NFL

Kansas City Chiefs vs Houston Texans

Kansas City
Chiefs
4 - 0
Houston
Texans
2 - 2
October 08, 2017, 8:30 PM EDT
 | NRG Stadium

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Kansas City
Chiefs
4 - 0
Houston
Texans
2 - 2
October 08, 2017, 8:30 PM EDT
 | NRG Stadium
  • How many teams are kicking themselves for not taking Deshaun Watson in the draft? Basically, any team that doesn’t have an established QB, as the rookie has set the league on fire the past two weeks and looks like the next big star in the NFL. Superstardom aside, his team has been an absolute joke in prime-time games, posting an absurd 3-21-1 ATS record in their last 25 games at night.

    Shark Bites
    • Deshaun Watson has thrown for six TDs and run for 1 in his last two games.
    • Kansas City ranks No. 1 in the NFL with 1.3 net yards per play.
    • The OVER has hit in seven of Kansas City’s last nine night games.

    With the game hovering in the PICK range, the Texans will be in tough to reverse that trend on Sunday night at home vs the NFL’s only undefeated team, the Kansas City Chiefs, who are also a perfect 4-0 ATS. The Chiefs are also money on the road, as they’ve won and covered in eight straight outside of KC, and going back even further, they’re 15-3 SU and ATS in their last 18 games as a road favorite.

    The trends certainly favor the Chiefs and they’ll also be the toughest defense Watson has faced yet in his NFL career. They’re allowing 19.2 points per game with 11 sacks and six forced fumbles. This is a major step up in competition for the Texans offense, coming off games against two of the worst defenses in the NFL, the Patriots and Titans, who are both allowing over 31 points per game.

    With a total of 47 points, bettors will be interested to know that the Chiefs have topped that mark in three of their four games this season while the Texans have easily surpassed that number in their last two games.

    Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

    The point spread was settled in at 3.5 for the host Houston Texans earlier in the week, according to Sportsbook. The OVER/UNDER betting line was hovering around 47, with odds movement expected during the week at Sportsbook.

    OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 24-20 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

    The Kansas City Chiefs will try to spoil the party on Sunday; they are 4-0 against the spread this season, while the Houston Texans are 3-1 ATS. Kansas City is 3-1 on the OVER/UNDER betting totals; Houston is 2-2. 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. 11 and the Kansas City Chiefs sitting at No. 3.

    Statistical Matchup

    Offensively, the game matches up the Houston Texans' No. 4-ranked offense (27.5 PPG) against a Kansas City Chiefs defense that ranks No. 10 at 19.25 PPG. The Texans passing attack has averaged 193 yards per game, less than the Chiefs give up through the air (248 YPG on average).

    Defensively, the Kansas City Chiefs feature the league's No. 18-rated road run defense, allowing 114 yards per game. The Houston Texans, meanwhile, rank No. 11 in rushing offense at home.

    Recent Outings Betting Recap

    In their last game, Kansas City got a 101-yard performance from Kareem Hunt as a key part of its 29-20 win over Washington.

    Deshaun Watson dusted the Titans secondary for 4 TDs last time out as the Texans defeated Tennessee 57-14 at NRG Stadium.

    Betting Trends
    • Kansas City is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
    • Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
    • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
    • Kansas City is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
    • Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
    • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
    • Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
    • Houston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home

    Next Betting Matchups

    Kansas City home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, October 15
    Houston home to Cleveland, Sunday, October 15

Odds

Sunday, October 8 Sun Oct 8


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-3.5
-120
-125
o47
-110
+3.5
+100
+105
u47
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-2
-115
-136
o45
-115
+2
-105
+116
u45
-105

Edge Finder

29.20
Points Scored
17.00
288.85
Passing Yards
196.71
115.70
Rushing Yards
86.82
30:21
Time on Field
28:50
64.00
Number of Plays
59.71
6.32
Yards Per Play
4.75
29.20
Points Scored
17.00
5.50
First Quarter
3.18
9.95
Second Quarter
5.00
6.35
Third Quarter
4.59
6.95
Fourth Quarter
4.24
288.85
Passing Yards
196.71
37.90
Pass Attempts
34.06
25.60
Pass Completions
20.71
1.45
Sacks
2.24
9.95
Sack Yards
17.53
11.28
Yards Per Pass
9.50
115.70
Rushing Yards
86.82
24.65
Rush Attempts
23.41
4.69
Yards Per Rush
3.71
0.60
Interceptions
1.12
1.20
Fumbles
1.29
0.60
Fumbles Lost
0.53
1.20
Total Turnovers
1.65
4.85
Penalties
5.18
46.85
Penalty Yards
38.12
30:21
Time on Field
28:50
64.00
Number of Plays
59.71
6.32
Yards Per Play
4.75
3.15
Punts
5.18
49.60
Punt Average
48.07
68.45
Return Yards
66.35

Head To Head

KC
Stat Type HOU
5-4
Record
4-5
5-4
ATS
4-5
4-5
O/U
4-5
25.33
Points Scored
18.33
149.44
Rush Yds
98.22
30.56
Pass Attempts
32.56
65.45
Completion %
58.70
202.33
Passing Yds
221.11
351.78
Total Yds
319.33
1.56
Turnovers
2.22
KC
Stat Type HOU
2-1
Record
1-2
2-1
ATS
1-2
1-2
O/U
1-2
23.00
Points Scored
13.00
119.00
Rush Yds
103.00
30.67
Pass Attempts
38.00
64.13
Completion %
52.63
192.67
Passing Yds
221.33
311.67
Total Yds
324.33
1.33
Turnovers
3.00
Sep 18/16 (1 of 9)
KC
Stat Type HOU
Away
Home
12
Points Scored
19
-0
ATS
0
42 o
O/U
42 u
119
Rush Yds
97
37
Pass Attempts
33
54.05
Completion %
57.58
172
Passing Yds
254
291
Total Yds
351
3
Turnovers
2
Jan 9/16 (2 of 9)
KC
Stat Type HOU
Away
Home
30
Points Scored
0
-3
ATS
+3
39.5 o
O/U
39.5 u
141
Rush Yds
114
22
Pass Attempts
34
77.27
Completion %
44.12
173
Passing Yds
112
314
Total Yds
226
1
Turnovers
5
Sep 13/15 (3 of 9)
KC
Stat Type HOU
Away
Home
27
Points Scored
20
-1
ATS
+1
40.5 o
O/U
40.5 u
97
Rush Yds
98
33
Pass Attempts
47
66.67
Completion %
55.32
233
Passing Yds
298
330
Total Yds
396
0
Turnovers
2
Oct 20/13 (4 of 9)
KC
Stat Type HOU
Home
Away
17
Points Scored
16
-6.5
ATS
+6.5
38.5 o
O/U
38.5 u
126
Rush Yds
73
34
Pass Attempts
25
67.65
Completion %
60.00
231
Passing Yds
221
357
Total Yds
294
2
Turnovers
1
Oct 17/10 (5 of 9)
KC
Stat Type HOU
Away
Home
31
Points Scored
35
+4.5
ATS
-4.5
46 o
O/U
46 u
228
Rush Yds
132
29
Pass Attempts
33
68.97
Completion %
75.76
189
Passing Yds
289
417
Total Yds
421
0
Turnovers
0
Sep 9/07 (6 of 9)
KC
Stat Type HOU
Away
Home
3
Points Scored
20
+3
ATS
-3
38 o
O/U
38 u
72
Rush Yds
109
33
Pass Attempts
22
66.67
Completion %
72.73
147
Passing Yds
206
219
Total Yds
315
4
Turnovers
2
Nov 20/05 (7 of 9)
KC
Stat Type HOU
Away
Home
45
Points Scored
17
-6.5
ATS
+6.5
44 o
O/U
44 u
226
Rush Yds
78
29
Pass Attempts
36
65.52
Completion %
52.78
220
Passing Yds
181
446
Total Yds
259
1
Turnovers
3
Sep 26/04 (8 of 9)
KC
Stat Type HOU
Home
Away
21
Points Scored
24
-7.5
ATS
+7.5
48 o
O/U
48 u
168
Rush Yds
76
30
Pass Attempts
25
70.00
Completion %
52.00
198
Passing Yds
220
366
Total Yds
296
1
Turnovers
1
Sep 21/03 (9 of 9)
KC
Stat Type HOU
Away
Home
42
Points Scored
14
-7.5
ATS
+7.5
43.5 o
O/U
43.5 u
168
Rush Yds
107
28
Pass Attempts
38
57.14
Completion %
63.16
258
Passing Yds
209
426
Total Yds
316
2
Turnovers
4

Team Records

KC
Record HOU
4-0
All
2-2
2-0
Home
1-1
2-0
Away
1-1
4-0
ATS
3-1
2-0
ATS Home
1-1
2-0
ATS Away
2-0
3-1
O/U
2-2
2-0
O/U Home
1-1
1-1
O/U Away
1-1
KC
Record HOU
2-0
All
2-2
0-0
Home
1-1
2-0
Away
1-1
2-0
ATS
3-1
0-0
ATS Home
1-1
2-0
ATS Away
2-0
1-1
O/U
2-2
0-0
O/U Home
1-1
1-1
O/U Away
1-1
KC
Record HOU
1-0
All
1-1
0-0
Home
1-1
1-0
Away
0-0
1-0
ATS
1-1
0-0
ATS Home
1-1
1-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
KC
Record HOU
4-0
All
2-2
2-0
Home
1-1
2-0
Away
1-1
4-0
ATS
3-1
2-0
ATS Home
1-1
2-0
ATS Away
2-0
3-1
O/U
2-2
2-0
O/U Home
1-1
1-1
O/U Away
1-1

Gametime Weather

Weather
7:00 pm EDT Clear
31ºC / 87ºF
57% Humidity
0% Precipitation
25% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Retractable
Field Image
Arrow Image 7
mph

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report
Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Oct 2, 2017WAS29-20W-6.5/47.5W/O168261429111220331-1
Sep 24, 2017LAC24-10W-3/47W/U189122311104226330-3
Sep 17, 2017PHI27-20W-4.5/46.5W/O112232344107299406-2
Sep 7, 2017NE42-27W+8/47.5W/O1853525371242473711
Jan 15, 2017PIT16-18L-2.5/45L/U611662271712183891
Jan 1, 2017SD37-27W-5.5/45W/O103262365129269398-1
Dec 25, 2016DEN33-10W-3.5/38W/O23824648463183246-2
Dec 18, 2016TEN17-19L-6/42.5L/U158159317148241389-2
Dec 8, 2016OAK21-13W-3.5/45.5W/U652583231351092443
Dec 4, 2016ATL29-28W+4.5/50W/O1232663891282904180
View Game Logs
Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Oct 1, 2017TEN57-14W+2.5/43W/O17327244586109195-4
Sep 24, 2017NE33-36L+13.5/44W/O125292417593373961
Sep 14, 2017CIN13-9W+5.5/38.5W/U1689826682213295-1
Sep 10, 2017JAC7-29L-6/38L/U931102031551252804
Jan 14, 2017NE16-34L+16.5/44L/O104181285982793770
Jan 7, 2017OAK27-14W-4/37.5W/O12316829164139203-3
Jan 1, 2017TEN17-24L+3/41.5L/U462432891051332380
Dec 24, 2016CIN12-10W-3/41L/U9515525050244294-1
Dec 18, 2016JAC21-20W-3.5/39L/O7930838767831501
Dec 11, 2016IND22-17W+6.5/48W/U18513131683265348-2
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