Chiefs vs Dolphins: how to watch, betting preview & predictions for Wild Card weekend

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa speaks after an NFL football game, Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 21-14. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Chiefs vs Dolphins: The NFL playoffs are finally here. Wild Card weekend sees a flurry of fiery matches taking place, with a clash between the Chiefs and Dolphins headlining Saturday’s action. Can Miami finally get a win over KC, or will colder temperatures prevail?

If you’re looking to bet on Saturday’s action, you’ve come to the right place.

Chiefs vs Dolphins: NFL Wild Card Game Info

Date: Saturday, January 13th
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City
TV channel: Peacock, NFL Gamepass

Chiefs vs Dolphins: NFL Wild Card Betting info

Spread: Kansas City Chiefs -4.5 | Miami Dolphins +4.5
Moneyline: Kansas City Chiefs -225 | Miami Dolphins +185
Total: Over/Under 44.5

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Chiefs vs Dolphins: NFL Wild Card betting preview

Although the weather is set to be gruellingly cold, this game will be the opposite. Fireworks are always a guarantee whenever these teams clash. The Kansas City Chiefs have won the last four games played between these two teams, but the last two were one-score games…and the Dolphins are inching closer to that win.

The icy temperatures are bound to favor KC over Miami, and the fact that the Chiefs are riding a four-game win streak into the offseason is only going to help. In what could well end up being the coldest playoff game in Chiefs history, the Dolphins are going to have to start out hot.

The good news is that Miami’s 6th-ranked rushing offense is going to be vital. Kansas City have taken a step forward when it comes to defending the run, but they still rank 18th in the NFL and 21st over the last 3 weeks. If the weather only pushes Miami to run the ball, it doesn’t exactly help KC.

Miami also have another huge advantage in terms of playmakers. Patrick Mahomes has been forced to leave stadiums empty handed on several occasions this season due to drops and poor wide receiver play. The Dolphins’ suspect pass defense might have a legit shot at suffocating Patrick Mahomes due to the lack of weapons, and that only gives a guy like Tyreek Hill a chance to spoil the fun for his former team.

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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, left, jokes with quarterback Patrick Mahomes, center, and other teammates before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Chiefs vs Dolphins: NFL Wild Card betting pick

The Chiefs are the better team here, but the Fins have a great rushing attack and the weather will make them ride it. It completely changes the landscape of this match, and if I can get more than field goal on one of very few teams well-suited to going toe-to-toe with the Chiefs, I’ll take it.

Chiefs vs Dolphins betting pick: Dolphins +4.5

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