Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans Free NFL Picks & Week 2 Odds
by Tony Sink - 9/14/2016
Sunday, September 18, 2016
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The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Houston Texans on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at NRG Stadium. The opening line for this game has Houston as 2 point favorites and the over/under was set at 43. The Chiefs are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Texans have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
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Alex Smith finished with 363 yards through the air for Kansas City last week. He completed 34 passes out of 48 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Chiefs were led in rushing by Spencer Ware, who finished with 70 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Spencer Ware was the team leader in receiving with a total of 129 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kansas City got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 19 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 413 yards for the game. The Chiefs ran for 83 yards on 19 attempts.
Brock Osweiler finished with 231 yards through the air for Houston last week. He completed 22 passes out of 35 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Texans were led in rushing by Lamar Miller, who finished with 106 yards on 28 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Will Fuller was the team leader in receiving with a total of 107 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Houston got a total of 17 first downs in that game. 5 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 72 total plays for 346 yards for the game. The Texans ran for 131 yards on 35 attempts.
Kansas City scores 33 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 6th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 34 passes on 48 attempts for a 71% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 330 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 4th in the league. The Chiefs run for an average of 83 yards per game on 19 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 20th in the league. They also run 70 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 413 yards per game, ranking their offense 6th overall this season. The Chiefs average 26 first downs per game which ranks them 4th in the NFL. They accumulate 46 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 14th in the league.
Kansas City allows 233 passing yards per game, ranking 15th, and they allow 27 points per contest on defense, which ranks 23rd. They give up 25 completions on 36 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 69%. The Chiefs allow 155 rushing yards per game on 32 carries for an average of 4.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 30th in the NFL. Kansas City allows 388 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 25th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 5 penalties for 30 yards per game, ranking them 12th among NFL teams.
Houston averages 23 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 15th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. They throw for 215 yards through the air per game, ranking them 21st. The Texans run for an average of 131 yards per game on 35 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 9th on the ground. They also run 72 plays per game and average 4.8 yards per play for a total of 346 yards per game, ranking them 16th in the league on offense. The Texans get an average of 17 first downs per game, which ranks 26th. They average 69 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 16th in the NFL.
Houston allows an average of 185 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 8th in the league. Their defense overall allows 14 points per contest, which has them ranked 7th. They give up 16 completions on 29 attempts for a completion percentage of 55% per game. The Texans allow 73 rushing yards per contest on 20 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 10th in the NFL. Houston allows 258 total yards per game for an average of 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 4th in the league. They force 4 penalties for 30 yards in each contest, ranking 6th.
Kansas City Betting Trends
Kansas City is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas City has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Houston has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/13/16 WR Jeremy Maclin Concussion probable Sunday vs. Houston
09/11/16 RB Jamaal Charles Knee "?" Sunday vs. Houston
08/31/16 LB Josh Mauga Hip IR
08/30/16 LB Justin Houston Knee PUP
08/15/16 QB Tyler Bray Back out indefinitely
09/12/16 LB Brian Cushing MCL expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/02/16 T Duane Brown Knee out indefinitely
08/31/16 K Ka'imi Fairbairn Quad IR
08/31/16 S Kurtis Drummond Leg IR
08/31/16 S Lonnie Ballentine Knee PUP
08/31/16 G Nick Martin Ankle IR
Tony's Pick: Take Houston
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