The Houston Texans take on the Kansas City Chiefs to open the 2020 NFL season.
Odds: Kansas City is laying -9 with a total of 54.5 at Bovada live NFL lines.
Public betting percentages: 57 percent of bettors and 69 percent of cash is on Kansas City with 52 percent of tickets on over, but 57 percent of money on the under. This implies some sharp money on the under.
Power ratings: Massey Ratings projects a 28-23 Chiefs victory.
Computer simulations ATS: One of our simulation programs has Kansas City covering 51.9 percent of the time, Houston 46.3 with the remaining pushes. Another of our simulators has the Chiefs winning ats 54 percent.
Computer simulations OU: Our programs are split on the total with one having 60 percent going under, with the other saying over 52.3-44.9 to the over, the remaining percentage pushing.
Against the spread trends: Houston 2-8 Thursdays. Kansas City is 7-0-1 favorites, 23-9-1 to AFC. Road team is 9-3 in the series.
Over-under trends: Houston under 11-5 grass.
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