Teaser Pick 1: Denver vs. Houston and Kansas City vs. New Orleans

Teaser Pick 1: Denver vs. Houston and Kansas City vs. New Orleans

The Teaser: Pair Denver and Kansas City

Game 1: Denver vs. Houston

The Initial Line:

Denver -7 home vs. Houston

The Take:

Add 6.5 points to Denver’s line

The Final Line:

Denver -0.5

The Breakdown:

Denver lost their second consecutive game this season, as they fell to San Diego on Thursday Night Football 21-13. Houston was able to pull out the OT victory against division rival Indianapolis, with the final score being 26-23. Denver may have lost 2 straight games, but let’s not forget that they came at the hands of Atlanta and a hungry San Diego squad. Despite those losses they still rank 8th in yards allowed/game and PPG allowed. Houston has been up and down this season, and they have not fared well on the road as they’ve been outscored 58-13 in 2 games. Granted those games were against 2 tough teams in New England and Minnesota, but Denver seems like another one of these matchups. Their offense has had major struggles ranking 30th in the league, and their defense hasn’t been nearly as dominant with the absence of JJ Watt. Denver will bounce back at home for the convincing victory here, as they have been 13-3 over the last 2 seasons in Mile High.

Game 2: Kansas City vs. New Orleans

The Initial Line:

Kansas City -6.5 home vs. New Orleans

The Take:

Add 6.5 points to Kansas City’s line

The Final Line:

Kansas City even

The Breakdown:

Kansas City went on the road for an impressive victory, as they defeated Oakland 26-10. New Orleans was able to get their second win of the season, as they took down Carolina at home 41-38. Kansas City was one of those teams that went on a tear last season, winning 10 straight games after a 1-5 start to the season. This year they sit at 3-2 and are very much in the AFC West divisional race with Denver and Oakland. They have now won 8 straight home games dating back to last season, as Arrowhead stadium is a tough venue for opponents to come away victorious in. New Orleans has won 2 straight after losing their first 3, but they are a team who strongly relies on their offensive attack. They are 0-3 in game in which they less than 35 points, and that doesn’t bode well against a Kansas City squad that is 10th in points allowed at 20.4 PPG. Another major strength going for KC is their ability to protect the ball and create turnovers, as they rank 4th with a +5 turnover differential. The home crowd should see a victory in this one, but just in case it’s close grab them with points to just win the game.

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