Free Week 3 Prediction: Dolphins vs. Raiders NFL Odds
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NFL Handicapping Analysis: Week 3
(1-1) Miami Dolphins vs. Las Vegas Raiders (2-0)
Date: Sunday, September 26th, 2021
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
NFL Week 3 ATS Betting Lines: Miami +4 | Las Vegas -4
NFL Week 3 Moneyline Odds: Miami +170 | Las Vegas -200
NFL Week 3 NFL Betting Total: O/U 45.5
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Week 3 sees the Miami Dolphins travel to Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium to clash with the Raiders.
These two met on December 26th last year and treated fans to a thriller, with Miami pulling out a 26-25 victory. Ryan Fitzpatrick won’t be at quarterback for the Dolphins this time, however, having signed with Washington in the offseason. It’s actually not entirely clear who will be at quarterback for the Dolphins in this one.
Tua Tagovailoa left Miami’s Week 2 drubbing at the hands of Buffalo after taking a hit from Bills defensive end AJ Epenesa on the team’s second drive. As of this writing, he is currently listed as day-to-day with a rib injury. How he plays and if he plays will be a big determiner of how this Week 3 clash against the Raiders goes.
Jacoby Brissett replaced Tagovailoa in Week 2 but the Miami offense looked like they could do nothing all night long. They never managed to score and gave up 35. It was a far cry from the big victory they had in Week 1 against the Patriots.
While significant questions remain regarding Miami’s offense in Week 3, they’ve got a stellar defense to put up against Las Vegas’ Derek Carr-led offense.
This is a key 3rd season for Brian Flores in Miami. They improved by 5 wins from 2019 to 2020, but have now had an up and down start to this campaign.
Las Vegas Raiders
The Raiders picked up a solid victory in Pittsburgh in Week 2 to run their record to 2-0. RB Josh Jacobs was out of the lineup for Vegas and the run game suffered greatly. It didn’t really become a factor for Vegas until they were eating up clock in the 4th quarter.
Pittsburgh tried to counter Carr’s offense by placing a large chunk of their attention on Darren Waller. This was not a bad strategy considering how often Carr went to him in Week 1. With Pittsburgh’s attention elsewhere, however, Carr simply found other targets. 8 different Raiders caught a Derek Carr pass in Week 2, and he was likely looking at Waller before he threw to any of them.
With 2021 being the first time fans in Vegas can attend games, this is a big season for the Raiders. A 3-0 start would really help their playoff chances at the end of the season. They are in a division with the Chiefs though, so a wild card spot might be their best hope.
As of this writing, Jon Gruden has said that Derek Carr is questionable for Week 3 and they are awaiting the results of an MRI on his ankle. He referred to Josh Jacobs as “very questionable” which certainly sounds like they aren’t expecting him to play.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Dolphins are 10-4 ATS over their last 14 games.
- Dolphins are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road against the Raiders.
- The total has gone over in 6 of the Raiders’ last 7 games.
- The total has gone over in 5 of the Raiders’ last 5 games.
- Dolphins are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 against the Raiders.
4* Free Week 3 NFL Betting Prediction: Raiders -200
NFL Betting Prediction: A lot of this one will come down to who plays. If Tagovailoa is in and Carr and Jacobs are out, then the Dolphins seem safe here. If the opposite is true, the Raiders are likely safer. Carr seems the most likely to play of the 3, and the Raiders offense showed it can deliver without Jacobs in Week 2 so I like them on the money line here.
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