The Los Angeles Chargers (6-6) play the Miami Dolphins (8-4) at SoFi Stadium on 11th December at 20:20. Exactly two wins lie between the teams ahead of this Week 14 matchup. The Miami Dolphins boast the better record out of the two, winning eight out of a possible 12 to go second in the AFC East. The Los Angeles Chargers follow up in second place in the AFC West, with six wins to their account. Now we’re over the halfway point of the regular season, every game counts more than ever. There is simply no more room for error. With this in mind, along with everything else that is at stake, we’re expecting the Los Angeles Chargers and the Miami Dolphins to put out all the stops for a much-needed victory.
Los Angeles Chargers VS Miami Dolphins Betting lines
Los Angeles Chargers VS Miami Dolphins Betting expert picks
Los Angeles Chargers VS Miami Dolphins Moneyline
Despite the home-field advantage, the Los Angeles Chargers aren’t favored on the moneyline. They are 2-3 SU at the SoFi Stadium in this regular season and 6-6 SU overall. The Miami Dolphins, on the other hand, have collected six wins in nine games with AFC West teams, and at odds of -132, are deemed to have a 57% chance of victory at the SoFi Stadium.
Los Angeles Chargers VS Miami Dolphins Spread
The Miami Dolphins (-121) open as the -2.0 point road favorites over the Los Angeles Chargers. Given how closely the oddsmakers have placed the spread, we could be in for a real even-stevens encounter here. The last five rounds between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Miami Dolphins produced an average winning margin of up to 10.6 points.
Home-field advantage usually has paid off for the Los Angeles Chargers in this series. In their past five encounters with the Miami Dolphins at the SoFi Stadium, the home side bagged three wins by an average winning margin of 12.0 points. In their previous ten games against the spread, the Los Angeles Chargers went 4-6 ATS overall and 2-5 ATS in the last seven games at home.
On the other side of the field, the Miami Dolphins have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games on the road. The visitors are 3-4 ATS from their seven most recent road trips, as well as 4-6 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Los Angeles Chargers VS Miami Dolphins Total
Judging by a points average of 40.64 points from the last 11 matchups of this series, the total should land somewhere between 40 and 45 points for the latest encounter between the Los Angeles Chargers and Miami Dolphins.
The average total in the last five encounters between the Los Angeles Chargers and Miami Dolphins was 45 points. As the total for their latest showdown is set at 51.5, taking the Under (-109) might just be worth its weight in gold.
The total has averaged 48.7 points in the Los Angeles Chargers’ ten most recent games, as well as 48.6 points in their last five at home. Meanwhile, betting on the over would’ve paid out as a winning bet in all of the last three games at the SoFi Stadium for the Los Angeles Chargers, who are 6-4 in their last ten home and away matches combined.
The Miami Dolphins, on the other hand, have cashed in on the over in six of their last seven games played on the road. Interestedly, the total has also gone under in six of the Miami Dolphins’ past 11 matchups against teams from the AFC West.
Los Angeles Chargers VS Miami Dolphins Betting trends
- Miami Dolphins have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games at home.
- In four of Miami Dolphins’ last five away games, the total went over
NFL Power Rankings Week 14 2022, Los Angeles Chargers VS Miami Dolphins
Los Angeles Chargers Form
The Los Angeles Chargers slipped to 6-6 for the season last week after falling to a 27-20 defeat against the Las Vegas Raiders. They are 5-5 across their ten most recent games and 2-3 in the past seven at home.
The Los Angeles Chargers have scored 22.7 points per game this season, which is pretty average compared to the other NFL offenses. The art of defending isn’t something the Los Angeles Chargers excel in though. By allowing 25.8 points per game, their defense has been below average compared to the rest of the league this year.
Despite being once billed as an AFC Championship contender earlier in the year, the Los Angeles Chargers have had to re-prioritize their goals, with reclaiming a postseason berth being their foremost priority as things stand.
Miami Dolphins Form
The Miami Dolphins hope to get back on track after suffering a setback last week, going down 33-17 against the San Francisco 49ers. Recent form has been decent, though, with a 6-4 record from their 10 most recent games.
The Miami Dolphins have punched above their weight in offense recently. From averaging 24.9 points for the season, the offense has put a solid 30.4 points on board in the last five matches alone. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been relatively average in the league recently. The visitors have given up 24.8 points in the previous five outings, which is more or less on par with the 24.1 points they’ve allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
The Miami Dolphins began the regular season backed to go far in the playoff, and having gone 8-4 from 12 games so far, they’re on course to reach this target. The aim now for the away team is to at least maintain or improve on their sixth seed in the AFC Conference.
Los Angeles Chargers VS Miami Dolphins H2H history
The total went under 51.5 points in the most recent encounter between these two sides in November 2020. Bragging rights went to the Miami Dolphins, who beat the Los Angeles Chargers 29-21 to take a road win at the Hard Rock Stadium. The Los Angeles Chargers came away with two wins from their past five matchups against the Miami Dolphins, leaving them with an overall record of 2-3.
In their past 11 head-to-head games, the Los Angeles Chargers pulled off 19.82 points on average per game, whereas Miami Dolphins managed 20.82 points per match.