Miami Dolphins vs Arizona Cardinals Predictions, Odds & Picks

Dolphins vs Cardinals Week 9

  • Rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa will start his second NFL game for the 4-3 Miami Dolphins
  • The Arizona Cardinals enjoyed a bye in Week 8 after upsetting the Seahawks in Week 7
  • These two teams last played each other in 2016, final score MIA 26 – ARI 23

Up to CAN$100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit CAN$5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply. New and eligible customers only. 18+. Fixed odds.

Dolphins vs Cardinals Odds

Check out the latest NFL predictions for Week 9 Dolphins vs Cardinals game!

Team Point Spread Odds
Miami Dolphins +4.5
Arizona Cardinals -4.5


Odds from DraftKings. Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or check out more offers and promo codes for the best online sportsbooks.

Dolphins vs Cardinals Predictions and Picks

Tough to trust a rookie QB, even one as good as Tua, and especially facing quarterback Kyler Murray, who seems to have the offensive weapons to win this one if their subpar defense can rise to the challenge.


Cardinals -4.5 (-110)

How to Watch Dolphins vs Cardinals

Dolphins vs Cardinals Information
What Miami Dolphins vs Arizona Cardinals
Where State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
When Sun, November 8, 2020; 4:25 PM ET
How to watch CBS

Last week, Miami Dolphins inexplicably benched their starting QB and gave their rookie hotshot, Tua Tagovailoa, a chance to start under center, and he led the team to a win thanks to a strong defense and special teams showing.

The Cardinals are well-rested after taking their bye in Week 8, and they are still riding high after taking care of the favored Seattle Seahawks in Week 7, so look for these talented Cardinals to come out swinging and stretching the field for the get-go as they pursue their fifth regular-season win.

The two cross-conference rivals have met each other 12 times, with the Arizona Cardinals winning 3 of those matchups and the Miami Dolphins winning 9 of them.

Looking for bonuses and promo codes? Check out our Week 9 bonuses!

Can Dolphins Rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa Play at an NFL Level?

The Dolphins benched Ryan Fitzpatrick last week and gave the start under center to their rookie sensation, Tua Tagovailoa, who wowed the college world two seasons ago with Alabama but then sat out most of his final college year healing from a serious hip dislocation.

In that outing, Tua posted 12-of-22 completions for 93 yards and 1 touchdown, and 0 interceptions, averaging 4.23 yards per pass and having a passer rating of 80.3, plus he was sacked just once.

Now the Cardinals have had some NFL film to watch and will game plan around Tagovailoa’s tendencies and weaknesses, so this will be a good test to see if he is indeed ready and able to play at an NFL level.

Can the Talented Cardinals Offense Show Up After a Bye Week?

The Arizona Cardinals have the most productive offense in the league right now, averaging almost 420 yards of offense per game and putting up about 29 points every time they play somebody.

That’s the result of QB Kyler Murray taking charge in his third season under center in Arizona, not to mention the various high-level targets he’s been given, including receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Larry Fitzgerald plus tight end Darrell Daniels.

The team has had a week off to rest what ails them, so now they have to come back together and perform at the same level they did in Week 7 when they took care of the favored Seattle Seahawks by a final score of 37-34 in overtime.

Editor’s Picks

Dolphins Key Player: (TE) Mike Gesicki

For Dolphins rookie QB to be at all successful, he has to be confident, and nothing makes a young NFL hurler more confident than having a tight end with soft, reliable hands to check down to, and that is exactly where Mike Gesicki comes into the picture for Miami.

Gesicki, a third-year player in the NFL, has had a decent year of production so far, having been targeted 32 times for 19 completions and 289 yards with 2 touchdowns, averaging 15.2 yards per catch and 41.3 yards per game.

Having a rookie playing QB is a risky business, but having a tight end like Gesicki running solid routes across the middle of the field and catching almost 60 percent of what is thrown his way is something that could become a key to a Week 9 win on Sunday.

Cardinals Key Player: (DE) Jordan Phillips

If you want to beat a rookie QB, then scare the sack out of him, and that is exactly why Cardinals DE Jordan Phillips and his other D-linemen will be an important key to winning this one against the Dolphins.

Phillips has had a productive 2020 so far, with 2 sacks, 3 quarterback hits, a pass defended, 2 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery plus 10 tackles, with one of those being for a loss.

If Arizona wants to win, they have to bring a ferocious pass rush that ‘welcomes’ the new kid Tua into a league of brutal men, and Phillips should have the chance to play a big part in that if he just does what he is good at and rushes hard.

Best Promo Codes and Bonuses for Dolphins vs Cardinals Week 9

Here are the best sportsbooks for betting in your state:

Sign-up to our NFL Pick ’em Contest and get a chance to win a $200 Amazon voucher!

More NFL Predictions & Odds

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Cincinnati Bengals Week 4 Predictions, Odds & Picks
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Cincinnati Bengals Week 4 Predictions, Odds & Picks
Here the Jacksonville Jaguars will look for their first victory of the season while the Cincinnati Bengals hope to ride their winning momentum; predictions, odds, and pic …
28 September | 08:07 | Mike Lukas
NFL Week 4 Picks Against the Spread: Predictions, Best Picks, Odds
NFL Week 4 Picks Against the Spread: Predictions, Best Picks, Odds
Another exciting week in NFL! Get ready for Week 4 with our expert predictions, picks, and stats from past seasons to help give you an edge over the sportsbooks! …
28 September | 04:20 | Mike Lukas
What We Learned from NFL Week 3: Winners, Losers, Standouts
What We Learned from NFL Week 3: Winners, Losers, Standouts
After an exciting NFL Week 3 of games, there are plenty of winners, losers, and standouts that we take a look at on a Monday.
27 September | 05:10 | Mike Lukas

Mike Lukas

Expert on NFL

Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager. Email: [email protected]