Week 3 of the NFL season wraps up with a “Clash of Titans” affair and bettors could be scratching their heads as they place wagers on Chiefs Ravens MNF Picks.
We won’t have to wait long to see the most anticipated Monday Night Football game of the season. The Baltimore Ravens will host the Kansas City Chiefs in a battle of Super Bowl favorites in Week 3 on ESPN.
The last two NFL MVPs will be on display in this game, as Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson are the headliners, and the oddsmakers are expecting plenty of points in this one.
|Kansas City vs. Baltimore||Favorite – per BetMGM||Underdog – per BetMGM|
|Point-Spread||Ravens -3.5||Chiefs +3.5|
|Money-Line||Ravens -170||Chiefs +140|
|Total||Over 54.5||Under 54.5|
Mahomes has outdueled Jackson in the last two meetings between these teams, but both games have been close. Kansas City edged Baltimore 27-24 in overtime in 2018, and the Chiefs bested the Ravens 33-28 in Arrowhead Stadium last year.
Handicapping Chiefs Ravens MNF Picks
Ravens Betting Analysis
Any thoughts that last season was a bit of an aberration for Jackson have been vanquished after his strong start to the 2020 season. The reigning league MVP has been exceptional, completing 77.6 percent of his passes for 9.8 YPA with four touchdowns and no interceptions. Opposing defenses are trying to limit his ability to beat them with his legs, so he is just beating them with his arm.
His favorite target has been Marquise Brown. The second-year player came up big as a rookie, and he is on pace for a 1,000-yard season in 2020. Brown is averaging 14.3 YPC, and he has been the scariest deep threat on the roster. Jackson has also done a good job distributing the ball to his other options, as Mark Andrews, Willie Snead, and Miles Boykin have played a significant role in the passing game.
The running back position is key for Daily Fantasy Players and rotogrinders.com has great data to follow on these players.
Ground and Pound
Unlike other teams, John Harbaugh doesn’t use his running
backs in the passing game much. He asks Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards, and rookie JK
Dobbins to focus on picking up the tough yards between the tackles, and they have
done a great job. The trio has combined to average over 5.0 YPC, as all three
players have had a run of at least 20 yards…