NFL in London Betting Trends – Miami Dolphins vs Oakland Raiders
If the NFL wants to make their jaunts in London a success, it should consider sending better teams for the United Kingdom’s crowd. The first game of the 2014 International Series will have the Miami Dolphins (1-2) taking on the Oakland Raiders (0-3) at Wembley Stadium, this Sunday at 1 PM ET. The week 4 NFL betting odds have the Miami Dolphins listed as 4 points favorites over the Miami Dolphins with a game total is at 41.
Both teams enter the game with shaky quarterback situations, with Miami’s Ryan Tannehill facing questions regarding his status as a starer and Oakland’s rookie Derek Carr struggling to lead his offense into the end zone.
Mathcup: Miami Dolphins Vs. Oakland Raiders
Date: Sunday, Sept. 28
Start Time: 1 PM ET
Stadium: Wembley Stadium
TV Info: CBS
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
Radio: SiriusXM Radio
Point Spread: MIA -4
Moneyline: MIA -110
Miami is 1-2 in the season with two losses in a row and a lot of problems in their passing game. After beating the New England Patriots in week one, the Dolphins lost to Buffalo Bills and most recently to the Kansas City Chiefs (34-12).
The Raiders will be looking for their first win of the season after failing against NY Jets, Houston Texans and last week against the New England Patriots. Oakland’s total offense ranks death last in 2014 under rookie QB Derek Carr.
Both teams feature offenses in a rut. The Dolphins have scored just two touchdowns in two weeks and the Raiders are averaging a league-worst 12.3 points per game. Whichever offense can get things figured out likely has the edge in this game. Dolphins running back Lamar Miller is coming off a breakout game vs the Kansas City Chiefs in which he rushed 15 times for 108 yards (7.2 yards per carry) and could be the difference against a Raiders team that has given up the second-most rushing yards through three weeks.
Head-To-Head Betting Trends
The Dolphins offensive line is one of the worst in the NFL. Combine that with Tannehill being the most sacked QB in 2013 with 58 sacks, 10 more than the next QB on the list, Joe Flacco of the Ravens. The good news for Miami is the Raiders defensive line hasn’t been effective in the sack department, recording only four sacks in three weeks.
Tannehill’s first victory as a professional QB was against the Oakland Raiders (35-13) in the 2012 season when he completed 18 of 30 passes for 200 yards, 1 TD and zero interceptions. He’s 2-1 against AFC West teams including the victory over the Raiders.
The Dolphins game plan should be run the ball early and often as they rank 7th in rushing yards with almost 140 yards per game, and the Raiders defense can’t stop the run, ranked second last in the league allowing close to 160 yards per game.
The International Series Betting Trends
The NFL international series started in 2007 in London and the Miami Dolphins part of that matchup losing 13-10 to the NY Giants. This will be the Oakland Raiders’ first trip to London for a NFL game.
Seven of the eight games played at Wembley stadium have been inter-conference matchups where the NFC teams have won five of the seven meetings. In fact, the only AFC team to win games has been the New England Patriots. This will be the first time two AFC teams clash in the International series.
This will be the sixth time CBS will broadcast the NFL International series. The other two games listed for this season (Detroit Lions vs Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys vs Jacksonville Jaguars) will go on Fox.
Against The Spread Betting Trends
The Raiders are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a SU loss, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 4 and 3-11-1 ATS in their last 15 games following an ATS win.
The Dolphins are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games in Week 4, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC teams and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
However, in the head to head matchup there’s clear favorite as Miami is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Oakland, and 6-2 ATS in those eight meetings.