Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs Week 14 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/9/2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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The Kansas City Chiefs host the Baltimore Ravens at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kansas City as 8.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 53.5.
The Chiefs have an over/under record of 7-4-1 and they are 8-3-1 against the spread. The Ravens have an ATS record of 6-6-0 while their over/under record is 5-7-0.
Valuable Baltimore Ravens Betting Trends
The Baltimore Ravens are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Ravens are 6-6-0 against the spread
Important Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
The Kansas City Chiefs are 7-4-1 against the over/under
The Kansas City Chiefs are 8-3-1 against the spread
Key Baltimore Ravens Injuries
12/03/18 G Alex Lewis Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
12/03/18 QB Lamar Jackson Concussion is probable Sunday vs Kansas City
12/02/18 G James Hurst Back is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
12/02/18 QB Joe Flacco Hip is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
12/02/18 LB Tim Williams Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
12/02/18 S Tony Jefferson Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
12/01/18 RB Alex Collins Foot IR
10/24/18 DT Willie Henry Hernia IR
09/17/18 CB Maurice Canady Thigh IR
09/06/18 CB Jaylen Hill Knee is out indefinitely
09/04/18 T Greg Senat Foot IR
09/04/18 WR Jaleel Scott Hamstring IR
09/03/18 CB Bennett Jackson Undisclosed IR
09/03/18 S DeShon Elliott Forearm IR
09/03/18 CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste Forearm IR
Key Kansas City Chiefs Injuries
12/03/18 LB Anthony Hitchens Quad is questionable Sunday vs Baltimore
12/02/18 DB Eric Berry Heel is questionable Sunday vs Baltimore
12/02/18 WR Sammy Watkins Foot is questionable Sunday vs Baltimore
11/30/18 RB Kareem Hunt Suspension has been released
10/23/18 OL Jordan Devey Undisclosed IR
10/23/18 LB Terrance Smith Knee IR
10/13/18 WR De'Anthony Thomas Leg IR
10/10/18 DB Armani Watts Undisclosed IR
10/10/18 OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Fibula IR
09/04/18 WR Byron Pringle Hamstring IR
09/04/18 OL Dillon Gordon Shoulder IR
09/04/18 RB J.D. Moore Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 OL Tejan Koroma Knee IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baltimore Ravens have run for 1,550 yards as a team, which ranks 11th in the NFL. They've run 376 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Ravens have been penalized on offense 83 times for 653 yards so far this season, which has them 29th in the league in penalties. They are 9th in the NFL in points scored with 297. They have run 860 plays this season for 4,484 yards, which ranks them 27th in the league in total offense. The Ravens average 5.2 yards per play, which is 31st in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 280 1st downs this year, placing them 15th overall as an offensive unit. Lamar Jackson averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 11.7 yards per completion. He has completed 46 passes on 77 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.7%. His quarterback rating is 73.5. He has thrown for 540 yards this season.
The Ravens rush defense has allowed 276 attempts for 1,047 yards this year, putting them in 15th place in the league against the run. Baltimore has committed 88 penalties for 802 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 2nd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 28.4% of possessions on defense, which is 5th in the league. They are 6th in the league in points allowed on defense with 214. They have surrendered a total of 3,380 yards on D, which is 12th in the NFL. The Ravens are ranked 6th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Their pass defense has given up 5.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 3rd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 243 passes on 420 attempts against the Baltimore Ravens defense this season, placing them 14th and 26th in the National Football League. The Baltimore pass defense has also given up a total of 2,333 yards through the air, which is 10th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Baltimore Ravens have attempted 27 field goals this season and made 25, which is 7th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92.6%. Baltimore Ravens kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 28 for 29 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,212 yards on 48 punts, averaging 46.1 yards per punt. That places them 21st in the NFL in punting average. Baltimore is ranked 19th in the league in punt returns with 31. They've accumulated 332 punt return yards and average 10.7 yards per return, which is 5th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 70 yards. They have returned 22 kicks for 493 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The Ravens average 22.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 39 yards this year. They are 19th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,422.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Kansas City Chiefs are 6th in the National Football League in points scored with 444. They have run 746 plays this year for 5,246 yards, which ranks them 5th in the NFL in total offense. The Chiefs average 7 yards per play, which is 2nd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 292 1st downs this season, ranking them 10th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Kansas City has run for 1,448 yards as a unit, which ranks 9th in the league. They've run 297 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Chiefs have been penalized on offense 108 times for 908 yards so far this year, which has them 6th in the NFL in penalties. Patrick Mahomes has passed for 3,923 yards this year. He's completed 287 throws while attempting 429 passes for a completion percentage of 66.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 118.1. He averages 13.7 yards per completion and 9.1 yards per pass attempt.
Kansas City is 15th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 327. They have given up a total of 5,004 yards on D, which is 28th in the league. The Chiefs are 26th in yards per play allowed with 6. Their pass defense has allowed 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 25th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 325 throws on 506 attempts against the Kansas City defense this season, ranking them 9th and 27th in the league. The Chiefs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,540 yards in the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 289 attempts for 1,464 yards this season, putting them in 25th place in the NFL against the run. The Kansas City Chiefs have had 82 penalties for 677 yards on defense this year. That places them 8th in the league. They've allowed a score on 42.1% of possessions on defense, which is 17th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Kansas City is 15th in the NFL in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 245 punt return yards and are averaging 12.9 yards per return, which is 26th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 91 yards. They have returned 30 kicks for 731 yards on special teams, placing them 1st in kick return yardage. The Chiefs average 24.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 97 yards this season. They are 1st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,347. The Kansas City Chiefs have tried 20 field goals this season and made 19, which is 1st in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 95.0%. Kansas City kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 51 for 55 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,535 yards on 34 punts, averaging 45.1 yards per punt. That ranks them 14th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Ravens/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Ravens +8.5
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