Houston Texans: Week 1 underdogs against Kansas City Chiefs 2020
It is evident that everyone is predicting the Houston Texans to lose to the Kansas City Chiefs.
From the looks of the betting world for the Houston Texans, they are not the favorites, and in fact in some cases they are double-digit underdogs in their 2020 NFL season opener against the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.
Kickoff for the 2020 NFL season is this Thursday night (Sept. 10) when the Houston Texans face the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, and according to all the various betting sites listed on The Action Network, things don’t look so great for the underdog Texans.
As listed on the Action Network, the Houston Texans are a 10-point underdog as they are being projected at +10 in their game against the Chiefs. Other sites listed have the Texans anywhere from +9 to +9.5, so if the Houston Texans do win this game, they will shock the betting experts, and most likely the Chiefs, too.
The last time these two teams met was in the Divisional Round of the AFC Playoffs where the Chiefs overcame a 24-0 lead by the Texans in the second quarter to defeat Houston, 51-31. The Texans did win the regular-season meeting against Kansas City in 2019 by a 31-24 score, so the Texans have proven to themselves they can win against the mighty Chiefs.
Houston Texans vs. KC Chiefs 2020: Deshaun Watson vs. Patrick Mahomes
In all honesty, the matchup of the game won’t even see the two players on the field at the same time because when it come to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson vs. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, they are two of the very best players in all of the NFL.
These two quarterbacks are also linked because they were selected in the same draft in 2017, and now they are the two highest-paid players in the NFL following their contract extensions this offseason.
This game between the Houston Texans and the Chiefs might see Kansas City win the game as they are even more improved than when they won the Super Bowl last season, but the oddsmakers can’t count out the Texans as a 10-point underdog in an offseason that has included no preseason games for either team, so this game could see both teams not at their best to start off.
Overall, this should be a very fun game to watch because of the fact the two teams are loaded with talent, but the Houston Texans might be playing with a chip on their shoulder following how poorly they played in the playoffs last season, and how the oddsmakers are viewing them entering this game on Thursday night.