Dolphins vs Chargers Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for Sunday Night Football (Miami Bounces Back in Primetime)

Larry Rupp
Miami Dolphins vs Los Angeles Chargers prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 14 game.
Miami Dolphins vs Los Angeles Chargers prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 14 game. / AP Photos/Doug Murray
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Dolphins vs Chargers Week 14 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 14
Miami Dolphins (8-4, 3-3 Away) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (6-6, 2-3 Home)
Date: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Venue: SoFi Stadium — Inglewood, CA
Coverage: NBC

Two AFC teams looking to get back on track meet head-to-head in Week 14 as the Miami Dolphins take on the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday Night Football. The Dolphins fell short in a 33-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw a pair of costly interceptions.

Meanwhile, the Chargers lost to the Las Vegas Raiders, 27-20, in Week 13 despite holding a 3-point halftime lead. Quarterback Justin Herbert tallied 375 yards and 1 touchdown, but the offense failed to score a touchdown on any of its three red zone possessions. That is not going to get the job done.

Dolphins vs Chargers Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MIA: (-172) | LAC: (+144)
Spread: MIA: -3 (-114) | LAC: +3 (-106)
Total: 52.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

The Dolphins enter this contest as small road favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This Sunday night clash also features one of the higher totals on the Week 14 slate at 52.5 points.

Dolphins vs Chargers Prediction & Pick

The Dolphins' Week 13 loss lines up as a bump in the road more than it does a cause for concern. The 49ers were able to shut down the immediate passing attack, but not many teams in the NFL roster a linebacker that shines in coverage as much as Fred Warner does. It's time for a bounce back outing.

Miami averages the fourth-most points per away game this season (26.2) and now gets to face a Chargers defense that gives up the second-most points per home game (28.0). LA has also posted the third-worst rush defense DVOA rating and allows a whopping 5.4 yards per carry (No. 32 in NFL).

The Dolphins are 12-4 straight up in their last 16 games against the Chargers, so I'll back the road favorite.

Final Score Prediction: Dolphins: 30 | Chargers: 21

Dolphins vs Chargers Betting Trends

- Miami is 10-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last 14 games against the Chargers.
- The total has hit the over in five of Miami's last six away games.
- The Chargers are 0-5 straight up in its last five games as an underdog.
- The total has hit the under in 15 of the Chargers' last 17 games against Miami.

Dolphins vs Chargers Best Bet

The Dolphins are also 10-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last 14 games against the Chargers and five of their last six wins against LA have come by more than a field goal. On the other side, head coach Brandon Staley's team is a disappointing 0-5 ATS in its last five games against the AFC East.

Miami has a chance to control this game on the ground with the backfield duo of Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson, especially if it can grab an early lead. That is an expected result considering the Chargers average only 2.6 first quarter points at home this year (T-No. 26 in NFL). Trust the Dolphins.

Bet: Miami Dolphins -3 (-114)

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