NFL

Baltimore Ravens vs Buffalo Bills

Baltimore
Ravens
12 - 5
Buffalo
Bills
14 - 3
January 16, 2021, 8:15 PM EST
 | Highmark Stadium

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Baltimore
Ravens
12 - 5
Buffalo
Bills
14 - 3
January 16, 2021, 8:15 PM EST
 | Highmark Stadium
  • The Baltimore Ravens head to Buffalo to take on the Bills (14-3 SU, 11-6 ATS) in Saturday night’s divisional-round matchup. The Ravens (12-5 SU, 11-5-1 ATS) bring a great defense and offense to Buffalo, including maybe the league’s most dangerous player at quarterback, but Baltimore has not faced a QB close to Josh Allen’s caliber since playing the Chiefs in Week 3.

    Baltimore Ravens vs Buffalo Bills
    • Date/Time: January 16, 8:15 p.m. ET
    • Stadium: Bills Stadium
    • TV Coverage: NBC
    • Sportsbook Odds: Bills -3.5 | O/U 50 (Line History)
    • Ravens vs Bills Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    The game opened with the Bills as favorites at -3 and the line has moved down slightly to -2.5 across the board. The total opened at 50 and can now be found between 49.5 and 50.5 depending on the sportsbook.

    Baltimore News & Notes

    With the he-can’t-win-a-playoff-game narrative finally behind him, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson enters the divisional round on a roll. Jackson’s dual-threat ability was on full display in Sunday’s win over Tennessee when he posted a season-high 136 rushing yards. The Ravens have now won six straight games, rushing for more than 230 total yards in five of those six.

    Ravens tight end Mark Andrews could be in for a big day against a Bills team that gave up 14 receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown to Colts tight ends in the wild-card round. Look for Andrews to be the top target for Jackson with receiver Marquise Brown covered by Bills’ Pro Bowl cornerback Tre’Davious White.

    On defense, the Ravens have allowed 14 points or less in four straight games and fewer than 20 points in six of their last seven. The Ravens got cornerback Jimmy Smith and edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue back for the wild-card round and should be at full strength for this matchup.

    Buffalo News & Notes

    Only two teams allowed more rushing touchdowns to quarterbacks than the Buffalo Bills, whose main focus will be stopping the Ravens’ powerful running game. The Bills gave up 4.6 yards per rushing attempt this season, eighth-worst in the league, and had the 17th-ranked rush defense overall.

    They ranked 13th against the pass and were tied for third in the league in turnovers forced.

    Maybe the biggest matchup of the game will be Bills star receiver Stefon Diggs against top Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey. Diggs led the league in receptions (127) and yards (1,535) with eight touchdowns along the way.

    However, with Diggs covered by Humphrey, look for other Bills pass catchers to potentially shoulder the load in this game. Cole Beasley had a career year, posting 82 receptions for 967 yards (23rd in the league) and four touchdowns. Look for Beasley to be targeted heavily Saturday.

    Bills rookie running back Zach Moss was carted off in their wild-card game after an ankle injury and is expected to miss some time. Look for Devin Singletary to take on a bigger role in Moss’ absence.

    Betting Pick: Ravens +2.5

    This feels like a game that will come down to the final possession. Buffalo gets a bump by being the home team, but we will take the points in a coin-flip game.

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    Shark Bites
    • The Bills are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
    • The Ravens are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog.
    • The Ravens are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games.

Odds

Saturday, January 16 Sat Jan 16


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+3
-125
+125
o50
-110
-3
+105
-145
u50
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+2.5
-102
+119
o50
-104
-2.5
-118
-139
u50
-116

Edge Finder

20.39
Total Score
28.76
180.50
Passing Yards
261.47
159.72
Rushing Yards
137.59
31:14
Time on Field
29:59
62.11
Number of Plays
65.24
5.48
Yards Per Play
6.12
20.39
Total Score
28.76
3.67
First Quarter
6.41
7.11
Second Quarter
9.41
4.83
Third Quarter
7.12
4.78
Fourth Quarter
5.82
180.50
Passing Yards
261.47
28.72
Pass Attempts
36.06
17.61
Pass Completions
22.59
2.22
Sacks
2.35
9.94
Sack Yards
11.65
10.25
Yards Per Pass
11.58
159.72
Rushing Yards
137.59
31.17
Rush Attempts
26.82
5.12
Yards Per Rush
5.13
0.78
Interceptions
0.94
1.28
Fumbles
1.65
0.50
Fumbles Lost
0.82
1.28
Total Turnovers
1.76
4.78
Penalties
5.53
39.67
Penalty Yards
42.47
31:14
Time on Field
29:59
62.11
Number of Plays
65.24
5.48
Yards Per Play
6.12
3.33
Punts
3.00
46.01
Punt Average
46.77
59.39
Return Yards
84.18

Head To Head

BAL
Stat Type BUF
6-4
Record
4-6
6-4
ATS
4-6
3-7
O/U
3-7
22.30
Score
15.10
98.70
Rush Yds
108.50
33.90
Pass Attempts
32.60
56.34
Completion %
54.60
194.50
Passing Yds
172.10
293.2
Total Yds
280.6
1.60
Turnovers
2.40
BAL
Stat Type BUF
3-0
Record
0-3
3-0
ATS
0-3
1-2
O/U
1-2
28.00
Score
9.00
106.00
Rush Yds
84.00
32.33
Pass Attempts
31.33
67.01
Completion %
45.74
205.33
Passing Yds
90.00
311.33
Total Yds
174
1.00
Turnovers
1.00
Dec 8/19 (1 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type BUF
Away
Home
24
Score
17
-6.5
ATS
+6.5
44 o
O/U
44 u
118
Rush Yds
104
25
Pass Attempts
39
64.00
Completion %
43.59
139
Passing Yds
105
257
Total Yds
209
1
Turnovers
1
Sep 9/18 (2 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type BUF
Home
Away
47
Score
3
-7.5
ATS
+7.5
38.5 o
O/U
38.5 u
117
Rush Yds
83
38
Pass Attempts
33
68.42
Completion %
33.33
252
Passing Yds
70
369
Total Yds
153
1
Turnovers
2
Sep 11/16 (3 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type BUF
Home
Away
13
Score
7
-3
ATS
+3
44.5 o
O/U
44.5 u
83
Rush Yds
65
34
Pass Attempts
22
67.65
Completion %
68.18
225
Passing Yds
95
308
Total Yds
160
1
Turnovers
0
Sep 29/13 (4 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type BUF
Away
Home
20
Score
23
-3.5
ATS
+3.5
45.5 o
O/U
45.5 u
24
Rush Yds
203
50
Pass Attempts
22
50.00
Completion %
45.45
321
Passing Yds
147
345
Total Yds
350
5
Turnovers
3
Oct 24/10 (5 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type BUF
Home
Away
37
Score
34
-12.5
ATS
+12.5
40 o
O/U
40 u
135
Rush Yds
132
31
Pass Attempts
43
51.61
Completion %
67.44
229
Passing Yds
382
364
Total Yds
514
2
Turnovers
4
Oct 21/07 (6 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type BUF
Away
Home
14
Score
19
-3
ATS
+3
33.5 o
O/U
33.5 u
127
Rush Yds
103
37
Pass Attempts
21
56.76
Completion %
52.38
181
Passing Yds
139
308
Total Yds
242
1
Turnovers
1
Dec 31/06 (7 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type BUF
Home
Away
19
Score
7
-10
ATS
+10
37 o
O/U
37 u
111
Rush Yds
39
36
Pass Attempts
35
63.89
Completion %
57.14
216
Passing Yds
214
327
Total Yds
253
1
Turnovers
3
Oct 24/04 (8 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type BUF
Home
Away
20
Score
6
-4.5
ATS
+4.5
31.5 o
O/U
31.5 u
100
Rush Yds
85
19
Pass Attempts
37
52.63
Completion %
54.05
60
Passing Yds
185
160
Total Yds
270
1
Turnovers
5
Oct 31/99 (9 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type BUF
Home
Away
10
Score
13
+4
ATS
-4
36 o
O/U
36 u
82
Rush Yds
111
34
Pass Attempts
40
38.24
Completion %
45.00
118
Passing Yds
138
200
Total Yds
249
2
Turnovers
3
Oct 2/95 (10 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type BUF
Home
Away
19
Score
22
-6.5
ATS
+6.5
36 o
O/U
36 u
90
Rush Yds
160
35
Pass Attempts
34
51.43
Completion %
79.41
204
Passing Yds
246
294
Total Yds
406
1
Turnovers
2

Team Records

BAL
Record BUF
12-5
All
14-3
5-3
Home
8-1
7-2
Away
6-2
11-5-1
ATS
11-6
5-3
ATS Home
6-3
6-2-1
ATS Away
5-3
7-10
O/U
12-4-1
4-4
O/U Home
6-3
3-6
O/U Away
6-1-1
BAL
Record BUF
8-5
All
11-2
3-3
Home
6-1
5-2
Away
5-1
9-4
ATS
7-6
3-3
ATS Home
4-3
6-1
ATS Away
3-3
4-9
O/U
8-4-1
3-3
O/U Home
4-3
1-6
O/U Away
4-1-1
BAL
Record BUF
4-2
All
6-0
2-1
Home
3-0
2-1
Away
3-0
5-1
ATS
3-3
2-1
ATS Home
2-1
3-0
ATS Away
1-2
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
BAL
Record BUF
7-3
All
9-1
3-1
Home
6-0
4-2
Away
3-1
8-2
ATS
8-2
3-1
ATS Home
4-2
5-1
ATS Away
4-0
4-6
O/U
7-2-1
3-1
O/U Home
4-2
1-5
O/U Away
3-0-1

Gametime Weather

Weather
7:15pm Mostly Cloudy
1ºC / 34ºF
81% Humidity
24% Precipitation
76% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 14
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
Jared MaydenSIR, Undisclosed

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULine/TotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Jan 10, 2021TEN20-13W-3.5/53.5W/U236165401511582090
Jan 3, 2021CIN38-3W-13.5/45.5W/U40412152514748195-1
Dec 27, 2020NYG27-13W-9.5/43.5W/U249183432542152691
Dec 20, 2020JAC40-14W-12.5/49W/O159250409622052670
Dec 14, 2020CLE47-42W-3/45.5W/O231154385138355493-1
Dec 8, 2020DAL34-17W-8.5/45.5W/O2941074011112773880
Dec 2, 2020PIT14-19L+10.5/41.5W/U12990219682663340
Nov 22, 2020TEN24-30L-6/50.5L/O1291773061732504230
Nov 15, 2020NE17-23L-7/44L/U1152423571731353081
Nov 8, 2020IND24-10W+1/48W/U110156266112227339-1
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DateOppScoreSULine/TotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Jan 9, 2021IND27-24W-7/50.5L/O963013971633094720
Jan 3, 2021MIA56-26W+3/42.5W/O7837745570384454-2
Dec 28, 2020NE38-9W-7/47W/P130344474145562010
Dec 19, 2020DEN48-19W-6/48W/O1823525341401152550
Dec 13, 2020PIT26-15W-2/48.5W/U104230334471772240
Dec 7, 2020SF34-24W+1.5/48W/O8136844986316402-1
Nov 29, 2020LAC27-17W-4/51W/U172160332762913672
Nov 15, 2020ARI30-32L+3/55.5W/O732963692172364530
Nov 8, 2020SEA44-34W+3/55W/O3438642057362419-4
Nov 1, 2020NE24-21W-4/41L/O1901493391881613490
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