The Las Vegas Raiders are off to a great start, and they will be aiming for win No. 3 this season when they host the Miami Dolphins at Allegiant Stadium. Will the Dolphins end Las Vegas’ streak? Or will the Raiders keep on rolling? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Miami Dolphins vs Las Vegas Raiders Regular Season Week 3 Game on September 26, 2021
Where: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas
When: Sunday, September 26, 2021, 4:05 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Miami Dolphins (+3.5)
Regular Season Record: 1-1
The most important thing to know about the Dolphins heading into Week 3 is the status of Tua Tagovailoa. The former top overall pick suffered a rib injury in Week 2’s 35-0 annihilation at the hands of the Buffalo Bills at home. In the event that Tagovailoa doesn’t get the green light to play, that would mean Jacoby Brissett will get his first start of the season in Week 3. Brissett stepped in for Tagovailoa against the Bills and finished with 169 passing yards (0 TDs, 1 INT) on 24/40 completions. Although the Dolphins are coming off a spectacularly crushing loss, there’s still value in picking them to cover the spread on the road this weekend. For one, the Raiders are 0-4 in their last four games as a favorite and 0-4 too in their last four Week 3 contests. Also, Miami’s defense can zero in on Las Vegas’ attack, knowing that the Raiders don’t have much of a run game (30th in NFL with 67.0 rushing yards per game).
The Dolphins are 6-0 against the spread in their last six games after losing in their previous outing.
Betting on the Las Vegas Raiders (-3.5)
Regular Season Record: 2-0
How about them Raiders? They have collected a couple of wins off two teams that went to the playoffs last season. Las Vegas opened its 2021 campaign by beating the Baltimore Ravens at home, 33-27, before scoring a 26-17 victory on the road in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Those are two quality opponents Derek Carr and company just beat, thus supporting the notion that the Raiders are for real. Despite the absence of a run game, the Raiders are still seventh overall with 29.5 points per game and tops in total offense with 458.0 total yards per contest. But it’s not like they don’t have talent on the ground. It’s just that they’re going pass-heavy, with pass plays on 68 percent of the time. They should continue with that trend in Week 3, with Josh Jacobs questionable to play because of toe and ankle issues.
The Raiders are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games after a win.
The Raiders win, 23-18.
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