We’ve got another AFC matchup for you to place a bet on, as the Miami Dolphins travel across the country to face an undefeated Las Vegas Raiders! We’re focusing on this matchup, bringing you everything you need to know about the two franchises. Ready to find the latest NFL betting tips?
As well as diving into the current situation of both teams, we’re also going to take a look at the past encounters of the Dolphins & Raiders, before sharing our latest betting tip for you to make the most of on Sunday! As part of the late afternoon kickoffs, this matchup is one you’re not going to want to miss. Let’s get started!
After a promising start in the opening weekend, beating AFC East rivals the New England Patriots, the Miami Dolphins were seemingly brought back down to Earth in week 2. A 16-15 victory in week 1 was enough to secure the first win of the season, but against another division rival - the Buffalo Bills - Miami were shut out in their first home game of the new NFL season, losing 35-0. What has now become even worse for the Dolphins is that starting QB Tua Tagovailoa suffered broken ribs late in week 2, and will now miss out this week’s matchup. Jacoby Brissett will be promoted to starter.
It’s safe to say that before the start of the season, not many would have the Las Vegas Raiders at 2-0 after their first two matchups of the new season. Part of the first Monday Night Football of 2021, the Raiders took the Baltimore Ravens to overtime, before winning the game 33-27. Derek Carr & Co. proved everyone wrong in week 1, and then did exactly the same in week 2, with a 26-17 victory against another AFC North team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. It’s been two very impressive performances from Las Vegas, and they have a great opportunity to extend their winning record this Sunday.
When it comes to the head to head encounters between the Dolphins & the Raiders, the two don’t come across one another too often. With that said, the two went toe to toe in week 16 of last year’s season, with Miami edging the win with a last-second field goal. This came thanks to former Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing a memorable pass despite having a hand in his face cage and being pulled to the ground. However, apart from that, the two don’t play against one another too often, meaning that some of the past results don’t account for anything. For example, our experts haven’t considered the Dolphins’ 35-13 win all the way back in September 2012 when compiling the latest betting tip.
Nevertheless, you can find all of the details about the two franchises’ previous head to head encounters here, as well as some statistical highlights. Again, we ensure that we take everything into account when putting together our latest betting tips, and this matchup is no different!
After everything considered, we are now here to present you our latest betting tip! Looking at all of the information about the two franchises, we’re predicting that there will be over 5.5 total touchdowns for both teams combined during the match!
That’s right, we’re predicting that there will be at least six TDs this Sunday as the Dolphins take on the Raiders. We think that the Las Vegas offense will continue to roll, and will ultimately get the win and extend their record to 3-0. However, despite their backup QB starting in week 3, we think the Dolphins will look to get some points on the board quickly after a disappointing scoreline in week 2. Therefore, they’ll be determined to score some touchdowns, and they could definitely do just that this weekend.
Using bet365’s Score Props, you can find odds for over 5.5 total touchdowns for both teams combined at +160 - generous odds for a likely outcome!