Sunday, September 11, 2016
M&T Bank Stadium
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The Buffalo Bills take on the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at M&T Bank Stadium. The opening line for this game has Baltimore as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44.5. Last season the Bills were 8-7-1 against the spread and their over/under record was 8-8-0. The Ravens had an over/under record of 7-9-0 and they were 5-9-2 against the spread.
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Buffalo scored 24 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 12th in the NFL. In the passing department, they averaged 18 passes on 29 attempts for a 62% percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 209 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 28th in the league. The Bills ran for an average of 152 yards per game on 32 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranked them 1st in the NFL. They also ran 64 plays per contest and averaged 5.6 yards per play for an average of 361 yards per game, ranking their offense 13th overall last season. The Bills averaged 19 first downs per game which ranked them 23rd in the league. They accumulated 78.1 penalty yards per game via 8.9 penalties, which ranked 1st in the NFL.
Buffalo allowed 248 passing yards per game, ranking 19th in the league, and they allowed 22 points per contest on defense, which ranked 15th. They gave up 22 completions on 38 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58%. The Bills allowed 108 rushing yards per game on 25 carries for a 4.3 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 16th in the NFL. Buffalo allowed 356 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 19th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.6 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 7.1 penalties for 56.6 yards per game, ranking them 15th among all teams in the league.
Baltimore averaged 21 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 25th in the NFL. In the passing department, they completed 27 passes per game on 42 attempts for a 64% percent completion percentage. They threw for 267 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 8th. The Ravens ran for an average of 92 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 27th on the ground. They also ran 68 plays per game and averaged 5.3 yards per play for a total of 359 yards per game, ranking them 14th in the league on offense. The Ravens got an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranked 21st. They averaged 72.1 penalty yards per game via 7.6 penalties, ranking them 5th in the NFL.
Baltimore allowed an average of 234 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 10th in the league. Their defense overall allowed 25 points per contest, which had them ranked 24th. They gave up 22 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 65% per game. The Ravens allowed 104 rushing yards per contest on 26 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 12th in the NFL. Baltimore allowed 337 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranked 8th in the league. They forced 0.9 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 46.8 yards in each contest, ranking 7th.
Tyrod Taylor finished his last game of last season with 182 yards through the air for Buffalo. He completed 18 passes out of 28 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Bills were led in rushing by Tyrod Taylor, who finished with 51 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Sammy Watkins was the team leader in receiving with a total of 136 yards and 11 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Buffalo totaled 295 yards by way of 73 plays. They rushed the ball 43 times for a total of 113 yards on the game and the Bills totaled 18 first downs by getting 5 rushing, 10 passing and 3 by penalty.
Ryan Mallett finished his last game of last season with 292 yards through the air for Baltimore. He completed 30 passes out of 56 attempts for a 54% completion percentage. The Ravens were led in rushing by Javorius Allen, who finished with 38 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Kamar Aiken was the team leader in receiving with a total of 76 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Baltimore totaled 341 yards by way of 78 plays. They rushed the ball 21 times for a total of 59 yards on the game and the Ravens totaled 22 first downs by getting 2 rushing, 18 passing and 2 by penalty.
Buffalo Betting Trends
Buffalo was 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
Buffalo had an ATS record of 8-7-1 last season
Baltimore Betting Trends
Baltimore was 7-9-0 against the over/under last season
Baltimore had an ATS record of 5-9-2 last season
Injuries to Watch
09/07/16 LB Brandon Spikes Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
09/07/16 S Colt Anderson Foot "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
09/07/16 CB Kevon Seymour Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
09/07/16 CB Nickell Robey-Coleman Quad "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
09/07/16 WR Walter Powell Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
09/02/16 TE Chris Gragg Knee IR
09/02/16 LB IK Enemkpali Knee IR
09/01/16 LB Reggie Ragland Knee out for season
08/31/16 WR Kolby Listenbee Groin PUP
08/31/16 WR Marcus Easley Knee PUP
08/31/16 DE Shaq Lawson Shoulder PUP
08/16/16 DT Marcell Dareus Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
09/07/16 S Kendrick Lewis Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
09/07/16 DB Lardarius Webb Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
09/07/16 WR Michael Campanaro Calf "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
09/07/16 TE Nick Boyle Suspension expected to miss first 11 games
09/07/16 LB Za'Darius Smith Foot "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
09/03/16 LB Elvis Dumervil Foot "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
09/02/16 TE Darren Waller Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
09/02/16 RB Kenneth Dixon Knee out indefinitely
08/31/16 S Matt Elam Knee IR
08/30/16 RB Lorenzo Taliaferro Foot PUP
08/29/16 TE Benjamin Watson Achilles IR
08/29/16 CB Kyle Arrington Concussion IR
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Buffalo
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