Free NFL Prediction: Dolphins vs Chargers
Week 15 NFL betting sees the Miami Dolphins taking on the San Diego Chargers on Sunday December 20 at the Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, CA. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Miami Dolphins (5-8) at San Diego Chargers (3-10)
Date: Sunday December 20
Time: 4:25 PM
Venue: Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, CA
ATS Betting Lines: Chargers -2
NFL Moneyline Odds: OFF
NFL Betting Total: 45.5
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The Chargers have had a season to forget with only 3 wins and they have lost 2 in a row where their offense has sputtered with only 3 points in each game.
They did play solid defense in their last game and at home they are a 2-point betting favorite against the Dolphins.
The Dolphins have lost 3 of their last 4 games and their last loss guaranteed them their 7th straight non-winning season. That loss also eliminated them from the playoffs.
In their last games the Chargers lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 10-3 and the Dolphins lost to the New York Giants 31-24.
On the season the Chargers are 2-5 at home and the Dolphins are 3-4 on the road.
In the loss to the Giants QNB Ryan Tannehill passed for 234 yards with a TD and 1 INT. He has been up and down on the season and he has a decent WR corps with Jarvis
Landry and Rishard Matthews each having over 660 receiving yards on the season. The Chargers rank 14th in the league defending the pass and they played solid pass D in the loss to the Chiefs.
San Diego only ranks 27th in the league in run defense and they will get a big dose of Miami RB Lamar Miller in this game, as he has rushed for 202 combined yards in the last 2 games. In the loss to Kansas City the Chargers gave up 150 rushing yards.
The Dolphins have lost 3 of their last 4 road games.
San Diego Chargers
Phillip Rivers has put up solid numbers on the season, but has failed to get the Bolts into the end-zone in the last 2 games.
One of the big issues for the Chargers has been the play of the offensive line and in the game against the Chiefs they gave up 5 sacks.
Rivers has the targets, but will need time to find them.
Rivers will likely have to do it all since San Diego ranks 31st in the league only averaging 79.7 rushing yards per game. Still, Melvin Gordon and company will be facing a Miami run D that has been torched all season.
The Chargers have lost their last 5 home games.
Miami ranks 26th in the league in pass defense and 30th in run defense.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Dolphins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Dolphins are 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Chargers are 1-11 ATS in their last 12 home games.
- Chargers are 2-8 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Chargers have an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Over 43
The home team has covered the spread in the last 5 games between these 2 teams and I look for that trend to continue in sunny San Diego.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Chargers 29 – Dolphins 25
I think Rivers will break out and have a big game and the Chargers will win and cover the spread.
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