Raiders vs Dolphins Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Preseason Game on FanDuel Sportsbook (Aug 20)
Raiders vs Dolphins Preseason Game Info
Week 2 of the NFL preseason includes a showdown between the Las Vegas Raiders and Miami Dolphins. The Raiders have been enjoying their preseason thus far, beating the Minnesota Vikings, 26-20, to win over the weekend. With the way things have gone, going 3-0 is a real possibility.
The Dolphins are also enjoying a perfect start to their season, securing a 26-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday. Having said that, their effort in the win was hardly impressive and some coaching adjustments must be made to beat the Raiders.
Raiders vs Dolphins Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: LV: (-125) | MIA: (+105)
Spread: LV: -2 (-110) | MIA: +2 (-110)
Total: 41.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Raiders enter this contest as the favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 41.5, which is about average as far as this week's NFL projected totals go.
Raiders vs Dolphins Prediction & Pick
One reason to like the Raiders here is because of their offense. It might only be the preseason, but they've scored at least 26 points in each of their first two efforts. Performing well in the preseason has been the norm for Las Vegas, going 9-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last 11 exhibition games.
The Dolphins need to be better on both sides of the ball after the Bucs racked up 389 total yards to Miami's 242. Nevertheless, the Dolphins were well-disciplined in Mike McDaniel's first game behind the bench and the offense should pick up if Tua Tagovailoa gets playing time.
Given that the Dolphins have actually had a solid defense in recent years, I think McDaniel will make the needed adjustments. As solid as the Raiders have been, I think Miami gets it here.
Final Score Prediction: Dolphins: 27 | Raiders: 24
Raiders vs Dolphins Betting Trends
- Las Vegas is 4-10 against the spread (ATS) in its last 14 road games.
- Miami is 6-3-1 ATS in its last 10 games against Las Vegas.
- The total has hit the over in each of Las Vegas' last eight games against Miami.
- The total has hit the over in four of Miami's last five games against AFC West teams.
Raiders vs Dolphins Best Bet
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The over is something that the Raiders and Dolphins have hit in each of their last eight meetings. Both teams have a lot of firepower through the air, meaning this game has shootout potential written all over it depending on each squad's defensive efforts.
In what should be one of the funner games of the week, take the total hitting over 40.5 points.
Bet: Over 41.5 Points (-110)
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