Chiefs vs. Ravens Spread Prediction
The Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs will meet at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday in a matchup of potential playoff contenders. With the Chiefs laying 6.5 points as a home favorite, are the Ravens a solid underdog play for bettors?
105 Baltimore Ravens at 106 Kansas City Chiefs
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 9, 2018
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Chiefs are 6.5-point favorites to beat the Ravens. The total, meanwhile, sits at 51 points. As of this writing, 68% of the public betting tickets are on the Chiefs to cover the point spread.
Joe Flacco (hip) is questionable for Week 14 against the Chiefs. Even if Flacco suits up (a true question mark at this point), he'll simply backup Lamar Jackson in Arrowhead Sunday. The Ravens have altered their offense entirely with Jackson under center, leading the league in rush play rate over their past three games. Gus Edwards and Jackson himself remain the only starting options among Baltimore's roster in 10/12-team leagues.
Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Berry (heel) is out for Week 14 against the Ravens. Berry was trending towards playing Sunday, but the club will decidedly hold him out until its short turnaround divisional tilt against the Chargers Thursday night. The All-Pro's absence keeps Lamar Jackson as an enticing high-floor QB1 in Week 14.
NFL Betting Trends
The Ravens are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games played in the month of December.
The Chiefs are 11-3 against the number in their last 14 games versus conference opponents.
The Ravens still don’t trust Lamar Jackson to throw much so this could be a mismatch if the Chiefs can slow down Baltimore’s rushing attack. Kansas City is 12-4-1 against the spread in its last 17 games overall, is 4-1 against the number in its last five games played in December and 14-3 ATS in its last 17 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in its previous game.
NFL Week 14 Prediction: Kansas City Chiefs -6.5