The marquee matchup of Week 3 around the NFL is a battle of unbeaten teams and stellar young quarterbacks in Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson and Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs are nearly TD favorites on the NFL odds against the Ravens.
Ravens vs Chiefs 2019 NFL Week 3 Spread & Game Preview
- When: Sunday, 1 PM ET
- Where: Arrowhead Stadium
- TV: CBS
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Week 3 Spread: Kansas City Chiefs -6.5 (Total 54.5)
- Scattered Thunderstorms: 24°C/76°F
- Humidity: 80%
- Precipitation: 60%
- Cloud Cover: 75%
- Wind: 10 mph SW
- Stadium Type: Open
Why Bet on Baltimore?
In last Sunday’s 23-17 win over Arizona, Ravens QB Lamar Jackson became the first player with at least 250 passing yards and 120 rushing yards in a single game in NFL history. Jackson completed 24-of-37 passes for 272 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. He converted 16 carries into an additional 120-scoreless yards on the ground. He was unstoppable for the majority of the afternoon.
Jackson has more touchdown passes (seven) in two games this season than he did in seven starts as a rookie, and he currently holds the longest regular-season streak without throwing an interception. Jackson, who had 119 rushing yards in Week 11 of the 2018 season, is the fourth quarterback since 1970 with two career games of at least 115 rushing yards, joining Michael Vick (six games), Randall Cunningham (two) and Bobby Douglass (two). He holds an 8-1 regular-season record since he took over as the Ravens’ starter midway through last year. Kansas City was the one that got away.
Tight end Mark Andrews caught 8-of-9 targets for 112 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens’ Week 2 win. Andrews has now caught 16-of-17 targets for 220 yards and a pair of scores in two games this season.
The Ravens have gained the third-most yards on offense (1,083) through the first two games of the regular season. Only two teams have gained more yards (1991 Bills and 2011 Patriots), and they hoisted the Lombardi Trophy the same season. Ravens defensive back and special teams ace Brynden Trawick suffered an arm injury Sunday that makes his available for Week 3 uncertain.
Team Stats (Last 10 Games)
- Score: 21.20
- Rush Yards: 136.80
- Pass Attempts: 33.30
- Completion Percentage: 58.26
- Passing Yards: 203.90
- Total Yards: 340.7
- Turnovers: 1.80
Why Bet on Kansas City?
Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes passed for 443 yards and four touchdowns with a 131.2 rating in the Chiefs’ 28-10 win at Oakland. Through the first two weeks, Mahomes has four touchdown passes of at least 40 yards, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers Otto Graham (four in 1952) and Joe Namath (four in 1972), as well as Ryan Fitzpatrick (four in 2018) as the only quarterbacks to record at least four touchdown passes of 40-or-more yards in their teams’ first two games of a season in NFL history.
Mahomes, who has played in 19 career games, recorded his sixth game with at least 300 passing yards and four touchdowns, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famers Dan Marino (five games) and Kurt Warner (five) for the most games with at least 300 yards and four passing touchdowns in a player’s first 40 career games in NFL history.
Travis Kelce caught 7-of-9 targets for 107 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs’ Week 2 win. Kelce regularly made himself comfortable in the intermediate areas of the field against the Raiders’ secondary. Rookie WR Mecole Hardman caught 4-of-6 targets for 61 yards and a touchdown. Demarcus Robinson caught 6-of-6 targets for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Robinson’s two scores – which came from 44 and 39 yards out – bookended a huge second quarter for Kansas City that turned an early deficit into a commanding lead in the blink of an eye.
LeSean McCoy suffered an ankle injury late in Sunday’s Week 2 victory. McCoy was thrust into a featured role after Damien Williams went down with a knee injury. McCoy’s (ankle) MRI showed no significant damage. He has a “shot” to play in Sunday’s Week 3 showdown against the Ravens.
Team Stats (Last 10 Games)
- Score: 20.40
- Rush Yards: 117.10
- Pass Attempts: 28.80
- Completion Percentage: 63.54
- Passing Yards: 171.30
- Total Yards: 288.4
- Turnovers: 1.50
Ravens vs Chiefs 2019 NFL Week 3 Betting Trends
- Chiefs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record
- Chiefs are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 8 games when playing at home against Baltimore
- Ravens are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games played in September
- Ravens are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the AFC West division
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore’s last 7 games against an opponent in the AFC conference
Expert Final Score Prediction for Ravens vs Chiefs
Baltimore Ravens 24 – Kansas City Chiefs 30