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Chiefs at Texans 10/8/17 - NFL Picks & Predictions

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Game Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs
Date & Time Sunday October 8, 2017, 8:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Latest odds
KC -1.5 Total 47
TV Channel
NBC

NRG Stadium will play host to a Sunday night NFL clash between the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs and the improving Houston Texans. The Chiefs started their season with a win on the road against defending champion New England and have outscored their opponents by a 122-77 margin. On Monday night, Kansas City kicked a 43-yard field goal with four seconds remaining and scored a fumble return for a touchdown on the final play during a 29-20 victory over Washington. Travis Kelce hauled in seven passes for 111 yards and a touchdown for the Chiefs.

Through four games, Kansas City ranks 2nd in the league in total offense and 3rd in scoring at 30.5 points per game. Houston is solid on defense, ranking 5th in yards allowed and giving up 22 points on average.
The Houston Texans started the season with a disappointing loss versus Jacksonville, but have rebounded with three straight solid performances. Houston defeated Cincinnati on the road and almost followed it up with an upset of New England in Foxboro. Last weekend, the Texans were dominant during a 57-14 home triumph over division rival Tennessee. Rookie QB Deshaun Watson threw for 283 yards and four touchdowns on the afternoon.

For the season, Houston ranks 17th in total offense and is scoring 27.5 points on average. Kansas City has allowed 359.5 yards a game, which ranks a disappointing 26th in total defense, but has given up just 19.3 points per contest.

Recent Betting Trends

Kansas City is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road.
Houston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home.
Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Kansas City.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Houston's last 15 games at home.

Free Pick:
Houston Texans +1.5

Kansas City LB Tamba Hali (undisclosed) is not eligible to return until week seven. The Texans were absolutely dominant on defense last weekend, allowing just 195 yards and forcing five turnovers. The Chiefs will have one fewer day to prepare after playing on Monday night and did not look that impressive. Look for Houston to spring the upset and win outright at home. Final Score Prediction, Houston Texans win outright as underdog 24-23.

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