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Week 9 NFL Lines And Odds: Chiefs Vs. Dolphins

Despite a four-game winnings streak that has put them on top of the AFC West, the Kansas City Chiefs still have not earned a lot of credibility in Vegas. After opening up as -5 favorites, the line for their game against the 0-7 Miami Dolphins has dropped to -3.5.

But while four games separate the two teams in the standings, Kansas City's point differential of -42 isn't much worse than Miami's -59.

While their fans would undoubtedly prefer they continue their race to "Suck for Luck", the Dolphins players and coaching staff haven't given up on their season yet. They lost narrow leads to the Denver Broncos and New York Giants in the last two weeks, falling victim to last-minute comebacks.

They've lost only two games by more than ten points this season, both to AFC playoff contenders -- the New England Patriots and New York Jets.

However, the loss of QB Chad Henne for the season has hamstrung their offense, as his replacement -- QB Matt Moore -- hasn't shown much in his four starts this season. Moore has completed 59.1% of his passes while throwing for only 706 yards with 1 TD and 4 INT's.

They will likely prefer to keep the ball on the ground as much as possible, as their RB tandem of Reggie Bush and rookie Daniel Thomas have combined for 116.9 yards a game, 12th in the NFL.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs' rush defense hasn't been spectacular, giving up 122.1 yards a game, 21rst in the NFL, although they are likely to stack the box in an effort to force Moore to beat them over the top.

Neither team's offense has been able to recover from early-season injuries, which is why the over/under for this game is only 39.5.

For more on the Chiefs, fans should check out Arrowhead Pride. For more information on the Dolphins, head on over to The Phinsider. And for the latest NFL line and spread moves, look no further than our partners at Odds Shark.