Buffalo Bills vs. Baltimore Ravens NFL Week 1 Odds and Expert Analysis
The best offshore gambling sites favor the Baltimore Ravens over the Buffalo Bills by a touchdown. Sans its corresponding field goal. That is to say, by six points. Perhaps that TD will come via a pass from starting QB ‘Skinny’ Joe Flacco to wide receiver John Brown. The former Arizona Cardinal is just getting his first reps as a Raven. However, Smokey and Joe Cool have come together like gin and Ginger Ale. Huh. That’s a great name for a blues duo. I could see myself chilling to Smokey and Joe Cool while sipping on gin and Ginger Ale.
Anyway. The point is, Flacco and Brown are simpatico. In a way that takes most such tandems a lot longer to achieve. “You got a lot of people that respect the speed, and they don’t want to get beat over the top,” Brown said. “You got a quarterback like Joe Flacco, he can read that also and make a perfect throw.”
The Bills can only hope that new wide receiver Corey Coleman establishes the same chemistry with their starting QB. Corey Coleman. That almost sounds like Gary Coleman. Buffalo acquired Coleman from the Cleveland Browns on August 5 in exchange for a 2020 seventh-round pick. Coleman was last seen literally dropping the ball late in the fourth quarter of the Browns final game last year. Eh, what’s one more loss in a 0-16 season? Coleman is expected to battle for the Bills’ No. 2 receiving spot with Zay Jones. Neither Coleman nor Jones is expected to compete with Quan Bray. Whom the Bills released to make room for Coleman. Now all the Bills need is a quarterback. What’chu talkin’ ‘bout, Willis?
All signs point to AJ McCarron starting under center. With Nathan Peterman and Josh Allen as his backups. Peterman is certainly No. 2. If you know what I mean. And I think you do. None of the Bills signal-callers had a good day on August 5.
The Ravens have a lot of work to do in order to ensure Flacco can connect with Brown. Robert Griffin III, Josh Woodrum and rookie Lamar Jackson were sacked eight times in the Hall of Fame Game. RGIII is accustomed to getting sacked. By which I mean fired. But still. ““We’ve got to be better up front with our young offensive linemen,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “Our quarterbacks don’t need to be under that kind of duress, and we need to block the run game better. So we expect more out of those guys.” You’re damn right they should not be under that kind of duress. As if being Robert Griffin III weren’t bad enough. The Ravens had as many as three rookies in the O-line at one point. It was like the boys’ team in the rugby match against the masters in Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.
Buffalo Bills vs. Baltimore Ravens Betting Information
- Date: September 9, 2018
- Venue: M&T Bank Stadium
Best online sportsbooks odds from InterTops.eu:
- Buffalo Bills +6 +100 o +220 o Ov 41 -110
- Baltimore Ravens -6 -120 o -260 o Un 41 -110
- Bills are 3-2 SU in their last five games.
- The total has gone under in five of the Bills’ last seven games.
- Bills are 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
- Ravens are 5-2 SU in their last seven games.
- The total has gone over in three of the Ravens’ last five games.
- Ravens are 4-3 ATS in their last seven games.
Our Free Prediction: The Ravens’ offensive line will have improved with the return of Marshall Yanda. As a result, Baltimore will win and cover.