Ravens-Chiefs Betting Preview: NFL’s Best Offense vs. Best Defense … What’s the Right Bet?

Dec 09, 2018 06:44 AM EST

Dale Zanine, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Lamar Jackson

Betting odds: Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs

  • Spread: Chiefs -6.5
  • Over/Under: 51.5
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: CBS

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Betting market: Over the first day of betting, early cash on the Ravens moved the line from +7.5 to +6.

On Tuesday, the money began flowing in on the Chiefs, given their availability below the key number of seven. The line has since moved back up to -6.5 as a result, but we haven’t seen enough sharp action to bump it back to -7.

Surprisingly enough, the public believes Baltimore’s defense will give the Chiefs some trouble, as 60% of bets are on the under at the time of writing (check live betting data here). — Mark Gallant

Weather report: It’s going to be cold at Arrowhead Stadium. Temperatures will be right around freezing, but the wind should be relatively calm and the sun will be out. — Mark Gallant

Trends to know: Kansas City has the highest scoring offense in the NFL (37.0 points per game), while Baltimore has the best defense (17.8 ppg).

In the past 10 seasons including the playoffs, when a team scoring 30 or more points per game faces an opponent allowing 20 or fewer points per game the offensive team has gone 61-88-6 (41%) against the spread, according to our Bet Labs data. — John Ewing

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