Jaguars vs. Dolphins Prediction
The host Miami Dolphins are slight favorites tonight in their nationally televised week three preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Is a bet on Miami the right way to go in this spot?
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Hard Rock Stadium at 8PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Dolphins are a 2-point favorite to win on the spread line. The total is set at 38.5 points. As of Thursday afternoon, 56 percent of public bets are coming in on host Miami. Check out our NFL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Jags shut out at Ravens
Jacksonville dropped to 0-2 in the preseason last week as it fell 29-0 at Baltimore. Gardner Minshew led the poor offensive effort as he went 7-of-14 through the air for 46 yards with no interceptions. Ryquell Armstrong led the ground game with eight carries for 22 yards. Tre McBride had three receptions for 42 yards. C.J. Reavis paced the Jaguars defense as he accumulated eight tackles, six solo. Tae Hayes recorded an interception. Jacksonville trailed 10-0 after one quarter of play and could not recover.
Dolphins win with late TD
Myles Gaskin scored on a 6-yard touchdown run with 1:47 remaining last week to break a tie and send host Miami to a 34-27 victory over Atlanta. Josh Rosen led the aerial attack as he went 13-for-20 for 191 yards with no TDs and one interception. Patrick Laird paced the ground game with six rushes for 24 yards, while Kalen Ballage contributed six carries for 23 yards and a score. Mark Walton had six rushing attempts for 12 yards and a TD. Gaskin registered six rushes for 13 yards plus the touchdown, while he also caught three passes for 19 and a TD. Preston Williams led the receiving corps with four catches for 97 yards. Jason Sanders went 2-for-2 on field goal attempts with a long of 48 yards. Jerome Baker led the Dolphins defense with five tackles (four solo).
NFL Betting Trends
The Jaguars are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. Jacksonville is 1-5-1 ATS in its last seven road games.
The Dolphins are 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games. Miami is 0-4 ATS in its last four home games.
Jacksonville has looked listless in its first two preseason games, but this is the NFL and one week doesn't dictate the next. Miami isn't exactly a top-notch team in its own right and has question marks in a lot of places. With the Jaguars' top defensive unit going further in this game, I'd expect them to keep their side in it and as long as the offense can find its way to paydirt a couple times I like Jacksonville's chances here.
NFL DAILY PREDICTION: JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS +2