Some of the primetime NFL affairs have not exactly been must-see TV this season. Expect that to change Sunday night, with third-year quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins opposing Justin Herbert and the host Los Angeles Chargers.
The visiting Dolphins are listed by the online betting odds as slight favorites. Miami is trying to bounce back after a disappointing road performance against San Francisco.
The teams are mediocre against the NFL betting lines. The Chargers are 7-5 against the spread (ATS), with the Dolphins at 6-6.
Miami is currently a three-point favorite, priced at -165 compared to the Chargers at +145 in the moneylines. Total is projected at 52½, highest number in Week 14 (over/under at -110).
Below, we have four proposition bets ahead of this AFC showdown, highlighting some key players in both camps. Examine latest NFL news, injury reports and stats to help with NFL predictions and picks.
NFL: Dolphins vs Chargers Props
- Justin Herbert Passing Yards O/U
- Tua Tagovailoa Passing Yards, O/U
- Austin Ekeler Scores At Least Two Touchdowns, O/U
- Justin Herbert to Get Intercepted O/U
- Chargers’ Halftime Lead 4-9 Points O/U
Scoop on Free Play from the Locker Room
Quarterbacks to Air It Out
Tua Tagovailoa versus Justin Herbert is going to be the storyline. Miami passed on Herbert to partake in Tua time with the fifth pick in the 2020 draft.
With Mike Williams expected back on the field, Herbert’s passing yardage number is set at xxx and he is listed at -xxx to go over. Tagovailoa is at -xxx to go over xxx per the NFL betting lines.
Both of the QBs are taken to go over in what could be an aerial affair Sunday night. Tagovailoa is the top vote-getter in the current Pro Bowl balloting.
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Check the status of Miami’s star receiver, Tyreek Hill. He missed Thursday’s practice (illness).
Pick: Herbert Over 293 1/2 (-115), Tagovailoa Over 286 1/2 (-115)
Herbert the Risk Taker
Herbert isn’t afraid to take chances If the Bolts are behind, there might come a time when he suffers the consequences while trying to force the football.
Both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams have missed practices and games this season, so the chemistry between the star wideouts and their quarterback might not be as good as needed.
Herbert had five straight games with an interception, then hasn’t been picked off in 94 attempts over the last two. He’s gone three games in a row without an interception just once in his three seasons. At least one pass landing in the hands of a Miami defender seems quite possible.
Pick: Herbert Over ½ Interception (-105).