NFL Week 6 Best Bet: Houston Texans +5 at Kansas City Chiefs
HOUSTON TEXANS +5
Now that we know head coach Andy Reid, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs are not invincible at home, we can feel confident taking points against them. Kansas City has some building issues such as the health of Mahomes, the lack of a running game and on the defensive side, the run defense has been shot the last two weeks.
Mahomes has only one touchdown pass the last two weeks and the Chiefs only had 36 yards rushing Sunday night in their loss at home to the Indianapolis Colts while Colts running back Marlon Mack had 132 yards on the ground. Meanwhile, Lions’ running back Kerryon Johnson had a season high 125 versus that Kansas City run defense just the week before.
The Texans are up to 8th overall in total yards after blowing up the scoreboard against the Atlanta Falcons at home (52 points). All that offense and the Texans still didn’t get much out of star wider receiver D’Andre Hopkins who is way overdue for a monster game.
Mahomes barely completed 50% of his passes last week and now wide receiver Sammy Watkins is questionable this week against Houston.
The Texans are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games as a road underdog and the visiting team in this matchup is 5-1 ATS the last six times these two have met. I’m looking for Deshaun Watson to improve his already impressive numbers against an ailing Kansas City defense.
Harry Gagnon spent 14 years as a Vegas Sportsbook Supervisor and holds a Communications degree from SUNY-Oswego. You might know him better as part of the Degenerate Trifecta on the award nominated betting podcast “Against All odds with Cousin Sal” on the Ringer Podcast Network. Feel free to find him on Twitter (@AAOHarry) and tweet him a message if you want to talk casinos, sports, or just shoot the breeze about betting in general cause, hey, that’s what Twitter is for, right?