There are many great weeks to online bet NFL Football with this Divisional playoffs weekend being the absolute best of the year, and Barry’s Big Bet is on the Saturday night game. The Baltimore Ravens play at the Buffalo Bills and is one of the three over/under totals in the 50s for the Divisional playoff weekend at BetUS Sportsbook. Buffalo is favored by under a field goal in a game that Baltimore should win.
Ravens at Bills
Lamar Jackson continues to impress and finally got his first NFL playoff victory last week. I say finally in a sarcastic way because people have been saying he can’t win a playoff game after only two games. Ridiculous!
Baltimore also answered the critics by coming from behind 10-0 to win in a comeback victory against the Titans. They also ended the haters’ constant narrative about their past six years without any postseason victories.
This is a new week where the Ravens will have their hands full with Josh Allen’s multiple skills, but the Ravens have a superior defense to the Bills. The Ravens will be able to move the ball at will. The Bills won’t.
The Bills are +550 and Ravens are +735 by sportsbook odds to win the Super Bowl at BetUS, and every week the Ravens have been a recommendation to fire on odds to win Super Bowl LV. That advice still stands. In this game for Barry’s Big Bet, you should bet the moneyline on the Ravens, or if you can get three points that would be the NFL Pick of the Week.
Barry’s Big Bet
Baltimore Ravens at Buffalo Bills -2½
Baltimore Moneyline (+125)
Over/Under Total 50.
Bills’ Offensive Power
Quarterback Josh Allen’s passing game presents the biggest problem for Baltimore. In the last six games Allen is on fire with 17 touchdowns and only two interceptions. He is strong in all aspects averaging 8.4 yards per attempt and has 1,840 yards while completing 71% of his passes over that span. He is also dangerous and successful running the ball.
Stefon Diggs is an incredible receiver and a huge part of the Bills‘ offense with Allen. He had his eighth 100 or more yards receiving game last week against the Colts. He will definitely get off somewhat but not enough to beat this Ravens team. John Brown is another receiver to watch in a revenge game against his old team. The problem is the Ravens allowed the third-lowest number of 20-plus yards regular season completions.
Buffalo’s Rushing Problems
The Ravens shut down the best back in the NFL Derrick Henry last week holding him to 40 yards. They traded for Calais Campbell to help with that defensive line and with Brandon Williams back, they have all their studs up front to shut down the Bills.
The Bills lost Zack Moss for the postseason just as he showing his talent and potential. Although Devin Singletary will be a different kind of runner than Henry was, don’t expect him to make this game different.
He will probably get a full workload, and in the five games that he has, he has only scored one touchdown. He has three touchdowns in his last 24 games played, and the Ravens have only given up 12 rushing touchdowns in 17 games.
Bills’ Defense Spells Offense for Lamar
The Bills are about average in defense, which should open up plenty of opportunity for Jackson and the Ravens. The Bills’ defense hardly touched Philip Rivers last week, and Jackson presents an exponential upside to avoid the rush compared to Rivers.
In the regular season, the Bills gave up the third-most touchdowns to quarterbacks rushing (7) and rank number 12 in allowing rushing yards to quarterbacks (327). When Jackson has a clean pocket he is much more efficient and threw 21 of his 26 touchdown passes while not being pressured. This opens up many opportunities, and betting the over on his Super Bowl Prop Bets is something to look at.
Lamar Jackson and His Helpers
When Jackson isn’t dominating with his legs he is finding his receivers consistently. Although the Bills’ secondary has been decent against wideouts in the past games, they will not be able to control Marquise Brown & Co. Brown had nine targets last week and has at least 98 yards and/or a touchdown in seven consecutive games.
Buffalo gave up 92 catches to tight ends in the regular season, the highest in the NFL. They have also given up the second-most yards, so tight end Mark Andrews will have a field day catching Jackson’s balls. Last week the Colts’ tight ends had 14 catches for 136 yards and a TD, so Andrews is going to eat!
Baltimore’s Pummeling Ground Attack
The Ravens ‘rushing game is the best in the NFL. They averaged 192 yards a game in the regular season with the rookie JK Dobbins dominance, Jackson and Gus Edwards. The Bills were a distant second at 168 yards a game.
That’s bad news for Buffalo because their defense against the run in the last month has given up 5.13 yards per carry and 426 yards. With J.K. Dobbins showing the talent we expected I would expect this to be a big running game for the Ravens. Don’t forget about Gus Edwards. There is also Mark Ingram, who was inactive last week .. .Oh yeah and Jackson.
Barry’s Big Bet
Barry’s Big Bet is the Baltimore Ravens for your NFL Pick of the Week in the Divisional Playoffs, and unless you can get 3 points against the spread, you should make your big bet on the Moneyline at +125 at BetUS…You can always make both football bets.