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We have an exciting NFL showdown on the horizon as the Miami Dolphins prepare to take on the New York Giants this Sunday, October 8, 2023, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. 



SPREAD:  Dolphins -12.5 (-110), Giants +12.5 (-110)

MONEYLINE: Dolphins -751, Giants +510

TOTAL:  Dolphins U 47.5 (-110), Giants O 47.5 (-110)


Dolphins with Good Stars Alignment

Miami DolphinsIn their most recent outing, the Miami Dolphins faced a tough challenge against the Buffalo Bills, ending with a 48-20 loss. Tua Tagovailoa, one of the league’s top quarterbacks, showcased his skills by completing 71.4% of his passes, accumulating 282 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Tagovailoa remains a key asset for the Dolphins, and his performance will be closely monitored in the upcoming clash.

Devon Achane emerged as a standout player in the previous game, rushing for 101 yards on just eight carries, averaging an impressive 12.6 yards per attempt, and scoring two touchdowns. He also contributed in the passing game with three receptions for 19 yards. Tyreek Hill, a dynamic receiver, hauled in three receptions for 58 yards, showcasing his big-play ability.


Giants Trying to don’t get Small

New York GiantsOn the other side, the New York Giants faced a challenging contest against the Seattle Seahawks, which ended in a 24-3 loss. Daniel Jones, the Giants’ quarterback, put up a solid completion rate of 79.4% for 203 yards, but he couldn’t find the end zone and threw two interceptions. Jones also showcased his mobility with 10 carries for 66 yards. The Giants’ offense will look to rebound from their recent struggles, and Jones will need to step up to lead his team effectively.

Matt Breida had a tough game against the Seahawks, rushing for just 30 yards on 14 carries, averaging a mere 2.1 yards per attempt. However, he did contribute in the passing game with five receptions for 48 yards. The Giants’ receiving corps will rely on Wan’Dale Robinson, who caught five passes for 40 yards in the last game, averaging 8.0 yards per reception.


A Little guessing

The Dolphins have been impressive this NFL season, going 3-1 against the spread. They have consistently hit the over on three of their four set point totals, which means they tend to exceed the expected score. On the other hand, the Giants have struggled, going winless against the spread this season and hitting the over on just one of their four set-point totals.

As we look at the statistical leaders for both teams, Tua Tagovailoa has been the driving force for the Dolphins, amassing 1,306 passing yards with a remarkable completion rate of 71.3%. He has thrown nine touchdowns and only three interceptions. Devon Achane has been explosive, averaging 103 yards per game on the ground with four touchdowns, while Tyreek Hill has been Tagovailoa’s top target, accumulating 470 receiving yards and four touchdowns.

The Giants’ offensive efforts have been led by Daniel Jones, who has thrown for over 200 yards per game, but he needs to convert those yards into touchdowns. Their rushing attack has struggled, with Matt Breida averaging just 2.1 yards per carry. Wan’Dale Robinson has been a reliable target for Jones, catching five passes per game.

As we approach this exciting matchup, keep an eye on Tagovailoa’s ability to exploit the Giants’ defense, especially given their struggles against the spread. However, the Giants have the opportunity to regroup and prove themselves in a game where the Dolphins’ defense might be the key to success.