Kansas City Chiefs vs Miami Dolphins Prediction, 12/13/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 14
Game: Kansas City Chiefs vs Miami Dolphins
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami +7
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs (11-1) go to Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Miami Dolphins (8-4). Kansas City opens this matchup as 7-point favorites. The total is set at 49.
The Kansas City Chiefs come into this game with a record of 11-1 for this year. In their last game they took on the Denver Broncos and ended up getting the win by a score of 22-16. Patrick Mahomes went 25/40 with 318 yards passing and completed 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Le'Veon Bell led the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 16 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 40 yards on 11 carries which gave him an average of 3.6 yards per run. Travis Kelce was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 136 yards on 8 receptions. He earned an average of 17.0 yards per catch for that contest. The Kansas City Chiefs ran the football 22 times and added 134 yards which had them averaging 6.1 yards per run. For the game, they totaled 63 plays for a total of 447 yards. In the game, the Chiefs totaled 25 first downs and they had 5 penalties for 44 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Kansas City gave up 15 completions on 28 attempts totaling 151 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.0%. Against the run, the Chiefs gave up 179 yards on 33 runs which is an average of 5.4 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 330 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
The Chiefs have earned 5,131 total yards this year. As a team they're maintaining an average of 113.2 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 16th in the NFL. With reference to getting in the endzone, Kansas City has compiled 31 touchdowns via the pass and 10 rushing touchdowns. Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Kansas City Chiefs have an average of 30.8 PPG. When it comes to yards through the air, the Chiefs have allowed 2,709 yards which has them sitting in 13th in football. In total, they have surrendered 358.2 yards/game which has them sitting 17th in the NFL. The Chiefs sit in 6th in the NFL in relation to their opponents scoring, conceding 21.2 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 4.8 yards per rushing attempt and 132.4 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of their 12 games, they are giving up 225.8 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 63.0%. For the season, they have given up 1,589 rushing yards through 12 games.
The Dolphins step onto the field holding a record of 8-4 for this season. The last time they took the field they went up against the Cincinnati Bengals and won by a score of 19-7. Myles Gaskin paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 26 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 90 yards via 21 carries which gave him an average of 4.3 yards per carry. Mike Gesicki led the team in receiving yardage by earning 88 yards on 9 receptions. He averaged 9.8 yards per catch for that game. Tua Tagovailoa went 26/39 with 296 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He walked away with no picks. The Miami Dolphins rushed the ball a total of 28 times and earned 110 yards which earned them an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt. For the contest, the Dolphins racked up a total of 23 first downs and they had 8 penalties for 54 yards. On the day, they ran 67 plays which added up to 406 yards. In terms of defense, Miami allowed 17 catches on 27 throws for a total of 156 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. Overall, they conceded 196 yards and forced 2 takeaways. Against the run, the Dolphins allowed 40 yards on 17 runs which gave them an average of 2.4 yards per run allowed.
During the season thus far, the Dolphins currently sit at 2,679 passing yards as well as holding an average of 223.3 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 24th in the league. The Miami Dolphins maintain an average of 319.8 yards/contest ranking them 28th in football. They average 96.5 run yards per game and have run for 1,158 yards in total. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Dolphins sit 16th in the NFL holding an average of 25.3 points per game. When it comes to passing yards, the Dolphins have allowed 2,793 yards which puts them in 15th in the NFL. Over the course of this season, they have relinquished 355.2 yards/game which puts them 16th in the National Football League. The Dolphins are ranked 2nd in the National Football League when it comes to team defense, allowing 17.7 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per running attempt and 122.4 rushing yards per contest over the course of this season. During their 12 games played, they have yielded 232.8 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 62.4%. In total, they have allowed 1,469 yards on the ground through 12 contests.
Who will win tonight's Chiefs/Dolphins NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chiefs -7
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