|2013 NFL on CBS Week 7 Odds, Spread & Total: Texans vs. Chiefs|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 18 October 2013 16:00|
Texans vs. Chiefs Odds
Kansas City is 6-0 on the season, 3-0 at home and 5-1 against the spread. Houston is 2-4 overall, 1-2 on the road and 0-6 against the spread. Houston has won its last two meetings with the Chiefs.
Trends show that the Chiefs are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games after a win while Houston is 0-6 ATS in its last 7 road games and 0-4 ATS in its last 4 conference games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Kansas City is the favorite at home, as the Chiefs have odds of -6.5 points against the Texans. The over/under total for the game has been set at 39.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Kansas City favored by 4.5. The spread climbed to a peak of 7.5 before falling back to 6.5. The over/under total opened at 40 points and held there for most of the week before falling back to 39.5.
Kansas City is coming off a 24-7 win over the Raiders last week. The Chiefs dominated the game with their defense, racking up three turnovers and nine sacks while holding Oakland to 274 yards. The defense now has an amazing 30 sacks on the season to go with 18 turnovers. Justin Houston already has 9.5 sacks to his credit to lead the team. Offensively, Alex Smith has 1,330 yards and seven touchdowns passing while Jamaal Charles has 475 rushing yards with five touchdowns and 33 receptions for 300 yards and two scores.
Houston is coming off a 38-13 loss at home to the Rams. It marked the fourth straight loss this season for the Texans and was the worst of the bunch, as it happened at home to a sub-.500 team. The Texans also lost Matt Schaub to an injury in the game and now Case Keenum will make his first start. Arian Foster will have to step up this week. He has 531 rushing yards and one touchdown to lead the offense. The Texans defense has created just three turnovers this season to add to the dysfunction of the team.
In terms of Injuries, Kansas City tight end Anthony Fasano (ankle) and cornerback Brandon Flowers (knee) are both questionable. Houston guard Wade Smith (knee) and linebacker Tim Dobbins (hamstring) are also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Kansas City, as the Chiefs are getting 77% of the wagers with odds of -6.5 points against the Texans on Sunday.