Check out our free Rams vs Buccaneers pick and preview for NFL week 9 game in Tampa Bay. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NFL matchup.
Rams vs Buccaneers Pick & Preview- NFL Week 9
The Rams will play host to the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, FL, with a kickoff scheduled for 4:25 PM ET. The game will be televised on CBS. The odds for this week 9 NFC matchup have the Buccaneers as the -3.0 point favorite on the spread.
Rams vs Buccaneers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Where: Tampa Bay at Raymond James Stadium
- Date: Sunday, November 6th
- Betting Odds TB -3.0, LAR +123 | TB +-146 O/U 42.5
Will Matthew Stafford Lead The Rams To A Win In What Figures To Be A Tightly Contested Game?
Heading into week 9, the Rams will look to get back in the win column, as they are coming off a 31-14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Los Angeles lost the game, even though they entered the game as -1.0 point favorites. In terms of the over-under, the teams combined for 45 points, which surpassed the betting line of 42.
For the game, Los Angeles ran the ball 21 times, finishing with 56 rushing yards. The team’s leading rusher was Ronnie Rivers, who finished with just 21 yards and a per-attempt average of 2.6.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford struggled to move the ball in the passing game, finishing with just 187 through the air and a passer rating of 91.35. Stafford made up for a below-average performance in the passing game by throwing and running for a touchdown. Cooper Kupp led the way for Los Angeles at receiver, finding the endzone once to go along with his 79 yards. With 37 passes per game, Los Angeles ranks 10th in the league. Going into the game, the Rams have thrown a total of 8.0 interceptions, coming on a passing completion percentage of 70.83% (2nd).
This season, the Rams have generated 15 sacks, which is just 23rd in the league. However, they could be in line to see this number increase as they are generating hits on the quarterback at a high rate.
Will Tom Brady Lead The Buccaneers To A Win Over Los Angeles?
In week 8, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers dropped a non-conference matchup against the Ravens by a score of 27-22. With the loss, Tampa Bay failed to cover the spread, as they had a 2.0 point advantage on the spread. Going into the game, the over-under total was set at 46 points, which the teams surpassed.
Tampa Bay struggled to run the ball last week, finishing with just 44 yards on 15 attempts. Although Leonard Fournette did not come home with a huge yardage total, he did pick up a rushing touchdown.
Tom Brady was able to rack up 325 passing yards on an overall passer rating of 89.68. Brady was able to cap off his strong statistical game by throwing for 1 touchdown. Mike Evans had a big game in the passing attack, finishing with 123 yards on 6 catches. On average, Tampa Bay has thrown the ball 42.5 times per game, placing them 2nd in the league. This season, 65.89% of the team’s offensive plays have come through the pass, placing them 1st in the NFL.
It is noteworthy that despite the team’s defense being able to generate sacks at a high rate, their current QB hit percentage of 16.0th% is similar to the NFL average.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
The Rams will look to pick another win over Tampa Bay as last year they defeated the Buccaneers by a score of 34-24. The Rams covered the spread as 0.5 point underdogs, with an over-under line set at 55.0 points.
Looking back at the recent matchups between Los Angeles and Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers have taken 4 of the last 5 contests. The over-under record in these games sits at 5-0, with the average scoring total coming in at 66.0 points.
The Los Angeles Rams have gone 3-1 vs the spread in these games. On average, the Rams have averaged 33.6 points per game in the past 5 head-to-head matchups, compared to Tampa Bay at 32.4.
Across their last 5 road contests, Los Angeles has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-3. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1-0 while averaging 20.4 points per game.
In their last 5 games at home, the Buccaneers have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 0-5 vs the spread. The team averaged 22.6 points per game in this stretch.
Rams vs Buccaneers Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Buccaneers -3.0
- Free Total Prediction: Under 42.5
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