Cardinals vs. Dolphins: NFL Betting Preview – November 8, 2020

Posted By Staff on November 3, 2020 - Last Updated on November 4, 2020

The Arizona Cardinals (5-2), winners of three straight games, face the Miami Dolphins (4-3), who are on a three-game winning streak, on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at State Farm Stadium. Arizona is a favorite in the game. The contest has a point total of .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of November 2, 2020, 2:41 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Cardinals vs. Dolphins odds

 

Total Facts

  • Arizona and its opponents have combined to score more than 47.5 in four games (57.1% of matchups).
  • Miami’s games have gone over 47.5 points on three occasions (42.9% of games).
  • The total for this matchup is 47.5 points, 8.4 fewer than the combined scoring average of the two teams.
  • The over/under for this game is set at 47.5 points, 8.0 points higher than the two teams’ opponents scoring average.
  • Cardinals games average 49.9 total points per game this season, equal to the over/under for this matchup.
  • Games involving the Dolphins this year have averaged 45.4 points per game, a 2.1-point differential when compared to the over/under for this contest.
  • The Cardinals are the eighth-highest scoring team in the NFL this year. The Dolphins have scored the 11th-most points.
  • Arizona is the league’s ninth-ranked scoring defense while Miami is the top-ranked.

Cardinals Betting Insights

  • Arizona is 5-2 against the spread.
  • The Cardinals have an ATS record of 2-1 when playing as at least 4.5-point favorites.
  • Just five of Arizona’s seven games this year have gone over the point total (14.3% of its opportunities).

Dolphins Betting Insights

  • Miami has a 5-2 record against the spread.
  • The Dolphins are 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 4.5-point underdogs.
  • Most of Miami’s games this year — five out of seven — have not gone over the point total (71.4%).

When the Cardinals Have the Ball

  • The Cardinals have put an average of 29 points per game on the scoreboard this season, 10.4 more than the 18.6 the Dolphins have surrendered in each contest.
  • When they meet or go over their scoring average this season, Arizona is 4-0 and 4-0 against the spread.
  • Miami is 4-0 overall and 4-0 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 18.6 points.
  • The Dolphins defense has given up an average of 376.1 yards per game so far this season, 43 yards fewer than the 419.1-yard average from the Cardinals offense. On average, the Cardinals gain 6.1 yards per play and the Dolphins allow 5.6.
  • In contests where the Arizona offense totals at least their average yard output this season, they are 4-0 against the spread and 4-0 overall.
  • When the Miami defense allows less than their season average for total yards this season they are 3-1 against the spread and 3-1 overall.
  • The Cardinals have averaged 160.7 yards per game on the ground this season, 35.7 yards more than the Dolphins have allowed to opposing rushing attacks (125).
  • In games where the Arizona rushing attack puts together at least their season average this season, the Cardinals are 2-0 overall and 2-0 against the spread.
  • When Miami limits opposing teams to 125 rushing yards or fewer this year, they are 3-1 against the spread and 2-2 overall.
  • This season, the Dolphins have forced an average of 1.9 turnovers per game compared to the 1.3 times Cardinals have turned the football over in each contest.
  • In games where they turn the football over 1.3 times or fewer this season, Arizona is 4-1 overall and 4-1 against the spread.
  • Miami is 3-0 against the spread and 3-0 overall this season when they force at least 1.9 turnovers in a game.

When the Dolphins Have the Ball

  • The Dolphins put up 26.9 points per game, six more than the Cardinals allow per outing (20.9).
  • When Miami records at least 26.9 points, it is 4-0 against the spread and 3-1 overall.
  • Arizona has a 4-0 record against the spread and a 4-0 record overall in games when it allows opponents to score 29 points or less.
  • The Dolphins collect 54 fewer yards per game (324.4), than the Cardinals give up per matchup (378.4). On average, the Dolphins pick up 5.4 yards per play, while the Cardinals allow 5.5 per play.
  • Arizona’s record last season when they racked up at least their season average in total yards: 4-4-1 overall and 8-0-1 ATS.
  • In games Arizona limits its opponents to 378.4 or fewer yards, it has a 4-1 record ATS and a 4-1 record overall.
  • This season, the Dolphins average 98 rushing yards per game, 33.1 fewer per game than the Cardinals allow per contest (131.1).
  • When Miami runs for at least 98 yards, it compiled a 3-1 ATS record and a 2-2 overall record.
  • Arizona is 4-1 against the spread and 4-1 overall when holding opponents to 131.1 rushing yards or less.
  • This year, the Dolphins turn the ball over 1.3 times per game, only 0.1 fewer turnovers per game than the 1.4 the Cardinals force on average.
  • Miami is 3-0 against the spread and 2-1 overall when it turns the ball over 1.3 or fewer times.
  • When it forces 1.4 or more turnovers, Arizona has a 3-0 record against the spread and a 3-0 record overall.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Murray leads the team with 1,847 passing yards (263.9 yards per game) and has a 66.8% completion percentage this year (169-of-253) while throwing 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions in seven games. He also has 437 rushing yards on 65 carries with seven touchdowns, averaging 62.4 yards per game.
  • Drake has taken 119 attempts for a team-leading 512 rushing yards (73.1 yards per game) while scoring four touchdowns in seven games.
  • This season, Hopkins has 57 catches (on 73 targets) to lead the team with 704 yards (100.6 per game) with three touchdowns in seven games.
  • Kirk’s statline this year shows 18 grabs for 277 yards and five touchdowns over six games. He averages 46.2 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 32 times.
  • Edmonds has caught 26 passes on 32 targets for 222 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 31.7 yards per game in seven contests in 2020.
  • Reddick has 5.0 sacks to lead the team, and has also racked up 7.0 TFL and 25 tackles over seven games.
  • Budda Baker leads the team in both tackles and interceptions, totaling 59 tackles, 4.0 TFL, two sacks, and two interceptions in six games over the course of his 2020 campaign.

Dolphins Players to Watch

  • Fitzpatrick has thrown for 1,535 yards while completing 70.1% of his passes (138-of-197), with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions in six games this year (255.8 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 25 times for 135 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 22.5 yards per game.
  • Gaskin has picked up a team-high 387 rushing yards (55.3 yards per game) and scored two touchdowns in seven games. He has tacked on 30 catches for 198 yards (28.3 receiving yards per game).
  • Parker has been targeted 42 times and has 30 catches to lead the team with 367 yards (52.4 ypg) with three touchdowns in seven games this season.
  • Gesicki has also contributed with 19 catches for 289 yards and two touchdowns in seven games this year. He has been targeted 32 times and averages 41.3 receiving yards per game.
  • Williams has collected 228 yards on 14 passes with three touchdowns in 2020, averaging 32.6 yards per game on 30 targets in seven contests.
  • Ogbah has collected a team-leading 6.0 sacks, while adding 4.0 TFL and 20 tackles over seven games.
  • Jerome Baker has racked up 58 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and two sacks to lead the team in tackles so far in seven games over the course of the 2020 campaign.

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