Odds Boosts for Texans vs Chiefs NFL 2020 Season Opener
Check out the latest odds boosts on Thursday's NFL season opener between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans. Photo by @FQStats (Twitter).
- Leading sportsbooks are offering a series of odds boosts on Thursday’s season opener between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans
- Are Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson going to combine for over 4.5 touchdown passes?
- Will Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce score the first TD of the game?
If people needed a boost during these difficult times, here it is: NFL season kicks off tonight.
Should people be in need of some odds boosts on the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans, they’re also right here.
Most major sportsbooks are offering boosted odds on the point spread, total, or player props. Find the up-to-date list, below.
Texans vs Chiefs Boosted Odds
|Sportsbook||Props||Original Odds||Boosted Odds|
|DraftKings||Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes to combine for over 4.5 TD Passes||+120||+140|
|DraftKings||Travis Kelce to score the game’s first TD||+650||+725|
|DraftKings||Texans to cover at +9.5 and over 54.5 total points||+295||+317|
|DraftKings||10-1 on the First TD Scorer of the Season||–||+1000|
|DraftKings||Mahomes to throw for over 400 yards vs Texans||+275||+305|
|FanDuel||Mahomes to Pass for 300+ yards, 3 TDs and Chiefs Win||+170||+270|
|FanDuel||Watson to Pass for 271+ yards and Texans Cover +9.5||+211||+280|
|FanDuel||Clyde Edwards-Helaire to score the first TD of the game||+700||+900|
|FanDuel||Kelce and Tyreek Hill to Both Score TDs||+257||+300|
|BetMGM||Mahomes to Record 300+ passing yards||-110||+200|
|William Hill||Sammy Watkins to score a touchdown + KC to win||+300||+400|
All odds boosts taken Sept. 10th.
A heads up when it comes to Chiefs-Texans matchups: when these two teams get together, wild things tend to happen.
Texans Will Make Their Points
There’s a pair of Texans-related odds boosts here that are definitely worth the investment. Specifically, there’s the DraftKings boost of the Texans to cover the +9.5-point spread and the total of 54.5 to go over at +317.
The second boost that’s worth an investment is FanDuel’s combination of Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson to pass for 271+ yards and Texans to cover at +9.5. That’s being boosted up to +280.
It’s OFFICIAL! Time to get back to WORK! Let’s ride HOUSTON! 🙏🏾💯 4s Up! pic.twitter.com/kR8LLkSLtz
— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) September 6, 2020
The Texans and Chiefs met twice last season at Arrowhead Stadium with this matchup of sensational young quarterbacks. Both games were barnburners.
In Week 6, Watson and the Texans came to Kansas City and left with an impressive 31-24 upset victory as 3.5-point underdogs. Houston didn’t cover as ten-point underdogs in the playoffs, losing 51-31, however Watson threw for 388 yards that day.
For KC, covering a spread of -9.5 is going to be a big ask in an early-season game. Remember, teams didn’t get a preseason to iron out any kinks.
Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson are now the two highest-paid players in the NFL, but that's only where the similarities begin as they kick off the 2020 season tonight. pic.twitter.com/GlzYYhYn40
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 10, 2020
In four of the past six Kansas City-Houston meetings, the total has gone over. More importantly, both games between these teams with Mahomes and Watson under center for their respective teams have gone over.
The total has also gone over in four of the past six Texans games when facing an AFC opponent. As well, the total has gone over in five of Kansas City’s past six games against teams from the AFC South Division.
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Kelce Won’t Catch On
The odds boost on Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce to score the game’s first TD certainly looks enticing. A betting line of +725 would pay handsomely.
Here’s why it wouldn’t be a wager as much as a donation to your sportsbook of choice.
— Kent Swanson (@kent_swanson) September 7, 2020
Betting on who scores the game’s first TD is always going to be like tossing a dart at the board. In Kelce’s case, it’s more like tossing your money out the window.
In KC’s last 25 games, Kelce has scored the first TD of the game once (4% of the time). His +725 odds have an implied probability of 12.1%.
An industry veteran, Bob literally taught the course on the history of sports at Elder College. He has worked as a Sports Columnist for Postmedia, appeared as a guest on several radio stations, was the Vice President of the Society For International Hockey Research in Ontario, and written 25 books.
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