Seahawks vs. Dolphins: NFL Betting Preview – October 4, 2020

Posted By Staff on September 30, 2020 - Last Updated on October 2, 2020

The Seattle Seahawks (3-0) are favored by six points as they attempt to keep their three-game winning streak going in a matchup against the Miami Dolphins (1-2) on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium. The game has a point total of 54.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 2. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings.com.

Betting Information

Total Facts

  • Seahawks games average 65.7 total points per game this season– 11.7 points more than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Games involving the Dolphins this year have averaged 45 points per game, a 9.0-point differential when compared to this over/under.
  • Seattle and its opponents have combined to score more than 54 in all three games this season.
  • Miami’s games have gone over 54 points once (33.3% of games).
  • These two teams score a combined average of 60.3 points per game– higher than the total for this matchup by 6.3 points.
  • The Dolphins are the NFL’s 21st-highest scoring team this season, compared to the second-ranked Seahawks.
  • These teams surrender a combined 50.4 points per game, 3.6 fewer points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • Seattle is the league’s 22nd-ranked scoring defense while Miami is the 10th-ranked.
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Seahawks Betting Insights

  • Seattle’s games have hit the over in all three opportunities this season.
  • Seattle is a perfect 3-0 against the spread.

Dolphins Betting Insights

  • Two of Miami’s three games this year have gone over the point total.
  • Miami has put together a 2-1 record against the spread this season.

Seahawks vs Dolphins: Last 5 Meetings

  • In the past five meetings, Miami owns a 3-2 record against Seattle.
Seahawks vs Dolphins: Last Five Meetings
Date Home Team Total Yards Result
9/11/2016 Seahawks 352-214 SEA 12-10 SEA
11/25/2012 Dolphins 435-312 MIA 24-21 MIA
11/9/2008 Dolphins 21-19 MIA
11/21/2004 Seahawks 24-17 SEA
10/28/2001 Seahawks 24-20 MIA

When the Seahawks Have the Ball

  • The Seahawks score average of 37 points per game, 15.3 more than the Dolphins have surrendered in each contest (21.7).
  • When they hit their scoring average this season, Seattle is 2-0 and 2-0 against the spread.
  • Miami is 1-1 overall and 1-1 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 21.7 points.
  • The Dolphins defense has allowed an average of 399.7 yards per game this season– 8.3 yards fewer than the 408 the Seahawks offense has averaged.
  • The Seahawks pick up 6.5 yards per play while the Dolphins allow 6.5 per play.
  • When the Seattle offense hits their average yard output this season, they are 2-0 against the spread and 2-0 overall.
  • When Miami allows fewer total yards to opposing offenses than their season average, they are 1-1 against the spread and 1-1 overall this season.
  • The Dolphins allows 133.3 rushing yards per game, compared to the 118.3 yards the Seahawks offense averages on the ground.
  • When Seattle rushes for at least 118.3 yards this season, they are 1-0 overall and 1-0 against the spread.
  • When Miami holds opposing teams to 133.3 rushing yards or fewer this year, they are 2-0 against the spread and 1-1 overall.
  • This season, the Dolphins force an average of 1.3 turnovers per game. The Seahawks turn the ball over 0.7 times per game.
  • In games where they don’t turn the football over this season, Seattle is 1-0 overall and 1-0 against the spread.
  • Miami’s record this season when they force more than 1.3 turnovers: 1-0 ATS, 1-0 overall

When the Dolphins Have the Ball

  • The Dolphins score 5.4 fewer points per game (23.3) than the Seahawks give up (28.7).
  • Miami is 2-0 against the spread and 1-1 overall a season ago when they score at least 23.3 points.
  • This season, Seattle has a 2-0 record against the spread and a 2-0 record overall in games when it holds opponents to 37 or fewer points.
  • The Dolphins average 173 fewer yards per game (324.3), than the Seahawks allow per contest (497.3).
  • On average, the Dolphins gain 5.2 yards per play, while the Seahawks allow 6.6 per play.
  • Seattle is 1-0 ATS and 1-0 overall when holding its opponents to 497.3 yards or less.
  • This season, the Dolphins average 108 rushing yards per game– 41.3 more per game than the Seahawks allow per contest (66.7).
  • Miami has a 1-0 ATS record and a 1-0 overall record when the team runs for at least 108 yards.
  • This season, Seattle is 1-0 against the spread and 1-0 overall when holding opponents to 66.7 rushing yards or less.
  • The Dolphins turn the ball over one time per game; the Seahawks force two turnovers on average.
  • The Dolphins are 2-0 against the spread and 1-1 overall when they turn the ball over 1 or fewer times.
  • When they forces 2 or more turnovers, the Seahawks have a 2-0 record against the spread and a 2-0 record overall.

Seahawks Players to Watch

  • Russell Wilson has thrown for 925 yards, a league-record 14 touchdowns, and just one interception while completing 76.7% of his passes (79-of-103). He’s also carried the ball 14 times for 90 yards, averaging 30.0 yards per game.
  • Chris Carson has rushed for a 157 yards on 37 attempts (52.3 yards per game) in three games. He also averages 31.0 receiving yards per game, catching 12 passes for 93 yards and three touchdowns.
  • D. K. Metcalf has grabbed 12 passes for 297 yards and three touchdowns. He has been targeted 22 times and averages 99 yards per game.
  • Tyler Lockett has 24 catches on 29 targets for 259 yards and four touchdowns (86.3 receiving yards per game) so far this season.
  • In his first three games with Seattle, Jamal Adams has team-high numbers in both sacks and tackles– racking up two sacks, three TFL, and 24 tackles.
  • Quandre Diggs has intercepted one pass, while adding 11 tackles and two passes defended three over games.

Dolphins Players to Watch

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown for 679 yards while completing 71.1% of his passes (69-of-97), with four touchdowns and three picks in three games this year (226.3 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 15 times for 68 yards and one touchdown, averaging 22.7 yards per game.
  • Myles Gaskin leads the Dolphins with 152 rushing yards on 38 carries (50.7 yards per game) and has caught 15 passes for 91 yards (30.3 receiving yards per game).
  • Mike Gesicki has been targeted 19 times, has 12 catches for 175 yards (58.3 ypg) and two touchdowns in three games this season.
  • DeVante Parker has added 14 catches for 169 yards and one touchdown over three games this year. He has been targeted 17 times and puts up 56.3 receiving yards per game.
  • Andrew Van Ginkel leads Miami with 1.5 sacks, while adding one TFL and six tackles in three games.
  • Jerome Baker has recorded 30 tackles, two TFL, and one sack.

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