Thursday, December 17, 2015
Edward Jones Dome
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the St. Louis Rams on Thursday at Edward Jones Dome. The opening line for this game has St. Louis as 1 point favorites and the over/under was set at 42.5.
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Jameis Winston finished his last game with 182 yards through the air for Tampa Bay. He completed 18 passes out of 32 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Buccaneers were led in rushing by Doug Martin, who finished with 81 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Charles Sims was the team leader in receiving with a total of 64 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tampa Bay got a total of 18 first downs by way of 5 rushing, 8 passing, and 5 by penalty. They ran 52 total plays for 291 yards for the game. The Buccaneers ran for 115 yards on 19 attempts.
Case Keenum finished his last game with 124 yards through the air for St. Louis. He completed 14 passes out of 22 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Rams were led in rushing by Todd Gurley, who finished with 140 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Kenny Britt was the team leader in receiving with a total of 35 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. St. Louis got a total of 15 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 6 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 52 total plays for 317 yards for the game. The Rams ran for 203 yards on 29 attempts.
Tampa Bay is scoring 22 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 18 passes on 31 attempts for a 58% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 223 yards per game through the air as well. The Buccaneers are running for an average of 141 yards per game on 29 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry. They also run 63 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 364 yards per game. The Buccaneers are averaging 20 first downs per game and they accumulate 79 penalty yards per game via 9.6 penalties.
Tampa Bay allows 247 passing yards per game and 25 points per contest on defense. They give up 25 completions on 36 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 69%. The Buccaneers allow 94 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for a 3.4 average per play. Tampa Bay allows 341 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 59.2 yards per game.
St. Louis averages 16 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 17 passes per game on 30 attempts for a 57% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 173 yards through the air per game thus far. The Rams run for an average of 125 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season. They also run 57 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 298 yards per game. The Rams get an average of 15 first downs per game and they average 65.9 penalty yards per game via 7.8 penalties.
St. Louis allows an average of 238 passing yards and 21 points per contest. They give up 24 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 67% per game. The Rams allow 116 rushing yards per contest on 29 carries for a 4 average per rush. St. Louis allows 354 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 61 yards in each contest.
Tampa Bay Betting Trends
Tampa Bay is 6-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
Tampa Bay has an ATS record of 7-6-0 this season
St. Louis Betting Trends
St. Louis is 3-10-0 against the over/under so far this season
St. Louis has an ATS record of 5-7-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/15/15 DT Akeem Spence Ankle "?" Thursday vs. St. Louis
12/15/15 LB Bruce Carter Ankle "?" Thursday vs. St. Louis
12/15/15 DT Gerald McCoy Hand probable Thursday vs. St. Louis
12/15/15 LB Lavonte David Ankle probable Thursday vs. St. Louis
12/14/15 G Logan Mankins Ankle "?" Thursday vs. St. Louis
12/14/15 WR Vincent Jackson Knee out indefinitely
12/13/15 DE George Johnson Calf "?" Thursday vs. St. Louis
12/13/15 DE Jacquies Smith Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. St. Louis
12/09/15 LB Kwon Alexander Suspension out for season
11/04/15 DT Clinton McDonald Pectoral IR
10/27/15 WR Louis Murphy Knee IR
09/07/15 WR Kenny Bell Hamstring IR
09/04/15 DL Larry English Knee out indefinitely
12/15/15 T Rob Havenstein Calf "?" Thursday vs. Tampa Bay
12/14/15 RB Todd Gurley Knee injured last game, probable Thursday vs. Tampa Bay
12/13/15 T Andrew Donnal Knee "?" Thursday vs. Tampa Bay
12/13/15 CB Janoris Jenkins Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Tampa Bay
12/12/15 S T.J. McDonald Shoulder IR
12/10/15 DE Robert Quinn Hip IR
11/16/15 T Jamon Brown Leg out for season
11/10/15 WR Stedman Bailey Head out for season
11/05/15 RB Trey Watts Suspension out for season
10/28/15 LB Alec Ogletree Ankle IR - designated to return
10/15/15 G Rodger Saffold Shoulder IR
08/16/15 CB E.J. Gaines Foot IR
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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