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Dolphins vs Chiefs Prediction - NFL Picks 1/13/24 Wild Card Weekend

The Dolphins will go to Kansas City to face the Chiefs in some very challenging weather conditions of -30 degree wind chill. That's going to be tough for the boys from the warm weather of Miami. The Chiefs won the regular season meeting between these two 21-14 in Germany and Kansas City was up 21-0 at half time in that game. Let's take a closer look at this matchup, and the weather, and get into our Dolphins vs Chiefs Prediction - NFL Picks 1/13/24.

Miami Dolphins:

  • The Dolphins finished the regular season with an 11-6 record, showcasing strong performances, especially in divisional games. They have a 4-2 record in their division and a 7-2 record in home games.

  • In their last game, Miami faced lost against the Buffalo Bills with a score of 21-14. Key players like Tua Tagovailoa and Tyreek Hill contributed, but it wasn't enough to secure a win. The team is currently dealing with several key players being day-to-day due to injuries.

  • TUA is 0-5 in the 5 coldest games of his career. He's 6-13 in games under 70 degress and 23-4 in games over70 degrees. Wild stat but paints a pretty good picture for us. He led the league in passing this year but how effective can he be as the game goes on in -30 degree weather?

  • The Dolphins also went 1-5 against teams with winning records this season so that should be a concern for Dolphins fans (or Dolphins bettors).

Kansas City Chiefs:

  • The Chiefs also concluded the regular season with an 11-6 record, winning the AFC West, again. They have a balanced record in home and away games, with a slightly better performance in road games.

  • In their last game, Kansas City secured a close victory against the Los Angeles Chargers with a score of 13-12. Despite resting several starters, the Chiefs managed to pull off the win, indicating the depth of their squad. Like the Dolphins, the Chiefs are also dealing with several players being day-to-day due to injuries.

  • The Chiefs had multiple let down games at all points of the season but they will have a significant advantage of home field tonight and the Miami boys having to deal with the extreme weather.

Game Prediction:

  • The Chiefs are favored to win, considering their recent games and the fact that they could rest key players in their last game. They have been performing better lately, whereas the Dolphins have been struggling in recent games.

  • The game is expected to be a lower-scoring affair, considering the recent defensive performances of both teams and the predicted cold, snowy weather conditions at Arrowhead Stadium. This environment might not be conducive to the high-scoring style often associated with the Dolphins.

  • Give me the Chiefs to win at home but I don't think it's going to be pretty for either side.

Final Score

Chiefs 20 Dolphins 13

Chiefs vs Dolphins Prediction 1/13/24

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