Texans vs. Chiefs Picks, Betting Odds & Predictions: Will K.C. Cover the Spread in AFC Divisional Round?

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Jan 12, 2020, 02:00 PM EST
  • The updated betting odds for Sunday's Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs game makes K.C. a huge home favorite (spread: Chiefs -9.5) with the over/under up to 50.5.
  • While the line has stayed somewhat steady this week, the over/under has been on the move.
  • How are our experts betting this matchup? Below, they'll detail their picks and analysis to help you lock in your bets.

Texans at Chiefs Picks, Betting Odds & Predictions

  • Odds: Chiefs -9.5
  • Over/Under: 50.5
  • Kickoff: 3:05 p.m. ET on Sunday
  • TV Channel: CBS

Odds as of Sunday afternoon and via FanDuel, where Action Network users get a risk-free bet up to $500.


The Houston Texans’ regular-season win over the Kansas City Chiefs doesn’t seem to be impacting how bettors are approaching Sunday’s Divisional Round matchup: More than 55% of tickets and 60% of money are backing the AFC’s No. 2 seed to cover the 9.5-point spread as of Saturday evening.

Are our experts on the same side as the public?

They preview every angle in this matchup, complete with their projected odds and make their picks.

Texans-Chiefs Injury Report

Which team is healthier? Chiefs

The Chiefs listed DL Chris Jones (calf) and TE Travis Kelce (knee) as questionable.

Andy Reid said Kelce is dealing with a knee bruise, but is expected to suit up. The jury is still out on Jones, but the fact he still got in limited practices after hurting his calf on Wednesday is encouraging. His potential absence wouldn’t be great for the Chiefs since he leads the team in pressures, sacks and hurries (per Pro Football Focus).

The Texans only removed DL J.J. Watt (shoulder) and LB Jacob Martin (illness) from Friday’s injury report, otherwise, they listed every other player as questionable. TE Darren Fells was also a new addition on Friday with a hip injury. They have two tight ends, Fells and Jordan Aikens (hamstring), listed as questionable.

WRs Kenny Stills (knee) and Will Fuller (groin) both practiced in a limited fashion all week and were listed as questionable. Stills has continually played through this knee issue, so he should be trending toward playing. Fuller is expected to play, barring any setbacks leading up to game time. Justin Bailey

Sean Koerner’s Projected Odds