Bills vs. Ravens Prediction
Will the Ravens cover the small point spread tonight when they host the Bills at 7:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Ravens are now 3.5-point home favorites versus the Bills after opening as a 3-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 39 before dropping a full point to 38.
BUFFALO BILLS: The Bills have struggled thus far in preseason play, losing 17-10 to the Vikings and 20-16 to the Eagles in Philadelphia last week. In their loss to the Eagles, rookie Nathan Peterman completed 10-of-20 passes for 167 yards while starter Tyrod Taylor went 8-for-18 for 53 yards with two interceptions. Joe Banyard lead the team in rushing with seven carries for 37 yards.
BALTIMORE RAVENS: The Ravens have taken an opposite path than the Bills in preseason action, winning their first two games of exhibition play. They defeated the Redskins 23-3 and beat the Dolphins, 31-7. In the win over Miami, Ryan Mallett was 13-of-22 for 113 yards with a touchdown and two picks, while Javorius Allen rushed 10 times for 40 yards.
OUR PREDICTION: Both of these teams are likely to struggle in 2017, but the Ravens own more talent. Mallett is a wildcard because he could throw a pick at any second, but the Bills are likely to really struggle moving the ball this season, especially through the air. Taylor hasn't played well in preseason play so I'll roll the dice on Baltimore laying the points.
NFL PRESEASON PREDICTIONS: BALTIMORE RAVENS -3.5