Rivers picking up speed as San Diego Prepares for Miami

October 7th, 2019 NFL Football

The Miami Dolphins will try to win four in a row this Sunday, November 13th when they visit the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. The following are the sportsbook odds for people who bet on NFL:

Dolphins +3½ (-105) 49 (-110) 
Chargers -3½ (-115) 49 (-110)

What about Miami?

The Dolphins (4-4) won a third consecutive game on Sunday, a 27-23 victory over the New York Jets. Rookie running back Kenyan Drake returned a kickoff 96 yards to score the go-ahead TD with 5:15 remaining. Fellow RB Jay Ajayi ran for 111 yards on 24 carries and one score, as well as helped to run out the clock. On defense, DE Jordan Phillips returned an interception 17 yards to set up a field goal, and cornerback ‘Me and’ Bobby McCain intercepted Chargers QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the end zone in the fourth quarter.

San Diego Chargers

The Chargers (4-5) beat the Tennessee Titans for the seventh time since 1993, 43-35, on Sunday. QB Phillip Rivers threw 24 of 33 for 275 yards with two TD passes to help build a 16-0 San Diego lead in the second quarter. The Titans rallied, but running back Melvin Gordon – who leads the league with 11 scores – ran for 196 yards on 32 carries and scored the winning TD on a one-yard run. Defensively, the Chargers limited DeMarco Murray to 51 running yards, while Dwight Lowery and Brandon ‘Not the Guy from The Killers’ Flowers scored on a couple of Marcus Mariota’s TOs.

Let’s bet!

Oh, hi there; wanna bet on NFL? Miami ranks 6th in rushing yards (122.1), 20th in points (21.6), 21st in total yards (340.1), and 29th in passing yards (218.0) per game, and 8th in passing yards (226.5), 17th in total yards (362.6), 16th in points (22.8), and 30th in rushing yards (136.1) allowed per game. QB Ryan Tannehill is 156 of 241 (64.7%) for 1877 yards with eight TDs and seven interceptions. Jarvis Landry leads the team with 49 catches, while Kenny Stills has three receiving scores.

Jay Ayaji has run for 646 yards on 108 carries with six TDs. Kiko Alonso has 67 combined tackles, and Ndamukong Suh has 4½ sacks. The Dolphins are 5-10 against the spread in their last 15 games, 4-2 straight-up in their last six games, 1-4 against the spread and 0-5 straight-up in their last five road games, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games versus the Chargers, 9-3 straight-up in their last 12 games against San Diego, and 4-8 straight-up in their last 12 games in San Diego.

Still not sold on the bet on NFL thing? San Diego ranks 3rd in points (29.8), 7th in passing yards (271.3), 9th in total yards (378.0), and 18th in rushing yards (106.7) per game, and 5th in rushing yards (85.3), 19th in total yards (364.7), and 26th in points (27.4) and passing yards (279.3) allowed per game. Rivers is 206 of 325 (63.4%) for 2560 yards with 17 TDs and seven interceptions. Travis Benjamin has 514 yards on 39 receptions with three scores. Gordon has run for 768 yards on 193 carries with nine TDs.

Jatavis Brown has 54 combined tackles, and Melvin Ingram has five sacks. The Chargers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 6-15 straight-up in their last 21 games, 4-1 against the spread and straight-up in their last five home games, 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games versus the Dolphins, 3-9 straight-up in their 12 games versus Miami, and 8-4 straight-up in their last 12 games hosting the Dolphins.

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