The NFL Playoffs are here, so have a look at the Kansas City at Houston odds before the first game of the Wild Card weekend!
- Kansas City are favorites to win
- Expect a low-scoring game
- Kick off at 4.35 pm. Saturday ET
The Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) will kick off the NFL Wild Card weekend at the Houston Texans (9–7). The Chiefs earned their place in the playoffs as the best Wild Card team in the league based on their record, while the Texans have won the AFC South. Let’s check out the Kansas City at Houston odds with the courtesy of GTbets, one of the best legal online sportsbooks in the US!
Place your bet on Kansas City at Houston odds based on the teams characteristics!
Though the playoffs are like a whole new competition and you can basically ditch your regular season records and stats, you can still define the teams’ characteristics based on their achievements. Facts and figures suggest that this will be an excellent defensive battle and the ground game might dominate the encounter. So, this could be a hardcore playoff matchup!
The Houston Texans have an elite defense, ranked 3rd in the nation. The Chiefs defensive unit is also very strong, 7th overall. Both defenses are in top ten both against the pass and the run. However, the Chiefs also have an excellent running game, 6th in the NFL – even without Jamaal Charles, who was injured early in the season!
Their passing game might be marginal, but Kansas City can hurt any defense in the league on the ground, even J.J. Watt and co. Meanwhile the Texans offense is mediocre regarding both air and ground attack.
Find the best Kansas City at Houston odds!
So, according to the statistics and their displays, this will be a meeting between two cracking defenses. These two won’t set a new touchdown record for NFL playoff matches, most of those, who are involved in internet betting, know it well. This means that, it is extremely easy to find your safe bet for this game on the total score market, as these clubs won’t put up too many points on the table.
Kansas City at Houston odds safe bet: under 40 for 1.91 (10/11) at GTbets
According to the stats and their regular season record, Kansas City Chiefs are rightful favorites of this matchup. They are 1.56 (5/9) to advance to the next round. However, you might consider backing the Texans, who will play in front of their own crowd. They are 2.60 (8/5) underdogs in this matchup, and these Kansas City at Houston odds are quite tempting. It wouldn’t be an upset per se if they ditched the Chiefs, so with odds so high, you can risk putting some money on them.
Money line Kansas City at Houston odds: Texans to win for 2.60 (8/5) at GTbets
You can also stick with the math and the convincing game managing skills of Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith. (Some regard “game manager” as a pejorative , but I just love this kind of responsible and pragmatic approach towards the quarterback role, and this is totally part of the game, not a superior role.)
His opposite number, Brian Hoyer has similar stats to him, but lacks playoff experience and he is yet to convince NFL experts and fans. Since a Kansas City win doesn’t pay that well, you can spice it up by placing a handicap/Vegas line bet.
Vegas line Kansas City at Houston odds: Kansas City by -3 for 1.77 (10/13) at GTbets
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