The Jacksonville Jaguars are still winless in the preseason, which could be a symptom of an impending trouble once the regular season kicks in. Of course, results of preseason games can’t be taken seriously (by anyone but bettors, that is) but alas, winning is still better than losing. The Dolphins are in the midst of an intriguing quarterback battle, so expect this game to partly define how that will be settled. The Jags are +400 to win the AFC South, while the Dolphins are +7500 to win the AFC East.
Betting Preview for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs Miami Dolphins NFL Preseason Week 3 Game on August 22, 2019
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
When: Thursday, August 22, 2019, 8:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2)
Rookie Gardner Minshew is now a step closer to bagging the main backup job at the quarterback position with a decent performance last week, albeit in a 24-10 home loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Minshew went 19 of 29 for 202 passing yards. However, the Jags were slowed down by penalties they committed. They were called for 12 penalties (119 yards). Preseason games will always feature plenty of errors, but the Jags still need to cut down on it and show more discipline. That’s going to be easier said than done, of course, considering that Jacksnoville’s big hitters are unlikely to suit up this week. If Minshew continues on his upward progress, though, we can expect a smoother offense for the Jags.
The under is 4-1 in th Jags’ last five preseason games.
Betting on the Miami Dolphins (1-1)
The Dolphins quarterback battle is still alive in Miami, and Josh Rosen did himself a solid by turning out a quality performance in a 16-14 road loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. Rosen got the start and went 10 of 18 for 102 passing yards while mostly facing Tampa Bay’s first-teamers. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Rosen’s chief rival for the starting gig under center, went 3 of 9 for 20 passing yards.Fitzpatrick, however, is going to be the Fins’ starter in the upcoming meeting with the Jaguars. In any case, the Dolphins need a better pass protection after Tampa Bay took their quarterbacks down five times for a loss of 32 yards. Rookie wide receiver Preston Williams took a step back in Week 2, catching just one of six passes that came his way. Back in Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons, he posted a 4-97-0 line.
The Dolphins are 4-0-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last five preseason games.
Miami wins, 21-14.
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