Oakland Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins Preview, Tips and Odds

Oakland Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins Preview, Tips and Odds

The Oakland Raiders travel to take on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday and this is a must win for the Raiders. After hiring Jon Gruden as their head coach over this past offseason, the Raiders are 0-2 with two tough fought losses. Crazily enough, the defense is struggling to contain anyone. The Dolphins, on the other hand, come into this game 2-0 with wins over the Titans and Jets.

The Dolphins are favored in this one. They open the betting at -3. This is a game that because the Dolphins are hosting, they are favored. The Raiders are much better than their 0-2 record and the line reflects that. Look for the money line to grow closer as we near game time on Sunday afternoon.

Oakland Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins Odds

  • Spread: Miami Dolphins -3
  • Total:  43.5

Oakland Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins Head to Head

The Raiders and Dolphins have met 34 times in regular season history. The last battle between the two teams occurred last year on November 5th. The Dolphins hosted the Raiders and lost 27-24. Before that game, the Dolphins had won five straight dating back to 2008. This is a closely contested series as the Raiders lead the series 17-16-1 in the regular season. The Raiders also own a 3-1 edge in the playoffs

Oakland Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins Stats

The Dolphins have struggled in the passing game only throwing for 398 yards over their first two games but their running game has been solid. They are 6thin the NFL through the first two weeks with 255 yards rushing. Their defense has been stout as well allowing just 16 points a game which ranks 4thin the NFL. The Raiders have thrown the ball for 591 yards so far which ranks 8thin the NFL but they have only rushed for 187 yards. They give up 26.5 points a game which ranks 26ththis season.

Oakland Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins News

Gruden comes into this game looking to in his first NFL game since 2008. The Dolphins are looking to get off to a quick start and dash any hope that Gruden has. The Dolphins have placed Josh Sitton on the IR and have promoted safety Maurice Smith into the 53-man roster. Sitton went on the IR on September 14thand is not looking like he will be returning anytime soon. DeVante Parker did not play last week but is hoping to be good to go for this week. Head coach Adam Gase said that there were a lot of variables as to why he did not play last week.

Oakland Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins Predictions

This week will certainly be a test for the Raiders and the Dolphins both. They both need this win to prove themselves. The Dolphins are looking to prove that they can beat tough competition and the Raiders need to get one in the win column. The defense is going to separate these teams in this one and the Dolphins defense is much better. Look for it to be a close game but the Dolphins pull away by a touchdown late. Take the Dolphins -3.

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