Kansas City Chiefs vs Houston Texans Predictions | Wild Card 01-09-16

Kansas City Chiefs vs Houston Texans Pick

Chiefs vs Texans Betting Lines

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The Texans were a 30-6 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Jaguars. They covered the -5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (36) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 23-17 result against the Raiders on January 03. The Chiefs failed to cover in that game as a -6.5-point favorite, while the 40 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

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1. This is a rematch of a 27-20 Week 1 win by the Chiefs that established many Kansas City themes for the season. Kansas City is great at getting leads early, and then holding on for dear life with a strong running game. Now the Chiefs have Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware running the ball instead of Jamaal Charles, yet they have only improved throughout the season.

2. That opening loss also set up the enormous waste of time that Texans coach Bill O’Brien called “The Ryan Mallett era.” Brian Hoyer was replaced in that game and Mallett’s solid relief effort gave him an extended audition for the gig. Hoyer ultimately provided stability at the position and is fully healthy after missing a few games with a concussion. He finished with 19 touchdowns and seven picks in a sneaky solid season.

3. J.J. Watt has the use of both of his hands again, and he’ll have a favorable matchup against a mediocre Chiefs pass protecting crew. The bigger X-factor is Kansas City’s best player, Justin Houston. He could be returning from a knee injury for his first game since Week 12. And he could have a great matchup against a Texans team that will be without stalwart left tackle Duane Brown, who tore his quad in the season finale.

Chiefs vs Texans Betting Trends

KANSAS CITY
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
HOUSTON
Houston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games at home
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Chiefs vs Texans Betting Predictions

The last time these two played I had money on the Chiefs and watched them go out to an early lead and then have to hang on because Andy had his offense go into a shell. Both of these teams have played better down the stretch and both teams will be without their top running backs. I am looking at two HC’s who play conservative offense and will coach not to lose the game. This will keep the game close and should come down to a field goal.
Both SportsBetting.ag & Bovada.lv have the Chiefs -3.5 points. That hook is a must for me to bet the side. Yes, I like the Texans to win a close one but I want the $$$$. Take the points.

Chiefs vs Texans Pick: Houston +3.5

Chiefs vs Texans Score Prediction: Chiefs 23 – Texans 24

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