Bills vs. Ravens Prediction
Will the Bills and Ravens combine for enough points to push the total over this Sunday when the two teams meet in Baltimore at 1:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Ravens are 3-point home favorites versus the Bills, while the over/under currently sits at 44.5 points. Both the side and the total have moved from the original number posted by oddsmakers, as Baltimore opened as a 2.5-point favorite before moving to -3, and the over/under opened at 43 before moving to 44.5.
The Bills return virtually the same core that won eight games a year ago, as quarterback Tyrod Taylor, receiver Sammy Watkins and running back LeSean McCoy all return on offense. Where Rex Ryan hopes to make the most strides is on defense, despite having injuries affect rookie linebacker Reggie Ragland and pass-rusher Shaq Lawson.
For the Ravens, Joe Flacco, Steve Smith and Justin Forsett are all coming off injury-riddled 2015 campaigns but return to health this season. Baltimore drafted Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley in the first round this year and hope to have 2015 first-rounder Breshad Perriman return to full health after not playing in a game last season.
OUR PREDICTION: The Ravens still boast plenty of defensive talent in Terrell Suggs, C.J. Mosley and Elvis Dumervil, and as previously noted, the Bills hope to be much improved on that side of the ball as well. The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams and is 4-1 in the Ravens' last five home games. The under is 13-4 in the Bills' last 17 season-openers as well.
NFL WEEK 1 PREDICTION: RAVENS/BILLS UNDER 44.5