Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins: 12/13/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Miami Dolphins (8-4) vs Kansas City Chiefs (11-1)
Game Info: Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Hard Rock Stadium)
Betting Odds: Miami Dolphins +7 -- Over/Under: 49 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Kansas City Chiefs will travel to Hard Rock Stadium to take on the Miami Dolphins this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The Kansas City Chiefs won their 7th straight game and improved to 11-1 on the season after defeating the Denver Broncos, 22-16, this past Sunday night. Kansas City had a tough time finding the end zone against the Broncos defense, however, the Chiefs got a big defensive game by Tyrann Mathieu whose sealed the game late with his 2nd interception. Kansas City outgained Denver by a 447-330 margin and won the turnover battle by a 2-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Chiefs was TE Travis Kelce who had 8 receptions for 136 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, Kansas City is averaging 30.8 ppg on 435.0 total yards per game (321.8 passing yds/g; 113.2 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Kansas City has been led by QB Patrick Mahomes has completed 68.3% of his passes for 3,815 yards, 31 TD, & 2 INT. The top receiving threats for Mahomes and the Chiefs have been Travis Kelce (82 rec, 1,114 yards, 8 TD), Tyreek Hill (74 rec, 1,079 yards, 13 TD), Mecole Hardman (30 rec, 449 yards, 3 TD), and Demarcus Robinson (34 rec, 339 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Kansas City backfield has been Clyde Edwards-Helaire who has 692 rushing yards & 4 TD on 151 carries while also hauling in 30 receptions for 234 yards & 1 TD.
Defensively, Kansas City is allowing their opponents to average 21.2 ppg on 367.1 total yards per game (234.7 passing yds/g; 132.4 rushing yds/g).
The Miami Dolphins won their 2nd straight game and improved to 8-4 on the season after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals, 19-7, this past Sunday. Miami allowed Cincinnati to jump out to a 7-0 lead early in the game, however, the defense dominated Cincinnati the rest of the way and Miami was able to take the lead for good on a 5-yard TD reception by Mike Gesicki. Miami outgained Cincinnati by a 406-196 margin and won the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Dolphins was QB Tua Tagovailoa who completed 26 of 39 passes for 296 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, Miami is averaging 25.3 ppg on 330.4 total yards per game (233.9 passing yds/g; 96.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Miami is led by QB Tua Tagovailoa who has completed 63.2% of his passes for 898 yards, 7 TD, & 0 INT since replacing Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. The top receiving threats for the Dolphins have been DeVante Parker (56 rec, 677 yards, 4 TD), Mike Gesicki (39 rec, 537 yards, 4 TD), & Jakeem Grant (28 rec, 298 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Dolphins backfield has been Myles Gaskin who has 477 rushing yards & 2 TD’s on 121 carries while also hauling in 32 receptions for 249 yards.
Defensviely, Miami is holding their opponents to an average of 17.7 ppg on 376.3 total yards per game (253.9 passing yds/g; 122.4 rushing yds/g).
The Chiefs are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games in December and 24-11-1 ATS in their last 36 road games. The Dolphins are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdogs.
Miami has won 7 of their last 8 games and have one of the best defenses in the NFL, however, I haven’t been overly impressed with what I’ve seen from the offense as of late which I think is going to catch up to them against the Chiefs. Kansas City has been awful ATS as of late, however, the Chiefs generally bring their top game when going against top-tier competition and as I think they will be able to have success against the Dolphins secondary, I’m taking Kansas City to cover this spread. Good Luck!