Derek Carr, Josh Jacobs Injuries Moving Dolphins vs. Raiders Week 3 Odds
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Raiders head coach Jon Gruden told reporters Monday that quarterback Derek Carr (ankle) and running back Josh Jacobs (toe/ankle) are both questionable for Sunday’s Week 3 tilt against the Miami Dolphins.
Naturally, two key players landing on the injury report prompted the market to take an early stance on the underdog.
Miami opened +5.5 at PointsBet, but dipped as low as +3.5 following the news.
Carr suffered the injury Sunday against the Steelers on a touchdown pass to Foster Moreau. The quarterback’s been vital to the Raiders’ eighth-ranked scoring offense, already posting 812 passing yards and four touchdowns.
Jacobs, meanwhile, went down in Week 1 against the Ravens, but not before scoring two touchdowns in the first of two upset wins for the Raiders so far.
The Dolphins are dealing with injuries under center, too.
Second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a rib injury early in Sunday’s loss to the Buffalo Bills and is day-to-day. Jacoby Brissett filled in for the incumbent, but couldn’t get the offense on the board in a 35-0 rout.
The total for Sunday’s AFC clash is 45.5.
Miami head coach Brian Flores has been terrific in the bounce-back role, cashing six straight spreads following an outright loss. The franchise has also ripped off four consecutive covers as a road underdog, while going 10-1 ATS the last 11 after allowing 30 or more points.
Las Vegas, meanwhile, is riding an 0-4 skid against the number as a favorite.