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Dolphins vs. Raiders 2021 NFL Week 3 Odds, Preview and Pick

By Carlos Chacon

The Miami Dolphins and the Las Vegas Raiders convene at the Allegiant Stadium on Sunday for their third game. So far, the Raiders enjoy a victory after an exciting OT opener victory against the Ravens followed by another win against the Steelers last weekend. Meanwhile, the Dolphins try to break the deadlock as they come into the game with a 1-1 record. The team brought home a 1-point victory against the Patriots in Week 1 before losing to the Bills in the following week.

Examining the upcoming NFL games this weekend, this Dolphins vs. Raiders game brings plenty of thrill to the table. With that, the NitroBetting team goes the extra mile to provide you with accurate event information, team and player statistics, and the latest NFL betting odds. Additionally, we present timely betting trends and betting predictions geared to bring you closer to the best possible picks. Check out the latest 2021 NFL odds at out online Bitcoin sportsbook.

Dolphins vs. Raiders Game Information

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Why Bet on the Miami Dolphins?

Previously, the Miami Dolphins suffered a 35 to 0 beatdown in the hands of the Bills. Head coach Brian Flores and company look to move past this and start fresh when they face the Raiders. In their losing efforts, Jacoby Brissett found 169 passing yards on 24 of 40 passing and an interception. Jaylen Waddle and DeVante Parker led the receiving end and combined for 90 yards and 11 receptions, while Myles Gaskin put a bit of life into the rushing play with 25 yards on 5 carries.

On defense, Brandon Jones topped the side with 6 tackles (5 solo), Zach Sieler had 6 tackles (4 solo) while Justin Coleman and Jason McCourty tied at 3 solo tackles each. Emmanuel Ogbah and Andrew Van Ginkel split a sack on top of 4 tackles (1 solo) apiece.

Tua Tagovailoa has been declared out for Week 3 with a rib injury, which means Brissett will take over for now as the team’s starting quarterback.

He is joined by right tackle Hesse Davis, who picked up a knee injury just before last week’s game. There’s plenty of talent on both offense and defense, and we anticipate Miami keeping things close as long as they stay calm and composed.

Why Bet on the Las Vegas Raiders?

Over on the Raiders’ side, we find a motivated team coming off a win against the Steelers. Derek Carr led the way for his team, recording 382 yards on 28 of 37 passing and 2 touchdowns. The quarterback had the services of Henry Ruggs III, who topped the receiving unit with 113 yards on 5 receptions and a touchdown. Foster Moreau is the other player to score a receiving touchdown to go with 34 yards on 2 receptions. Meanwhile, it was a relatively quiet night for the rushing plays when Peyton Barber documented 32 yards on 13 carries.

We find four Raiders players on the questionable list, which features Derek Carr with an ankle injury, Josh Jacobs, Richie Incognito, and Alex Leatherwood. If Carr fails to show up on Sunday, this might be a different game for the Raiders as Nathan Peterman lines up to fill the position.

Defensively, the Raiders did well to contain the Steelers as Denzel Perryman paved the way for his team with 12 tackles (6 solo). Jonathan Abram had a field day as he recorded 7 tackles (5 solo), while Trayvon Mullen collected 5 solo tackles and the team’s only interception. Furthermore, Solomon Thomas had 2 sacks to go with his 2 solo tackles during his stint.

Dolphins vs. Raiders Betting Trends

  • The Dolphins are 3-2 in their last 5 away games.
  • The Dolphins are 2-3 against the spread in their last 5 away games.
  • The totals have gone over in 2 of the Dolphins’ last 5 games.
  • The Raiders are 1-4 in their last 5 home games.
  • The Raiders are 3-2 against the spread in their last 5 home games.
  • The totals have gone under in 1 of the Raiders’ last 5 games.

Dolphins vs. Raiders Expert Betting Predictions

Ultimately, this is going to be interesting to watch as the Dolphins have to adjust should Tua fail to show up. The same story goes for the raiders as Derek Carr finds his way to the questionable player’s list. The Raiders looked good early this year and they come in as the favorites. But, this Dolphins team is no pushover. There’s a good chance that Miami covers the spread and even get close enough to win the game. But if they let the Raiders out of their sight, we might find the Dolphins drop another place in the AFC East.

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