Chiefs vs. Ravens Point Spread: NFL Week 2 Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated Sep 14, 2021

Two of the top teams in the AFC meet on Sunday, with the Kansas City Chiefs heading to Baltimore to face the Ravens.

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September 19, 2021, 8:20 PM ET
M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore
5-1
Pointspread -4.5 -117
Moneyline -216
Over / Under o +54.5

82%

Betting Action

18%

Pointspread +4.5 -103
Moneyline +179
Over / Under u +54.5

82%

Betting Action

18%

It could be a very important game for potential playoff tiebreakers on Sunday night in Week 2 of this NFL season, as the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens renew their rivalry. The Ravens are 4-point home underdogs on the NFL odds, with a total of 55.5.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

In 2018, Kansas City finished with the best record and the top seed in the AFC playoffs. In 2019, Baltimore did. Last year, it was K.C. again. The winner of Sunday night’s game would own a potentially massive head-to-head tiebreaker for playoff seeding. Of course, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes was the 2018 NFL MVP and Ravens QB Lamar Jackson won it in 2019.

The Chiefs won in Baltimore on Monday night in Week 3 last year, 34-20. Mahomes was by far the better QB that night in throwing for 385 yards and four scores. Jackson had just 97 yards passing with a TD but did rush for 83 yards. Baltimore had three running backs with carries and all three are now either on other teams or out for the season due to injury.

Kansas City is a +214 betting favourite to win the AFC title again, while Baltimore is +800. The Chiefs are 4-1 against the spread in the past five meetings.

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs trailed the visiting Cleveland Browns 22-10 at halftime and 29-20 early in the fourth quarter Sunday but rallied for a 33-29 victory, failing to cover a 5.5-point spread. Patrick Mahomes was his typically great self in throwing for 337 yards and three scores and rushing for a touchdown. He passed Hall of Famer Kurt Warner for the most passing yards by a player in his first 50 career starts in NFL history and passed Hall of Famer Dan Marino for the most TD passes by a player in his first 50 career starts.

Tyreek Hill caught 11 passes for 197 yards and a TD and Travis Kelce six for 76 and two scores. KC didn’t run the ball well, however, so that’s something to monitor. Excellent starting safety Tyrann Mathieu didn’t play because he had been on the COVID list for a while and wasn’t in the best shape but is expected to go here. The Chiefs are 2-9 ATS in their past 11 as favourites.

Baltimore Ravens

Short week for the Ravens as they were upset 33-27 in overtime at Las Vegas on Monday, a game Baltimore really had no right losing. Lamar Jackson fumbled three times and lost two, including with under five minutes to go in OT that led to the winning Raiders touchdown. Las Vegas had tied the game on a 55-yard field goal with two seconds in regulation. Despite playing without three running backs who have been lost for the season already, the Ravens rushed for 189 yards and two scores.

Two of the team’s top receivers also are out at least the first three games on injured reserve. All-Pro cornerback Marcus Peters is out for the year, while fellow corner Jimmy Smith missed the opener. Guard Tyre Phillips left with a knee injury. No team has been hit harder by injuries so far. The Ravens are 5-1 ATS in their past six as underdogs. Very rare they are one at home.

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