Dolphins Swin into LA to Face the Chargers
Sunday Night Football
Miami (8-4) at LA Chargers (6-6)
Line: Dolphins -3.5
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Give us Miami minus the points in the Sunday Night Football matchup, coming off an uncharacteristically bad effort last week in San Francisco. They now face a much softer spot against the ice cream scooping Chargers. Once seemingly playoff-bound and ready to challenge the Chiefs in the AFC West, the Chargers have now lost 3 of its last 4 games.
The soft-serve LA Chargers are a maddening team to watch (and far worse team to bet on), They rank #27th in points allowed. They rank #24th in yards allowed. The Chargers are arguably the worst playing-calling on offense of any team in the NFL.
Eight of the Chargers’ 12 games this season were against teams with losing records, yet they’re only 6-6 and floundering. This is a rudderless team with no consistency.
That said, to their credit, the Chargers are in most of their games, thanks largely to QB Justin Herbert’s steady play at QB. However, the Chargers’ defense should get shredded this week facing an offense ranked #2 in passing and #4 overall (even though 2+ games were with a backup QB).
Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins had won 5 straight games before last week’s loss. This is a powerhouse offense that should be able to out up points, win, and cover.
We typically don’t like laying a FG or more on the road, but there’s no question Miami is the better team in talent and coaching. Miami has also been very good the last few seasons coming off bad defensive efforts, so we’ll lay the chalk.
Miami Dolphins -3 (-110)