Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs, First game of the season. Here we are, after not having preseason due to the coronavirus, the season is going to begin. For now it is expected that this season will be a little more intense than the previous one, because the teams will play with more options. The Chiefs want to open the year by winning, last season they won the last game against the Texans easily.
Houston Texans: New opportunity.
The Texans know this year could be the golden opportunity to seek a super bowl. Last season was good, the Texans won the division. The record was positive 11-7 overall, but the team lost to the Chiefs in the division stage 51-31. The most recent win against the Chiefs was last season in Week 6 31-24. Last season the on the road record was 4-4-0.
On the road the Texans averaged 24.2 points per game last season, 26.1 rushes, 116.9 rush yards, 35.1 passes, 249.4 pass yards, 23.1 complete passes, 1.8 turnovers and 6.05 points per quarter. The defense allowed an average of 29.6 points per game, 22.8 rushes, 298.8 pass yards and 24.8 complete passes. The Texans usually have a good defense during the season.
Deshaun Watson last season threw 333 passes completed, 67.27% effectiveness, 3852 yards, 26 touchdowns, 12 interceptions for 98.0 QB Rating. Personally, Watson ran for 413 yards on 82 rushing attempts and 7 touchdowns. During the past season, Watson shared the top spot on the Game-winning drives leaderboard with 5 overall.
Kansas City Chiefs: Favoritism.
The Chiefs are the defending champions this season. Last season they accomplished something great by winning the super bowl against the 49ers 31-20. That game was epic, the 49ers had a unique strategy. But the Chiefs had Patrick Mahomes to win. Against the Texans the overall record is 7-5-0 since 2003. With Mahomes leading the way, the Chiefs’ numbers have changed for the better.
At home the Chiefs are a points machine. But during the first four weeks of last season the team lost three games. After those losses, the Chiefs won six straight weeks. The average at home in 2019 was 30 points per game, 21.4 rushes, 265.8 pass yards and 22.1 completed passes. The defense allows up to 22 points with 237.2 pass yards.
Patrick Mahomes in 2019 threw 319 completed passes for 65.91% effectiveness. 4031 yards, 26 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Against the Texans in both games last season, Mahomes averaged 60 percent with 42 completed passes and 594 pass yards. Another important factor for Mahomes was that last season he was limited by a knee injury.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs 09/10/2020 is: take the Kansas City Chiefs -9.0 (SPREAD).
Enjoy today’s free pick and (hopefully) another winner! Please note that the prediction you see above is my own personal opinion only. It is not a prediction from The Whale or any of the professional handicappers from Whale Sports. If you are looking to get today’s premium picks from The Sports Betting Whale himself who has won tens of millions of dollars from betting on sports, or from any of the professional handicappers from Whale Sports, all you have to do is click here to lock in your VIP access to The Whale Picks.
Or: Text “VIP” to: +1 702-462-1135