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Week 7 NFL Picks: Miami Dolphins vs Philadelphia Eagles (10/22/2023)

The Philadelphia Eagles (5-1) will compete against the Miami Dolphins (5-1) at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday.

  • Game: Miami Dolphins vs Philadelphia Eagles
  • Date: Sunday, October 22, 2023
  • Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
  • TV: NBC
  • Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (-2.5)
  • Total/Over-Under: 51

The Philadelphia Eagles (5-1) will compete against the Miami Dolphins (5-1) at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. Philadelphia opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites. The betting total is set at 51.

Miami Dolphins @ Philadelphia Eagles Odds

Miami Dolphins   +125
Philadelphia Eagles   -145

Point Spread
Miami Dolphins   2.5 (-105)
Philadelphia Eagles   -2.5 (-115)

Over   51.0 (-110)
Under   51.0 (-110)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook

The Miami Dolphins step onto the field holding a record of 5-1 for this year. In their last contest, the Dolphins stepped onto the field against the Panthers and walked away with a win by a score of 42-21. Raheem Mostert led the offense in rushing for the Dolphins with 17 carries for 115 yds (6.8 yards per carry). Jaylen Waddle averaged 7.3 yds per catch by accounting for 51 yards on 7 receptions.

Tua Tagovailoa connected on 21/31 with 262 yards through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 126 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. Against the run, the Dolphins conceded 108 yds on 25 attempts, which calculates to 4.3 yds per run allowed. Miami surrendered 24 completions on 39 tries for 188 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.5%. On the day, they tallied 65 plays which converted into 424 yards. The Miami Dolphins ended up running the ball 33 different times and compiled 162 yds, which came out to an average of 4.9 yds per attempt.

The Dolphins have racked up 2,992 total yards for the year. Miami has 94 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 35 infractions for 305 yards. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Miami has amassed 15 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 9 times (6 interceptions and 3 fumbles lost). As a team they’re holding an average of 181.8 yards rushing which ranks them 1st in the NFL. Concerning putting points on the board, the Miami Dolphins are averaging 37.2 points per game.

The Dolphins sit in 26th in the league when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 26.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.1 yards per run and 114.5 rushing yards per game this year. In total, they have conceded 687 yards via the ground game in 6 games. Concerning passing yards, the Dolphins have surrendered 1,375 yards which has them sitting in 22nd in the National Football League. They have surrendered 229.2 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 69.4%. In total, they are giving up 343.7 yards/game which has them sitting 20th in the NFL.

The Eagles come into this game with a record of 5-1 this season. The last time they stepped on the football field, the Eagles took a defeat with a final score of 20-14 when they faced the Jets. Jalen Hurts (1 TD) ended the contest with 280 yds on 28/45 passing while his QB rating was 59.5. He tossed 3 picks and his avg yards per attempt was 6.2 yards. D’Andre Swift was a featured target for the Eagles, catching 8 passes for 40 yds (5.0 yards per reception). Jalen Hurts carried the ball 8 times for 47 yds, ending the game with 5.9 yards per carry for Philadelphia. The Eagles finished the contest with 348 yds while running 69 plays (5.0 yds per play). Philadelphia ran for 3.6 yards per carry, finishing the game with 80 yds on 22 attempts. Philadelphia surrendered 21 rush attempts for 89 yds (4.2 yds per rush). The Eagles pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 57.6%, surrendering 155 yards on 19 out of 33 passing.

The Philadelphia Eagles average 395.0 yards/contest which has them ranked 2nd in the NFL. They maintain an average of 150.0 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 900 yards for the season. They have thrown 7 interceptions while losing 2 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 68 1st downs. The Philadelphia offense has 276 yards of penalties on 34 violations, which ranks 24th in the NFL in terms of giving up free yards. During this campaign to this point, the Eagles have compiled 1,470 passing yards along with holding an average of 245.0 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 9th in the NFL. In relation to their ability to score points, the Eagles rank 5th out of all teams in football scoring 25.8 PPG.

They have given up 11 touchdowns through the air and 232.2 yards per game, which has them sitting 20th in the NFL. Philadelphia has allowed a total of 395 rushing yards (65.8 yards/game) and 3 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. Overall, they have relinquished 124 total points. Their defense has totaled 8 turnovers (6 fumbles and 2 picks) on the campaign. The Eagles defense has been on the field for 365 plays, which is good for 14th in the league. The Eagles are giving up 20.7 points per contest, which has them in 16th of all teams in the NFL.

The Pick: Philadelphia Eagles -2.5

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