Jaguars vs. Dolphins Point Spread: NFL Pre-Season Week 3 Odds, Prediction

David Bastl | Updated Aug 20, 2019

It’s still anyone’s best guess on who will be the starter for the Dolphins come week one of the regular season. In this game against the Jaguars, it appears that Ryan Fitzpatrick will get the call.

August 22, 2019, 8:00 PM ET
Hard Rock Stadium
Pointspread 0 -118
Moneyline -117
Over / Under o +38.5
Pointspread 0 -102
Moneyline -103
Over / Under u +38.5

Both of these Florida based teams are not expected to make a lot of noise this upcoming season, the edge will point towards the Jaguars. In place is a new Quarterback, a Running back looking for a bounce back, and a defence that finished 5th in total defence. Perhaps the Jags could be a dark horse in the AFC.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Jaguars are still in search of their first win of this preseason. In their two previous games, the team has allowed 53 points, while scoring only 10.

Although the Jaguars are staying in their home state, the team has not played well on the road over the last while (dating back to last season), with a 2-8-2 record against the spread in their last 12 road games.

Meanwhile the Dolphins are 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games, and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games against the Jaguars.

Jacksonville Jaguars

After standing on the sidelines for the first two preseason games, Nick Foles will finally see the field, although be it short, in this game versus the Dolphins. Foles was the team’s top free agent signing this past off-season that marked the end of the Blake Bortles-era in Northern Florida.

Rookie Quarterback Gardner Minshew looked significantly better in week two and he will see action in this game. Between Minshew and Alex McGough, who will likely be the teams number three pivot, the Jags appear to be set at the position, but it is a huge drop off if something happens to Foles to upcoming season.

Of note, the team took receiver Marqise Lee off the PUP list Monday afternoon and are expecting the flanker back at practice. That is good news for the team, but don’t expect to see him in this game against the Dolphins.

Miami Dolphins

It’s still anyone’s best guess on who will be the starter for the Dolphins come week one of the regular season. Sure, the coaching staff probably have an idea on who it will be, but to say Josh Rosen or Ryan Fitzpatrick are running away with the opportunity is incorrect.

In the team’s loss on Friday night in Tampa, but pivots were average. Through two games Rosen has been given more of an opportunity to take the position, but is that by design to protect would-by start Fitzpatrick? Head Coach Brian Flores insisted the competition is still open but signs point to Fitzpatrick starting this game.

We do know that both Quarterbacks are expected to play in this game against the Jags, and although one will be named starter within a week, the leash is short and expect both players to play this season.