Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs - 9/22/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 12:00 PM (Arrowhead Stadium)
The Line: Kansas City Chiefs -5.5 -- Over/Under: 52
The Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs meet Sunday in NFL action at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Baltimore Ravens look for a statement victory to improve to 3-0 on the season and solidify themselves as title contenders. The Baltimore Ravens have won four of their last six road games. Lamar Jackson is completing 71.9 percent of his passes for 596 yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions. Jackson now has 13 regular season touchdown passes for his career. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews have combined for 453 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Willie Snead IV has three receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 223.5 yards per contest, and Mark Ingram leads the way with 154 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 13.5 points and 274.5 yards per game. Patrick Onwuasor leads the Baltimore Ravens with 10 tackles, Matthew Judon has two sacks and Earl Thomas has one interception.
The Kansas City Chiefs also look for a victory here to get off to a fast 3-0 start to the season. The Kansas City Chiefs have won seven of their last eight home games. Patrick Mahomes is completing 71.4 percent of his passes for 821 yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions. Mahomes has two or more touchdown passes in each of his last 13 games. Sam Watkins and Travis Kelce have combined for 442 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Demarcus Robinson has seven receptions. The Kansas City Chiefs ground game is averaging 72 yards per contest, and LeSean McCoy leads the way with 104 yards on 21 carries. Defensively, Kansas City is allowing 18 points and 367.5 yards per game. Kendall Fuller leads the Kansas City Chiefs with 13 tackles, Emmanuel Ogbah has one sack and Frank Clark has one interception.
The Ravens are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 15-5-2 ATS in their last 22 games on grass. The Chiefs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games in September and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The road team is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings. The over is 7-3 in Chiefs last 10 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Ravens last 7 vs. AFC.
The Baltimore Ravens are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games as a road underdog. The Kansas City Chiefs have failed to cover five of their last seven games as a home favorite. It's tough to turn down free points with a team such as the Ravens, as they get after it defensively and control the clock with a sound ground game. However, the Kansas City Chiefs are a quick scoring team and can build a double-digit lead at the drop of a hat. If KC gets off to a fast start, which happens far too often at home, the Ravens will have to open up the playbook offensively. As well as Lamar Jackson has looked through two games, I have a hard time believing he went from being inaccurate through the air to the next Joe Montana overnight. I'll take the Chiefs by a touchdown.