Those making a football bet have pounded the Ravens as very few people want anything to do with the Chiefs.
NFL betting lines have the Ravens as a 13-point favorite with a total of 36. Kansas City was a mess last year, finishing 2-14. They were expected to be better this season but quarterback Matt Cassel has been hurt in the preseason and the Chiefs have not looked good. The Ravens have drawn a lot of interest from those making a football bet and this line could go up to 14, especially if Cassel is not at full strength.
Baltimore had a great season a year ago, going 11-5 and nearly making the Super Bowl. The Ravens look to be just as strong in NFL betting this season with quarterback Joe Flacco, a strong running game and a great defense. Flacco threw for 2,971 yards with a completion rate of 60% a year ago in NFL betting. He had 14 touchdowns but he also threw 12 interceptions.
Baltimore’s rushing game was solid with Le’Ron McClain having 902 yards with 10 touchdowns while Willis McGahee had 671 yards with seven touchdowns as NFL betting stats indicated. The receiving core was led by Derrick Mason who caught 80 passes for 1,037 yards with five touchdowns. Mason retired in the NFL betting off-season but quickly unretired and is back to lead the receiving corps. Mark Clayton and Todd Heap also helped out as well last NFL betting season.
Baltimore’s defense is led by Ray Lewis who had 117 total tackles and four sacks last NFL betting year. Ed Reed led the team with nine interceptions. All is not perfect for the Ravens though as they lost Bart Scott and Jim Leonhard who went to New York and they did not resign veteran kicker Matt Stover.
The Chiefs are 4-1 in NFL betting in their last 5 road games. The Ravens are against the NFL bet number in their last 8 games as a favorite. The Ravens are 4-1 in NFL betting in their last 5 games overall.
The NFL betting total has some interesting trends. The Under is 4-0 in NFL betting in the Chiefs last 4 road games, 12-3 in the Chiefs last 15 NFL bet games in September, and 4-0 in the Ravens last 4 games as a favorite.
NFL Football Betting - 2009 NFL Betting Season Week 1