Chargers Favored by 3.0 Points Against Dolphins in Week 1

Chargers Favored by 3.0 Points Against Dolphins in Week 1

Betting odds for the Los Angeles Chargers vs Miami Dolphins favors the Chargers by 3.0 points.
A healthy Tua Tagovailoa gives value to the Dolphins -115 odds to cover the spread.
New Chargers’ offensive coordinator Kellen Moore makes the over at 51.0 points a great bet.

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Chargers are favored by 3.0 points against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1. Miami is favored to cover the spread with -115 odds.

The matchup features the second-highest legal sports betting total of the week at 51.0 points. After last year’s matchup was hindered with injuries, the over with -110 odds is favorable based on improved health and coaching.

Los Angeles Chargers Vs Miami Dolphins Betting Lines


Los Angeles Chargers
-3.0 (-105)
O51.0 (-110)

Miami Dolphins
+3.0 (-115)
U51.0 (-110)

The Chargers beat Miami as a 3.5-point underdog in 2022 without star players Joey Bosa, Derwin James, and Rashawn Slater. All three players are available for Week 1, leading legal California sports betting odds to favor the Chargers by 3.0 points for Sunday’s rematch.

Week 1 Will be Completely Different from 2022 Matchup

For Miami, Tua Tagovailoa’s string of concussions clearly affected his game, especially against the Chargers last season. Tagovailoa only had two games with less than a 70% completion percentage in his first eight games prior to injury.

Tua failed to surpass the 70% completion mark in each of his final five games of the 2022 NFL season, including a 35.7% rate against the Chargers. With -115 odds to cover the spread, legal Florida sports betting sites predict a health Tua Tagovailoa will keep it close in Los Angeles.

Betting the Over at 51.0 Points

Tua’s hopeful return to his former self also means well for the over at 51.0 points. The biggest factor for the over is the addition of Kellen Moore to the Chargers coaching staff, who ranked second in the NFL in total offense during his four-year tenure as the Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator.

Moore’s 2021 offense was the 10th-best in NFL history with 431.5 total net yards per game. With talented quarterback Justin Herbert and plenty of big receivers, Kellen Moore looks to score a ton of points against the Miami Dolphins.

The -110 odds at legal NFL betting sites for the over of 51.0 points are great for what proves to be a high-scoring contest.

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Zach Kelly

Zach graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Writing, Editing, and Media. Zach is interested in the legalization aspect of sports betting and enjoys participating in DFS. He has a passion for sports writing and most enjoys writing about football and baseball both professional and collegiate.

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