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Baltimore Seeks Rare Cover as Betting Favorite

Harbaugh Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens haven’t been good to their backers as a betting favorite in recent seasons, going 0-10-2 ATS in their last 12 games as a favorite with just five outright wins over that stretch. After being ravaged by injuries in 2015, the Ravens are hoping to start their season off with a win this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the Bills' last 6 games against the Ravens.
  • The Ravens are 33-14 SU in their last 47 games after a loss.
  • Baltimore is 1-9-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home.

Over the last 11 seasons, the Buffalo Bills are 9-2 ATS in their regular season openers. Buffalo hasn’t fared well in games with high totals however, going 0-5 SU and 0-4-1 ATS in its last five games with a closing total of 44.5 points or more. The Bills finished this year’s preseason with a 1-3 SU and ATS record.

Home field advantage has been key in this head-to-head matchup as the home team is 5-0 SU in the last five games between the Ravens and Bills. Tyrod Taylor threw for 11 touchdowns with just one interception in seven road starts last season, leading the Bills to wins in the first three road games he started before losing each of the last four.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Buffalo Bills betting odds line opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 43.5 at most shops.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 23-16 result in favor of the Ravens. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Buffalo Bills vs Baltimore Ravens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Baltimore Ravens sport a record of 5-11 and 5-9-2 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Buffalo Bills sit at 8-8 and 8-7-1 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 7-8-1 for the Ravens and 8-8 for the Bills. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs Buffalo injuries news.

The Baltimore Ravens sit at No. 18 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Buffalo Bills are at No. 12 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Baltimore Ravens No. 24-ranked offense (20.5 PPG) against a Buffalo Bills defense that ranks No. 15 at 22.44 PPG. The Ravens passing attack has averaged 266.94 yards per game, more than the Bills give up through the air (248.38 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Buffalo Bills feature the league's No. 16-rated road run defense, allowing 116.13 yards per game. The Baltimore Ravens, meanwhile, ranks No. 28 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last gridiron battle, Sammy Watkins did much of the damage, producing 136 receiving yards as Buffalo beat the Jets 22-17 at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

In their last game, the Ravens were Week 17 losers coming out on the wrong end of 24-16 score against Cincinnati.

Betting Trends
  • Buffalo is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing Baltimore
  • Buffalo is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
  • Baltimore is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Baltimore is 5-9-2 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Baltimore is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Baltimore is 1-9-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Buffalo home to New York, Thursday, September 15th
Baltimore at Cleveland, Sunday, September 18th