Buffalo Bills at Baltimore Ravens Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/26/2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017
M&T Bank Stadium
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The Baltimore Ravens host the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, August 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Baltimore as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 39. The Ravens had an over/under record of 7-9-0 and they were 7-9-0 against the spread last year. The Bills had an ATS record of 6-10-0 while their over/under record was 12-4-0.
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Valuable Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bills were 12-4-0 against the over/under last season
The Buffalo Bills were 6-10-0 against the spread last year
Important Baltimore Ravens Betting Trends
The Baltimore Ravens were 7-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Baltimore Ravens were 7-9-0 against the spread last year
Key Buffalo Bills Injuries
08/20/17 WR Anquan Boldin Retired out for season
08/14/17 WR Jordan Matthews Sternum "?" Sunday vs. NY Jets
07/30/17 S Colt Anderson Foot PUP
Key Baltimore Ravens Injuries
08/12/17 G Alex Lewis Shoulder out for season
08/01/17 TE Crockett Gillmore MCL out for season
07/30/17 CB Tavon Young ACL out for season
07/27/17 QB Joe Flacco Back is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Cincinnati
07/25/17 RB Kenneth Dixon Knee out for season
07/22/17 WR Michael Campanaro Toe PUP
07/02/17 TE Darren Waller Suspension out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bills ran for 2,630 yards as a team last year, which ranked 1st in the NFL. They ran 492 times, averaging 5.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bills were penalized on offense 112 times for 960 yards last season, which had them 9th in the league in penalties. They were 10th in the NFL in points scored with 399. They ran 1,012 plays last season for 5,666 yards, which ranked them 16th in the league in total offense. The Bills averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 12th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 328 1st downs last year, placing them 16th overall as an offensive unit. Tyrod Taylor averaged 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 11.2 yards per completion last season. He completed 269 passes on 436 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.7%. His QBR last year was 68.2 while is quarterback rating was 89.7. He threw for 3,023 yards.
The Bills rush defense allowed 469 attempts for 2,130 yards last year, putting them in 29th place in the league against the run. Buffalo committed 106 penalties for 884 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 10th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 38.8% of possessions on defense, which was 22nd in the league. They were 16th in the league in points allowed on defense with 378. They surrendered a total of 5,712 yards on D, which was 19th in the NFL. The Bills were ranked 20th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense gave up 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 19th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 306 passes on 511 attempts against the Buffalo Bills defense last season, placing them 1st and 1st in the National Football League. The Buffalo pass defense also gave up a total of 3,582 yards through the air, which was 6th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Buffalo Bills attempted 25 field goals last season and made 19, which was 28th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 76.0%. Buffalo Bills kickers made 89% of their extra points, going 40 for 45 last year. Their punters totaled 3,183 yards on 75 punts, averaging 28 yards per punt. That placed them 31st in the NFL in punting average. Buffalo was ranked 21st in the league in punt returns last season with 28. They accumulated 314 punt return yards and averaged 11.2 yards per return, which was 6th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 43 yards. They returned 39 kicks for 829 yards on special teams, ranking 10th in kick return yardage. The Bills averaged 21.3 yards per kick return and had a long of 45 yards last year. They were 9th in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,023.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baltimore Ravens were 21st in the National Football League in points scored with 343 last year. They ran 1,079 plays for 5,563 yards, which ranked them 17th in the NFL in total offense. The Ravens averaged 5.2 yards per play, which was 21st in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 316 1st downs last season, ranking them 21st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Baltimore ran for 1,463 yards as a unit, which ranked 28th in the league. They ran 367 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Ravens were penalized on offense 125 times for 1,111 yards last year, which had them 5th in the NFL in penalties. Joe Flacco passed for 4,317 yards last year. He completed 436 throws while attempting 672 passes for a completion percentage of 64.9%. His quarterback rating last season was 83.5 and his QBR was 58.4. He averaged 9.9 yards per completion and 6.4 yards per pass attempt.
Baltimore was 9th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 321. They gave up a total of 5,154 yards on D, which was 7th in the league. The Ravens were 9th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense allowed 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 8th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 369 throws on 578 attempts against the Baltimore defense last season, ranking them 19th and 17th in the league. The Baltimore Ravens pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,724 yards in the air, which was 9th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 384 attempts for 1,430 yards last season, putting them in 5th place in the NFL against the run. The Ravens had 94 penalties for 900 yards on defense last year. That placed them 11th in the league. They allowed a score on 28.1% of possessions on defense, which was 2nd in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Baltimore was 13th in the NFL in punt returns with 32 last year. They totaled 246 punt return yards and averaged 7.7 yards per return, which was 21st in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 28 yards. They returned 28 kicks for 636 yards on special teams, placing them 17th in kick return yardage. The Ravens averaged 22.7 yards per kick return and had a long of 60 yards last season. They were 20th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,688. The Baltimore Ravens tried 39 field goals last season and made 38, which was 1st in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 97.4%. Baltimore kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 27 for 27 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,665 yards on 80 punts, averaging 32 yards per punt. That ranked them 13th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Bills/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bills +3
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