- Tampa Bay Buccaneers have lost their last three matches.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers have failed to cover the spread in their last six games.
- Los Angeles Rams’ points total went under in their last three road games
- Los Angeles Rams have won the last five head-to-head matches against Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5) play the Los Angeles Rams (3-4) on Sunday, 6 at 21:25 at Raymond James Stadium. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in second place in NFC South after collecting three wins from eight games so far in the regular season, while three wins in seven matches leaves Los Angeles Rams third in the NFC West. The Los Angeles Rams arrive at the Raymond James Stadium as big outsiders to stop the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The home side should be able to book this one as a win, considering how highly they are favored the oddsmakers favor them.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Form
A 22-27 defeat to the Baltimore Ravens last time out extended the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ losing streak to three games, leaving the hosts 3-7 across their past 10 outings.
Things haven’t improved on the offense front for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at all, having put just 19.0 points on board across the last five matches. In all, the offense has averaged 18.3 points for the season. The defense, on the other hand, hasn’t been as effective in putting the brakes on opposing offenses of late. In the past five outings, 24.8 points have been lost on average. This is more than the home team usually gives up, having allowed a decent 18.9 points per game this season.
Despite being billed as a potential Super Bowl finalist in pre-season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had a change of priorities. The hosts won’t seal a postseason berth as things stand. Therefore, the aim is to climb up the rankings in the NFC Conference to secure a playoff seeding before the regular season ends.
Los Angeles Rams Form
The Los Angeles Rams are a poor 3-4 so far in the regular season and their latest match against the San Francisco 49ers ended in a 14-31 defeat, leaving them 4-6 in their past 10 games.
Things haven’t improved on the offense front for the Los Angeles Rams at all, having put just 15.4 points on board across the last five matches. In all, the offense has averaged 16.9 points for the season. A middle-of-the-pack defense is what the Los Angeles Rams have to offer ahead of their latest road trip, with 22.4 points allowed across seven matches so far.
As the reigning Super Bowl champions, only a successful title defense will do for the Los Angeles Rams. A spot in the playoffs come the end of the regular season will be the bare minimum expected for a team that finished one in the NFC West, won the NFC Championship, and lifted the famous Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Los Angeles Rams H2H
The Los Angeles Rams pulled off a 27-30 win in their most recent game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which took place at the Raymond James Stadium. Playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been a great experience for the Los Angeles Rams in recent times with three wins on the bounce. Their total record reads 9-4 in their last 13 games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed an average of 24.23 a game in their 13 most recent outings against the Los Angeles Rams, who scored an average of 25.69 points.
Heading into Week 9 of the regular season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are level in second place with the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South standings. They are 3-5 this season and 1-3 at home, while the Los Angeles Rams sit third in the NFC West and have gone 1-1 on the road and 3-5 overall.
Take the Los Angeles Rams (2.30) for the underdog win. Yes, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are favored on the moneyline at 1.66, but their struggles at home suggest nothing is set in stone as far as this matchup is concerned. The hosts are 1-4 SU at the Raymond James Stadium after losing four of their past five home games. Instead, we like the look of the Los Angeles Rams continuing their dominance in this series, having won four of their last five matchups against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Against the Spread
The oddsmakers are siding with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1.66) on the spread, but not by much. The hosts open up as -3.0 point favorites over the Los Angeles Rams for Sunday’s matchup. An average 7.2 point winning margin was the difference between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Rams across their last five meetings. The spread itself was only 1.8 points off in these games. For the latest showdown, the oddsmakers have the spread set at 3.
Backing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to cover the spread looks like a red flag here, even on home soil. They’ve failed to cover the spread in their last six outings ahead of Sunday’s matchup. The hosts are 0-5 ATS at home and 2-8 ATS overall in their last 10 games.
Instead, we’re taking the Los Angeles Rams (1.87) to cover the spread. The visitors may be 2-2 ATS from their four most recent road trips, but they are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
There was an average of 49.92 points scored in the previous 13 clashes between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Rams.
The average total in the last five encounters between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams was a staggering 66 points. As the total for their latest showdown is 42.5, it might be worth siding with the Over (1.90).
Also, over was a winning bet three times in the past 5 games on home turf for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are 2-8 over/under in their last 10 games home and away.
The Los Angeles Rams, on the other hand, saw four of their previous five games going under. Interestedly, the total has gone under in seven of the Los Angeles Rams’ past nine matchups against teams from the NFC South.