Tua Tagovailoa Injury Forces Odds Movement Between Texans & Dolphins as Jacoby Brissett Starts
Michael Reaves/Getty Images. Pictured: Tua Tagovailoa.
It was expected Tua Tagovailoa would start at quarterback for the Miami Dolphins in Week 9 against the Houston Texans, but a fractured finger will sideline him on Sunday.
According to multiple reporters, Tagovailoa has a fracture in the middle finger on his throwing hand forcing him out of action this week. His status moving forward is unknown with Miami playing Thursday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 10.
No Tua means Miami goes back to Jacoby Brissett, who will make his fourth start of the season. The Dolphins are 0-3 in his previous starts this year, with Brissett throwing four touchdowns to one interception.
Before the news, Miami was listed as a 5.5-point betting favorite across the market. That number is as low as Miami -4 now at some shops, with others holding at 4.5. Click here for real-time odds updates to find the best number.
The Dolphins — in a fade against the Texans — were a popular survivor pool choice this week. However, Houston was getting support in the betting market with the return of Tyrod Taylor.
Both teams enter the matchup with a 1-7 record as they’ve each been forced to go to the back-up quarterback this season.
Taylor started the first two games for the Texans before an injury sidelined him until this week. Rookie Davis Mills started the last six games for Houston, all resulting in losses.
The total for the game is 45.5.