The Miami Dolphins have only been a road favorite of seven or more points on four occasions since the 1995 season, with the Dolphins going 4-0 SU while covering twice in those games. The Dolphins will be big betting faves when they visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Miami was hoping for a bigger immediate impact from their defense in Week 1 after signing Ndamukong Suh to a $114 million contract this offseason, but the Dolphins' front seven managed just two sacks and two tackles for a loss.
Meanwhile, it's another season but the same old Jaguars. Jacksonville continues to struggle to hold on to the ball as quarterback Blake Bortles threw two interceptions and Allen Hurns lost a fumble in the team's Week 1 loss to Carolina.
Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks, including Sportsbook, had set the Jacksonville Jaguars as 4.5-point underdogs on the Sportsbook line for this contest. The total was hovering around 41.5 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines at Sportsbook).
Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 20-19 win for the Dolphins on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Miami Dolphins vs Jacksonville Jaguars Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Miami Dolphins will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 1-0 ATS against the spread this season, while the Jacksonville Jaguars are 0-1 ATS. Miami is 0-1 on the over under betting totals; Jacksonville is 0-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Jacksonville vs Miami injuries news.
The Jacksonville Jaguars sit at No. 27 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Miami Dolphins are at No. 14 on that chart.
The game also pits Jacksonville's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 9 PPG, against a Dolphins defense that ranks No. 4 this week at 10 PPG. The Jaguars aerial game is averaging 169 yards per game, less than the Dolphins secondary allows through the air, 188 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Miami Dolphins own the league's No. 14-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 161 yards per game when on the road. Jacksonville, on the other hand, rates No. 9 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Dolphins grabbed a Week 1 victory over the Redskins in their last game, winning 17-10 at FedExField.
In their last game, the Jaguars were Week 1 losers coming out on the wrong end of 20-9 score against Carolina.
Next Betting Matchups
Miami home to Buffalo, Sunday, September 27th
Jacksonville at New England, Sunday, September 27th