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Chiefs Favored on Road Over Texans in AFC Wild Card

Wild Card weekend in the NFL kicks off of Saturday, January 9, with the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the Houston Texans. The game at NRG Stadium is scheduled to start at 4:35 PM ET. Currently, the Chiefs are slight road favorites to win.

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The Chiefs are 11-5 SU and 8-8 ATS so far this season. They are 5-3 on the road, and eight of their games have gone OVER the line, with seven going UNDER, and one being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 23-17 win over the Oakland Raiders, where they lost against the spread as -6 ½ point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 43 ½ point line set by the sports gambling pros in that one.

The Texans are 9-7 SU and 9-7 ATS overall this year. They are 5-3 at home, and eight of their games have gone OVER the line, with seven going UNDER, and one being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 30-6 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, where they won against the spread as -5 ½ point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 45 point line set by the sportsbook for that matchup.

Kansas City is 4-0 ATS on the road, and 7-3 ATS overall lately. They are 2-5 ATS coming off of a loss spreadwise, and 2-7 ATS on Saturday. They are 1-4 ATS in January, and 0-6 ATS in the playoffs. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 games on Saturday, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 in January. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 after a loss spreadwise, and OVER in 3 of their last 5 against teams with a winning record. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 8 road games.

Houston is 5-1 ATS after a SU or spread win, and 5-1-2 ATS in January. They are 4-1 ATS at home, and 7-2 ATS overall recently. They are 6-2 ATS against teams from the AFC. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 at home, and UNDER in 6 of their last 9 against teams with a winning record. The total has gone OVER in 15 of their last 22 games after a win spreadwise, and UNDER in all 5 of their recent home games against teams with a winning record on the road.

Between these teams, the Chiefs are 4-1 ATS when playing in Houston. The road team is 6-1 ATS in this series. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 matchups in Houston.

They last met on September 13, 2015, when Kansas City won 27-20, and won against the spread as -1 point road favorites. The total went OVER the 41 point line set by the NFL betting experts in that game.

For Saturday's AFC Wild Card game, betting odds list he Chiefs as -3 point road favorites. The over/under is set at 40 ½ points. On the moneyline, Kansas City is a -175, while Houston is listed at +155.