FanDuel Offers Substantial Odds Boost For Chiefs Vs. Ravens Monday Night Matchup

Written By Joe Boozell on September 28, 2020 - Last Updated on September 29, 2020

The Ravens take on the Chiefs in a much anticipated Monday Night Football matchup in NFL Week 3, and FanDuel Sportsbook is giving Illinois sports bettors the chance to cash in.

Baltimore is currently a 3.5-point favorite over Kansas City at FanDuel. As for the moneyline, the Ravens are -176, while the Chiefs are +148.

With the promotion, new Illinois sports betting depositors can bet either team to win on the moneyline at 15-1 odds. The maximum bet is $10, with a potential payout of $150.

The NFL promotion is in-app only. So, if you register for FanDuel Sportsbook on your desktop computer, you’ll be prompted to download the app to claim the offer.

It is available right up until kickoff at 7:15 p.m. CST. The game will air on ESPN.

Chiefs at Ravens betting preview

This is the best matchup of the young NFL season to date, featuring two elite quarterbacks in Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson.

Think the 3.5-point spread is a bit disrespectful to the defending Super Bowl champions? Most of the public thinks so, too.

As of Monday morning, 79% of FanDuel bets were placed on Kansas City ML, while 56% of the money was on KC.

With that said, the Ravens’ regular-season dominance can’t be overstated.

Baltimore finished 14-2 last season and is 2-0 in 2020, outscoring opponents by an average of 24.5 points per game.

Since Week 5 of last season, just one team has come within 3 points of the Ravens in the regular season. That was the 49ers, who lost to Baltimore 20-17 in Week 13.

Of course, it’s hard to poke any holes in the Chiefs’ resume over the last two years. Kansas City defeated Baltimore 33-28 in Week 3 of last season at Arrowhead Stadium, and there hasn’t been a ton of roster turnover on either side.

But there have been some tweaks. Most notably, the Chiefs drafted running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the first round, who has been an instant contributor.

Meanwhile, the Ravens drafted a rookie tailback of their own in J.K. Dobbins, and outstanding guard Marshal Yanda retired this offseason.

Both teams are relatively healthy, though Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward is questionable and practiced in a limited fashion all week. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins is also doubtful but practiced in full on Saturday.

Ravens’ nickel corner Tavon Young tore his ACL last week and is out for the season, but beyond that, the starting unit is in good shape.

The Ravens and Chiefs have a common opponent in the Texans (condolences to the Texans’ schedule). Baltimore won by 17 in Houston, while the Chiefs beat Houston by 14 at home.

New FanDuel users can also place a free bet of up to $1,000

FanDuel also has an evergreen promotion for first-time depositors in Illinois. You can place one free bet of up to $1,000.

If you lose your first wager, you will receive a refund.

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Joe Boozell has also been a college sports writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FoxSports.com and NBA.com. Growing up, Boozell squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene ... you can imagine how that went.

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