NFL London betting tips: Tua is back to tame the Jaguars
Preview and odds for the Week 6 London clash
The NFL is back in London as the Miami Dolphins face the Jacksonville Jaguars, so we look at the odds for the Week 6 clash in the NFL London betting tips.
Last Sunday, the Dolphins lost their fourth game of the season when they were beaten comprehensively by Super Bowl champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers while the Jaguars were thumped at home by division rival Tennessee Titans.
You can read about some of Sunday’s other NFL Week 6 games but the London International Series clash, which takes place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, is live on Sky Sports from 2.30pm.
Dolphins at Jaguars match odds
The Dolphins are 1-4 on the season after losing 45-17 to the Buccaneers. It was their fourth straight defeat after opening the season with a road win in New England.
Brian Flores’ squad have been beset by problems with their ineffective offensive line and have missed starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with fractured ribs, sustained early in their 35-0 Week 2 blowout by the Buffalo Bills.
Tagovailoa is poised to return this week and will be more at home revising the oft-vanilla offensive play-calling at the line of scrimmage.
He will likely have to duck and chuck if human turnstile Jesse Davis is protecting his blindside again. Davis has been poor, to put it mildly, at right tackle.
The Dolphins’ supposedly vaunted defence has given up 35, 31, 27, and 45 points in four consecutive games, with well-paid stars like Xavien Howard, Jerome Baker and Eric Rowe missing in action.
The Jaguars are regular visitors to London and they seek their first win of the season after an 0-5 start.
Urban Meyer’s team are now on a franchise-record 20th consecutive losing run after their 37-19 humbling at home by the Titans.
Overall number one draft pick, quarterback Trevor Lawrence (pictured below), can make history by becoming the first rookie passer to win in London should the Jaguars break their duck.
Defensively, they have conceded two points fewer than the Dolphins this season but have generated just one turnover, and they are 7/5 underdogs to win.
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) October 13, 2021
Dolphins at Jaguars head-to-head
Miami have won three of the last four trips to Jacksonville, the last coming last season, when taking a 31-13 decision.
Each team have won five and lost five of their 10 previous meetings and the Jaguars have won two of the last three clashes.
They also handed the Dolphins their worst play-off defeat in history in 2000 when crushing them 62-7, which was legendary passer Dan Marino’s last game as Dolphins QB.
Both teams have scored more than 24 points against each other just twice in their 10 meetings.
Dolphins at Jaguars key battles
The Dolphins have a young offensive line that was always going to have teething problems this season.
The defensive line has had trouble applying pressure consistently and they have not been good against the run.
That’s a bad combination against second-year stud running back in James Robinson and a potential franchise QB in Lawrence.
They do have a problem with their offensive line this week as center Brandon Linder will miss the next month at least with a high ankle sprain.
Despite the fact Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill just threw 197 yards, Jacksonville allowed passing 10 first downs last week. Their defence start games well but have been worn down in the second half.
Throw in the fact the Jaguars have not kicked a field goal in their first five games – missing four (and three extra-point attempts), which is another record – and we can expect to see two bad football teams slugging it out.
All odds and markets are correct as of the date of publication