Dolphins vs. Raiders Point Spread: NFL Week 3 Odds, Prediction

Nik Kowalski | Updated Sep 23, 2021

With Dolphins starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa out with fractured ribs it’ll be Jacoby Brissett making his first start of the season in Sin City for a battle with the 2-0 Raiders.

Miami
1-6
AT
September 26, 2021, 4:05 PM ET
Allegiant Stadium
Las Vegas
5-2
Pointspread +4 -110
Moneyline +165
Over / Under o +44.5

17%

Betting Action

83%

Pointspread -4 -110
Moneyline -189
Over / Under u +44.5

17%

Betting Action

83%

Spirits are high in Vegas too after the Raiders upset back-to-back AFC North opponents behind the league’s top passer in Derek Carr. In Miami, it’s more of a somber mood. Not only did the Dolphins lose Tua in Week 2 but were on the wrong end of a 35-0 beatdown against divisional foe Buffalo.

Kickoff at Allegiant Stadium is 4:05 EST.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Miami’s owned the Raiders head-to-head, winning eight of their last 10 matchups with the Raiders covering in three of those games. Las Vegas has started the season hot though winning outright as underdogs twice. Miami did the same in Week 1 but failed to cover plus 3.5 Sunday.

The over is a popular play between these clubs as it’s hit in seven straight Dolphins–Raiders meetings. Back in 2020 when these two clubs squared off in Vegas, the over hit by a point in a dramatic 26-25 Miami win.

Oddsmakers have the Raiders as 4.5-point home favourites and the over-under at 45.

Miami Dolphins

A total of 216 yards of offence won’t cut it against any NFL opponent, and it led to the Dolphins putting up a goose egg against the Bills in Week 2. Miami averaged just 3.1 yards per play and turned the ball over seven times while going zero for four on fourth down. Truly a game to forget for Brissett’s Dolphins after the backup went 24 of 40 for 169 yards with a pick in relief.

On the positive side, Will Fuller should make his season debut at receiver this week after coming in via free agency. Fuller will join a receiving corps including veteran DeVante Parker and rookie Jaylen Waddle. Both have over 100 receiving yards on the young season.

Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders lead the NFL in both total yards (458) and passing yards (391) per game, and give head coach Jon Gruden credit. Gruden’s offence is clicking whether it’s feeding their oh-so-reliable tight end Darren Waller for easy completions or hitting Henry Ruggs on game-clinching 61-yard touchdowns.

Carr’s thrown for 817 yards and four touchdowns in two games while also battling through some pain at Pittsburgh last week. Carr’s ready to go for Week 3, and may be getting back running back Josh Jacobs who missed Week 2 with a toe/ankle injury.

On defence, Maxx Crosby’s been a stand out with eight tackles, two sacks, and three tackles for a loss in his third season. Crosby collected 17 sacks in his first two campaigns and the best may still be to come.

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