Week 3 of the 2020 NFL season kicks off with Thursday Night Football in Jacksonville and BetRivers.com has a wide variety of Week 3 Dolphins vs. Jaguars odds, lines, props, and live betting options to choose from.
Rob Dauster is here to break down the battle for Florida supremacy between handsomely-coiffed QBs Gardner Minshew and Ryan Fitzpatrick. BetRivers.com is currently offering a special bet of +100 for both QBs to throw at least one TD and one INT at (+275).
But before we get to the Week 3 Dolphins vs. Jaguars odds, take a look at our Thursday BetRivers.com Specials:
- Gardner Minshew over 300.5 passing yards and Jaguars to win (+220)
- Jaguars to Win & Over 51.5 pts (+265)
- Mike Gesicki to score a TD and Dolphins to Win (+325)
Week 3 Dolphins vs. Jaguars Odds: Thursday Night Football
- Week 3: 8:20 p.m. ET (NFLN/FOX)
- Moneyline: Dolphins +138, Jaguars -157
- Spread: Jaguars -3 (-107), Dolphins +3 (-107)
- Over/Under: 48.5 points (-107/-107)
- Implied Score: Jaguars 25.75, Dolphins 22.75
Nothing says Thursday night football quite like a couple of teams from Florida with little to no hope for being relevant this season that will feature Ryan Fitzpatrick going up against Gardner Minshew.
Fitzmagic vs. Minshew Mania.
They’re basically the same person, no?
Small quarterbacks from off-the-grid college football programs that never have any hype but always seem to put up respectable-at-minimum fantasy numbers while willing their team back from a three touchdown deficit to throw a scare into some Super Bowl contender.
It’s why the total for this game has been bet up from 44 all the way to 48.5. Remember, 47 and 48 are key numbers when it comes to over/unders, which means that there is a significant amount of steam to get it all the way through them.
And this is the point where I tell you to fade the public here. For starters, it’s a short week, which means that we shouldn’t expect anyone to get too out of line with their game-plan. The Jaguars already play at the slowest pace in game-neutral situations, and since I expect this to be close, I would assume that Jacksonville will be able to run some clock. Miami’s defense is … well, it’s not the best. Think about this: They have the second-highest blitz rate in the NFL and have still managed the fourth-fewest pressures.
On the other side of the ball, the Jacksonville defense is a shell of what it was in the Bortles era. (I can’t believe I just referred to something as the Bortles era, but hey, it’s 2020.) The way I see this playing out in my head is a close game featuring a number of long, sustained drives, and when you factor in that Jacksonville’s all-world kicker, Josh Lambo, is on IR, I lean the under.
If I was forced to pick a side, it would be Jacksonville. But given that it’s Thursday night and both of the QBs are about as predictable as a roll of the dice, I’m going to stay away.