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Texans Chase Elusive Win Against Chiefs

Two 1-0 teams match up in an early afternoon game Sunday as the Kansas City Chiefs travel to Houston to take on the Texans in Week 2. The Texans will have their 30-0 playoff defeat at the hands of the Chiefs fresh in their memories as they’ve played just one game since their trouncing in KC.

SHARK BITES
  • The Chiefs are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games after a win.
  • The Texans are 6-2 SU and ATS in their last 8 games with a closing total of 43.5 or less.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Texans' last five games at home.

Things were looking grim for the Chiefs in their Week 1 matchup when they went down 24-3 to the San Diego Chargers and it wasn’t until Keenan Allen went down with a torn ACL that they were able to get back into it. They did, however, come all the way back to force overtime and eventually won the game on their first drive in quarter No. 5.

The Chargers were not expected to be good this year so the slow start from the Chiefs will be concerning for Andy Reid and the coaching staff but remember, KC began 2015 1-5 and went on to win their next 10 games in a row to finish the season 11-5. The one win the Chiefs earned in their first six last year actually came against the Texans, whom they’ve beaten the last three times they’ve met.

Brock Osweiler is now at the helm of the Texans and looked perfectly serviceable in his first game calling the signals for Houston as he went 22 of 35 for 231 yards with two touchdowns and a pick. The Texans, however, have answered wins with less than adequate performances recently and are 2-5 against the spread in home games after wins at NRG Stadium.

OVER/UNDER bettors could have a field day with this game as the total has gone O in all of the Chiefs’ last six games in the opening month of NFL action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the Houston Texans as -1.5-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 43.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 25-17 victory for the Texans. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Kansas City Chiefs vs Houston Texans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston bring a 1-0 record (1-0 ATS) to the Week 2 betting matchup against the 1-0 Kansas City Chiefs, who are 0-1 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Houston go 0-1 so far and the Chiefs go 1-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Kansas City injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Houston Texans rated this week at No. 7 and the Kansas City Chiefs sitting at No. 2.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Kansas City's aerial attack generated 363 yards and the Chiefs came away with a 33-27 victory over San Diego at Arrowhead Stadium.

Lamar Miller tore up the turf for 106 rushing yards in the latest Texans game, a 23-14 win over the Bears at NRG Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
  • Kansas City is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to New York, Sunday, September 25th
Houston at New England, Thursday, September 22nd

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