Two of the top five favorites to win the 2022 Super Bowl throw down on NFL Sunday Night Football when Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens host Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. In NFL Week 1, KC rallied to beat the Browns while the Ravens fell to the Raiders. Which team will get it done on Sunday? Check out NFL odds, analysis, and a free pick for Chiefs vs Ravens.
NFL Betting Preview for Kansas City Chiefs vs Baltimore Ravens
NFL Week 2: Kansas City at Baltimore Ravens Game Odds & Info
Why bet on Kansas City versus Baltimore?
Patrick Mahomes and KC can’t be denied. Versus the Browns, the Chiefs weren’t in sync in the first half. For most of the third quarter, KC seemed to be out of sorts. But then, like they do in most games, the Chiefs picked it up enough in the fourth, i.e., Patrick Mahomes took over, and KC won the game. Kansas City didn’t cover against the Browns. KC often covers versus Jackson and the Ravens, though.
Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 397.0
- Passing Yards: 324.0
- Rushing Yards: 73.0
- Points Scored: 33.0
- Turnovers: 0
Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 457.0
- Passing Yards: 304.0
- Rushing Yards: 153.0
- Points Scored: 29.0
- Takeaways: 2
Why bet on Baltimore versus Kansas City?
When teams start the season 0-2, they tend to not make the playoffs. Baltimore knows they must win this game to stay within shouting distance of teams like the Browns and Steelers in the competitive AFC North. Pittsburgh and Cincinnati won their first week contests. Coach John Harbaugh, Lamar Jackson, and the rest of the Ravens must win on Sunday night or they may find themselves down 2 games behind at least a couple of their division rivals and, possibly, a game behind the Bengals.
Baltimore Ravens Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 424.0
- Passing Yards: 334.0
- Rushing Yards: 90.0
- Points Scored: 20.0
- Turnovers: 2
Baltimore Ravens Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 259.0
- Passing Yards: 133.0
- Rushing Yards: 126.0
- Points Scored: 16.0
- Takeaways: 1
Chiefs at Ravens Relevant Trends
- Chiefs are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games
- Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings
- Over is 5-1 in Chiefs last 5 games following an ATS loss
- Ravens are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on field turf
- Baltimore is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games
- Under is 4-1 in Ravens last 5 games
Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens Final Betting Prediction
At first glance, the Chiefs look like a lock. KC has covered in 4 of the last 5 head-to-head matchups.
But every team in the AFC North plays a ridiculously difficult schedule, which is why this game is so important to Baltimore. Urgency breeds excellent play.
Also, one thing stands out from KC’s win over the Browns. Cleveland rushed for 153 yards. Expect John Harbaugh, one of the best coaches in the NFL, to exploit Kansas City’s inability to stop the rush.
Yes, Lamar Jackson said KC is the Ravens’ kryptonite. But even Superman beat kryptonite once in a while. This could be one of those times. If the lines were reversed, we’d take a shot on Mahomes and KC.
The Ravens are a solid enough football team to pick themselves up and grab the victory here. Baltimore is a solid home squad with their backs up against the wall facing their biggest rival for the AFC title.
Expect the Ravens to pick it up on Sunday night. Lamar and his mates can win this straight up.
NFL Week 2 Pick: Baltimore Ravens moneyline