AFC Wild Card Props: Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans

2016 NFL Playoffs
AFC Wild Card Game
#5 Kansas City Chiefs at #4 Houston Texans
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 4:35 pm Eastern, TV: ESPN, ABC
NRG Stadium – Houston, Texas
All Prop Odds Courtesy of 5Dimes Sportsbooks

There are many exciting props for the Kansas City and Houston playoff game game Saturday.
There are many exciting props for the Kansas City and Houston playoff game game Saturday.

Not only can you bet on the sides and totals for the NFL playoffs, but props can be a profitable and fun way to wager on the games. Let’s take a look at some of the team and player props for the first Wild Card game of the weekend between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans.

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Will the First Score of the Game be a touchdown? (TD -140 / FG or Safety +110)
While both teams enter the playoffs on hot streaks, neither is spectacular on offense and have really good defenses. I like the first score to be a field goal rather than a touchdown. Plus you get the unlikely safety as a bonus.

Will there be a score in the first 7:30 of the Game? (Yes -135 / No +115)

Again with two good defenses, I believe they will feel each other out for the first part of the game. I think No is a good bet for this prop.

Will Either team score three straight times? (Yes -185 / No +155)

When these two teams met in week one in Houston, Kansas City took a 27-6 lead in the third quarter. Houston rallied to within 27-20 late in the game. That ended up being the final score. These teams are so much better now and I think it will be back and forth. I like no in this prop.

Will either team kick a field goal over 44 yards? (over 44 -115 / under 44 -115)

I expect to see a lot of drives stall around the 30-35 yard line. Both teams have reliable kickers, especially from long distance. Kansas City kicker Cairo Santos is 13/19 from 40 yards or beyond. Houston kicker Nick Novak is 6/9 from 40 and beyond. I like over 44 yards for this prop.

Which Team will make the longest field goal? (Kansas City -135 / Houston +115)

Santos, the rookie from Brazil, has been a revelation at kicker. He has plenty of leg and I like the Chiefs to have the longest field goal.

Which team will score the longest touchdown? (Kansas City -135 / Houston +115)

Chiefs’ quarterback Alex Smith isn’t exactly know for having the strongest arm. He does have an 80 yard touchdown throw to running back Charcandrick West. Still, I just think Houston has more explosive receivers, especially with DeAndre Hopkins. I like the Texans to have the longest touchdown.

Total field goals made in the game? (under 3 -135 / over 3 +115)

With these two defenses, I see more field goals than touchdowns. I like over three field goals.

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Alex Smith pass completions (under 19 -125 / over 19 +105)

Smith averages 19 pass completions per game. Still, against the fierce Texans’ pass defense I think under is likely.

Alex Smith passing yards (under 213 -135 / over 213 +115)

Again, Smith averages around 203 passing yards per game. Under looks like a good bet for passing yards as well.

Charcandrick West rushing yards (under 49 -130 / over 49 +100)

Houston’s rush defense isn’t as fierce as the pass defense, but they ares till #10 in the league. I think Kansas City can move the ball on the ground and I like over 49 yards for West.

Cairo Santos points (over 7 -125 / under 7 -105)

I like over in this prop as that is only two field goals and two extra points.

Brian Hoyer passing yards (under 240 -150 / over 240 +120)

Kansas City has a top ten pass defense, but I think Hoyer can move the ball through the air. I like over 240 yards for Hoyer.

DeAndre Hopkins pass receptions (under 7 -120 / over 7 -110)

I think Hopkins will have a big game with over 7 receptions.

Hopkins receiving yards (under 92 -130 / over 92 +100)

I like Hopkins to have over 92 receiving yards.

J.J. Watt total solo/assisted tackles (under 5 -130 / over 5 +100)

Despite battling numerous nagging injuries this season, Watt still had 76 tackles and 17.5 sacks. I like him to have over 5 tackles in this game.

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