Chiefs at Ravens - 12/20/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chiefs at Ravens - 12/20/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs (8-5) at Baltimore Ravens (4-9)

NFL Football: Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm (M&T Bank Stadium)

The Line: Baltimore Ravens +7 -- Over/Under: 41 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens play Sunday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium.

The Kansas City Chiefs look to win their eighth straight game to remain in the playoff hunt. Alex Smith is completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 3,034 yards, 15 touchdowns and four interceptions. Smith has five passing touchdowns in his last three games. Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce have combined for 1,684 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Albert Wilson has 25 receptions. The Kansas City Chiefs ground game is averaging 123.5 yards per contest, and Charcandrick West leads the way with 462 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas City is allowing 18.7 points and 333.1 yards per game. Derrick Johnson leads the Chiefs with 88 tackles, Tamba Hali has 6.5 sacks and Marcus Peters hs 19 pass deflections. Spencer Ware, De'Anthony Thomas and Husain Abdullah are questionable.

The Baltimore Ravens look to play spoiler after a brutal 4-9 record so far this year. Matt Schaub is completing 65 percent of his passes for 540 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. Schaub has 90 pass attempts since last season. Kamar Aiken and Crockett Gillmore have combined for 1,086 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Javorius Allen has 34 receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 92.7 yards per game, and Allen leads the way with 381 yards on 101 attempts. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 25.1 points and 347.8 yards per game. Daryl Smith leads the Ravens with 103 tackles, Elvis Dumervil has six sacks and Lardarius Webb has nine pass deflections. Albert McClellan, Kyle Arrington and Marshal Yanda are questionable.

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The Chiefs are 8-3 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Ravens are 15-6-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 3-8-2 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The road team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings. 

The Chiefs are flat out rolling and can taste a playoff spot. Meanwhile, the Ravens have playing dropping like flies and are finding it harder and harder to compete let alone win games. I'll take Kansas City by double digits. 

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Randy’s Pick Kansas City Chiefs -7

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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