|2012 NFL Week 5: Ravens vs. Chiefs Odds, Point Spread & Betting Trends|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Thursday, 04 October 2012 15:00|
Ravens vs. Chiefs Week 5 Odds
KANSAS CITY, MO (The Spread) – The hapless Chiefs will have a tough challenge on Sunday when they host the Ravens at 1:00PM ET.
BALTIMORE: The Ravens ran their record to 3-1 with a 23-16 victory over the Browns in Week 4. They failed to cover as a 12-point favorite, however, and are now 2-2 against the spread while the over is 3-1 in their first four games. Ray Rice leads the team with 317 rushing yards and three touchdowns, while Joe Flacco has thrown for 1,269 yards and Torrey Smith leads the team in receiving with 332. Defensively, Dannell Ellerbe has 2.5 sacks while Ed Reed leads the team with two interceptions.
KANSAS CITY: The Chiefs fell to 1-3 with their 37-20 loss to the Chargers and are now 1-3 against the spread. The oft-scrutinized Matt Cassel has thrown for 1,058 yards while Jamaal Charles has rushed for 415 yards and Dwayne Bowe has 342 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively Justin Houston has four sacks while Brandon Flowers has one interception. Kansas City is currently in last place of the AFC West.
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Ravens as 6-point home favorites over the Chiefs, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 46.5 points. Baltimore enters play with a 3-1 record overall and is 0-1 on the road, while Kansas City is 1-3 overall and 0-2 at home.
TRENDS: The favorite is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings between these two teams, while the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings. The Chiefs, meanwhile, are 4-0 ATS in their last four games in October, 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games versus the AFC. The Ravens are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 0-4 ATS versus a team with a losing record.