Buffalo has gone back to the future for their surprising success. In this era of high-flying prolific offenses, the Bills are using stout defense and good fundamentals for one of their best seasons in decades. By contrast, the Ravens are using the current model of modern football for what has the look of a Super Bowl team. Quarterback Lamar Jackson has been the betting on NFL difference-maker for Baltimore. Commencing with Sunday’s matchup at Buffalo is a stark contrast of methods for winning. Will the Bills defense prevail over the score machine Ravens offense?
Baltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills
|Date and Time:||Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1 p.m. ET|
|Location:||New Era Field, Buffalo, New York|
|Ravens vs. Bills TV Coverage:||CBS|
Baltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills Overview
Baltimore has an offshore bookmaker record of 10-2 straight up, 6-6 vs. the line, and 7-5 over the total. Last week the Ravens beat San Francisco 20-17 as 5.5-point home overlays. NFL metrics have Baltimore at first for scoring offense and fifth for points allowed. To be exact the Ravens have looked like the class of the AFC. Head coach John Harbaugh’s team is complete and sound.
By contrast, Buffalo is 9-3 straight up, 8-3-1 against the spread, and 3-9 under the total. Dallas was embarrassed in a 26-15 home Thanksgiving loss to the Bills. Overall Buffalo ranks 19th for scoring offense but third for points allowed. New England leads the Bills by a single game in the AFC East.
Key Ravens: QB Lamar Jackson (66.5% COMP, 2532 YDS, 7.9 AVG, 25 TD, 5 INT, 21 SACK, 109.6 RTG, 140 ATT, 977 YDS, 7.0 AVG, 7 TD), RB Mark Ingram II (166 ATT, 837 YDS, 5.0 AVG, 9 TD), TE Mark Andrews (53 REC, 693 YDS, 13.1 AVG, 7 TD), LB Patrick Onwuasor (49 TACKLES, 3 SACKS), PK Justin Tucker (22-23 FG, 44-45 XP)
Key Bills: QB Josh Allen (61.5% COMP, 2591 YDS, 7.1 AVG, 16 TD, 8 INT, 27 SACKS, 88.3 RTG), RB Devin Singletary (98 ATT, 553 YDS, 5.6 AVG, 2 TD), WR John Brown (61 REC, 882 YDS, 5 TD), CB Tre’Davious White (54 TACKLES, 1 SACK, 4 INT), PK Stephen Hauschka (15-21 FG, 26-28 XP)
Baltimore vs. Buffalo Against the spread
The Ravens are:
- 7-1-1 against the spread in their last nine away games
- 6-2 over the total away from home
- 0-2 on the board in their last two games at Buffalo
- 1-3 under the total when playing at the Bills
The Bills Are:
- 5-7 against the spread in their last 12 games at New Era Field
- 2-4 under the total at home
- 3-2 vs. the odds in their last five games against the Ravens
- 2-6 under the total in their head to head series with Baltimore
Baltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills Bet on NFL Picks
On this occasion, the Bills have a golden opportunity to make a major Betting on NFL statement. Both teams have shown solid betting value this year. Another factor is that Baltimore is coming off the high of a win at the gun over the 49ers. Buffalo is primed to spring a trap.
Ravens vs. Bills Bet on NFL Pick: Buffalo Bills
Ravens vs. Bills Bet on NFL Score Prediction: Bills 21, Ravens 17