With Bills coming to Baltimore in Week 4, Ravens are underdogs for first time this season

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			With Bills coming to Baltimore in Week 4, Ravens are underdogs for first time this season
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The Buffalo Bills are field-goal favorites over the Ravens ahead of their matchup Sunday in Baltimore, according to Las Vegas sportsbooks.

The Ravens (2-1), who have been favored in their first three games this season, are 3 1/2-point home underdogs after a solid road win Sunday over the New England Patriots.

Despite a narrow loss to the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo will enter Week 4 as the Super Bowl betting favorite. The Bills (2-1) lead the NFL in point differential (plus-53) and, like the Ravens, have an Most Valuable Player candidate in quarterback Josh Allen.

Both teams have piles of injuries at key spots. The Ravens could enter Sunday’s game at M&T Bank Stadium with just one outside linebacker who’s played in every game this season, after Justin Houston suffered a groin strain in Week 3. Tyus Bowser and David Ojabo are unavailable, and Steven Means, Vince Biegel and Daelin Hayes have all suffered injuries over the past two months. Starter Odafe Oweh, meanwhile, doesn’t have a sack in his first three games, and new signing Jason Pierre-Paul hasn’t started practicing yet.

Buffalo’s secondary, meanwhile, will be without several projected starters. All-Pro cornerback Tre’Davious White will miss Sunday’s game while he continues his recovery from a torn ACL last season. All-Pro safety Micah Hyde is out for the season with a neck injury, and Jordan Poyer, the Bills’ other All-Pro safety, was inactive Sunday because of a foot injury. Rookie cornerback Christian Benford (Randallstown), who started Buffalo’s first three games, fractured his hand Sunday and will miss several weeks.

The Ravens lead the all-time series against Buffalo 6-4, with wins in three of their past four meetings. The Bills won their last matchup, however, ending the Ravens’ 2020 season with a 17-3 win in their AFC divisional-round playoff game.

The over-under for Sunday’s game is 52 points.

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Sunday, 1 p.m.

TV: Chs. 13, 9

Radio: 97.9 FM, 101.5 FM, 1090 AM

Line: Bills by 4

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