The Houston Texans (1-11-1) welcome the Kansas City Chiefs (10-3) over to the NRG Stadium on Sunday for a Week 15 matchup. Exactly nine wins lie between these teams. The Kansas City Chiefs boast the better record out of the two, winning ten out of a possible 13 to go first in the AFC West. The Houston Texans follow up in fourth place in the AFC South, with just a single win to their account. There seems to be no end to the misery supporters of the Houston Texans have endured this season. Form is appalling, with eight defeats on the bounce now, and they look there for the taking when Kansas City Chiefs rock up at the NRG Stadium.
Houston Texans VS Kansas City Chiefs Betting lines
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Houston Texans VS Kansas City Chiefs Moneyline
Backing a home win on the moneyline is a red flag here. The Houston Texans are on a eight-match losing streak, and we don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel for them either. The Kansas City Chiefs, on the other hand, have collected nine wins in ten games with AFC South teams, and at odds of -901, are deemed to have a 90% chance of victory at the NRG Stadium.
Houston Texans VS Kansas City Chiefs Spread
The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to win by more than a touchdown in Sunday’s road trip. The visitors open as 14-point favorites over the Houston Texans on the Week 15 betting line. The 15 most recent matchups in this series have seen an average points margin of 9.3 points.
Going against the spread with the Houston Texans hasn’t been a smart move of late, with the team failing to cover in four of the previous five games. The hosts are also 4-4 ATS in the past eight games at home and 3-7 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The Kansas City Chiefs, on the other hand, have failed to cover the spread in the last three matches they played on the road. The visitors are 3-5 ATS from their eight most recent road trips, as well as 4-6 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Houston Texans VS Kansas City Chiefs Total
The total may have passed the 45-point mark, but it didn’t quite go above 50 points, as the last 15 games between the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs produced an average of 46.33 points.
The average total from the last five meetings between the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs was 58.8 points, higher than the 47.0-point over/under betting line set for Sunday’s matchup at the NRG Stadium.
The total has gone under in four of the Houston Texans’ last five games. Interestedly, the total has gone under in six of the Houston Texans’ past nine matchups against teams from the AFC West.
In four of the five most recent matches on the road for the Kansas City Chiefs, the total went over. Impressively, the total has gone over in no less than four of the last five games on the road for the Kansas City Chiefs. All in all, they are 5-5 in the over/under when looking back on their past 10 games home and away.
Houston Texans VS Kansas City Chiefs Betting trends
- Houston Texans have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games.
- In four of the Houston Texans’ last five games the total went under
- Kansas City Chiefs have failed to cover the spread in their last two games away.
NFL Power Rankings Week 15 2022, Houston Texans VS Kansas City Chiefs
Houston Texans Form
The Houston Texans are having a tough time at the moment. They lost 27-23 to the Dallas Cowboys last week and now enter their latest game at the NRG Stadium on the back of a five-match home losing streak. Their overall record for the last 10 games is 1-9.
The Houston Texans’ offense has been abysmal all season. It has put up just 16.2 points per game and they saw no improvement in the last five matches, which produced an average of 15.6 points. The art of defending isn’t something the Houston Texans excel in either. By allowing 24.2 points per game, their defense has been below average compared to the rest of the league this year.
Unfortunately, the Houston Texans are already eliminated from playoff contention. While expectations weren’t high going into this regular season, just one win from 12 games is bad. On the bright side, they may end up with the first pick in the NFL draft order.
Kansas City Chiefs Form
The Kansas City Chiefs are still in decent shape away from home with a run of six wins in seven games lately. Their most recent game here saw them winning 34-28 against the Denver Broncos.
The offense has continued to torment opposing defenses consistently, averaging 28.2 points in the last five matches. This leaves the Kansas City Chiefs’ tally for the season at 29.5 points overall. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been relatively average in the league recently. The visitors have given up 21.8 points in the previous five outings, which is more or less on par with the 22.9 points they’ve allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
The Kansas City Chiefs are touted as a potential Super Bowl challenger for this season. While it’s still a tad early, things are going according to plan so far. The visitors hold the second seed in the AFC Conference, leaving them set for a spot in the January playoffs. Until then, the aim will be to strengthen their position by either maintaining or improving their current seeding.
Houston Texans VS Kansas City Chiefs H2H history
The previous matchup between these two franchises ended in a 34-20 win for the Kansas City Chiefs at the Arrowhead Stadium in September 2020. The total has gone under 47.0 points in eight of the last 15 meetings between these teams. The Houston Texans came out on top eight times in these games, while the Kansas City Chiefs could only claim seven wins.
In their past 15 head-to-head games, the Houston Texans pulled off 21.6 points on average per game, whereas Kansas City Chiefs managed 24.73 points per match.