Chiefs vs. Dolphins Week 9 Opening Odds Prove Kansas City is Still Atop the AFC

The Chiefs are favored in Week 9 despite an embarrassing loss to the Broncos
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs were held without a TD in the Week 8 loss to the Broncos
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs were held without a TD in the Week 8 loss to the Broncos / Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Let's just agree to put yesterday's debacle behind us. The Chiefs lost to the Broncos for the first time in 8 years on Sunday, but now turn their attention to Tyreek Hill and the Dolphins in Germany for Week 9.

Just like Kansas City, Miami is 6-2 with hopes of securing the No. 1 seed in the AFC. This is a massive game with huge implications moving forward, so the Chiefs should give their best effort before the Week 10 bye.

Let's take a look at the opening odds and move on from Week 8 as quickly as possible before looking at how you can claim FanDuel Sportsbook's $150 sign-up bonus this week, too.

Chiefs vs. Dolphins Week 9 Opening Odds

The Chiefs opened as 2.5-point favorites with -146 moneyline odds and the total points set at 50.5, implying oddsmakers expect a high-scoring contest with Kansas City narrowly prevailing.

Miami is 6-2 against the spread (ATS) this season, covering in each of the team's wins. The OVER is 5-3 in Dolphins' games, in large part due to their quick-strike offensive approach.

That stands in stark contrast to the Chiefs, who utilize a more methodical gameplan highlighted by an elite defense. The UNDER is 6-2 in our games as a result, including hitting in four straight.

It'll be an interesting stylistic battle, though I like the Chiefs' chances to rebound from the Broncos loss. Kansas City is 6-1 in its last seven contests as a favorite while Miami is just 1-7 outright in its last eight as an underdog.

With such short moneyline odds, this could be the ideal time to back the Chiefs.

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