The Baltimore Ravens will put their 14-game regular season winning streak on the line when they host the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football from M&T Bank Stadium. The game closes out a wild Week 3. The Ravens (2-0) have not lost a regular season game since dropping a 40-25 decision to Cleveland in Week 4 of last season. Since the loss to the Browns, Baltimore has outscored its regular season opponents by an average of 33-15.
Kickoff for Ravens vs. Chiefs is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. Baltimore is a 3.5-point favorite in the latest Chiefs vs. Ravens odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 54.5, up two from the opener. Before locking in any Ravens vs. Chiefs picks or NFL predictions, make sure you see what SportsLine's all-time No. 1 NFL expert, Mike Tierney, has to say.
A national sportswriter whose work appears in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Tierney has covered the NFL for decades and reported from seven Super Bowls. He prefers to evaluate each game from the underdog's point of view and has used that philosophy to dominate the NFL, going 66-44 against the spread in 2019 and 63-46 in 2018.
Tierney entered the 2020 season with a 282-222 record at SportsLine (2016-19) on all NFL picks, returning $3,704 to $100 players. He's 10-3 in his 13 against-the-spread picks this season and hit all six of his Week 1 picks. He also has had a sharp eye for the tendencies of the Chiefs and Ravens, posting a stunning 26-9 record on against-the-spread picks involving either Kansas City or Baltimore since the start of 2018, including a 13-4 record on the Chiefs. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Tierney has locked in on Chiefs vs. Ravens from every angle and released a confident against-the-spread pick. You can only see it here. Here are the NFL odds and betting trends for Ravens vs. Chiefs:
- Ravens vs. Chiefs spread: Baltimore -3.5
- Ravens vs. Chiefs Over-Under: 54.5
- Ravens vs. Chiefs moneyline: Baltimore -170, Kansas City +150
- KC: QB Patrick Mahomes has 9,925 passing yards in 33 career games.
- BAL: QB Lamar Jackson is 21-3 in his first 24 starts.
Why the Ravens can cover
Since acquiring cornerback Marcus Peters last year, Baltimore has been an elite defensive team. After Peters joined the team prior to Week 7 last season, Ravens opponents have more turnovers (23) than touchdowns (15). The 15 touchdowns allowed leads the league and is five fewer than the second best defense (Pittsburgh).
In addition, running back Mark Ingram could be in line for a banner day. In last year's matchup against Kansas City, the former Heisman Trophy winner rushed for 103 yards and three touchdowns while catching four passes for 32 yards. He'll face a Chiefs defense that has allowed 150.5 rushing yards per game so far this season, which is seventh-worst in the league.
Why the Chiefs can cover
Travis Kelce is in position to have a head-turning game. This season, he ranks second in the league among tight ends in receptions (15), is tied for third in touchdowns (two) and is fourth in receiving yards (140). He'll face a Ravens defense that ranks 28th in the league in receptions allowed to tight ends (15) and 26th in receiving yards allowed (148).
In addition, Kansas City is never out of the game. The Chiefs are 6-0 in the last six games, including the playoffs, in which they've trailed by 10 or more points. That's an NFL record.
How to make Chiefs vs. Ravens picks
Tierney has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he's leaning under the total, he has discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He's only sharing it at SportsLine.
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