San Diego Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins - 11/13/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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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 -- Over/Under: 48
The San Diego Chargers and the Miami Dolphins face off on Sunday in San Diego in Week 10 NFL football action.
The San Diego Chargers are 4-5 this season and they have won 3 of their last 4 games. The Chargers offense is averaging 29.8 points and 378 yards per game and they have a net zero turnover ratio. San Diego QB Phillip Rivers has completed 63.4 percent of his passes with 17 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Melvin Gordon leads the Chargers rushing attack with 768 yards and 9 touchdowns and Travis Benjamin is the top receiver with 39 catches and 3 touchdowns. The San Diego defense is allowing 27.4 points and 364.7 yards per game with 11 interceptions, 9 fumble recoveries, and 18 sacks. Jatavis Brown is the Chargers top tackler with 54, Casey Hayward has 41 tackles, and Melvin Ingram has 5 sacks. The Chargers have played better than their record would make you believe losing several games they appeared to have in hand.
The Miami Dolphins are 4-4 this season and they have won their last 3 games in a row. The Dolphins offense is averaging 21.6 points and 340.1 yards per game and they are minus 3 in turnover ratio. Miami QB Ryan Tannehill has completed 64.7 percent of his passes with 8 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Jay Ajayi leads the Dolphins ground attack with 646 yards and 6 touchdowns and Jarvis Landry has 49 catches and a touchdown. The Miami defense is allowing 22.8 points and 362.6 yards per game with 5 interceptions, 9 fumble recoveries, and 19 sacks. Kiko Alonso leads the Dolphins in tackles with 67, Reshad Jones has 51 tackles, and Ndamukong Suh has 4 sacks. The Dolphins are playing their best football since Tannehill became the starting QB.
San Diego is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 home games, 9-2 against the spread against the AFC, and 2-7 against the spread following a win. Miami is 9-20 against the spread in their last 29 games, 5-16 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 6-17 against the spread against the AFC. The home team has covered the point spread in the last 6 meetings of these 2 teams.
This should be a good one that really is a coin toss and could go either way. Getting better than a field goal I will go with the Dolphins who should be able to make this very tight if they don’t win outright.