Miami Dolphins (6-3) at Denver Broncos (3-6)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 4:05 pm (Empower Field at Mile High)
The Line: Denver Broncos +3.5 -- Over/Under: 45 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Denver Broncos host the Miami Dolphins in a battle of up and coming QB's when they meet in week 11 NFL action from Empower Field at Mile High in Denver on Sunday afternoon.
The Miami Dolphins will try to build on their 5-game winning streak, sitting at 6-3 on the year after a 29-21 win over the Los Angeles Chargers last time out. Tua Tagovailoa has thrown for 519 yards and 5 touchdowns on 63.6% passing while Myles Gaskin leads the Dolphins’ ground attack with 387 yards and a pair of touchdowns this season. DeVante Parker leads Miami’s receiving group with 38 catches for 462 yards and 3 touchdowns while Mike Gesicki has 371 receiving yards. On defense, Jerome Baker leads Miami with 69 total tackles including a team-high 43 solo tackles while Emmanuel Ogbah has a team-high 8 sacks and Xavien Howard has a team-high 5 interceptions this season.
The Denver Broncos will look to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 37-12 loss to Las Vegas last time out. Drew Lock has thrown for 1,497 yards, 7 touchdowns and 10 interceptions on 55% passing while Melvin Gordon III has a team-high 439 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. Phillip Lindsay has 312 rushing yards while Jerry Jeudy leads the Broncos with 552 receiving yards coming on 34 catches. Tim Patrick has 444 receiving yards with a team-high 3 touchdowns while Noah Fant has 367 receiving yards and KJ Hamler has added 240 receiving yards this season. On defense, Alexander Johnson leads Denver with 76 total tackles including a team-high 47 solo tackles while Josey Jewell has 68 total tackles with 45 solo tackles and Justin Simmons has 47 solo tackles with a team-high 3 interceptions this season. Bradley Chubb leads Denver with 5.5 sacks while Malik Reed is right behind with 5 sacks and Bryce Callahan has added a pair of INTs this season.
Miami is 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games overall and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record. Denver is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against the AFC while the under is 9-4 in their last 13 games as a home underdog. Miami is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.
The once vaunted Denver Broncos defense is a shell of what once was, and it’s gotten progressively worse as the Broncos defense has allowed 30 or more points in four straight games and gave up 28 points to the Jets in their week 4 matchup. Miami is flat out rolling right now as putting Tua Tagovailoa in this lineup has really flipped the switch and I think we’re really starting to see the brilliance of Brian Flores at work as the head coach of this squad. Miami with a reasonable line against a struggling Denver team? Home or away, doesn’t matter I’m on the Dolphins here.