Raiders Finally Road Favorite vs Miami
The Oakland Raiders are a road favorite for the first time since 2005 as travel across the country to face the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium Sunday.
With Miami suffering an ugly loss to Houston Sunday and Oakland falling at home to San Diego Monday, both teams will try to avoid an 0-2 record by winning this weekend. Miami is a 2-point home underdog at Bovada.
That puts Oakland in a favorite role where they have not excelled. The Raiders are 3-16-1 ATS in their past 20 games as an NFL favorite.
Miami meanwhile is 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games against Oakland, including wins and covers in each of their last two meetings. The spread was +1.5 at mid-week with a total of 37.5 at Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Dolphins - Raiders odds would favor the Raiders if the lines were set according to power ranks. Miami is rated No. 27 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Raiders sit at No. 18. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 11--1 win for the Raiders.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 31-ranked offense (10 PPG) against a Raiders defense that ranks No. 14 at 22 PPG. The Dolphins passing attack has averaged 196 yards per game, less than the Raiders give up through the air (226 YPG on average).
The Raiders were a 22-14 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Chargers. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (36) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Raiders suffered a Week 1 loss against San Diego in their last game, falling 22-14 at O.co Coliseum.
Last time out for Miami, they were a 30-10 loser as they battled the Texans on the road. The Dolphins failed to cover in the match as a 13-point underdog, while 40 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Oakland Raiders Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 5-5
Miami Dolphins Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 3-7
A few Raiders at Dolphins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games when playing on the road against Miami
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 7 games at home
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Oakland
Miami is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Miami's last 16 games
Oakland home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, September 23
Miami home to NY Jets, Sunday, September 23