Dolphins at Chargers Prediction - NFL Picks 9/10/23
Los Angeles Chargers (0-0) vs Miami Dolphins (0-0)
Game Info: Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 4:25 pm (SoFi Stadium)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Chargers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 49 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Chargers will host the Miami Marlins for their season opener this Sunday from SoFi Stadium on CBS.
Miami Dolphins Preview
Miami went 9-8 last season, and finished second in the AFC East. The Dolphins returned to the playoffs despite dropping five straight games down the stretch, and they’ll attempt to clean things up here in 2023. Miami scored 23.4 points per game last season, while allowing 23.5 ppg.
Dolphins Player Notes
• Tua Tagovailoa broke through last season despite having his season in jeopardy, passing for career highs of 3,548 yards and 25 touchdowns, with eight interceptions thru thirteen starts.
• Raheem Mostert is set to lead the backfield here in Week 1, with De’Von Achane and Salvon Almed set to join him. Mostert bounced back from an ACL injury to post a personal-best 891 rushing yards, with three touchdowns.
• Tyreek Hill enjoyed a great first season in Miami, posting personal highs of 119 receptions for 1,710 receiving yards, with seven touchdowns.
• Jaylen Waddle had a productive and interesting season alongside him. The former Bama wideout caught thirty less passes then he did in 2022, but he gained 300 more yards to finish with impressive splits of 75/1356/8.
Los Angeles Chargers Preview
Los Angeles went 10-7 last season, and finished second in the AFC West. The Chargers returned to the postseason, but suffered a massive meltdown in Jacksonville to end their season, and they’ll look to keep progressing forward here in 2023. LAC scored 23.2 points per game last season, while allowing 22.6 ppg.
Chargers Player Notes
• Justin Herbert enjoyed another successful season behind center for LAC in 2022, passing for 4,739 yards with 25 touchdowns to ten interceptions.
• Austin Ekeler had a career year last season, rushing for career-highs of 915 yards and 13 touchdowns. The versatile back also mirrored another great Chargers RB last year with 107 receptions, becoming the first back since LaDanian Tomlinson to surpass the 100-catch mark.
• Keenan Allen struggled with health for the first time in five years, but he still finished with a productive 66 catches for 752 yards and four touchdowns.
• Mike Williams returns as the WR2 for his seventh season, and he posted receiving splits of 63/895/4 in 2022.
Corey’s Free Pick
The Tua-Herbert matchup screams production, but for some reason I feel like first-game struggles will set in. As talented as both offenses are, this contest will come down to who gets the most stops, and I think Miami is worth a profitable shot here. It will cut close, but roll the dice with Miami here in the underdog spot.