Seattle Seahawks at Miami Dolphins Betting Preview

The Seattle Seahawks roll into Hard Rock Stadium to face the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Everyone around the league is asking the same question, “How out of control can this game get?”. The Dolphins have been the NFL’s punching bag for a while, but last week they flipped the script and dealt the Jacksonville Jaguars a crushing 31-13 loss.

“Fitzmagic” is encompassing the Dolphins behind veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.  Miami has been competitive in their games versus the Patriots and Bills, now the mystery is will they be able to capture that same fire against the 3-0 Seattle Seahawks?

Seattle has had their fair share of tough games, but they’ve come out with a victory in each. This Seahawks team is set up for success by getting ahead early, which they’ll be looking to do against a less than spectacular Dolphins defense.

Russell Wilson Ready To Rattle The Hard Rock

Although we’re only three weeks into the 2020 season, Russell Wilson is having an MVP caliber year. Wilson leads the NFL with 14 passing TDs, and is 4th in passing yards.

Wilson should have another big day against a Dolphins secondary that gave up 415 yards passing to Bills QB Josh Allen in Week 2. With the receiving duo of DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, the Seahawks are in a great position to put a lot of points on the board.

The Seahawks have been letting teams rally back on them late in games, which would raise a concern if they were playing a higher-powered offense. Unfortunately for Seattle, the injury list is piling up with multiple players questionable for Sunday’s contest. Make sure to keep an eye on the injury report before placing your wagers.

Can Fitzpatrick Lead An Upset In Week 4?

The Dolphins are prone to pull off an upset. Last year Miami toppled Philadelphia in Week 13 and beat the Patriots in week 17. It’s not a crazy thought to imagine them pulling off a win over the Seahawks, especially at home. To get the W, Miami needs more consistency from Fitzpatrick at QB.

In week one vs. New England, Fitzpatrick threw for 191 yards but had three interceptions. To win in the NFL, teams have to win the turnover battle and giving Seattle’s offense extra opportunities is a death sentence. If the Dolphins want to have any chance on Sunday, they’ll have to protect the football in all four quarters. Miami also cannot get too conservative though because the Seahawks are going to put up points, it’s a tough recipe.

Who Covers the Spread? 

The Seahawks are -6.5 road favorites in week four. All three of the Seattle wins have been close, and Dallas had a chance at the win last week. Injuries are plaguing the Seahawks defense and if Miami can limit turnovers they have a chance at keeping this to a one-possession game.

However, Seattle has played really well against some tough teams and their defense has been resilient when it mattered most. Russell Wilson is playing like a man on a mission, and the defensive backs for the Dolphins are going to have a lot of difficulty covering the Seahawks receivers. Look for another big win by the Seahawks here, covering the spread and going to 4-0 before heading home to play the Vikings.

Rebecca Kont
Rebecca Kont

Rebecca lives in Las Vegas and after completing her degree at Reynolds Journalism school joined the USGS team to pursue her journalism dreams.