Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans Week 5 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/8/2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017
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The Kansas City Chiefs travel to NRG Stadium to take on the Houston Texans on Sunday, October 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Kansas City as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 47. The Chiefs have an ATS record of 4-0-0 while their over/under record is 3-1-0. The Texans have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread.
Valuable Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
The Kansas City Chiefs are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Kansas City Chiefs are 4-0-0 against the spread
Important Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Houston Texans are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Houston Texans are 3-1-0 against the spread
Key Kansas City Chiefs Injuries
10/02/17 LB Dee Ford Hip "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/02/17 LB Kevin Pierre-Louis Groin "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/02/17 OL Parker Ehinger Knee "?" Sunday vs. Houston
09/26/17 K Cairo Santos Groin IR
09/18/17 OL Mitch Morse Foot out indefinitely
09/08/17 DB Eric Berry Achilles IR
09/07/17 DB Ashton Lampkin ACL IR
09/04/17 DB Steven Nelson Abdominal IR
09/02/17 LB Tamba Hali Undisclosed PUP
08/30/17 RB Spencer Ware Knee IR
07/30/17 LB Dadi Nicolas Knee PUP
Key Houston Texans Injuries
10/02/17 RB Tyler Ervin Knee out indefinitely
10/01/17 CB Marcus Burley Knee "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
10/01/17 C Greg Mancz Knee "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
09/16/17 CB Kevin Johnson Knee out indefinitely
09/13/17 LB Brian Cushing Concussion 10-game suspension (eligible to return 12/3 vs. Tennessee)
09/13/17 T Duane Brown Holdout out indefinitely
09/12/17 TE C.J. Fiedorowicz Concussion IR
07/30/17 T Derek Newton Knee PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas City Chiefs are 3rd in the NFL in points scored with 122. They have run 239 plays this season for 1,621 yards, which ranks them 2nd in the league in total offense. The Chiefs average 6.8 yards per play, which is 1st in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 87 1st downs this year, placing them 7th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kansas City has run for 654 yards as a team, which ranks 1st in the NFL. They've run 102 times, averaging 6.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chiefs have been penalized on offense 36 times for 316 yards so far this season, which has them 3rd in the league in penalties. Alex Smith has thrown for 1,067 yards this season. He has completed 92 passes on 121 attempts for a completion percentage of 76%. His quarterback rating is 124.2. He averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 11.6 yards per completion.
Kansas City is 11th in the league in points allowed on defense with 77. They have surrendered a total of 1,438 yards on D, which is 27th in the NFL. The Chiefs are ranked 22nd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense has given up 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 16th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 75 passes on 146 attempts against the Kansas City Chiefs defense this season, placing them 7th and 27th in the National Football League. The Kansas City pass defense has also given up a total of 992 yards through the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 104 attempts for 446 yards this year, putting them in 20th place in the league against the run. The Chiefs have committed 25 penalties for 190 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 5th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 32.6% of possessions on defense, which is 11th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Kansas City is ranked 11th in the league in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 28 punt return yards and average 4 yards per return, which is 28th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 9 yards. They have returned 9 kicks for 241 yards on special teams, ranking 1st in kick return yardage. The Chiefs average 26.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 42 yards this year. They are 2nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,529. The Kansas City Chiefs have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 3, which is 28th in the National Football League. Kansas City Chiefs kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 738 yards on 16 punts, averaging 46.1 yards per punt. That places them 16th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Texans have run for 559 yards as a unit, which ranks 5th in the league. They've run 132 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Texans have been penalized on offense 31 times for 235 yards so far this year, which has them 8th in the NFL in penalties. They are 4th in the National Football League in points scored with 110. They have run 276 plays this year for 1,331 yards, which ranks them 16th in the NFL in total offense. The Texans average 4.8 yards per play, which is 25th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 93 1st downs this season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. Deshaun Watson has completed 74 throws while attempting 114 passes for a completion percentage of 64.9%. He has passed for 811 yards this year. He averages 11 yards per completion and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 91.7.
The Texans rush defense has given up 102 attempts for 382 yards this season, putting them in 14th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 28 penalties for 291 yards on defense this year. That places them 28th in the league. They've allowed a score on 29.4% of possessions on defense, which is 7th in the NFL. Houston is 17th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 88. They have given up a total of 1,166 yards on D, which is 6th in the league. The Texans are 13th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has allowed 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 21st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 66 throws on 111 attempts against the Houston Texans defense this season, ranking them 1st and 2nd in the league. The Texans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 784 yards in the air, which is 9th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Houston Texans have tried 6 field goals this season and made 6, which is 9th in the league. Houston kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this season. Their punters have accumulated 890 yards on 18 punts, averaging 49.4 yards per punt. That ranks them 3rd in the NFL in punting average. Houston is 10th in the NFL in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 56 punt return yards and are averaging 8 yards per return, which is 14th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 21 yards. They have returned 6 kicks for 116 yards on special teams, placing them 13th in kick return yardage. The Texans average 19.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 24 yards this season. They are 16th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,148.
Who will win tonight's Chiefs/Texans NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chiefs -3.5
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