The Washington Redskins visit the Miami Dolphins at the Hard Rock Stadium on October 13, 2019.
The Washington Redskins fell to 0-5 on the season after suffering a 7-33 loss to the defending Super Bowl champions New England Patriots. Washington saw quarterback Colt McCoy return and play his first game since December 2018 but as the game showed, Washington’s problems don’t end with the quarterback position.
McCoy struggled against the New England defense that has looked like a winner early in the season. McCoy completed 18 out of 27 passes for 119 yards with one interception. McCoy started the season behind Case Keenum and rookie Dwayne Haskins. But with Keenum hurt and Haskins not yet ready, McCoy got the call and failed because his offensive line couldn’t protect him from the Patriots. McCoy got sacked six times and was hit on many instances that he couldn’t get his game going.
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As the Washington Redskins, the Miami Dolphins are winless on the season. Miami is 0-4 SU on the season right now and they have lost by at least 20 points in each of their first four games. The Dolphins have a 49 point loss against the Ravens and a 43 point defeat at the hands of the Patriots. In their last game, Miami was beaten by the Los Angeles Chargers 10-30 on Sunday. It was the Chargers’ first win in its last eight tries in Miami.
For the first time this season, the Dolphins held a lead during a game but it was for only three minutes and 49 seconds. Overall, Miami has been outscored 163-26 this season which is the worst four-game differential in the NFL since at least 1940. Miami has been outscored 81-0 in the second half this season. On Sunday, the San Diego Chargers never punted and scored on their first three possessions of the second half to take command of the game. Josh Rosen threw for 180 yards with one touchdown. But he was picked off once and sacked four times.
Washington is 0-7 SU in their last seven games played but are the NFL betting favorites in this game. The Redskins are 1-5 SU in their last six games played on the road. Miami is 0-7 SU in their last seven games played and 0-3 SU at home this season. Head to head, the Dolphins are 3-2 SU in their last five meetings against the Redskins. Miami is also 5-0 SU in their last five games against Washington.
These are two of the remaining four teams without a win this season ( the Jets and the Bengals are the others ). Washington is 0-5 and is a -78 in point differential while Miami is 0-4 but already a -137 in point differential. The Dolphins are averaging just 6.5 points per game on the season and that’s dead last in the league. Miami is also allowing a league-worst 40.8 points per game this season and that’s 14.6 points worse than any team in the league. That’s just atrocious. Washington is struggling as well but Miami is in a worse place right now. Prediction: Washington Redskins
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The Redskins are 1-5 ATS in their last six games played and are 1-1 ATS in two road games this season. Washington is 1-10-1 ATS in their last 12 games against the AFC East Division. The Dolphins are 0-7 ATS in their last seven games played and 1-4 ATS in their last five games played at home. Miami is 1-6 ATS in its last seven games against the NFC conference. Head to head, the Dolphins are 2-0-1 ATS in their last three meetings.
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Miami has outscored Washington by an average of five points per game in their last three meetings. But remember that the Dolphins have the worst offense and defense in the league right now. Washington is among the lower-ranked teams but Miami is at the bottom of the pack and losing by an average of 34.25 points per game this season. This one should be a closer game than any of their previous games but the Redskins have shown more offense this year. Prediction: Redskins -3.5
The total has gone over in three out of the last five games played by the Redskins. Washington has seen the under go 5-2 in their last seven games against the AFC conference. The total has gone under in eight out of the last 12 games played by the Dolphins. The under is 10-1 in Miami’s last 11 games against the NFC East Division. Head to head, the under is 3-0 in the last three meetings between these two teams.
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These teams have combined to score 32.8 points per game in their last 10 meetings and 28.34 points per game in their last three meetings. When you have two teams who are ranked 30th and 32nd in the league in scoring and combining just 21.5 points per game this season, I’m not even sure if these teams hit 30 here. Sure, their defenses are pretty bad but their offenses are worse. Prediction: Under 41