The Dolphins Aiming to Bring the Chiefs Winning Run to an End

Phil P

Sat Dec 12 2020

The incredible Kansas City Chiefs (11-1) hosts the Miami Dolphins (8-4) to a Sunday Night Football matchup, scheduled to take place on December 12, at 1 PM at the Hard Rock Stadium.

The Dolphins stand a chance to make it to the playoffs, but the Chiefs, who have an incredible form, having won all games since the week 5 loss they suffered to the Las Vegas Raiders, stand in their way.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Miami Dolphins Betting Odds

Odds via FanDuel as of Saturday, December 12 (4:00 pm ET)

Money Line: Kansas City Chiefs -375 | Miami Dolphins +300 (at FanDuel)

Point Spread: Kansas City Chiefs -7 (-122) | Miami Dolphins +7 (-100) (at FanDuel)

Total Over/Under: Over 50.5 (-114) | Under 50.5 (-106) (at FanDuel)

The Kansas City Chiefs to Maintain Winning Record

The Kansas City Chiefs come into this game having defeated the Denver Broncos by a 22-16 scoreline last Sunday. The Chiefs have made it to the playoffs, making it the sixth time in six consecutive seasons. QB Patrick Mahomes completed 25 passes out of 45 made for 318 yards and a touchdown at the outing. He has achieved over 315 passing yards in his fifth consecutive games, which gets him tied for the longest streak in the league history. While Travis Kelce has eight catches for 136 yards, plus a touchdown against the Broncos, and Tyrann Mathieu got seven catches with a season-high of two interceptions.

Kelce leads the tight end with 1,114 receiving yards, thereby becoming the first tight end with over 1,000 receiving yards in five seasons. Patrick Mahomes tops the league with 3,815 passing yards, with 15 touchdowns and one interception. The Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins have met 27 times, with the Chiefs leading the all-time series by 14-13.

The Kansas City Chiefs will be without linebacker Damien Wilson due to a knee injury.

The Miami Dolphins Looking to Draw the Chiefs in All-time Series

The Miami Dolphins defeated the Cincinnati Bengals last week Sunday by 19-7. Outgaining them in passing yards by 406 to 196. The game saw Kyle Van Noy setting a career-high with 3 sacks. He has had a sack in each of the past two games. He also had eight tackles in the game. Shaq Lawson secured a season-high of two sacks, with Xavien Howard getting an interception and leading the league with a career-high eight picks.

Myles Gaskin secured a career-high of 141 rushing yards in their last outing, securing over 125 yards in two of his last three outings. Tua Tagovailoa completed 26 out of 39 passes made, securing a career-high of 296 yards and a touchdown, with one interception. He has secured four touchdowns in three home starts, leading all rookies with a 99.4% rating.

The Miami Dolphins will be without LB Kyle Van Noy (hip), CB Xavien Howard (shoulder), and QB Tua Tagovailoa (thumb).

Betting Prediction

We expect the Kansas City Chiefs to come out victorious, maintaining their winning streak since week 5. However, we do not expect it to be an easy ride, and as such, we are of the opinion that it will be a close game.

Pick: Kansas City Chiefs to win (-375) and Miami +7 at FanDuel

Phil P
Phil P