- Las Vegas Raiders
- Miami Dolphins
- Raiders vs Dolphins Injury Report
- Raiders vs Dolphins Head-to-Head
- Raiders vs Dolphins Game Information
- Raiders vs Dolphins Betting Lines
- Raiders vs Dolphins Prediction
- Raiders vs Dolphins Trends
- Raiders vs Dolphins Edge
- Raiders vs Dolphins Results
- Raiders vs Dolphins Game Injuries
- Raiders vs Dolphins Game Summary
The Las Vegas Raiders and Miami Dolphins are being cautious with their most important players in the preseason, which is standard procedure.
However, through two preseason games, it appears that the Raiders are making efforts to win their games. If you’re looking at the NFL betting odds, should bettors be backing the Raiders to keep this up?
Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders beat the Minnesota Vikings 26-20 last weekend, marking their second straight preseason win.
What you need to know about the key players who did and didn’t play: Quarterback Derek Carr did not play for Las Vegas. Nick Mullens (nine passes) and especially Jarrett Stidham (15 pass attempts) received ample playing time at quarterback.
At running back, Brittain Brown received 14 carries while Austin Walter got seven carries. Keelan Cole had the most targets of any Raiders receiver with five. If this is a guide, don’t expect Carr to play in this preseason game, either.
Carr might play one or two drives at most, nothing more. He would likely get more playing time in Week 3 of the preseason, which is regularly regarded as the true dress rehearsal for the start of the regular season.
However, the biggest takeaway is that the Raiders – up and down their roster – have been hungry. They’ve scored at least 26 points in each preseason game and are moving the ball effectively. They seem to care about these games.
That’s something to consider if you’re looking at the NFL odds.
The Miami Dolphins did not play quarterback Tua Tagovailoa or star receiver Tyreek Hill (acquired in the offseason from the Kansas City Chiefs) in their 26-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last weekend.
Skylar Thompson played the whole game at quarterback for Miami, throwing 28 passes. One should therefore expect Thompson or another backup to play in this game versus the Raiders.
Tagovailoa and Hill will likely play a reasonable number of snaps in Week 3 of the preseason.
Don’t expect any Dolphins running back to get a lot of work. Myles Gaskin’s four carries against the Bucs were the most of any Miami running back. The Dolphins ran the ball only 14 times.
With Hill not playing, Lynn Bowden Jr. had the most targets of any wide receiver with four. Mohamed Sanu had three catches against the Bucs.
Clearly, Miami is spreading the workload around and not overloading any one player except for Thompson, whom the team needs to evaluate at quarterback.
Raiders vs Dolphins Injury Report
The most notable injury for the Raiders belongs to Las Vegas star tight end, Darren Waller. The most important injury to the Dolphins is for cornerback Byron Jones.
Raiders vs Dolphins Head-to-Head
The teams met on Sept. 26, 2021. The Raiders beat the Dolphins in Las Vegas 31-28 in overtime.
Raiders vs Dolphins Game Information
- Game: Las Vegas Raiders vs Miami Dolphins
- Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.
- Day/Time: Saturday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m. ET
- Raiders vs Dolphins Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Raiders vs Dolphins Betting Lines
|Las Vegas Raiders||-1 -115||-120||41½-110o|
|Miami Dolphins||+1 -105||Ev||41½-110u|
Raiders vs Dolphins Prediction
The Raiders, with Stidham – a former quarterback for the New England Patriots – playing a good number of snaps against Miami’s backups, make sense as the more likely pick.
When you add in that the Raiders have been moving the ball on their first two opponents with ease, no matter who has been under center, it makes sense to take them with your NFL picks.
If you’re uncertain about the side, another option to consider is the over given the Raiders successful offense.