Dolphins looking to upset on the road against top-dog Eagles
Heading into Week 7 of the NFL season, the Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins will face each other in perhaps the week’s marquee betting matchup. The two teams are each 5-1 and will meet on Sunday Night Football. The Eagles were undefeated heading into Week 6 when they lost on the road to the New York Jets. The Dolphins, meanwhile, won at home against the Carolina Panthers, 42-21, after initially being down 14-0.
Dolphins’ defense may need to step up
While the Dolphins’ offense continues to be the best in the league on a points-per-game basis, the team has allowed 26 points per game so far, which ranks 26th in the league. The Eagles, meanwhile, have allowed 20.7 points per game. As for offense, the Dolphins have scored 37.2 points per game, while the Eagles are at 25.8.
Against another 5-1 team, the Dolphins may end up needing to make some plays to prevent the Eagles from scoring in bunches. Miami’s coverage unit has allowed 10.4 yards per reception and eight passing touchdowns this season.
Dolphins’ likely path to victory includes Hill & Waddle
As always, the Dolphins’ path to scoring likely runs through the team’s wide receivers — Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. Hill has caught 42 passes for 814 yards and six touchdowns through six games, and Waddle, who caught a touchdown in Week 6, has 24 receptions for 296 yards and two TDs through five games this season. Against this Eagles cornerback group, which features Josh Jobe and James Bradberry with Darius Slay still questionable, they’ll face a coverage unit that has allowed 11 passing touchdowns, with five coming from Jobe and Bradberry.
Dolphins vs. Eagles odds and betting lines for NFL Week 7
Dolphins vs. Eagles head to head
|Offense Ranking OFF RNK||1st||9th|
|Defense Ranking DEF RNK||7th||18th|
|Offense Net Yards Per Game OFF NET YPG||430.5||364.3|
|Defense Net Yards Per Game DEF NET YPG||305.2||341|
|Passing Yards Per Game PASS YPG||285.3||231|
|Turnovers Committed Per Game TOC PG||1.7||1.5|
Dolphins vs Eagles player props
Below we have a selection selection of player props for both the Eagles and Dolphins. The props are broken out by position and player.
Wide receiver props
Dolphins vs. Eagles injury report: Who’s out, who’s starting
The Eagles and Dolphins have a few important injuries ahead of what many might call the game of the week. The headline injury for the Eagles is rookie defensive tackle Jalen Carter. He’s dealing with an ankle injury and is questionable heading into Week 7. He has 23 pressures this season and four sacks. Cornerback Xavien Howard is also questionable with a groin injury for the Dolphins.
Dolphins Week 7 injury update: Xavien Howard questionable
|Jalen Ramsey||Knee||Return in Week 8|
|Nik Needham||Achilles||Expected to return for Week 7|
Eagles Week 7 injury update: Jalen Carter questionable