- The Buffalo Bills are -2.5 against the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL Divisional Round. The total is set to 50 points.
- Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson won their first playoff games during Wild Card Weekend.
- The Ravens led the NFL in rushing yards (191.9) during the regular season.
- The Bills are 11-6 ATS while the Ravens are 11-5-1.
The Buffalo Bills (14-3) will play host to the Baltimore Ravens (12-5) with a trip to the AFC Championship Game on the line. Baltimore’s last time making it that far in the playoffs came in 2012, the year they won the Super Bowl. As for Buffalo, their last time in the AFC Championship Game came in 1993, the last of their four consecutive years in the Super Bowl.
But make no mistake about it, this is a different Bills team. They won their first playoff game in over 25 years on Saturday and Josh Allen looks like he has what it takes to continue taking the Bills to new heights. However, Lamar Jackson also secured his first playoff win over the weekend and he’s looking to keep that momentum going.
The Action Rush NFL Playoff betting guide provides odds, props, and analysis for the Bills-Ravens Divisional Round matchup.
Bills – Ravens Odds Divisional Round 2021
The Bills are -2.5 on the spread line and -130 on the moneyline. The Ravens are sitting at +120 on the moneyline right now. The total is set to 50 points.
Both the Bills and Ravens have seen remarkable success against the spread during the 2020 season. Bettors who have consistently backed either team cleaned up this year. The Bills are 11-6 against the spread while the Ravens are 11-5-1. With that said, this is just the third time all year that Baltimore enters a game as the underdog. When it comes to the total, the Bills are 12-5 at hitting overs while Ravens are 7-9-1.
Ravens vs. Bills Player Prop Bets
|Quarterback||Completions||Passing Yards||Passing TDs|
|Josh Allen (Bills)||25.5 (Ov +100 / Un -125)||303.5 (Ov +100 / Un -125)||2.5 (Ov +130 / Un -155)|
|Lamar Jackson (Ravens)||17.5 (Ov -110 / Un -110)||204.5 (Ov +105 / Un -130)||1.5 (Ov +100 / Un -120)|
|QB + Running Back||Rushing Attempts||Rushing Yards||Total Yards|
|Josh Allen (Bills)||6.5 (Ov -115 / Un -105)||33.5 (Ov -120 / Un +100)||NA|
|Gus Edwards (Ravens)||8.5 (Ov +105 / Un -130)||34.5 (Ov -115 / Un -105)||45.5 (Ov -120 / Un +100)|
|J.K. Dobbins (Ravens)||12.5 (Ov -115 / Un -105)||57.5 (Ov -112 / Un -112)||68.5 (Ov -110 / Un -110)|
|Lamar Jackson (Ravens)||11.5 (Ov -105 / Un -115)||75.5 (Ov -105 / Un -115)||NA|
|Devin Singletary (Bills)||10.5 (Ov -115 / Un -105)||42.5 (Ov -105 / Un -115)||64.5 (Ov -110 / Un -110)|
|Wide Receiver + TE||Receptions||Receiving Yards||Longest Reception|
|Stefon Diggs (Bills)||7.5 (Ov +125 / Un -155)||93.5 (Ov -110 / Un -110)||27.5 (Ov -110 / Un -110)|
|Gus Edwards (Ravens)||1.5 (Ov +125 / Un -155)||7.5 (Ov -110 / Un -110)||6.5 (Ov -115 / Un -105)|
|J.K. Dobbins (Ravens)||1.5 (Ov +130 / Un -155)||7.5 (Ov -105 / Un -115)||6.5 (Ov -110 / Un -110)|
|Dez Bryant (Ravens)||NA||0.5 (Ov +120 / Un -145)||NA|
|Marquise Brown (Ravens)||4.5 (Ov -120 / Un +100)||58.5 (Ov -105 / Un -115)||22.5 (Ov -105 / Un -115)|
|Mark Andrews (Ravens)||4.5 (Ov -135 / Un +105)||54.5 (Ov -115 / Un -110)||19.5 (Ov -135 / Un +110)|
|Willie Snead (Ravens)||2.5 (Ov +105 / Un -135)||25.5 (Ov -115 / Un -105)||15.5 (Ov -105 / Un -115)|
|Miles Boykin (Ravens)||0.5 (Ov -185 / Un +150)||6.5 (Ov -125 / Un +100)||7.5 (Ov -105 / Un -115)|
|Cole Beasley (Bills)||3.5 (Ov -155 / Un +125)||45.5 (Ov -115 / Un -110)||19.5 (Ov -115 / Un -105)|
|Devin Singletary (Bills)||2.5 (Ov -150 / Un +120)||18.5 (Ov -115 / Un -105)||10.5 (Ov -125 / Un +100)|
Game Preview and Betting Angles
The stage is set for two of the best quarterbacks in the league to duke it out on Saturday. Allen and Jackson should be able to go back and forth in a classic game between two unconventional quarterbacks. Let’s take a deeper look at both teams.
The Bills are a complete football team in every sense of the word, but it all starts with the offense. Josh Allen is going to get some legitimate MVP consideration this season even though it’s unlikely he wins the award. He put up career-highs in yards, touchdowns, and yards per attempt. Despite the fact that his overall rushing numbers were down this year, he is still plenty dangerous on the ground.
The biggest addition the Bills made might have been the best move of the offseason. They added wide receiver Stefon Diggs and he took his game to the next level. Diggs led the NFL in receptions (127) and receiving yards (1,535) in his first season in Buffalo. The connection between Diggs and Allen is magic.
The Buffalo defense was middle of the pack in most metrics, but they thrived by being opportunistic. They finished the regular season third in the NFL in takeaways (26) and 10th in turnover differential (+4).
Slowing down the Baltimore offense is tougher than most teams simply because of how many different ways they can beat you on the ground. Buffalo struggled to contain dual-threat Kyler Murray in a loss to the Arizona Cardinals earlier this season. Of course, Jackson and Murray aren’t carbon copies of one another, but they are not that far apart.
The Ravens have the best rushing attack in the NFL and Jackson is the biggest reason they are so successful on the ground. Sure, they have two solid running backs in Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins, but it’s almost impossible for teams to account for Jackson in the run game. He ran for 136 yards and a touchdown on just 16 carries during Wild Card Weekend. How do you stop this?
One of the biggest issues with this Ravens team over the last few years has been overcoming large deficits. If they fell behind early, they struggled to fight their way out of a hole.
Jackson and his teammates put that narrative to bed over the weekend. After going down 10-0 early, Jackson led the Ravens to 17 unanswered points and a 20-13 victory.
Defensively, the Ravens allowed a measly 18.9 points per game during the regular season. Strong defenses have been a hallmark in Baltimore for decades and this defense lives up to the hype. They are middle of the pack when it comes to takeaways, but the offense takes care of the football. That helps offset the defense’s lack of takeaways.
How To Watch Bills – Ravens Saturday
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 16
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
- Location: Ralph Wilson Stadium (Orchard Park, NY)
- TV: NBC
Prediction: Ravens Win, Set Up Jackson vs. Mahomes
Don’t look now but the Ravens might be getting hot at the right time. After stumbling in the middle of the year, the Ravens have bounced back to win six games in a row, including last week’s Wild Card Weekend win over Tennessee. Although both of these teams could challenge the Chiefs for a chance to make a run at the Super Bowl, the Ravens will edge out the Bills on Saturday. Take Baltimore getting the points.
Final Score Prediction: Ravens win 31-23
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