Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs Odds, Betting Pick: Sharps Hit Over/Under in NFL Season Opener

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Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (15) and Texans LB Benardrick McKinney (55)

  • The Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans kick off the 2020 NFL season at 8:20 p.m. on Thursday, and oddsmakers list K.C. as a big favorite.
  • Sharp bettors have hit the over/under in particular hard, playing a role in the total's movement.
  • Read on for a full breakdown of the big money and sharp action that has hit the Chiefs vs. Texans opener so far.

Texans vs. Chiefs Betting Odds

Texans Odds +9.5 [Bet Now]
Chiefs Odds -9.5 [Bet Now]
Over/Under 53 [Bet Now]
Time/Channel  8:20 p.m. ET on NBC

Odds as of Thursday at 11:15 a.m. ET and via DraftKings. Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.


The Texans vs. Chiefs season-opening game not only offers the largest point spread of Week 1 (Kansas City -9.5), but it also provides the highest over/under (54) of the slate.

While there isn’t a consensus among sharps regarding how to play the spread, smart money has taken a clear position on the over/under.

Using our new NFL PRO Report, let’s examine how the pros are playing Texans vs. Chiefs on Thursday night.

Texans vs. Chiefs Betting Pick

Sharp Action

The Texans vs. Chiefs total opened at 55 and now sits at 53 at DraftKings.

This is thanks to two instances of action from respected bettors hitting the under, as evidenced by a couple of smart money indicators triggered by Sports Insights’ Bet Signals.

Big Money

The Action Network’s NFL public betting data is reporting just 39% of tickets on the under, yet those bets make up 61% of the real money wagered. This confirms that the market’s biggest and most respected bettors are aligned on that side of the total.

If you do plan on tailing the sharps on tonight’s Texans vs. Chiefs matchup, be sure to shop for the best line through our NFL Live Odds page.

PRO Report Pick: Under (moved from 55 to 53)

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