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Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens
We think of the Kansas City Chiefs as a juggernaut, and they are. Just not to bettors since the middle of last season.
Since Nov. 1 of last year, the Chiefs have covered the spread once in 12 games. Their 1-10-1 record against the spread has cost bettors a lot of money.
Week 1 continued the trend of the Chiefs winning but not by much. The Cleveland Browns went out to a 14-0 lead. The Chiefs rallied to win, 33-29, but failed to cover the 5.5-point spread. It has been strange: The Chiefs have been great, going 17-2 in Mahomes' last 19 starts, but almost never winning by more than a touchdown.
Whatever the reason for the Chiefs' ATS slump, it has become more difficult to bet one of the NFL's best teams. They are 3.5-point favorites vs. the Baltimore Ravens at BetMGM in the marquee Week 2 game.
The Ravens have some issues. They allowed almost 500 yards against the Las Vegas Raiders last week and allowed Las Vegas to put together multiple key drives late with the game on the line. The Ravens' injuries are substantial. They also have a short week after an overtime loss on Monday night.
As long as the spread remains over a field goal, the Ravens are the pick. Baltimore has been a great team for years, Lamar Jackson mostly played well in the opener (two fumbles were bad but that hasn't been a big issue for him through his career) and they'll be back at home with their backs against the wall. Having talked through the game with Scott Pianowski on our weekly look at the NFL lines, I agree with him that the line isn't giving enough respect to the Ravens. Or maybe too much to this Chiefs team that rarely covers a spread anymore.
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