NFL Free Pick Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs Prediction Odds Preview 1-9-2016

  • 9 years ago
The Kansas City Chiefs are traveling to face the Houston Texans in an NFL pro football AFC Wildcard playoff game set for Saturday January 9th.

Start Time: 4:30PM ET

Location: Houston

TV: ESPN

Point Spread Odds: Chiefs -3 points

Over Under Total: 40 points

Money Line: Chiefs -180 odds and Texans +160 odds

Notes: They met way back in Week 1 with Kansas City posting the 27-20 road victory at Houston as a -1 point betting favorite. The total finished at over 41 points. Kansas City moved to 11-5 with the 23-17 home victory to the Oakland Raiders as a -6 ½ point betting favorite. The total finished at under 43 ½ points. Chiefs offense put up 339 yards with 189 rushing on 39 carries. Alex Smith hit on 14 of 24 passes for 156 yards with two touchdowns and two picks. They were 2 of 3 inside the red zone and had a -1 turnover margin. On defense Kansas City allowed 205 yards to the Raiders offense with 48 rushing yards on 16 carries. The Chiefs are third in the NFL in scoring defense by allowing 17.9 points per game.

Houston improved to 9-7 with the 30-6 home victory to the Jacksonville Jaguars as a -5 ½ point wagering favorite. The total went under 45 points. Texans offense produced 402 yards with 160 on the ground on 31 carries. Brian Hoyer hit on 25 of 40 passes for 249 yards with a touchdown and pick. Alfred Blue had 21 carries for 102 yards. They had a +3 turnover margin. Defensively Houston held Jacksonville to 215 offensive yards with 239 yards passing with two interceptions to Blake Bortles. The team is third in the NFL in total defense by allowing 310.2 yards per game.

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