Can Washington put their offseason QB drama behind them when they host the 3.5-point favorite Miami Dolphins in NFL week 1 betting action? The game kicks off on CBS this Sunday, Sept 13th at 1:00 PM ET. For the cord-cutters, CBSsports.com will stream the game live.
Dolphins V Washinton Betting Trends:
- Washington Redskins 2-6 At Home since last season
- Washington Redskins 4-8 As Underdog or PK since last season
- Washington Redskins 1-4 When Line was 42 to 45 since last season
- Washington Redskins 1-3 As Home Underdog since last season
- Miami Dolphins 3-5 O-U On Road since last season
- Miami Dolphins 3-6 O-U When Line is <45 since last season
- Washington Redskins 2-3 O-U When Line is <45 since last season
- Miami Dolphins 2-6 O-U When Line was 42 to 45 since last season
- Washington Redskins 2-3 O-U When Line was 42 to 45 since last season
- Washington Redskins 2-3 O-U vs Teams Averaging 21 to 25 PPG since last season
A Closer Look At The Miami Dolphins at Washington Redskins Betting Line, My Expert Pick & How To Watch
Matchup: Miami Dolphins at Washington
Date: Sunday, Sept 13th, 2015
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Landover, Maryland
Stadium: FedEx Field
Spread: Dolphins -3.5
Game Total: 43.5
TV Info: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Radio: Miami Vs Washington
The year was 2011, it was in Sun Life Stadium when these two teams last faced off. The hometown Dolphins beat Washington by a score of 20-9. They covered the spread as 4-point favorites. In the Dolphins previous visit to the nations capital, Washington won 16-3 as a three-point favorite.
“It’s great to get back on the practice field and get ready for the opener of the 2015 season." https://t.co/UVNfxtlxmd
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 8, 2015
The Dolphins failed to get to the postseason for the third straight season under coach Joe Philbin. With the amount of talent on the squad, the front-office won’t allow another missed opportunity. Philbin is on the hot seat.
In 2014 the offense ranked 14th in the league, 17th in passing and 12th at rushing it. QB Ryan Tannehill’s (4045 yards, 27 TDs & 12 INTS, 92.8 passer rating) development has been stunted with irregular talent down the field. This year he is expected to jump into the top 10 for every major QB stat.
The departures of TE Charles Clay, WRs Mike Wallace, and Brandon Gibson were plugged by the additions of TE Jordan Cameron (24 rec, 424 yards, 2 TDs in 2014 with the Cleveland Browns) and veteran WR Greg Jennings (59 rec, 742 yards, 6 TDs in 2014 with the Minnesota Vikings).
Lamar Miller (216 att, 1099 yards & 8 TDs) can is a talented rusher who will relish the spotlight. The RB corps behind him is thin. He finished the 2014 season with 5.1 yards per carry.
|2014 Offensive Leaders||2014 Defensive Leaders|
|QB Ryan Tannehill (4045 yds, 27 TDs, 12 INTs)||LB Jelani Jenkins (110 tackles)|
|RB Lamar Miller (1099 yds, 8 TDs)||CB Brent Grimes (5 INTs)|
|WR Mike Wallace (862 yds, 10 TDs)||DE Cameron Wake (11.5 sacks)|
Washington can’t seem to catch a break. After an offseason full of QB drama and injuries to Junior Galette and Niles Paul, among others – the Redskins could use an easier opener.
The stunted development of Robert Griffin III (1694 yards, 4 TDs & 6 INTs, 86.9 passer rating) dropped him third on the QB depth chart. The starting gig goes to Kirk Cousins (1710 yards, 10 TDs & 9 INTs, 86.4 passer rating) who failed to secure the starting job last season.
“It’s not so much what somebody didn’t do, it’s just what Kirk has done,” Gruden was quoted by Press Conference. “And I think what he has done in (spring and summer practices) has really opened our eyes, and he has proven to be the best quarterback on our roster at this time.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) September 6, 2015
This team has talent surrounding the QB on offense. RB Alfred Morris (265 att, 1074 yards, 8 TDs) and receivers DeSean Jackson (56 rec, 1169 yards, 6 TDs) and Pierre Garcon (68 rec, 752 yards, 6 TDs) can dominate if the QB can keep the offense on the field.
|2014 Offensive Leaders||2014 Defensive Leaders|
|QB Kirk Cousins (1710 yds,10 TDs, 9 INTs)||LB Keenan Robinson (109 tackles)|
|RB Alfred Morris (1074 yds, 2 TDs)||CB Greg Ducre (7 INTs)|
|WR DeSean Jackson (1169 yds, 6 TDs)||LB Ryan Kerrigan (6.5 sacks)|
Miami’s defense was ranked 12th last season, 6th against the pass and a horrendous 24th at stopping the run. The arrival of Ndamukong Suh will help the cause. Washington’s defense struggled mightily last year. They ranked 20th in the league, 24th against the pass and 12th against the run.
The Dolphins are 0-4 ATS in their last four games as a favorite, 6-2 ATS in their last eight games as a road favorite of 0.5-3.0 points, 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall.
Washington is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a home underdog, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall, and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games on grass.
My expert pick to win are the Dolphins at -3.5 and 65% of the betting public agrees with me. Happy Hunting!
Players Out or Doubtful:
- Miami: Don Jones.
- Washington: Robert Griffin III, Bashaud Breeland.