The MNF matchup on Week 3 features heavyweight contenders, playing in a probable preview of the AFC Championship game. The Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) roll into M&T Bank Stadium to face the Baltimore Ravens (2-0) for AFC supremacy. The Chiefs (+450) and Ravens (+425) are neck and neck, regarding their odds to win Super Bowl LV.
Kansas City is the road dog in Baltimore, with current NFL odds spotting the Chiefs 3½ points. In what promises to be a high-profile shootout, you’ll want to lock in as much NFL betting action as possible. Our sportsbook offers a full spectrum of NFL betting specials, and prop bets can really get the adrenaline pumping. There are several intriguing NFL prop bets to consider, so let’s dive into this marquee matchup.
Mahomes Total Passing Yards Over 294 ½ (-115)
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has thrown for over 300 yards in 18 of his 33 career regular-season games. That translates to Mahomes being north of 300 passing yards 55% of the time, which is actually a buffer statistic. Mahomes only needs to throw for 295 yards or more in order for this prop bet to payout.
Most recently, the “Magic Man” pitched the pigskin for 302 yards in the Chiefs Week 2 victory over the L.A. Chargers. The 2018 MVP is getting himself into a groove, but what has Mahomes done against Baltimore’s defense? Mahomes’ performances in his last two games vs the Ravens are what lock this wager in as a “Devlin Definite”.
In 2018, Mahomes bombed the Baltimore D for 377 yards through the air. The Ravens’ defense was torched by Mahomes again in 2019, absorbing 374 passing yards of damage in their last meeting. The Chiefs won both games, largely on Mahomes’ arm.
It’s extremely likely that Mahomes throws for well over 295 yards on MNF vs Baltimore. A $50 bet on this prop yields a total payout of $93.48. Submit a betting slip.
Jackson Total Completions Under 22½ (-115)
Reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson is capable of almost anything on the football field. However, as talented as Jackson is, he’s not known for completing a high number of passes in each game. Jackson hasn’t completed more than 20 passes in a contest this season.
In a Week 1 blowout of the Cleveland Browns, Jackson went 20-for-25. “Smiley Face” connected on 18-of-24 passes in a Week 2 beatdown of the Houston Texans. Jackson certainly has reason to smile, because the Ravens are playing dominant football.
Baltimore is currently rated as the most-likely team to win the Super Bowl. However, the Ravens’ overall prowess has nothing to do with Jackson’s projected completions vs. the Chiefs. Ah, the beauty of prop bets!
In the aforementioned losses to the Chiefs in 2018 and ’19, Jackson only completed 13 and 21 passes, respectively. Jackson’s throws are clearly more accurate so far this season, but the stats indicate that he’s not a volume guy. $30 will win you $26.09 here.
Chiefs vs Ravens Props: Longest Field Goal
Over 47½ Yards (-115)
Chiefs vs Ravens Props: Team to Score Longest Field Goal
The best kickers in the NFL will be squaring off when the Ravens play host to the Chiefs. Baltimore’s Justin Tucker is the most accurate field goal kicker in NFL history, connecting on almost 91% of his attempts. Tucker is 226-of-237 from 49 yards or less while enjoying 71% accuracy from 50+ yards.
Kansas City’s Harrison Butker blasted two FGs from 58 yards during the Chiefs’ Week 2 win vs Los Angeles. Butker hasn’t missed a single field goal. With top-notch kickers in play, it’s likely that one of them will be relied on to connect from long-distance.
Since Baltimore’s defense is stronger, Butker is more likely to nail down the longest FG of the game. Butker is perfect so far in 2020 and has been unshakable on deep, clutch kicks. Betting $20 on each of these enticing props will add $51.38 to your war chest, when the prophecy is fulfilled.
Speaking of prophecy, here’s my MNF exact score prediction: