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We are going to see a potential playoff clash on Sunday Night Football in week 2. The Chiefs are traveling to Baltimore to play the Ravens. After a tough loss in Vegas on Monday Night Football, the Ravens are flying back home, and we will see if they are ready for a huge challenge. Our crew has taken a glimpse at the odds and the betting lines so see our picks below.
The best bet on the Ravens vs Chiefs match is on the spread: Baltimore +3.5
We love the home underdog here for a couple of reasons. First of all, we think that the Chiefs are overvalued after the narrow win in week 1 and that the Ravens are undervalued because they lost in overtime.
It’s a pure line play for us. The Chiefs were favored against the Browns by 5.5 at home. Now they are laying 3.5 on the road against Baltimore. This means that had this game been in Kansas, the line would have been somewhere around -8.5 Chiefs. Is Baltimore that much worse than the Browns? No, they aren’t – they are undervalued.
Take the points and bet Baltimore +3.5 @ -110.
One more expert pick on the Baltimore vs Kansas match
We think the highest-scoring half will be the second one. Currently, the line for this bet is +100. Last week, Kansas played in a game where the 1st half had 1 more point than the second half. But the Chiefs field 2-point conversion at the end of the game.
In Baltimore’s game, the second half was by far the highest-scoring one especially since the game went into overtime. Another thing we know about Chiefs’ games is that they often rally to come from behind.
Often times their defense starts slowly but then the offense comes back in the game with a couple of quick touchdowns. If this is the case this week, then the +100 on the 2nd half to be the highest-scoring half is worth it.
Players to watch in the BAL vs KC game
Sammy Watkins: Watkins played for Kansas for 2 seasons and won a Super Bowl with the team. Now, he’s facing his old team, and with Marquise Brown not at 100% Watkins may have to carry the load in the passing game.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire: The Chiefs running back didn’t impress in week 1 but his team had to play from behind, so this explains it. CEH is the clear lead-back of his team and will surely see plenty of touches going forward.
Bonus Picks on the match
- Race to 15 points: Baltimore @ +115
- Second Half Money Line: KC Chiefs @ -145
- Player Rush Yards: Lamar Jackson Over 67.5 @ -120
Common questions concerning the game at hand
- Will Marquise Brown play in the match? – He practiced on Friday, so it seems like he’ll be taking the field on Sunday
- Is Tyrann Mathieu going to play? – despite missing week 1, Mathieu is not on the injury report at all. Looks like he’s playing.
- Is Lamar Jackson injured? – No, he isn’t. He will be full-go on Sunday.