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Texans vs. Chiefs NFL Week 1 Betting Preview, Odds and Picks for 2020 Season

Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs NFL Betting preview, odds and picks

Last year the Texans opened up a 24-0 lead at Kansas City in the playoffs.  Even the loyalist Chiefs die-hards had lost faith.  From there the Chiefs scored the next 41 unanswered points.  And the most ferocious NFL betting comeback was underway.  Specifically, Kansas City scored a 51-31 win. And the covered the opening spread as 10-point chalks.  Nobody could ever recall seeing anything like it.  Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and KC were a force of nature.  Of course, the Texans were utterly humiliated.  Head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien went on an offseason tirade of moves.

Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs Betting Information

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV Coverage: NBC

Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs Betting Odds

Texans +9 (-110) 54 (-118) +344
Chiefs -9 (-110) 54 (-103) -440
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Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs CashBet Wagering Analysis

From this point, we have the Super Bowl champions opening at home.  Kansas City is the preseason Bitcoin sportsbook choice to repeat as Super Bowl betting champions.  Fans have a hard time forgetting KC’s postseason run last year. They trailed by double-digit margins in all three games.  Yet rallied to win and get the money each time.  Counter to that is a lack of faith in the Texans.  That tends to happen when a team blows a 24-0 playoff lead.  Offseason roster remakes also force a wait and see approach.  Finally, past champions always get the benefit of the doubt.

Houston Gambles on Reset

First of all, Bill O’Brien has had betting on NFL success with the Texans.  He has produced four playoff teams in five years.  And four AFC South Division championships.  However, Texan fans are frustrated with the lack of playoff success.  When O’Brien traded All-Pro receiver De Andre Hopkins it increased the firestorm.  Namely quarterback Deshaun Watson has been a success too.  Again, it all comes back to the playoff eyesore.  Defensively Houston must improve.  Correlate their inability to hold a lead at KC.

Chiefs Try to Buck Latest Trends

Of major concern is that the last team to repeat as Super Bowl champions were the 2004 Patriots.  Kansas City will be an improved pro football betting entity for 2020.  First-round draft pick Clyde Edwards Helaire will only enhance a nuclear-powered offense.

Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs Against the Spread

Overall, the Texans have a football betting mark of 7-3-1 vs. the line as road dogs.  Five of their last nine in that situation went over the total.  Houston has covered five of their last seven September away games.  And six of their last nine September road tilts went under the total.  It follows that the Texans are 2-6 against the spread as double-digit road dogs.  Four of their last five in that position went over.

So too have the Chiefs done well in September home action.  Kansas City has paid in five of their last seven in that role.  Six of their last seven September home games cleared the total.  KC has paid in nine of their last 12 as home favorites.  Six of their last 10 as home chalk went over.  In like manner, the Chiefs are 9-5 vs. the line as double-digit home favorites.  Seven of their last eight in that situation stayed under.

Head to head the Chiefs have paid in four of their last six against Houston.  Accordingly, three in a row between these teams went over.  Houston has come away with the cash in three of their last four games at Arrowhead. While the last two games in this matchup at KC went over.

Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs CashBet Free Pick  

As mentioned earlier the Chiefs have been a good NFL gambling value at Arrowhead.  Expect Kansas City to show well in their debut as defending Super Bowl champions.  Decidedly quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the ultimate impact player.

Texans at Chiefs CashBet Best Bet:  Kansas City Chiefs


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