Oakland Vs Miami Odds & Free PickNoah Williams
Who’s Getting Up Off the Mat When Struggling Dolphins and Raiders Meet in South Beach in Week 9?
With the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins both taking ugly losses on the chin a week ago, both teams are in need of a win to save face with fans. The Week 9 NFL betting odds favor the Raiders by 2.5-pionts Let’s find out what’s going to go down when this matchup gets underway live from Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday evening at 8:30 PM ET while airing on NBC.
Oakland Raiders Vs Miami Dolphins Odds & Free Pick
Oakland Raiders (3-5) at Miami Dolphins (4-3)
When: Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 8:30 PM ET
Where: Hard Rock Stadium
Stream: NBC Sports Live
NFL Odds: Raiders -2.5
The Raiders are have lost five of their last six games and got beat down badly in their 34-14 Week 8 loss at Buffalo while never coming close to covering the spread as a 2-point road dog a week ago. Quarterback Derek Carr passed for 313 yards and one touchdown but also tossed two costly interceptions in the loss. Carr has a dozen TD passes but six interceptions this season, but it should be noted that he missed one game with a back injury in Week 5 and probably still isn’t 100 percent.
Miami had their three-game winning streak come to an abrupt halt in last week’s pitiful 40-0 shutout loss against Baltimore. While I was expecting the Fins to look a lot better offensive with veteran backup Matt Moore replacing an injured Jay Cutler, Moore looked as rusty as could be in passing for just 176 yards with two pick-six interceptions. Now, heading into this week 9 matchup, the Dolphins are reeling after trading Pro Bowl running back Jay Ajayi for a bag of skittles and nothing more.
Prior to this week’s mind-boggling trade, I had some belief that Miami would win this contest and cover the chalk as a home underdog against the Raiders, but that hope has vanished since Miami backed up my belief that they are completely bereft of any intelligence in the front office or on the sideline.
I’m not sure what second-year head coach Adam Gase could be thinking by agreeing to move Ajayi, but it’s not a good thing when you trade one of the very few playmakers you have for a pittance of a fourth-round draft pick.
Forget the fact that Oakland is just 1-4 ATS in their last five games against their AFC rivals and 1-5 ATS in their last six road games and look more at Miami’s 2-3-1 ATS mark in their last six games and 6-13 ATS record in their L/19 games against a team with a losing record.
Somehow, some way, the Dolphins will find a way to get beaten and battered against a Raiders team that will likely improve in the coming weeks as Derek Carr’s back gets better.
Pick: Oakland Raiders -2.5