The 2016 NFL playoff odds for the Wild Card games are up. The sports betting experts take a gander at the big contest between the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans. Vegas betting odds in the battle sees Kansas City ranging from a three to 3.5 point favorite with the juice varying from -130 on the field goal chalk to +102 in laying the hook. The total is 40 across the board. The game opened at -3 flat and 40.5. KC has been the choice of 71 percent of bettors with the over by 51 percent. As far as the money line, the Chiefs have gotten 58 percent of wagers.
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Comparing rushing yards per attempt on offense, superiority statistically goes to Kansas City by a full yard. Next is passing yards per reception making the better squad is Houston by .2. Sports picks podcast says the little-known yards per point has the more proficient unit on offense to be Kansas City by 3.3.
But how do these teams compare defensively? The tally for yards per rushing attempt says it is a dead heat. Give the positive edge in passing yards per catch to Houston by .3. Yards per point defensively says the more miserly is Kansas City forcing 2.5 more. Turnovers has the more opportunistic unit being the Chiefs by nine.
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Yards per point is determined by diving total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.
Spread trends (all records against the spread): Kansas City is 7-3 overall, but 0-6 in postseason. Houston 15-5 after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game, but 1-6 after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
Over/under angles: Kansas City under 8-3 after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game. Houston under 14-5 following a straight up win of more than 14 points.