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NFL Free Pick & Prediction: Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs 1/12/2020

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On Sunday, the Houston Texans visit Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri to play the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC divisional season finisher game. The Texans crushed the Buffalo Bills 22-19 in extra time on Saturday in their AFC special case confrontation. Deshaun Watson tossed one touchdown pass and scrambled for another during guideline and afterward drove the Texans on a drive during extra time that finished with the triumphant field objective.

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Texans vs Chiefs Free Pick & Prediction:

In the regular season, Deshaun Watson tossed for 3,852 yards, 26 touchdowns and 12 block attempts. Carlos Hyde drove all Houston rushers with 1,070 yards and six touchdowns. The main collector for Houston was DeAndre Hopkins with 1,165 yards and seven touchdowns. The main tackler for the Texans was Zach Cunningham with 142.

Kansas City completed the season 12-4 as AFC West victors and is riding a six-game series of wins in the wake of overcoming the Los Angeles Chargers 31-21 in the customary season finale. Houston beat Kansas City in Week 6 at Arrowhead 31-24, however Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes played with a seriously harmed lower leg. The Chiefs will hope to misuse a Houston safeguard that permitted 33 touchdown passes this season which is 6th most elevated. Tyrann Mathieu at wellbeing for KC will be key as the Chiefs lost Juan Thornhill to knee damage.

In the regular season, Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes tossed 3,857 yards passing, 25 touchdowns and four captures. LeSean McCoy drove the Chiefs in hurrying with 465 yards and four touchdowns. Travis Kelce drove all Chiefs collectors with 1.205yards and five touchdowns, while Anthony Hitchens was the Chiefs head in handles with 78.

Houston Texans vs Kansas City Chiefs game breakdown:

The Texans:

Houston has been associated with a great deal of tight games this season with 12 of their 17 challenges chose by seven or less now of the period. The Texans are 9-3 in those games and their success over Tampa Bay in week 16 secured the AFC South title. Houston dropped their opener on Monday Night Football, losing 30-28 to the Saints on a 58-yard field objective as time lapsed. The Texans bobbed back with prevails upon Jacksonville (13-12) at home and the Chargers (27-20) out and about. Houston was crushed 16-10 at home via Carolina before bouncing back with a home success over Atlanta (53-32) and a street triumph over Kansas City (31-24) preceding their misfortune to Indianapolis (30-23) out and about in week seven out of a fight for the top spot in the AFC South. The Texans skiped back by sneaking past the Raiders 27-24 in week eight preceding whipping Jacksonville 26-3 in their last game before the bye. Leaving the bye, the group was pounded by the Ravens 41-7 preceding edging the Colts (20-17) at home on a Thursday night. The Texans lined that up with a 28-22 home win over New England before sleepwalking through a 38-24 home misfortune to Denver that wasn’t as close as the last score showed. Houston bobbed back with a 24-21 win at Tennessee that gave them the high ground in the AFC South race driving into their game with Tampa Bay. The Texans secured the division title with a 23-20 street prevail upon Tampa Bay in week 16 and rested their starters in a good for nothing 35-14 misfortune to Tennessee at home in week 17 that sent the Titans to the end of the season games.

The Chiefs: 

Kansas City began the season where they left off a year ago, was all over in the center of the period and is by all accounts rolling once more. The Chiefs opened the season with four straight triumphs, turning over the Jaguars (40-26) and Raiders (28-10) preceding prevailing upon a couple of close games Baltimore (33-28) at home and Detroit (34-30) out and about. Kansas City has fought through wounds to aptitude position players yet they’ve been kept under tight restraints for significant lots in the last couple of games. The Chiefs were killed by the Colts in a 19-13 home misfortune in week five preceding tumbling to Houston at home in week six. That set up for an AFC West tilt with the Broncos in week seven, where the Chiefs won 30-6 regardless of losing Patrick Mahomes to a disengaged knee. With Matt Moore under focus in week eight, Kansas City fell 31-24 at home to Green Bay before edging the Vikings 26-23 at home. The Chiefs were beaten out and about by the Titans (35-32) preceding knocking off the Chargers (24-17) heading into their bye. Leaving the bye, the Chiefs besieged the Raiders (40-9) at home, beat New England (23-16) out and about and dropped Denver (23-3) at home before drubbing the Bears 26-3 out and about. That set up their ordinary season finale against the Chargers.

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Important Matchups in this game:

Texans Rush vs. Chiefs Defense

Houston lost Lamar Miller in the preseason to a torn ACL however continued stopping along in any case. The Texans made two or three exchanges to include Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson Jr. to the blend and they have delivered profits for the group. Houston has gone throughout the century mark on the ground in 12 of their 16 ordinary season games this season. Multiple times they have run for in any event 150 yards and the group piled on a season-high 216 surging yards against Jacksonville in their last game before the bye. The group has run for 100 or more yards in three of their last four games. They were held to 109 yards on 25 conveys in week 17 against Tennessee. Against the Bills in the trump card round, they ran the ball multiple times for 141 yards with most of that coming in the subsequent half.

Carlos Hyde drives the group with 245 conveys for 1,070 yards in addition to six scores this season. Duke Johnson Jr. has run the ball multiple times for 410 yards in addition to two scores while Deshaun Watson has 82 conveys for 413 yards and a group driving seven scores on the ground. As a group, the Texans have 13 surging plays that have secured in any event 20 yards this season: Hyde drives the group with eight such plays while Johnson Jr. has three and Watson has two. Houston has moved the sticks multiple times by means of the ground game this season.

In the special case round against Buffalo, Watson drove the group with 14 conveys for 55 yards and a score. His 20-yard touchdown run got Houston on the board and helped start their rebound. Hyde completed with 16 conveys for 48 yards while Johnson Jr. had three conveys for 38 yards in the game.

The Chiefs have had their issues halting restricting on the ground this season, much as they did in 2018. Kansas City endures at halting rival groups as their curve yet don’t break methodology prompted some fast strikes by the restriction. The Chiefs have had their battles so far this season as they’ve surrendered multiple yards per convey in 13 of their 16 challenges. Kansas City has permitted in excess of 100 yards on the ground in 10 games with three different games where they’ve permitted in any event 93 yards. Their week 15 game against the Broncos in a victory win saw them turn in their best execution against the run all season, permitting only 52 yards on the ground. In week 16, they enabled 22 conveys for 101 yards to the Bears before surrendering 25 conveys for 108 yards in week 17 against the Chargers.

Linebacker Damien Wilson (constrained mishandle) is second in the group with 81 handles on the year. Anthony Hitchens (group high 88 handles, constrained bumble), Charvarius Ward (74 handles, constrained bobble), Juan Thornhill (58 handles) and Tyrann Mathieu (75 handles) are among the group’s chiefs in handles. Blunt Clark (37 handles, three constrained bumbles, bobble recuperation) drives the group with 13 handles for misfortune. Emmanuel Ogbah (32 handles, constrained bumble) has eight handles for misfortune while Tanoh Kpassagnon (29 handles, constrained bungle, bobble recuperation) and Chris Jones (36 handles, constrained mishandle, bobble recuperation) are directly behind with 7.5 and 9.5 on the year, separately. As a group, the Chiefs have piled on 79 handles for misfortune while constraining 13 bobbles and recouping seven so far this season. Kansas City has returned two bumbles for scores this season.

Some Notable Trends of  Texans and Chiefs:

  • Kansas City is  5-0-1 against the spread in their last 6 games overall
  • Kansas City 4-0-1 against the spread in their last 5 games following a straight up win
  • Kansas City is 4-0-1 against the spread in their last 5 games as a favorite
  • Texans are 1-3-1 against the spread in their last 5 games following a straight up win
  • Texans are 0-3-1 against the spread in their last 4 games following an against the spread win

Final Score Prediction: Kansas City Chiefs 31,  Houston Texans 21

PICK: Kansas City Chiefs -9.5 (-110)

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