Ravens vs. Chiefs Free Pick
KANSAS CITY, MO (The Spread) – Two teams heading in opposite directions will meet in Kansas City today when the Chiefs host the Ravens at 1:00PM ET. Will Baltimore roll?
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NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Ravens are 6-point favorites over the Chiefs, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 46.5 points. Baltimore is 3-1 overall and 0-1 on the road, while Kansas City is 1-3 overall and 0-2 at home.
Line Movement: The Ravens opened as a 4.5-point favorite and spot books and either a 4 or 5-point favorite at others. But the line has jumped to 6 at most books while the total is sitting between 46 and 46.5.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 81% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Ravens. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL FREE PICK: Take Baltimore. According to latest NFL trends, the favorite is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings between these two teams while the road squad is 5-1 against the number in the last six meetings. The Chiefs are also 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus the AFC and 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games. Kansas City has been a mess so far this season. The offensive line has played very well but Matt Cassel is taking hit at the quarterback position, where Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel may be forced to make a change sooner rather than later. Defensively is where KC has really struggled, as the Chiefs’ front seven can’t slow down opponents’ running games and the defensive backfield has been picked apart as well. Joe Flacco and the Baltimore offense should have no problems moving the ball and scoring out of their no-huddle attack.
2012 NFL WEEK 5 FREE PICK: BALTIMORE RAVENS -6