Miami Dolphins (4-4) at San Diego Chargers (4-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 4:05 pm (Qualcomm Stadium)
The Line: San Diego Chargers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 48 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Miami Dolphins and San Diego Chargers meet Sunday afternoon in a NFL game at Qualcomm Stadium.
The Miami Dolphins look for their fourth straight victory in order to get above a .500 record. The Miami Dolphins haven’t won four straight games since the 2008 season. Ryan Tannehill is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 1,877 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Tannehill has one or less touchdown passes in five straight games. Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills have combined for 933 receiving yards and four touchdowns while DeVante Parker has 25 receptions. The Miami Dolphins ground game is averaging 122.1 yards per contest, and Jay Ajayi leads the way with 646 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Miami is allowing 22.8 points and 362.5 yards per game. Kiko Alonso leads the Miami Dolphins with 67 tackles, Ndamukong Suh has 4.5 sacks and Isa Abdul-Quddus has two interceptions.
The San Diego Chargers need a strong home victory to get back to a .500 record and stay in the AFC wild card race. Six of the San Diego Chargers last eight wins have come at home. Philip Rivers is completing 63.4 percent of his passes for 2,560 yards, 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rivers has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin have combined for 667 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Dontrelle Inman has 27 receptions. The San Diego Chargers ground game is averaging 106.7 yards per contest, and Melvin Gordon leads the way with 768 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, San Diego is allowing 27.4 points and 364.7 yards per game. Jatavis Brown leads the San Diego Chargers with 54 tackles, Melvin Ingram has five sacks and Casey Hayward has five interceptions.
The Dolphins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-20 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Chargers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Dolphins are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings and the home team is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
The Chargers are one of the more inconsistent teams in the NFL and still have a hard time finishing games. Meanwhile, the Dolphins have yet to lose a game when their offensive line is healthy, and Ajayi should have no problem running all over this bad San Diego defense. The Miami Dolphins have the swagger of a playoff team and I wouldn't be surprised if they won this game outright. I'll gladly take my free points with the better football team.