Through 3 Quarters
The point spread is against the Miami Dolphins, but thus far the points are on their side. After three quarters it’s looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Los Angeles Rams as the Dolphins lead 28-10.
Miami has enjoyed the tag-team combination of WR DeVante Parker and RB Myles Gaskin. The former has snatched one receiving TD, while the latter has punched in one rushing touchdown. Another playmaker for Miami has been WR Jakeem Grant, who returned a punt 88 yards to the end zone in the second quarter.
Los Angeles has been riding high on the performance of WR Robert Woods, who has punched in one rushing touchdown in addition to catching three passes for 51 yards.
Los Angeles @ Miami
Current Records: Los Angeles 5-2; Miami 3-3
What to Know
The Miami Dolphins have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. They will play host again and welcome the Los Angeles Rams to Hard Rock Stadium, where kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET Sunday. These two teams have allowed few points on average (Miami 18.83, Los Angeles 17.71), so any points scored will be well earned.
The Dolphins kept a clean sheet against the New York Jets two weeks ago and took the game 24 to nothing. The matchup was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Miami had established a 24 to nothing advantage. No one had a standout game offensively for Miami, but they got scores from TE Durham Smythe, WR Preston Williams, and TE Adam Shaheen. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick ended up with a passer rating of 147.90.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles picked up a 24-10 victory over the Chicago Bears last Monday. Like the Dolphins, the Rams didn’t have any clear offensive standouts, but they got scores from RB Malcolm Brown, WR Josh Reynolds, and TE Gerald Everett. QB Jared Goff ended up with a passer rating of 145.40.
Los Angeles’ defense was a presence, as it got past Chicago’s offensive line to sack QB Nick Foles four times for a loss of 31 yards. Leading the way was OLB Leonard Floyd and his two sacks. Floyd now has four sacks through seven games.
The Dolphins are expected to lose this next one by 3.5. They are currently two-for-two against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
The wins brought Miami up to 3-3 and Los Angeles to 5-2. Two defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Miami enters the contest with only seven passing touchdowns allowed, good for second best in the league. As for the Rams, they rank third in the NFL when it comes to sacks, with 24 on the season.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Hard Rock Stadium — Miami Gardens, Florida
- TV: FOX
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $53.72
The Rams are a 3.5-point favorite against the Dolphins, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Rams as a 4-point favorite.
Miami won the only game these two teams have played in the last six years.
- Nov 20, 2016 – Miami 14 vs. Los Angeles 10
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