Houston Favored by -2.5 Against Kansas City on Sunday - Week 1 NFL Betting Odds and Pick

The Kansas City Chiefs will look to avoid getting off to a similar start as last year and try to break a three-game road losing streak against the spread when they visit the Houston Texans on Sunday in their season opener.

The Chiefs began 2014 with an ugly 26-10 home loss to the two-win Tennessee Titans as 3-point favorites and followed that up by falling to the Denver Broncos on the road before winning seven of their next eight games.

Kansas City closed out 2014 by dropped four of six both straight-up and against the spread, with three of them coming on the road.

Meanwhile, the Texans will start yet another new quarterback in former Cleveland Browns pivot Brian Hoyer, who is very familiar with head coach Bill O'Brien's system from their days with the New England Patriots.

Houston won four of five to close out last year to go along with a 3-1-1 ATS mark and defeated the Washington Redskins 17-6 at home in the 2014 season opener.

Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this matchup saw the Kansas City Chiefs listed as 2.5-point underdogs at shops such as Sportsbook. Meanwhile, the over under line for the betting matchup was at 43 over at Sportsbook.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 23-20 win for the Texans on Sunday. 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

The Houston Texans are 9-7 so far on the season, and 9-6-1 ATS vs the point spread. The Kansas City Chiefs, meanwhile, are 9-7 and 10-6 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Houston go 8-8 and the Kansas City Chiefs go 5-11 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 9-rated Kansas City Chiefs taking on the No. 10-rated Houston Texans in this betting contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Houston Texans No. 14-ranked offense (23.25 PPG) against a Kansas City Chiefs defense that ranks No. 2 at 17.56 PPG. The Texans passing attack has averaged 208.94 yards per game, more than the Chiefs give up through the air (203.25 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Kansas City Chiefs feature the league's No. 22-rated road run defense, allowing 121 yards per game. The Houston Texans, meanwhile, ranks No. 21 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Chiefs grabbed a Week 17 victory over the Chargers in their last game, winning 19-7 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Andre Johnson was good for 134 receiving yards in the Texans's most recent action, helping his team to a 23-17 victory over the Jaguars.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Kansas City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
  • Houston is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games at home
  • Houston is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to Denver, Thursday, September 17th
Houston at Carolina, Sunday, September 20th

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