The Miami Dolphins will go on the road to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the Wild Card Round of the 2024 NFL Playoffs. Kickoff from GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, is set for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 13. The game will only be available on Peacock.
When looking at betting lines for NFL games, it can be helpful to look into the referee crews. While nobody hopes that they make an incorrect call, there are still trends for crews calling more penalties on the road team or home team. Typically, the refs favor the home team, but Brad Rogers — the head referee for Saturday night’s game — usually calls the game down the middle. During the regular season, Rogers’ crew called 96 penalties on the home team and 102 on the away team. While the number of calls was similar, the home team was penalized for 717 yards, while the away team was penalized for 939 years.
Referees aren’t in charge of which teams they cover, but it can be interesting to see scoring trends. The home team has scored 26.38 points compared to just 16.31 points for the away team in games Rodgers’ crew reffed this season. Home teams were 11-5 against the spread.
The Chiefs are the 4.5-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook. Kansas City has -225 moneyline odds, while Miami is installed as the +185 underdog. The point total is set at 44.
Referee: Brad Rogers
Umpire: Ramon George
Down judge: Kent Payne
Line judge: Kevin Codey
Field judge: Tra Boger
Side judge: Don Willard
Back judge: Terrence Miles
Replay official: Matt Sumstine
Replay assistant: Tim England, NFL centralized replay command center