- Tua Tagovailoa will be making his first NFL start in Week 8 for the Miami Dolphins when they face the Los Angeles Rams.
- Tua’s total combined rushing and passing yards for Week 8 are set at 250.5 yards.
- Tua’s over/under for regular-season starts is set at 8.5.
MIAMI – It is officially Tua Time down in South Beach as Brian Flores and the Miami Dolphins have named their first-round draft pick, Tua Tagovailoa, their new starting quarterback for the remainder of the season.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) October 21, 2020
With Tua now being named the starter, NFL sportsbooks have listed different prop bets on how he will perform in Week 8 as well as the season.
Miami Dolphins vs. Los Angeles Rams
- Moneyline: Rams (-200) vs. Dolphins (+170)
- Spread: Rams -3.5
- Total: 47 Points
Combined Passing And Rushing Yards In Week 8 – Tua Tagovailoa
- Over 250.5 -120
- Under 250.5 -120
Looking at the Dolphins upcoming matchup with the Rams, NFL odds are clearly favoring the Rams to win. They are likely fighting for a playoff spot while the Dolphins are in experimental mode.
As for how Tua will perform, he does have a matchup with a tough Rams defense for his starting debut which could keep him under the total combined yardage.
In the 7 games that the Rams have played this season, they have been able to keep opposing quarterbacks under 250.5 combined rushing and passing yards in three games. Something else to keep note of is that Ryan Fitzpatrick was able to hit the over in three of six games this season.
Being that this is Tua’s first game starting, he could stay under as he gets comfortable in the offense.
Tua Season Props
Aside from their being a prop bet on how Tua will do in his starting debut, there are also odds on how he will perform for the remainder of the season as the starting quarterback.
Tua Tagovailoa Season Prop Bets
- Regular Season Starts: Over 8.5 (-250), Under 8.5 (+170)
- Regular Season Passing Yards: Over 2380.5 (-110), Under 2380.5 (-130)
- Regular Season Interceptions: Over 9 (-110), Under 9 (-130)
- Regular Season Passing TDs: Over 13.5 (-130), Under 13.5 (-110)
Tua is favored to remain the starter for the rest of the season but bettors could take a flyer here if he does perform under average. If this happens, there is no doubt that Fitz would move back in under center and give bettors some nice money.
Looking at the passing yard total, Tua is favored to stay under 2380.5.
This should be an easy money bet here.
He has a nice chance at staying under as Tua brings more to the table than Fitz where he offers a nice passing arm and also the ability to run which could take away passing yardage from him.
As for his interceptions, bettors could take the risk here as well with the over as there are 10 games left in the season.
It is bound to happen as Dolphins quarterbacks and interceptions go together like white on rice. Just some food for thought here, Fitz has thrown seven interceptions on the year in just six games.
Lastly, his season total for passing touchdowns. Bettors can take the over here as the Dolphins receiving group has been a little over average this year as they have DeVante Parker, Preston Williams, and the emergence of Mike Gesicki as well.
Being that he has plenty of weapons in his arsenal, he could hit the over.
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