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Chiefs vs. Dolphins: Wild Card Preview

Last Updated on January 12, 2024 5:33 pm by Erwin Noguera

That’s it! The NFL regular season in its 2023/24 edition is history, and the best teams of this phase will be present in the postseason that starts this weekend.

Undoubtedly, we had emotions from beginning to end, as up to 11 teams arrived with opportunities to qualify for the playoffs on the last day of the regular season. In the same way, everything that happened is already history, and we focus on the first phase of the playoffs, the Wild Card round.

We will have excellent games at this stage, but there is no doubt that the one that takes all the spotlight will be played by two title contenders, the Miami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Super Wild Card Round: Most interesting match of this ‘can’t lose weekend’

This game between the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs promises to be an exciting encounter from start to finish. The Dolphins’ strong defense will be tasked with containing the Chiefs’ high-scoring offense. This matchup will showcase two contrasting styles of play, with the visitors aiming to control the tempo and limit the locals’ big plays, while Kansas City’s offense will look to exploit any defensive weaknesses with pure pace.

In addition, the visitors’ offense, led by Tua Tagovailoa, will aim to show all its potential in the first stage. This game could present a significant chess game between the two technical bodies, as they strategize to capitalize on their opponents’ weaknesses.

When and Where?

Saturday, January 13, 20:00 ET at the Arrowhead Stadium

Moneyline odds: 

Chiefs 1.45

Dolphins 2.782

Where Can I Watch it? 

Peacock, NFL on DAZN, and Fubo

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Why Bet on the Chiefs?

The Kansas City Chiefs have had a somewhat inconsistent season despite getting their ticket to the postseason several weeks ago. With an 11-6 record, they saw several grey patches throughout the campaign.

However, their offense, led by the talented Patrick Mahomes, has been firing on all cylinders. The Chiefs have a high-powered air attack that can dismantle any defense. In addition, they can be very explosive when creating plays and can score points in a hurry.

The Kansas City Chiefs come from being champions the previous year. They achieved their first goal by winning the AFC West and advancing to the playoffs for the eighth consecutive time.

Despite their ups and downs, Andy Reid’s team is still considered a favorite in the American Conference and a threat to the Baltimore Ravens, who are already in the Divisional Round.

Why Bet on the Dolphins?

The Miami Dolphins have had a strong season, especially at the beginning of it. However, they finished with an 11-6 record, just like the Chiefs. 

Led by Tua Tagovailoa, the best QB in the league this season (4,624 yards and 29 touchdown passes), they have shown great resilience and determination. Likewise, their defense has been outstanding, with an average of 23 points allowed per game, constantly making crucial stops and forcing turnovers.

Also, it should be noted that the Dolphins have the best offense in the league so far, as they had an average of 401.3 yards per game and an excellent figure of 29.2 points per game.

Despite having a regular season in which they came from more to less, the Miami Dolphins managed to qualify for the postseason again. The intention is to be better than their Wild-card round loss to the Buffalo Bills by 31-34 last year. For Miami, Tyreek Hill and Tua Tagovailoa are the ones who must carry their team to lead them to victory.

Final Betting Analysis: Chiefs vs. Dolphins

While both teams have the potential to emerge victorious, it’s hard to bet against the Kansas City Chiefs in this matchup. Their explosive offense, coupled with their experience and postseason pedigree, gives them a slight edge. However, the Dolphins offense can keep the game close and create opportunities for an upset.

Only 3 of the previous 32 meetings between the Chiefs and the Dolphins took place during the postseason. And in these decisive matches, the Miami team has prevailed in all the clashes.

At Gambyl Exchange, we can see that there is a Moneyline that favors the Chiefs at 1.45, while the Dolphins start at 2.782.

Considering the record, the poor form of the Chiefs at home this season and that, overall, the champions have been far from their best, we believe this is the perfect opportunity to go for a surprise. We think a tight matchup will end up with a win for the Dolphins with the OVER 43.5 at 1.86 prevailing.

Look for a win on the Dolphins’ Moneyline. If you put $100 on the visitors at 1.45, you’ll see a $178.20 win with a total payout of $278.20.

Chiefs vs. Dolphins Betting Pick: Miami Dolphins

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