Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs NFL Game Picks 9/22/2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens head to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City opens this matchup as 5.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 55. The Ravens are 2-0-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Chiefs are 1-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-0-0 against the spread.
Key Baltimore Ravens Injuries
09/16/19 RB Mark Ingram II Kidney is questionable Sunday vs Kansas City
09/15/19 CB Jimmy Smith Knee is out Sunday vs Kansas City
08/16/19 CB Tavon Young Neck IR
Key Kansas City Chiefs Injuries
09/16/19 RB Damien Williams Knee is questionable Sunday vs Baltimore
09/15/19 OL Eric Fisher Groin is questionable Sunday vs Baltimore
09/03/19 LB Breeland Speaks Knee IR
09/03/19 QB Chad Henne Ankle IR
09/03/19 WR Marcus Kemp Knee IR
In the last game they played, the Baltimore Ravens went up against the Arizona Cardinals and ended up getting the victory by a score of 23-17. Lamar Jackson led the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 19 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 120 yards on 16 carries which had him averaging 7.5 yards per run. Mark Andrews was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 112 yards on 8 receptions. He averaged 14.0 yards per reception in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Ravens was Lamar Jackson who went 24/37 with 272 yards passing and added 2 TD's. He walked away with no picks.
The Ravens head into this game 2-0 for this season. They are one of the dangerous teams among AFC East teams and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night. For total yardage, they rank 1st among AFC teams and 1st in the NFL with 1,083 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Ravens currently have a total of 8 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing TDs. They are one of top scoring teams in the league with an average of 41 points per game, ranking them 1st in the NFL. As a team, they have an average of 223.5 rushing yards per game which is 1st in the AFC.
The Ravens have one of the best defenses in the NFL, allowing 13.5 points per game which has them at 2nd in the conference. In discussing yards on the ground, Baltimore is giving up 20.5 yards per contest putting them 1st in the AFC East and 1st in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 1.8 yards per rush which has them at 1st in the AFC and 1st in the league overall. In total, they have allowed 447 rushing yards through 2 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Ravens have conceded 508 yards. Opponents are completing 55.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.5 yards per try. They have conceded 1 passing touchdown and 1 rushing touchdown.
In their last contest, the Kansas City Chiefs faced the Oakland Raiders and won 28-10. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Chiefs was Patrick Mahomes who went 30/44 with 443 yards through the air and completed 4 TD's. He walked away with no picks. LeSean McCoy paced the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 6 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 23 yards by way of 11 carries which meant he was running for 2.1 yards per carry. Demarcus Robinson was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 172 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 28.7 yards per catch in the game.
The Chiefs head into this matchup 2-0. Kansas City is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 72 yards on the ground per game, ranking them 26th in the league. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 144 yards rushing through 2 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Chiefs average 477.5 yards per game overall ranking them 3rd in the league and 2nd in the conference. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Chiefs sit in 1st in the division and 4th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 34 points per game.
The Chiefs are giving up 18 points per game ranking them 1st among AFC West teams and 9th in the league. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in the NFL. They are giving up 262.5 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Chiefs sit in 11th in the conference. They have allowed 4 passing touchdowns this season. When it comes to points given up, they have allowed 36 total points. In terms of rushing yards, they are giving up 105 yards per contest which puts them at 13th in the NFL and 2nd in the division. In 2019, they have given up 210 yards rushing and 0 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Ravens/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chiefs -5.5
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