This Sunday’s NFL betting action is set to start bright and early once again thanks to another London game. This time, it will be the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars duking it out for Sunshine State supremacy across the pond. Considering that the two teams have combined to win a single game through five weeks, it’s fair to say the NFL isn’t in a rush to send its best product overseas. At any rate, morning football is always a win. The NFL betting odds are projecting a pretty close one with a slight edge given to the de facto road team.
Dolphins vs Jaguars Week 6 NFL Betting Preview
NFL Regular Season — Week 6 Game
Miami Dolphins (1-4, 1-2 Away) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5, 0-3 Home)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m. EST
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium — London, UK
Coverage: Click here for the stream
Miami Dolphins Preview
After winning 10 games and narrowly missing the postseason last year, the Dolphins have been one of the biggest disappointments in football through the first five weeks. If not for a fumble recovery on what was shaping up to be a winning drive for the New England Patriots in Week 1, Miami might very well be winless coming into this NFL betting matchup. As it stands, they’ll look to rebound from a 28-point loss suffered last week. One potential positive for the Dolphins is that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is expected to be back under center after missing the last three games with fractured ribs. Whether he is a substantial upgrade over backup Jacoby Brissett is debatable.
No matter who is under center for the Dolphins, they are prone to being under siege by opposing pass-rushers. Miami’s offensive line is young and inexperienced. As such, the growing pains are very real upfront this season. While the Dolphins’ do have a talented defense, particularly in the secondary, they have regressed mightily from a year ago in adjusted efficiency. The Dolphins have also failed to replicate their outstanding turnover margin from last season. Through five games, Miami has forced just six takeaways and has a -2 margin.
Jacksonville Jaguars Preview
After a distraction-filled week thanks to head coach Urban Meyer, perhaps running away to the UK is just what the Jaguars needed. Jacksonville may have landed their franchise QB in this spring’s NFL Draft, but building a team around Trevor Lawrence is still very much a work in progress. Lawrence has played much better in the last two weeks, however. Running back James Robinson has once again emerged as the Jaguars’ best offensive weapon. He turned 18 carries into nearly 150 yards rushing and a score last week.
The battle between the Jaguars’ defensive front and the Dolphins’ offensive line will be one to watch in this game. Both units are well below league average, and whichever side steps up might swing this tight NFL betting matchup. After being acquired via trade two weeks ago, tight end Dan Arnold led the Jags in receiving yards and receptions last week. Given the lack of reliable offensive weapons, he could very well have another solid outing across the pond on Sunday.
Dolphins vs Jaguars Odds and Spread
Moneyline: MIA: (-165) | JAC: (+140)
Spread: MIA: -3 (-120) | JAC: +3 (+100)
Total: 47 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting via Action Network: MIA: (52%) | JAC: (48%)
Dolphins vs Jaguars NFL Betting Trends
- The Dolphins are 2-3 ATS and 3-2 to the over this season.
- The Jaguars are 1-4 ATS and 2-3 to the over this season.
- Dolphins are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games.
- Jaguars are 0-5 ATS in their last five home games.
- Dolphins are 4-2 ATS in their last six head-to-head matchups against the Jaguars.
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Dolphins vs Jaguars Stats
- Miami is averaging 15.8 PPG this season (No. 31 in the NFL).
- Miami is surrendering 30.8 PPG this season (No. 30 in the NFL).
- Jacksonville is averaging 18.6 points per game (PPG) this season (No. 28 in the NFL).
- Jacksonville is surrendering 30.4 PPG this season (No. 29 in the NFL).
Dolphins vs Jaguars Prediction
The Dolphins vs Jaguars NFL betting prediction uses the ESPN Football Power Index.