Week 1 Free Betting Matchup – Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens

Jose VasquezArticles, Football, NFL

Two squads that had matching records a year ago, the Buffalo Bills are receiving eight points from oddsmakers as they face off against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. This early afternoon game is scheduled to get underway at 1:00 p.m. ET and CBS will broadcast the action.

Betting Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills

In this Sunday AFC game, Baltimore is getting picked as the favorite and is currently giving up 8 points. The Bills are also receiving +250 moneyline odds while the Ravens are -310. There might be some decent live betting possibilities while the game is taking place, and Vegas has set the over/under (O/U) at 41 points.

This opening line was initially -4 and the O/U was originally pegged at 42.5, so early action has leaned toward both the Ravens and the under.

Including the playoffs, the Bills were 9-8 straight-up (SU) in 2017 while the Ravens posted a 9-7 SU record last year. Against conference competition, the Bills finished 7-5 SU and the Ravens were 7-5 SU against American Football Conference squads. Each team registered a .500 winning percentage (2-2 SU) against out-of-conference opponents in 2017.

Against American Football Conference foes, the Bills scored an average of 19.7 points and allowed an average of 21.6 points. Their offense put up 198.0 pass yards per game and 132.4 rush yards per game.

The Ravens offense posted 24.0 points per game (when facing AFC teams) by averaging 201.4 passing yards and 125.7 rush yards. The Ravens defense yielded 17.8 PPG to non-conference foes and 19.3 PPG to conference teams.

If 2017’s results are any indication, then the Ravens might be the more disruptive team in the trenches. Their offensive line allowed only 27 sacks last season while the D-line registered 41 sacks. The Bills offensive line allowed 47 sacks last year and their defense created only 27 sacks..

Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens Free Betting Pick

SU Winner: Bills, ATS Winner: Bills, O/U: Over

Team Betting Notes

  • The Bills offense yielded 47 sacks last season. Their defense created 27 sacks.
  • The Ravens O-line gave up 27 sacks last year. Their defense created 41 sacks.