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Baltimore Ravens vs Buffalo Bills Injury Report and How the Odds Have Been Affected

David Golokhov

by David Golokhov in NFL Football

Updated Jan 15, 2021 · 1:37 PM PST

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) plays catch with fans before an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Brett Carlsen)
  • The Baltimore Ravens visit the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night at 8:15 PM ET.
  • While a number of players have popped up on the injury reports for both teams, there are no major concerns on either side.
  • The Bills are a 2.5-point favorite for this contest; see the full injury roundup below

The Baltimore Ravens will visit the Buffalo Bills on Saturday night for their Divisional Round playoff matchup.

Injuries could be a factor in this game, as both teams have bumps and bruises to be concerned about. Let’s take a closer look at the latest injury news to see which could have a big impact on the contest.

Ravens Injury Report

Player Position Injury Thursday Practice Game Status
Matthew Judon OLB Illness Full Practice
Marcus Peters CB Back Limited Practice Questionable
D.J. Fluker T Knee Limited Practice Questionable
Calais Campbell DE NIR
Mark Ingram RB NIR
Derek Wolfe DE NIR DNP

Ravens Are in Good Shape

The Ravens have seen a number of their key players pop up on the injury report throughout the week, but for the most part, almost none of them are deemed significant. Cornerback Marcus Peters has been listed as questionable but he finished last week’s game, so it’s hard to imagine he misses this contest. While he got some time off early in the week, he returned to limited practice on Thursday.

Meanwhile, edge Matthew Judon was dealing with an illness early in the week, but came back to fully practice on Thursday. He’s no longer listed, so that’s a good sign. That leaves OT D.J. Fluker as the biggest concern. He’s dealing with a knee injury and is questionable, but he played through it last week.

All in all, the Ravens are in pretty good shape going into this contest. Keep an eye on Peters and Fluker as Saturday approaches but all signs point to them both playing.

Bills Injury Report

Player Position Injury Thursday Practice Game Status
Darryl Johnson DE Knee DNP Questionable
Cole Beasley WR Knee Limited Practice
Stefon Diggs WR Oblique Full Practice
Tremaine Edmunds LB Hamstring Full Practice
Jake Fromm QB NIR LP (NIR)
Ed Oliver DT Ankle Full Practice
Justin Zimmer DT Groin Full Practice
Tyler Bass K Hand Full Practice

Bills Are (Almost) Completely Healthy

The Buffalo Bills have seen a lot of names show up on the injury report throughout the week, but as Saturday’s game approaches, most of the issues have been put to rest. Early in the week, Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley, Tremaine Edmunds, Ed Oliver and Tyler Bass all had various ailments. All of them were either full or limited participants on Thursday and are expected to play.

The lone concern for the Bills right now is Darryl Johnson, who is a defensive end. He did not practice on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, and appears to be truly questionable as we move closer to the weekend.

While he’s a rotational player, he’s not a huge contributor. He finished the season with just 11 tackles and one sack.

Injuries Affecting the Spread?

If you’re planning to bet this game, you can mostly forget about the injury report as there really isn’t much to worry about. For the Ravens, you might want to keep an eye on Fluker and Peters, but they are expected to play. They finished last week’s affair with no visible setbacks.

As for the Bills, there doesn’t appear to be anything to be worried about either. If you saw Diggs and Beasley on the injury report and got concerned, there’s nothing to worry about. The Bills are virtually at full strength going into this game.

That being the case, there hasn’t been any type of injury news that has impacted the odds. The odds have been mostly sitting at about the same price all week with the Bills at -2.5. Barring any unforeseen setbacks, injuries won’t impact this line before kickoff.

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