The Buffalo Bills (14-3) tackle the Baltimore Ravens (12-5) on Saturday, Jan. 16 in the NFL playoffs divisional round. Kickoff is at 8:15 p.m. ET where freezing temperatures (32 degrees) and gusting winds from 15-25 MPH could cause some problems in the passing game.
But beyond betting the spread, total or moneyline, you can get a little more creative with your wagering this weekend. There are numerous NFL prop bets available on FanDuel Sportsbook. Here are three of the best prop bets for Bills quarterback Josh Allen.
1. Total Passing Yards UNDER 295.5 (-110)
Bills QB Josh Allen handled more blitzes than any other quarterback during the regular season. The Ravens blitz 45% of dropbacks according to Pro-Football-Reference, which is most in the league. Baltimore is also top 5 in the league in opponent quarterback passer rating. Allen is very mobile and had a breakout season as an All-Pro, and he will be on the move more in this match-up. The wind speed and gusts are going to come into play. While Allen passed for 326 yards with 26 completions in last week's Wild Card win, the Ravens' interior pressure is going to force more quick passes. Baltimore's offense will control the ball and clock more too, potentially limiting the Bills' offensive plays. Baltimore's pass defense allowed just 217 passing yards per game this season - sixth-best in the NFL. That does not include last week's shutdown of the Titans and QB Ryan Tannehill's 165 passing yards in a 20-13 Ravens Wild Card win. The passing yards prop has dropped, but is still high. Note too that Allen passed for just 220 yards (23-of-54 completions) in two previous games against the Ravens.
2. Passing Touchdowns UNDER 2.5 (-152)
Josh Allen passed for 37 touchdowns this season and added two more in the Bills' playoff win last week over the Colts. In fact, Allen has only passed for three or more touchdowns in a game three times in his last eight, and only 16 times in his 17 games this season. But keeping with the passing yards theme along with the match-ups, game flow and weather, this looks like the percentage play.
3. Interceptions Thrown OVER 0.5 (-110)
Allen threw 10 interceptions this season and had by far his best season passing and in completion percentage (67.2%). He made a huge jump in accuracy and completion percentage this season. But the pressure rises in the playoffs with each game and stronger opponents. More Ravens blitzes, pressure and potential mistakes suggest a few more inaccurate or tipped passes and an interception to follow.
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