Player Prop Bets for Ravens vs. Bills – NFL Divisional Round, January 16, 2021
The 2021 NFL Divisional Round of the playoffs picks up on Saturday. Game one features Green Bay and L.A., and if you want to get the ball rolling early, you can check out my favorite Rams vs. Packers player prop bets.
I’m handing out NFL Divisional Round player props for all four games this weekend, and I’ll keep the good times going with a look at the second game of the day.
Lamar Jackson and Baltimore head into Buffalo to battle Josh Allen and the Bills, with a pretty intriguing game that has a total of 50. If you want to bet on this game, take a look at my top Ravens vs. Bills NFL player props below.
Josh Allen Over 33.5 Rushing Yards (-115)
Allen has morphed into a consistently dominant passer this year, but he’s still known for his running chops.
Anyone looking to profit from this Ravens vs. Bills game will have to consider betting on how many yards he can rack up with his legs.
This isn’t the lowest of rushing yardage totals when concerning quarterbacks, but it’s still a mark Allen himself has topped six times this season and did again last week against the Colts.
Baltimore’s defense is quite good, but it’s precisely because of how good they are that I think Allen will have to take off and run a bit more than even he would like.
Lamar Jackson Over 74.5 Rushing Yards (-105)
This is shaping up to be a pretty explosive game, as the total is 50 at the top NFL sportsbooks. I think we get plenty of points here, but that doesn’t mean the quarterbacks can’t do a significant amount of damage on the ground.
Jackson is probably a safer bet to accomplish something of merit with his legs, but he has to more than double what you’re betting on Allen to do.
The nice thing is Buffalo’s much weaker against the run and specifically allowed 327 yards on the ground to quarterbacks this year.
After clearing this rushing yardage total last week (nearly doubling it, actually) and six other times on the season, I think Jackson can do it again.
Lamar Jackson to Score a Touchdown (+130)
Betting on Lamar Jackson to top 74.5 yards on the ground takes on a little risk, but a safer play may be to just bet on him scoring a touchdown on the ground.
If Jackson can’t run for 75 yards, so be it. But the guy basically is Baltimore’s offense, and he’s found his way into the end-zone eight times with his legs this year.
In such a tense setting, I tend to trust Jackson to do whatever it takes to get the job done when Baltimore gets close to scoring. It certainly doesn’t hurt that the Bills allowed the second-most rushing scores to quarterbacks on the year.
Top it off with this cool +130 price tag, and I love Jackson to punch one in this week.
Cole Beasley Over 52.5 Receiving Yards (+110)
I almost suggested betting the Under for a Stefon Diggs yardage prop, but he’s so explosive, I couldn’t stomach it.
While I won’t actively bet against Diggs, I do tend to think a tough matchup in the playoffs could leave him falling short of expectations.
Beasley was plenty busy last week in his return from an injury, as he turned seven targets into seven catches for 57 yards. Buffalo loves to throw these days, and Baltimore likely focusing on stopping Diggs should open more underneath routes for the shifty Beasley.
He topped this receiving yardage mark last week and has cleared 52.5 yards nine times during the year.
J.K. Dobbins Over 57.5 Rushing Yards (-112)
One other Ravens vs. Bills player prop I like is the Over for J.K. Dobbins’ rushing yardage. He remains a key cog to Baltimore’s offense, and we all know by now how much the Ravens like to run.
This was the NFL’s top rushing attack, and the Ravens have a good matchup on their hands against a Bills defense that struggled with ground games in 2020. Buffalo also had major issues slowing down the Colts on the ground last week, too.
Dobbins surprisingly only rushed the ball nine times last week, but he was plenty effective, putting up 43 yards and a touchdown on a 4.8-yards per carry clip.
If he can keep that up and get a few more carries, I love his chances to smash this total. Dobbins has done so seven times this year and six times in his last seven games.
If you came looking for some Ravens vs. Bills player props, you found five I think can convert. They also should provide a decent amount of excitement, as they deal with some of the best players in the game.
I’m tackling the player prop bets side of things again this week, but I’m really just pointing to bets I like. You should do yourself a favor and give yourself a better shot to win by brushing up on some player prop betting strategy.
That, or just bet on the games themselves. If you want to do that, be sure to check out the game previews linked below.