It will be the head coach vs. his former assistant when the Miami Dolphins face the San Francisco 49ers in a battle of NFL division leaders. Dolphins first-year head coach Mike McDaniel spent five years as an assistant to 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan prior to taking the Miami job. McDaniel spent four years as the run-game coordinator and 2021 as the offensive coordinator for the Niners.
Let’s check the latest NFL odds, stats, injury reports, and NFL lines for Dolphins vs 49ers. We’ve plenty of Vegas NFL odds and NFL week 13 picks for you to consider.
Dolphins vs 49ers Betting Lines
Passing Game Carries Dolphins
The Dolphins, who have covered the spread in three of their past four games, are one of the top passing teams in the league, ranking second in pass yards per game and first in yards per completion. Through the air will be how they will find success against the 49ers. Tyreek Hill has four games with double-digit catches this season, but none in the last three contests. Left tackle Terron Armstead, who suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle, won’t have surgery and is hoping to play this week for the Dolphins, who haven’t faced a team with a winning record since a week 6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Tackle Austin Jackson is unlikely to play this week.
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Injury Concerns for 49ers
The 49ers have gone 4-1 since Christian McCaffrey joined the team, covering the spread in three of those games, but they could be without the star running back for Sunday’s game due to a knee injury. With Elijah Mitchell back on injured reserve and Jeff Wilson now with Miami, the 49ers could be forced to turn to little-used backs up this week. McCaffrey’s biggest contribution has come in the passing game and that is where he will be missed the most if he can’t play.
Dolphins vs 49ers Game Injuries
Dolphins vs 49ers Head to Head
The Dolphins have taken four of the last five games from the 49ers, including a 43-17 victory in 2020, to forge an 8-6 lead in the series. San Francisco beat Miami 38-17 in Super Bowl XIX.
The last three meetings went over the point total and the 49ers covered the spread in three of the last four contests against the Dolphins, who were an 8½-point underdog in the last meeting.
Dolphins vs 49ers Game Information
- Game: Dolphins vs 49ers
- Date/Time: Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022,4:05 p.m. ET
- Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
- How to Watch Dolphins vs 49ers? FOX
Dolphins vs 49ers Live stream: NFL Game Pass
Dolphins vs 49ers Game Weather Conditions
56°, Winds 9 MPH, 70% chance of rain, open stadium, grass field
Dolphins vs 49ers Picks & Prediction
Predicted Score: Dolphins 23, 49ers 17
- Worth Betting on the Moneyline?
The 49ers have been a better team at home, going 4-1, but they are not worth a bet at -200 going against a team like the Dolphins, who are attractive at +170.
- Worth Betting ATS?
This has the looks of a game that will be decided by six or fewer points. If the 49ers win, they will likely cover the spread. All seven of their wins have come by six or more points. The Dolphins are a solid bet to keep it close and cover the spread.
- Worth Betting on the Totals?
In a battle between the No. 1 offense (Dolphins) and the No. 1 defense (49ers), split the difference and you likely get a game that finishes under the total (46½). Better odds can be had by going under on a total as low as 41 points (+162).
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.