• The Ravens are undefeated in their last 14 regular-season games.
  • Baltimore is currently -3.5 point favorites over the Chiefs for their week 3 Monday night football matchup.
  • The Chiefs have covered the spread in their last seven games as underdogs against AFC teams.

 

Monday Night Football features the two favorites to win the Super Bowl this season, the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens. These two have remained the top two in odds through the first two weeks of NFL football.

And oh yeah, the two quarterbacks who are playing are the last two NFL MVPs, Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson. Needless to say, this is going to be one of the best games of the year and it is the undisputed king of Week 3.

The Action Rush Monday Night Football betting guide has everything you could possibly need, from the best odds to interesting props to analysis and much, much more.

 

Ravens – Chiefs Best Odds MNF Week 3

 

It’s not often that you’ll see Mahomes and the Chiefs as underdogs, but here we are. The Ravens are -3.5 on Monday Night Football and having home-field advantage, albeit without fans, is likely giving Baltimore a slight bump. The Chiefs are moneyline underdogs at +160 which gives them an implied chance to win of approximately 38%.

Although both teams have good defenses, the total points are set to 53.5. Offense is king in the NFL and when you have two prolific offenses with great quarterbacks, it’s no surprise to see the over-under north of 50 points.

 

MNF Preview & Betting Angles

Ravens vs. Chiefs. Jackson vs. Mahomes. John Harbaugh vs. Andy Reid. This is a matchup that has the potential to become one of the very best in football, if not the best over the next decade. Plenty of prognosticators, experts, and oddsmakers expect the Super Bowl champion to emerge from the AFC this year and the Ravens and Chiefs are the two biggest reasons why.

There are obviously more guys who can tip the scales in this game than just Jackson and Mahomes, but let’s fixate on the quarterback competition for a moment. Mahomes is 2-0 against Jackson so far in their careers. The first game was an overtime thriller where Mahomes led his team on a touchdown-scoring drive to tie it. The second was another case of Mahomes playing well, but his best work came in the second quarter when he threw for two touchdowns.

So far in this head-to-head series, Mahomes has the upper hand. And to boot, Jackson won the regular season MVP last year, but Mahomes had the last laugh when he hoisted the Lombardi Trophy and took home Super Bowl MVP honors.

In both of their previous meetings, Jackson and Mahomes sent the total points above 50 and it’s highly likely that they run it back the same way on Monday Night Football. The Ravens are averaging 35.5 points per game so far this season while the Chiefs are at 28.5. They are third and eighth in the NFL in scoring offense, respectively.

In the last eight Monday night games between AFC East opponents, the under has hit every time. However, don’t read too much into that stat. These Ravens and Chiefs are different.

The Ravens are undefeated in their last 14 regular-season games, but the Chiefs have covered the spread the last seven games they’ve been underdogs against AFC teams. Seeing Kansas City as an underdog is a rare occurrence and it will be for quite some time.

 

 

Prop Bets

When looking at potential bets for this week, there should be a ton of interesting Jackson vs. Mahomes prop bets that come out, but right now we like the overall touchdowns in the game. Both offenses should be able to punch it in when they get close to the red zone and they are both capable of making the big play from any part of the field. These game props can be found over at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Quarterback Completions Passing Yards Passing TD
Patrick Mahomes (KC) 24.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 292.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 1.5 (Ov -200 | Un +158)
Lamar Jackson  (BAL) 21.5 (Ov -130 | Un +105) 255.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 1.5 (Ov -155 | Un +124)
Running Backs + QB Rush Attempts Rush Yards Rush + Receiving Yards
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (KC) 15.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 64.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 90.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)
Mark Ingram (BAL) 12.5 (Ov +105 | Un -130) 49.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) N/A
Patrick Mahomes (KC) N/A 17.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) N/A
Lamar Jackson (BAL) 11.5 (Ov +114 | Un -141) 62.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) N/A
Wide Receiver + Tight Ends Receptions Receiving Yards Longest Reception
Tyreek Hill (KC) 5.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 69.5 (Ov -124 | Un +100) N/A
Marquise Brown (BAL) 3.5 (Ov -157 | Un +126) 51.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 21.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)
Miles Boykin (BAL) 2.5 (Ov -139 | Un +112) 33.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 16.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)
Willy Sneed (BAL) 2.5 (Ov -143 | Un +116) 33.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 17.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)
Travis Kelce (KC) 5.5 (Ov -155 | Un +123) 69.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 21.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)
Mark Andrews (BAL) 4.5 (Ov -108 | Un -115) 54.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 21.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)

 

 

Where To Watch Chiefs at Ravens

Monday Night Football can be found over on ESPN with the broadcast team of Steve Levy, Louis Riddick, Brian Griese, and Lisa Salters. After a rough couple of years in the booth for ESPN, this group seems to have the right chemistry and flow for the NFL’s marquee matchup every week.

Kick-off is set for 8:15 p.m. ET.

 

Betting Picks & Score Prediction

As enticing as the over on points looks, it’s impossible to pass on an opportunity to take the Chiefs as underdogs. Sure, they have to travel to Baltimore and looked vulnerable last week against the Chargers, but Mahomes has the upper hand on Jackson so far in their careers. Let’s ride that momentum with Chiefs moneyline.

Take Chiefs with the points if that makes you feel more comfortable, but Kansas City at +160 on the moneyline is too good to pass up.

Final score prediction: Chiefs 38-31

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