Sunday’s kickoff from Dolphins Stadium is set for 1:00 ET. In their last meeting in ’05, Miami shocked the Chargers in San Diego 23-21 as 12.5-point underdogs. Last week, the Raiders left the backdoor wide open for football betting followers with the Chargers on their ticket.
San Diego trailed 15-0 in Oakland at halftime, and all hope seemed lost for a victory against the NFL betting line for the nine-point road favorites. But the Chargers outscored the silver and black 25-3 in the 4th and 10-0 in the final two minutes to complete the 28-18 victory.
RB LaDainian Tomlinson toted the rock 20 times for 106 yards and two scores, the last of which was the winner for San Diego bettors. The defense forced two turnovers and recorded six sacks in the come-from-behind victory.
The last time NFL betting fans saw the Dolphins, they crushed the Patriots, 38-13, in Gillette Stadium as double-digit underdogs per the closing football betting line. The addition of QB Chad Pennington has brought respectability to an offense that was putrid just a short year ago.
The crafty veteran hasn’t been spectacular, but he has completed almost 64% of his passes for 589 yards while only turning the ball over once in three games. The game against San Diego this weekend will mark the start of a stretch of six of Miami’s next eight games at home before closing out the season with four of the final five on the road.
That’s probably bad news for Miami bettors, as they’re just 10-28-1 ATS in their L/39 home games. Oddsmakers still aren’t buying what the Dolphins are selling, as they have been tabbed as seven-point underdogs against the Bolts with the ‘total’ lined at 45.5. NFL betting trends for the month of October point towards a San Diego romp.
The Chargers are 17-5 ATS in their L/22 October games, while the Fins are just 4-12 in their L/16 in October.