- The Buffalo Bills are 2.5-point favorites over the Baltimore Ravens in their Divisional Round playoff game.
- Josh Allen recording at least 42 rushing yards against the Ravens comes with -114 odds.
- Devin Singletary has +108 odds to record at least 53 rushing yards in the AFC Divisional round.
NEW YORK — The Divisional Round of the NFL postseason has arrived and there are only eight teams left standing as we get closer to finding out which clubs will make Super Bowl LV.
— NFL (@NFL) January 11, 2021
The Divisional Round matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Buffalo Bills is one of the most intriguing.
As two of the youngest star quarterbacks in Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson will be facing off in what could be the start of a new NFL rivalry.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills (-2.5) @ 8:15 p.m. EST:
- Spread: Bills (-2.5)
- Moneyline: Ravens (+125) vs. Bills (-145)
- O/U: 49.5 Points
The Bills are favored to win this game over the Ravens by 2.5 points and advance to the franchise's first AFC Championship game since 1993. It’ll take a stellar game from some of the Bills top playmakers to put away a tough Ravens team.
The most important person to the Bills success this year has been quarterback Josh Allen. The Wyoming product has taken the next step in his development setting new career highs in passing yards (4,544), passing touchdowns (37), and completion percentage (69.2%).
Allen being the biggest part of the Bills offense means the opportunity for him to fill the stat sheet in a win or loss is there and bettors should take advantage of this.
Josh Allen Player Prop Bets vs. Ravens
The Ravens pass defense finished the season giving up the sixth-fewest yards while the Bills offense threw for the third-most in the NFL. The Titans last week in the Wild Card round showed that the Ravens defense can be attacked through the air especially deep.
Whether behind or ahead, the Bills will be throwing the ball a lot and it's very rare to find a game script proof bet at this point in the postseason.
Over/Under - Josh Allen Passing Yards:
- Over 295.5 passing yards (-114)
- Under 295.5 passing yards (-114)
Last week Allen threw for 324 yards against a tough Indianapolis Colts defense. The Ravens blitz heavy defensive scheme will not affect Allen as much as some may think as the third year quarterback has been elite against the blitz this season. Take the odds on Allen to go over 295.5 passing yards as he’s eclipsed that mark in three of his last four games dating back to the regular season.
Josh Allen vs. the blitz:
🔹 19 TDs (1st)
🔹 1,850 yards (1st)
🔹 13 Big-Time throws (3rd)
Ravens: No.1 blitz-heavy team (30%) pic.twitter.com/vyHcTWHQW8
— PFF (@PFF) January 13, 2021
The Bills will be without running back Zack Moss in this game leaving a major hole in the team's running game. This is where Josh Allen’s versatility as a runner can be game changing and can also be added into another player prop for the quarterback at Bovada: Josh Allen to Record at least 42 Rushing Yards (-114)
The Ravens do have the cornerbacks that could derail some of the Bills pass catchers but their heavy blitzing could also open up running lanes for Josh Allen.
Against the Colts, Allen rushed the ball 11 times for 54 yards and a touchdown. The 11 rushing attempts in that game were more than nine rushing attempts Allen had in his last three games combined.
That postseason precedent mixed in with the Ravens aggressive defense should push Allen to once again run the ball more than usual and he should be able to eclipse the 42 rushing yard mark needed for this prop to hit. Football bettors shouldn’t hesitate to take the -114 odds on Allen to notch over 42 rushing yards.
Devin Singletary Rushing Yards Prop
Zack Moss’ absence will also open up more rushing opportunities for Bills running back Devin Singletary who will have the entire Buffalo backfield to himself. In the three games Moss missed earlier this season Singletary ran for 152 yards on 42 carries and recorded one touchdown.
Devin Singletary Rushing yards:
- Singletary to record at least 43 rushing yards (-114)
- Singletary to record at least 53 rushing yards (+108)
Expect Singletary to be the workhorse back on Saturday with Moss out and despite the Ravens defense bettors should take the -114 odds that he records at least 43 rushing yards. If wanting a better return on Singletary’s odds look no further than the +108 odds for him to record at least 53 rushing yards. The Bills are a heavy passing team but Singletary being the only running back will give him a real chance at notching at least 43 rushing yards.
The Ravens-Bills AFC Divisional Round game will kickoff at 8:15 p.m. EST and will be broadcasted by NBC.