Dolphins vs. Chiefs AFC Wild Card Opening Odds Predict Nail-Biter

The Chiefs opened as decent favorites against the Dolphins in the Wild Card round of the playoffs
The Chiefs opened as decent favorites against the Dolphins in the Wild Card round of the playoffs / Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs will host the Dolphins in the AFC Wild Card round of the playoffs on Saturday, January 13th at 7:00 PM CST after Miami lost to Buffalo in Week 18.

Tyreek Hill will finally make his long-awaited return to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in what's expected to be frigid temperatures in front of a wild crowd.

Opening odds believe we're in for a nail-biter, giving the Chiefs an edge in a close contest. Let's take a look at the odds and discuss the matchup before what'll be a full week of content.

Dolphins vs. Chiefs AFC Wild Card Opening Odds

The Chiefs opened as 1.5-point favorites before quickly being bet up to -3.5. Kansas City's moneyline odds sit at -176 after opening at -126, with the total immediately being bet down from 47.5 to 44.5.

Early money favors the Chiefs and for good reason, given the role Mother Nature is likely to play.

Kansas City's weather forecast calls for wind chill around -10 degrees with snow throughout the week, an environment the road-challenged Miami Dolphins won't be familiar with. In fact, the conditions may benefit the Chiefs even more than we realize.

Playing your home games in the beautiful confines of Miami doesn't exactly prepare you for this sort of cold. Hence, the Dolphins struggle in this kind of weather. They're just 2-4 outright in their last six road games and this will be their most difficult test yet.

It's business as usual for the Chiefs on the other side. While Kansas City lost three of its last four road games, this is an experienced group that knows what's at stake.

Bettors should know that the under has hit in seven straight games at Arrowhead Stadium, so points could be at a premium.

No matter what happens throughout the week, this should be one of the most exciting games on the slate. Giddy up, folks - let's remind Tyreek what he left behind.

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