Miami at San Diego Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info
The city of San Diego voted down a tax hike this week that would have funded a new stadium for the Chargers. Thus the team could be a lame duck the rest of this year as a move to Los Angeles in 2017 is quite possible. The surging Miami Dolphins make the trip across country to face the Bolts on Sunday. San Diego is a solid favorite in the NFL lines.
How To Bet Dolphins at Chargers NFL Odds & TV Info
When: Sunday, Nov. 13, 4:05 PM ET
Where: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Radio: Miami / San Diego
Stream Option: NFL Live
Opening NFL Lines: Chargers -3.5 (48)
Why Bet on Miami?
The Dolphins have won three consecutive games, including last week’s 27-23 win over the New York Jets. Rookie Kenyan Drake scored the game-winning touchdown on a 96-yard kickoff return with 5:15 remaining, the latest game-winning kickoff-return touchdown since 2003.
Miami running back Jay Ajayi has rushed for 529 yards (176.3 yards per game) and four touchdowns during the Dolphins’ three-game winning streak. Ajayi, who had consecutive 200-yard rushing games in Weeks 6 and 7, aims for his fourth 100-yard rushing game in a row.
Ryan Tannehill has completed 156 of 241 passes (64.7%) this season with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions for an 87.4 QB rating. He’s also a threat on the ground with 22 rushes for 75 yards and another touchdown. His main weapon is Pro Bowl WR Jarvis Landry, who has 49 receptions on the year for 605 yards and one TD. The Dolphins rank 21st total offense (340.1 ypg), 29th in passing (218.0 ypg), sixth in rushing (122.1 ypg) and 20th in points (21.6) The Dolphins activated former starting defensive tackle Earl Mitchell from injured reserve on Thursday.
He went on IR after the first game with a calf injury. Miami ranks 17th in total defense (362.6 ypg), eighth in passing (226.5 ypg), 30th in rushing (136.1 ypg) and 16th in points allowed (22.8).
Why Bet on San Diego?
The Chargers have won three of their past four games, including a 43-35 win over Tennessee last week. San Diego scored two defensive touchdowns against the Titans as safety Dwight Lowery had a 36-yard fumble-return TD and cornerback Brandon Flowers returned an interception 33 yards for a score. San Diego running back Melvin Gordon rushed for 196 yards with a touchdown and added four catches for 65 yards. Gordon’s 261 scrimmage yards are the most by a Chargers player since LaDainian Tomlinson had 271 yards on December 1, 2002. Gordon leads the NFL with 11 total touchdowns (nine rushing, two receiving).
Bolts quarterback Philip Rivers completed 24 of 33 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions for a 117.6 rating in the victory over Tennessee. With two touchdown passes on Sunday against Miami, Rivers would become the ninth player in NFL history with 300 career passing touchdowns.
Rivers (298 career touchdown passes) and Giants quarterback Eli Manning (306), who were both selected in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft, can become the second quarterback duo from the same draft class to each reach 300 touchdown passes. Hall of Famers John Elway (300 career touchdown passes) and Dan Marino (420) were both selected in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft.
Rivers’ next 300-yard passing game will be the 50th of his career. Rivers has completed 10 passes this season of 40 yards or longer, second in the NFL to Atlanta’s Matt Ryan (13). Rivers needs just ﬁve more 40-plus yard completions to set a new career high. In 2010, he led the NFL with 14. The Dolphins lead the all-time series 16-15, but the Bolts have won the previous three in San Diego including last year’s 30-14 victory.
Miami at San Diego Betting Pick: San Diego
Dolphins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Dolphins are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Chargers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs. AFC.
Chargers in online NFL betting and over.