How To Bet On Ravens Chiefs – Ravens Stay in AFC North Lead
Baltimore Ravens @ Kansas City Chiefs – Sunday October 7, 2012 1:00PM EST
It really is not difficult to figure out what is wrong with the Kansas City Chiefs. When the NFL betting experts look at the Chiefs’ statistics for the season, it shows that Kansas City is second in points allowed this season with 136. That means that, in some form or another, the Chiefs are allowing the opposition an average of 34 points a game. Not even the New England Patriots are scoring enough points to keep up with that pace. The Chiefs’ offense is not helping by turning the ball over on a fairly regular basis.
The Baltimore Ravens were a preseason pick by the sports betting experts to win the AFC North and challenge for the AFC Championship. So far in this young season, the Ravens have lived up to the hype and are tied on top of the division at 3-1 with the Cincinnati Bengals. The difference is that the betting public expects the Ravens to still be at the top of the division when the season comes to an end, and the Bengals are expected to fade into a wild card spot. But the Ravens take nothing for granted and fans can expect the Ravens to come out swinging in this game from beginning to end.
Why the Chiefs Will Win
It is extremely difficult to find a reason why the Chiefs would win this game. About the only chance Kansas City has is if Matt Cassel and the offense can hold on to the ball and not turn it over. As most online sportsbook experts know, the best way to stop a good offense is to keep it off the field. If the Chiefs can find its running game, then it can keep Joe Flacco and the Ravens’ offense off the field. That would give the Chiefs a chance at winning this game.
Why the Ravens Will Win
The Ravens’ defense will be able to handle the Chiefs’ offense on the air and on the ground. The only thing left is to make sure that Joe Flacco and that Baltimore offense put up enough points to win the game. It all sounds academic, but the Baltimore offense is still prone to making mistakes and bad decisions. At 3-1, the Ravens have a lot to lose if it loses this game. That is why Baltimore will work hard to possess the ball and put it in the endzone.
The Bottom Line
The Kansas City Chiefs play hard and work hard in every game. But the Chiefs just do not have the personnel to make the right plays happen. The Ravens now have a good balance between a potent offense and a dominating defense. It is going to be difficult for any team to beat the Ravens, much less the Kansas City Chiefs.
Pick: Baltimore Ravens