Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs 10/13/2019 Odds, Picks and Preview
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs 10/13/2019- Top sports books are expecting a good showdown of the Houston Texans (3-2) against the heavily favored Kansas City Chiefs (4-1). This game is critical as it comes in the middle of the current season. This is the time when teams vying for the finals playoff have to make their presence felt. Who will come out holding the game at the palm of their hand?
Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs 10/13/2019
The Houston Texans know how to run a good show, as evidenced by their recent bombardment against the Atlanta Falcons which ended in a 53-32 scoreboard. Deshaun Watson made an MVP-worthy performance, dazzling the crowd with a record 426 passing yards at 28/33 plus the ultimate reward- 5 big touchdowns. Carlos Hyde was the enabler of several plays, carrying the ball 21 times and running for 60 yards. Will Fuller V made a whopping 14 receptions, earning major receiving yardage pegged at 217. The Texans were particular on running with the ball, gaining 166 out of 592 yards this way. They rushed for 34 out of 67 plays, roughly half of their total offensive output.
Due to their heightened offense, it’s understandable that the Texans would have their defense spread thinly, allowing their opponent 32 out of 46 attempts for a 70% completion rate. Their opponent gained 373 yards and triggered 1 turnover. The Texans’ performance that night was possibly one of their best in a while; if they keep playing that way, they have a chance of pulling off an upset win over their opponent.
Players to watch: Deshaun Watson 126 ATT 82 CMP 938 YDS 6 TD; Carlos Hyde 52 CAR 250 YDS 4.8 AVG 1 TD; Duke Johnson 23 CAR 146 YDS 6.3 AVG 0 TD; DeAndre Hopkins 24 REC 259 YDS 10.8 AVG 2 TDS; Kenny Stills 11 REC 188 YDS 17.1 AVG 1 TDS; Will Fuller 14 REC 183 YDS 13.1 AVG 0 TDS; Jordan Akins 9 REC 136 YDS 15.1 AVG 2 TDS
Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs are looking to rejuvenate their game plan. They were surprised at their 19-13 loss versus the Indianapolis Colts. Patrick Mahomes showed his usual flair, going 22/39 on 321 air yards and chucking in 1 touchdown. Damien Williams carried the ball 9 times for a total of 23 yards. In the receivers’ department, Byron Pringle caught the ball 6 times, allowing his team to gain 103 yards. The Chiefs turned to rush tactics for 14 out of their 57 plays; it’s obviously not their bread-and-butter for scoring. Their 18 first downs were plagued with 11 infractions which cost them 125 yards. They gained 324 yards, but gave up 180 yards to their opponent. Despite a tight defense, the Chiefs still allowed 18 out of 29 opponent attempts, netting a completion percentage of 62%. Overall, they gave up a forced turnover and 331 yards.
It’s obvious that the Chiefs are lacking a reliable rushing strategy, and this may be capitalized by their upcoming opponents. While their air yards are decent, their air defense is terrible. While having a better standing than their opponent, the Chiefs can’t take this matchup for granted.
Players to watch: Patrick Mahomes 156 ATT 106 CMP 1510 YDS 10 TD; LeSean McCoy 40 CAR 214 YDS 5.4 AVG 2 TD; Darrel Williams 17 CAR 75 YDS 4.4 AVG 2 TD; Travis Kelce 24 REC 369 YDS 15.4 AVG 1 TDS; Sammy Watkins 23 REC 365 YDS 15.9 AVG 3 TDS; Demarcus Robinson 14 REC 250 YDS 17.9 AVG 3 TDS; Mecole Hardman 8 REC 167 YDS 20.9 AVG 2 TDS
Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
Texans is 3-4-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games