Baltimore is Betting Favorite in NFL Preseason Match against Buffalo

Baltimore is Betting Favorite in NFL Preseason Match Against Buffalo

Written by on August 25, 2017

Every season sees at least a couple of teams start the year with some real pressure heaped on their shoulders this NFL preseason. The Buffalo Bills brought in a new coach in Sean McDermott, and big changes have been promised, although how he is going to make this team better with the talent that he has available to him remains to be seen. The Bills are going to need to pick up some wins early in the season, as their second half is bordering on brutal, with every single game coming against teams that have a legitimate shot to be in the playoffs, so make sure to review the current betting odds for this NFL match here. It certainly hasn’t helped their cause that they have opened the preseason with back to back losses, and you get the sense that the rot might start to set in if they lose this one to go 0-3. Yes, it’s just the preseason, but when you are a team predicted to struggle, you want to develop a winning habit ASAP. There is also pressure on the Baltimore Ravens, or perhaps more so on coach John Harbaugh. They have missed the playoffs in back to back seasons, and a 3rd straight year without postseason football could mean the end of the road for the coach. These two teams will hook up in Baltimore on Saturday night.

Analyzing the Baltimore is Betting Favorite in NFL Preseason Match Against Buffalo

When: Saturday, August 26 at 7 PM EST Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore TV: NFL Network Radio: WGR 550 AM (Buffalo) / WBAL 1090 AM (Baltimore) Live Stream: NFL Game Pass NFL Preseason Odds: Baltimore Ravens -3 ½ (-110)

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 24°C/75°F
  • Humidity: 51%
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  • Wind: 5 mph NE
  • Cloud Cover: 36%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Straight Up Stats

The Buffalo Bills were a disappointing 7-9 last season, but that sort of record has been par for the course over the past 3 years, in which time they put together a 24-24 record. The road was not very kind to the Bills during this period, as they went just 10-13. They did perform slightly better as a road underdog, which they are for this one, going 9-9 since 2014. The Baltimore Ravens could have made the playoffs with a win over the Steelers on Christmas Day last year, but they lost, and ended up slipping to an 8-8 record on the season. That took them to 24-26 over the past 3 years, and explains why the playoffs have eluded them. Baltimore have been good at home, going 15-9 since 2014, including a 13-7 record as the home favorite.

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Point Spread Stats

Buffalo Bills come into this game as a 3 ½ point underdog. They were just 6-10 ATS last season, which took their 3-years record to 23-24-1. The Bills were somewhat competitive as the road team during that period, posting an 11-11-1 record, whilst going 10-7-1 as the road underdog. The Baltimore Ravens were also not particularly convincing ATS last season, posting a 7-9 record. Since 2014, the Ravens have been a rather unconvincing 21-26-3, which includes a disappointing home ATS record of 10-13-1. Baltimore went just 8-11-1 as a home favorite during this period. They have been dominant in their opening two preseason games, so maybe things are set to change. Buffalo Bills come into this game as a 3 ½ point underdog into this NFL preseason matchup.


The O/U for this one is set at 39 points. The Bills were involved in their fair share of high-scoring games in 2016, as their final O/U record came in at 12-4. That was somewhat unusual for this team, as their O/U record since 2014 sits as 23-25. The UNDER was more prevalent when the Bills played on the road, where they went 9-14, including a 5-13 O/U record as a road dog. The Baltimore Raven have routinely had a team built on defense first, so no real surprise that they were 8-9-1 O/U last season, and 22-27-1 over the past 3 years. They kept things very tight at home, going 9-15 during this period, including an 8-12 O/U record as the home favorite.

Team Statistics


Offensive Total Yards: 354.00 Current Offensive Rush Yards: 164.31 Offensive Passing Yards: 189.69 Average Score For: 24.94 Defensive Total Yards: 357.00 Current Defensive Rush Yards: 134.75 Defensive Passing Yards: 222.25 Average Score Against: 23.62


Offensive Total yYards 347.69 Current Offensive Rush Yards 91.12 Offensive Passing Yards 256.56 Average Score For 21.44 Defensive Total Yards 322.12 Current Defensive Rush Yards 89.38 Defensive Passing Yards 232.75 Average Score Against 20.06

Buffalo Bills vs. Baltimore Ravens Game History

Total Meetings: 7 First Meeting: October 31st, 1999. PSINet Stadium. Baltimore, Maryland. Last Meeting: M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore, Maryland. All-Time Series: Baltimore 4-3-0 Largest Margin of Victory: Baltimore 20-6 (2004) Longest Win Streak: Baltimore 2 (2004-2006) Current Win Streak: Baltimore 1 (2016)

Expert NFL Preseason Pick and Final Score Prediction

Baltimore have been dominant in their first two preseason games, and I like them to get the win and cover in this one. They have been shutting teams down, and I would expect more of the same against this Bills offense, which leads me to the UNDER.

Buffalo Bills 10 Baltimore Ravens 21