Tagovailoa's Injury Shakes Up Odds In Dolphins-Raiders

Dolphins are now 4-point underdogs with Jacoby Brissett at QB

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  • Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa has been ruled out for Week 3 with broken ribs and will be replaced under center by Jacoby Brissett.

  • The Dolphins opened as 1-point underdogs, but the spread quickly swelled to Miami +5.5 when Tag was ruled out.

  • Raiders QB Derek Carr (ankle) and RB Josh Jacobs (ankle) are also questionable for the matchup against Miami.

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa Ruled Out vs. Raiders

When the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday ruled out QB Tua Tagovailoa for Week 3 with broken ribs, it caused havoc on the odds for Sunday’s matchup against the Oakland Raiders.

The Dolphins opened as 1-point underdogs, but the spread quickly swelled to Miami +5.5 when word spread that Jacoby Brissett would replace Tagovailoa under center at Oakland. The line has since settled at Miami +4. 

Meanwhile, the updated moneyline has the Dolphins +175 and the Raiders -210. The moneyline has been as short at +160 and as long as +195 for Miami and we could see more movement here before kickoff Sunday. 

Tagovailoa’s absence has shaken up the total as well. The O/U opened at 48, but immediately dropped to 45 on Wednesday's announcement. Points will be at a premium in this game with Brissett in for Miami, Dolphins WR Will Fuller (personal) still missing and both Derek Carr (ankle) and Josh Jacobs (ankle) banged up and questionable for Oakland. 

For what it’s worth, the BetQL NFL Model still doesn’t love any particular bet even with the wild odds movement this week. It might be best to wait for more injury updates to key players in this matchup or look for better value in another game altogether. The Model has identified 15 five-star bets alone for the Week 3 NFL slate, so take a look at those instead.

If you bet $100 on BetQL’s best NFL bets in Weeks 1 and 2, you’d be up $1,934 right now! Get a BetQL Day Pass and see our best bets for Week 3!

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