Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs NFL Week 16 Picks & Odds

Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs NFL Betting Odds and Expert Picks
  • by Matt Stevens
  • December 21st, 2017
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We’re two weeks away from the end of the 2017 online NFL betting season and it’s looking like the Kansas City Chiefs could very well miss out on the postseason. Kansas City just went through a rough patch that saw the Chiefs lose to some of the worst teams in the NFL, like the New York Giants, the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets. However, somehow, Kansas City managed to hang on through the storm and still find themselves in the No. 1 spot in the AFC West.

Nevertheless, the Chiefs haven’t clinched the division, nor have they clinched a spot in this year’s postseason. So, with the abrupt changes that the latest sportsbook news bring about this time of the year, it’s safe to say that the Chiefs need a strong finish to 2017 in order to make the playoff cut. This weekend, the Chiefs will be facing the Miami Dolphins; a team that is still in the playoff hunt and just upset Tom Brady and the New England Patriots a few weeks back. What kind of odds are sports betting sites giving the Chiefs against Jay Cutler and the Dolphins this weekend?

Betting Miami

The Fins swim into this Week 16 pairing flashing a 6-8 record that ranks Miami 3rd in the AFC East. The Patriots have already clinched the AFC East this season, which comes as no surprise. However, the fact that the Fins have a chance of making the playoffs does. Ultimately, there are too many factors that the Dolphins need to fall in their favor to make their playoff berth feasible. Notwithstanding that sour news, the Dolphins will be giving it their all this weekend if only to ruin the Chiefs’ postseason chances.

Since the Fins are facing such steep odds this weekend, most sportsbook reviews will advise bettors to avoid taking the Chiefs straight up. However, considering that the Chiefs have a 5-2 ATS home record this season, taking the Chiefs to cover that 10 point spread could prove to be a superior option.

Betting Kansas City

The Chiefs enter this Sunday’s matchup sporting an 8-6 record that ranks Kansas City 1st in the AFC West. Behind the Chiefs are the 7-7 Los Angeles Chargers as well as the 6-8 Oakland Raiders. KC was in danger of losing the lead in the AFC West this past weekend but the Chiefs were able to secure their spot at the top of the division by triumphing over the Chargers 30-13. It was a dominant performance and ultimately, one we hadn’t seen out of Kansas City in nearly two months. All the Chiefs need to do to secure the division is pick up a win over the lowly Dolphins this weekend followed by a triumph over the Broncos the following weekend.

Luckily for Kansas City, sports betting sites can see that they have a massive statistical advantage over the Fins. Miami is struggling to score 18.0 points per game while the Chiefs are consistently putting up 25.6. Defensively it’s very much the same story; Kansas City allots 21.6 each game which is less than the 24.4 points the Dolphins give up.

Sports Betting Sites’ Odds & Wagering Lines:

Miami Dolphins +10 (-101) 43 ½ (-110)     +384

Kansas City Chiefs -10 (-119)         43 ½ (-110)     -500