Kansas City at Houston Free Pick 1/9

Kansas City at Houston Free Pick leads off an exciting weekend of NFL playoff action.  Here we have a road team that is a three point favorite against the AFC North rep.  This game all comes down to which unit do you trust the least.  Easy to see in this one and such, the free pick of the day is straight forward.  Read on to see which way the winds of profit blow to in this one on 1/9.

Houston Defense

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This where and why the Texans have won their games.  In their current hot streak, JJWatt and crew are holding teams to under nine points per game on average.  However, for all the game manager labels that are give to Alex Smith, he does not create his own turnovers.  He has seen all the blitz packages.  From his days in San Fran, he knows how to opt out and go with several different play calls.  While he might be held in check, he will not give away the game here which is key.

Weak Link

Hoyer lost his job to Ryan Mallet.  Mallet was the reason why the defense when in revolt early in the year.  Now the Houston offense is the weakest unit on the field between the teams.  It has to rely on the defense to bail them out and create field position opportunities.  The Chiefs defense is not that far down in quality from the Texans.  Without the free points, Houston will be hard pressed to keep up even in a low scoring game.

40 is the total so one would think that both teams would be within shouting distance the entire game.  However, the onus is on the Texans defense to play better to keep level with the Chiefs.  KC will not blow the doors off of Houston but can handle the battle of field position better.  Take the Chiefs minus the points for our profit to start off on Saturday.  Good fortune and we will see you next time here at HRWager.

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