Through eight games, the Los Angeles offense is averaging 25.6 points per game and 430.4 yards per game, 294.8 through the air and 135.6 on the ground. Joshua Kelley leads the team with 292 rush yards and one touchdown, and Keenan Allen is the leading receiver with 62 receptions for 651 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, the Chargers are allowing 27.0 points and 369.5 yards, 251.3 passing and 118.3 rushing.
The Miami offense is averaging 27.8 points per game and 332.8 yards per game, 235.6 through the air and 97.1 on the ground. Myles Gaskin leads the team with 387 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while Devante Parker tops the receivers with 36 receptions for 431 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, the Dolphins are allowing 20.1 points and 406.8 yards, 275.0 passing and 131.8 rushing.
Below is my best bet for Week 10 action between the Los Angeles Chargers and Miami Dolphins. All lines are from BetRivers Sportsbook.
Los Angeles Chargers at Miami Dolphins (-2.5): O/U 48.0 (-110/-110)
Last time out, the Los Angeles Chargers hosted the Las Vegas Raiders and suffered a 31-26 defeat. This was a typical Chargers loss as they gave their fans some hope only to rip their hearts out. Los Angeles led at the half but found themselves in an 11-point hole late in the third quarter that they almost made up. The Chargers trailed 31-26 and appeared to hit the game winning touchdown as time expired only to see it overturned on replay due to their tight end dropping the ball. Just another weekend as a Chargers fan. QB Justin Herbert continues to look like the real deal as he went 28/42 for 326 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Wide receiver Keenan Allen had a nice day with nine receptions for 103 yards and one touchdown. The Chargers defense allowed 320 yards and recovered one Vegas fumble.
The Miami Dolphins went on the road to Arizona Cardinals and came away with an excellent 34-31 win in Phoenix. Miami led most of the first half but found themselves trailing by seven points at the beginning of the fourth quarter. The Dolphins scored the final 10 points, and had a huge fourth down stop, to secure the victory. QB Tua Tagovailoa had a nice game as the rookie went 20/28 for 248 yards, two touchdowns, zero interceptions, and 35 rushing yards in his second NFL start. The Dolphins defense did give up 442 yards, but they recovered one fumble, took that fumble to end zone, and got big stops when they needed them. Miami is a team to look out for over the next few years.
Series History: Los Angeles won the most recent meeting, last season, but Miami still leads the all-time series 18-16.
NFL Picks: I can never bet on the Chargers. Give me the Miami Dolphins -2.5.
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