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Las Vegas Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins NFL Week 3 Odds, Plays and Insights

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Check out odds, plays and more for the Las Vegas Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins NFL Week 3 matchup on September 26, 2021.

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Oddsmakers give the Las Vegas Raiders (2-0) the advantage on Sunday, September 26, 2021 against the Miami Dolphins (1-1). Las Vegas is favored by 4.5 points. The over/under is set at 44.

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Odds for Raiders vs. Dolphins

Odds courtesy of SI Sportsbook.

Over/under insights

  • Las Vegas and its opponent combined to score over 44 points, the current matchup's over/under, in 15 of 16 games last year.
  • A total of 10 Miami games last season (out of 16) went over 44 total points scored.
  • These two teams averaged a combined 52.4 points per game a season ago, 8.4 more points than the total of 44 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these two teams averaged a combined 51 points per game last season, seven more than the point total in this game.
  • The average point total for Raiders games last year was 6.8 more points than the over/under of 44 in this matchup.
  • Dolphins games in 2020 averaged an over/under of 46.7 points, 2.7 more than the point total in this matchup.

Raiders stats and trends

  • Las Vegas won eight games against the spread last season, while failing to cover eight times.
  • The Raiders were favored by 4.5 points or more last season once, and failed to cover the spread.
  • A total of 13 of Las Vegas' games last season hit the over.
  • Last year, the Raiders scored six more points per game (27.1) than the Dolphins gave up (21.1).
  • Las Vegas was 7-5 against the spread and 7-5 overall in games when it put up more than 21.1 points last season.
  • The Raiders collected 383.3 yards per game last season, just 15.4 more than the 367.9 the Dolphins gave up per outing.
  • Las Vegas was 4-6 against the spread and 5-5 overall when the team picked up more than 367.9 yards last season.
  • The Raiders turned the ball over 26 times last year, three fewer than the Dolphins forced turnovers (29).
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Dolphins stats and trends

  • Miami won 11 games against the spread last year, while failing to cover five times.
  • The Dolphins were an underdog by 4.5 points or more six times last year, and covered the spread in four of those matchups.
  • In Miami's games last year, the combined scoring went over the point total seven times.
  • Last year the Dolphins averaged 4.6 fewer points per game (25.3) than the Raiders gave up (29.9).
  • When Miami put up more than 29.9 points last season, it was 3-0 against the spread and 3-0 overall.
  • The Dolphins averaged 50.1 fewer yards per game (339) than the Raiders gave up (389.1) per contest last year.
  • Miami was 3-2 against the spread and 2-3 overall when the team amassed over 389.1 yards last year.
  • The Dolphins turned the ball over 20 times last season, five more turnovers than the Raiders forced (15).

Home and road insights

  • Las Vegas was 4-4 against the spread, and 2-6 overall, at home last season.
  • Las Vegas hit the over in seven of eight games at home last year.
  • Raiders home games last season averaged 51.5 total points, 7.5 more than this contest's over/under (44).
  • In away games last season, Miami was 5-3 overall and 4-4 against the spread.
  • The Dolphins were unbeaten ATS (1-0) as 4.5-point underdogs or more on the road.
  • Last season, in four of eight road games Miami hit the over.
  • Dolphins away games last season averaged 46.8 total points, 2.8 more than this contest's over/under (44).

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