The Chargers are 10-2-1 ATS in the team’s last 13 meetings where they played as the road dogs, and this includes 6-2-1 in a plus for the season under the guidance of Mike McCoy, the Dolphins’ head coach. Now, sportsbook software services can see that they’re 1-4 ATS in the last five times that they played as the home favorites. Now, in what is considered to be a rematch of one of the biggest games in the history of the league, San Diego (5-3) will pay a visit to Sun Life Stadium to take on Miami (4-3) on Sunday.
The betting line opened with the Dolphins as the favorites by 1.5 points, and 44 was the total.
San Diego were able to win five consecutive meetings, which include beating the world famous Seattle Seahawks, who are currently defending their status as Super Bowl champions, as well two road meetings, before they were beaten in the last two games that they played, and this included their most recent result of 35-21 at Denver – rivals in the division. The Chargers almost covered the spread as the dogs by nine points (with one score they would have done this) and were able to get into the Broncos’ area with approximately 5 minutes to go, but an interception by QB Philip Rivers ended any hopes of bouncing back, and the fans were not very happy at all about this.
In their total defense, the Chargers are in 10th place. In total offense, they’re ranked 15th, and are sitting at fourth place when it comes to putting the chains in motion.
Miami were able to win two consecutive games after they beat the Bears and the Jaguars, and their winning streak would have moved to four games in a row if it wasn’t for Green Bays’ late drive that took place in their meeting three weeks back. The Dolphins only had to use a couple of defensive TD’s so they could beat the Jaguars 27-13, and were able to cover as the favorites on the road by seven points. 377 yards were given up by Miami to the Jaguars’ very dubious offense.
The Dolphins also ended up forcing three turnovers by the Jaguars. Miami have a ranking of seventh place in their total defense, in their total offense they’re 13th, and they were able to outrush their opponents by a 27 yards-per-game average. Sports software services remember very well when Miami beat San Diego 20-16 last November, as they won the meeting being the dogs at home with three points.
The Chargers have to stop giving QB Rivers so much work and improve their ground game. If they continue like this, many experts believe that the Dolphins will have edge in this game and ultimately own it.