Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens – Monday Night Football Betting Odds & Picks
Patrick Mahomes and the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs will travel to Baltimore to meet Lamar Jackson and the unbeaten Ravens.
The last two Most Valuable Players in the NFL are set to clash on Monday Night Football.
It doesn’t get much better than this. Let’s breakdown this insane matchup.
What the Odds say about the Chiefs vs. Ravens MNF matchup
|Kansas City Chiefs||vs.||Baltimore Ravens|
|+3.5 (-110)||Spread||-3.5 (-110)|
|O 54 (-110)||Total||U 54 (-110)|
|Bet On Chiefs vs. Ravens NFL Week 3 Game At MyBookie.ag|
The Ravens opened -2.5, but the line has moved in recent days. Baltimore is now -3.5 at most sportsbooks.
The total is at 54 points. Despite having two of the NFL’s best offenses, it’s not the highest total number in the NFL Week 3. That would be Dallas at Seattle at 56.5 points.
- Game time: Monday, September 28, 2020, | 8:15 PM ET
- Venue: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
- TV: ESPN
What we know about the Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs are 2-0 after beating the Texans and Chargers. Their win against Los Angeles was not easy. They needed overtime and a 58-yard field goal from Harrison Butker to beat their AFC West rivals.
QB Patrick Mahomes didn’t look like himself until the last quarter when he finally pulled the rabbit out of the hat. He completed only 57.4% of his passes against the Chargers. He didn’t make mistakes but was harassed by LA’s defensive line all afternoon.
Kansas City’s defense is a concern. They allowed 479 total yards from the Chargers last week, including 311 passing yards from the rookie QB Justin Herbert.
During their Super Bowl run last season, their defense was a vital part of their success. However, it has not looked the same this year. They were exposed by Herbert and the LA Chargers last weekend.
What we know about the Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore is also 2-0, averaging 35.5 points per game in their wins over Cleveland and Houston. That’s the third-best scoring mark after two weekends.
QB Lamar Jackson has thrown four touchdown passes this season and is yet record his first on the ground. He has completed 77.6% of his passes and looks in total command of his offense.
The Ravens defense allows the fewest points in the NFL. They gave up six against the Browns and 16 against the Texans for a league’s best 11.1 PPG.
Baltimore signed DE Calais Campbell, DE Derek Wolfe, and picked LB Patrick Queen in the draft to match Kansas City in a potential AFC title game. On Monday night, the game won’t have the same meaning, but it can be the difference-maker between earning or missing the bye week in the playoffs.
Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens NFL Week 3 Picks
It’s not every day we get Mahomes and the Chiefs +3.5. It’s enticing. I won’t lie.
But the Ravens are an ideal defense that is built precisely for this matchup. The Ravens made the moves to bulk up their defense and compete with the Chiefs. Well, now is the time to prove it.
Kansas City Chiefs also lost two offensive linemen in the offseason in Stefen Wisniewski and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. Both were crucial pieces in the Super Bowl victory from last season.
Baltimore’s defense is going to pressure Mahomes like the Chargers did last weekend. They will make him uncomfortable. I see Mahomes scrambling all night and throwing away a lot of passes to avoid mistakes.
I love the Chiefs offense, but they have a tougher matchup facing Baltimore’s defense than Lamar has against Kansas City’s D. Bet the Ravens -3.5.