The Dolphins are 0-2 for the fourth straight season. They did everything against the Indianapolis Colts last week except win the game in pro football betting.
NFL betting has the Chargers as a 6 point home favorite against Miami. The Dolphins controlled the game last week against the Colts but still lost. "Nobody is world champion after two weeks," linebacker Joey Porter said, "but we're not good enough to give games away." The Dolphins should not be discounted this week in NFL betting. They have won their last seven games against San Diego. Last season the Dolphins won 17-10 in Miami against the Chargers in NFL betting.
San Diego is dealing with a number of injuries heading into this NFL betting game. LaDainian Tomlinson has an ankle injury and may not play. Center Nick Hardwick is out and right guard Louis Vasquez is questionable. The Chargers had a chance to win last week against Baltimore but running back Darren Sproles was stopped late in the game on a fourth and two. The Chargers haven’t played well so far this NFL betting season and could easily be 0-2.
The Chargers were thought to be runaway winners in NFL betting in the AFC West but they trail the unbeaten Denver Broncos in the division.
"I guess it kind of seems that the expectation outside of the building is that we never should lose a game, we should score every single time in the red zone, we should never punt," quarterback Philip Rivers said. "It's just a little bit unrealistic."
Miami has been solid on the road in NFL betting. The Dolphins are 5-1 in NFL betting in their last 6 games as a road underdog. San Diego on the other side is tough at home in pro football betting. The Chargers are 12-5 vs. the NFL betting odds in their last 17 home games. The Dolphins are 4-0 in pro football betting in their last 4 meetings in San Diego.
If you are looking at the NFL betting total, keep in mind that the Under is 5-1 in the Dolphins last 6 road games and the Under is 5-2-1 in the Chargers last 8 home games. The Under is 4-0 in the last 4 pro football betting meetings in San Diego between the two teams.