Chiefs vs Texans Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for Week 15 (Houston's Defense Cannot Stop Kansas City)

Larry Rupp
Kansas City Chiefs vs Houston Texans prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 15 game.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Houston Texans prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 15 game. / AP Photos/David Zalubowski
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Chiefs vs Texans Week 15 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 15
Kansas City Chiefs (10-3, 5-2 Away) vs. Houston Texans (1-11-1, 0-5-1 Home)
Date: Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Venue: NRG Stadium — Houston, TX
Coverage: CBS

The Kansas City Chiefs will look to keep pace atop the AFC when they travel to take on the Houston Texans in Week 15 NFL action. The Chiefs took care of business in a 34-28 win over the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Running back Jerick McKinnon tallied 134 total yards and 2 touchdowns in the victory.

Meanwhile, the Texans fell just short in a 27-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 14. Houston had the lead with only minutes remaining before giving up a 98-yard touchdown drive. Running back Dameon Pierce continued his breakout rookie year with 78 yards and 1 touchdown on 22 carries.

Chiefs vs Texans Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: KC: (-900) | HOU: (+610)
Spread: KC: -14 (-110) | HOU: +14 (-110)
Total: 48.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)

The Chiefs enter this contest as heavy road favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 1 p.m. ET clash also features one of the higher totals on the Week 15 slate at 48.5 points.

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Chiefs vs Texans Prediction & Pick

It's important for the Chiefs to avoid looking ahead in this spot, especially after the Texans nearly pulled off the biggest upset of the NFL season on Sunday. Kansas City needs this win if they want any shot at the AFC No. 1 seed, so don't expect head coach Andy Reid to take his foot off the pedal at all.

This is a complete mismatch. Kansas City averages a league-best 6.5 yards per play and scores a ridiculous 33.4 points per away game (No. 1 in NFL). Houston allows 380.2 yards per game (No. 29 in NFL) and a whopping 25.0 points per home game (No. 29 in NFL). All signs point to a blowout here.

The Texans haven't won a home game since December of 2021, so back the Chiefs with confidence.

Final Score Prediction: Chiefs: 31 | Texans: 17

Chiefs vs Texans Betting Trends

- Kansas City is 6-2 straight up in its last eight games against Houston.
- The total has hit the over in nine of Kansas City's last 11 away games.
- Houston is 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Houston's last five games.

Chiefs vs Texans Best Bet

It usually takes the Texans more than a few drives to build any momentum, which is proven by their first quarter scoring average of 2.3 points (No. 31 in NFL). On the other side, the Chiefs are tallying an insane 8.0 first quarter points per away game (No. 1 in NFL). This one could get ugly very quickly.

Kansas City is also allowing only 3.6 first quarter points per game (No. T-No. 8 in NFL), while Houston is giving up 5.2 first quarter points per game (No. 29 in NFL). Quarterback Patrick Mahomes has the weapons to immediately pick apart a Texans defense that has been unable to get stops all year long.

Bet: Kansas City Chiefs First Quarter -3.5 (-102)

Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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