryan Tannehill (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 209 yds on 22/29 passing while his QB rate was 106.8. He didn't throw any picks and his avg yards per attempt was 7.21 yds. Jeremy McNichols carried the ball 7 times for 31 yards, ending the contest with 4.4 yards per attempt for Tennessee. A.J. Brown was a featured target for the Titans, catching 11 footballs for 145 yards (13.2 yards per reception). Tennessee rushed the football for 3.8 yards per tote, finishing the game with 90 yds on 24 carries. The Titans finished the contest with a total of 278 yds on 58 plays (4.8 yards per play). The Titans pass defense gave up a completion rate of 74.3%, surrendering 306 yards on 26 for 35 through the air. Tennessee gave up 21 rush attempts for 83 yards (4.0 yds per rush).
The Tennessee Titans average 340.6 yards per contest which is good for 18th in football. They maintain an average of 138.8 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 2,082 yards in total. The Tennessee offense has 861 yds of penalties on 92 infractions, ranking them 19th in the NFL in terms of making mistakes. They have tossed 14 interceptions while losing 11 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 171 first downs. During the season to this point, the Titans have thrown for a total of 3,027 passing yards as well as an average of 201.8 passing yards per outing, putting them at 25th in football. Concerning their scoring prowess, the Titans are sitting 15th in the league maintaining an average of 23.8 points per outing.
The Titans are allowing 21.7 PPG, which has them in 16th of all teams in the NFL. Tennessee has given up a total of 1,300 rushing yards (86.7 yards per game) as well as 14 touchdowns on the ground for the season. They have allowed 21 touchdowns through the air in addition to 246.5 yards/outing, which has them sitting 26th out of all teams. The Titans defense has been on the field for 924 plays, ranking them 8th in the league. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 326 points in total. They have earned 20 takeaways (5 fumbles recovered and 15 picks) for the season.
Who will win tonight's Dolphins/Titans NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dolphins +3.5
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