Bills vs. Ravens Odds & Playoff Schedule: Opening Spread, Total & More Divisional Round Details
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Ravens vs. Bills Odds
Ravens vs. Bills Playoff Projections
Sean Koerner, one of the experts who powers our NFL PRO Projections, used his power ratings to project an early spread and total.
- Spread: Bills -1
- Total: 51
Ravens vs. Bills Player Ratings
Sean Koerner, our Director of Predictive Analytics, uses his player projections to calculate the most valuable players on each team based on their worth to the spread. Find his ratings below or read his full analysis here.
How Baltimore Reached the Divisional Round
- Wild Card Round: Beat the Titans, 20-13
- Regular-Season Record: 11-5
Tommy Stokke: The Ravens raced out to a 5-1 start despite Lamar Jackson looking less than his 2019 MVP self early on, but a string of three midseason losses and a 6-5 record had Baltimore bettors asking what went wrong?
Jackson missed one of those games, though, and the schedule softened at the right time: The Ravens closed the regular season on a five-win streak against the Cowboys, Browns, Jaguars, Giants and Bengals.
How Buffalo Reached the Divisional Round
- Wild Card Round: Beat the Colts, 27-24
- Regular-Season Record: 13-3
Stokke: What a leap the Bills’ offense has taken in 2020.
This is no defense-first team anymore. Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll unleashed Josh Allen and an offense that is near the top of the NFL in most major categories. The result was an AFC East championship and real belief in a postseason run.
Allen — always knocked for his accuracy — saw an 11% improvement in completion percentage that took him up to 69%. He threw for more than 1,200 more yards than in 2019, and his interception rate dropped this year. Also, Stefon Diggs has been his perfect match. In Diggs’ first year with Buffalo, the former Vikings receiver led the NFL in receiving yards.
All of that added up to a sterling 11-5 record against the spread in the regular season, and now their second home game of the postseason.