Sunday, September 25, 2016
Raymond James Stadium
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The Los Angeles Rams travel to Raymond James Stadium to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, September 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Tampa Bay as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 42. The Rams are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Buccaneers have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
Case Keenum finished with 239 yards through the air for Los Angeles last week. He completed 18 passes out of 30 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Rams were led in rushing by Todd Gurley, who finished with 51 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Kenny Britt was the team leader in receiving with a total of 94 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Los Angeles got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 58 total plays for 283 yards for the game. The Rams ran for 64 yards on 25 attempts.
Jameis Winston finished with 243 yards passing for Tampa Bay last week. He went 27 for 52, resulting in a 52% completion percentage. The Buccaneers were led on the ground by Jacquizz Rodgers, who finished with 29 yards on 2 carries. He ended the game with an average of 15 yards per rush. Mike Evans led the team in receiving with 70 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Tampa Bay had 21 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 76 total plays for 306 yards for the contest. The Buccaneers ran for 85 yards on 21 carries as a team.
Los Angeles scores 5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 32nd in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 18 passes on 33 attempts for a 55% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 170 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 32nd in the league. The Rams run for an average of 65 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 2.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 29th in the league. They also run 59 plays per contest and average 4 yards per play for an average of 234 yards per game, ranking their offense 32nd overall this season. The Rams average 14 first downs per game which ranks them 32nd in the NFL. They accumulate 90 penalty yards per game via 9.5 penalties, which ranks 4th in the league.
Los Angeles allows 205 passing yards per game, ranking 9th, and they allow 16 points per contest on defense, which ranks 7th. They give up 22 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63%. The Rams allow 109 rushing yards per game on 33 carries for an average of 3.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 19th in the NFL. Los Angeles allows 313 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 10th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6 penalties for 62 yards per game, ranking them 8th among NFL teams.
Tampa Bay averages 19 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 23rd in the league. In the passing department, they complete 25 passes per game on 42 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. They throw for 251 yards through the air per game, ranking them 19th. The Buccaneers run for an average of 88 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 21st on the ground. They also run 68 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 339 yards per game, ranking them 23rd in the league on offense. The Buccaneers get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 17th. They average 43.5 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, ranking them 22nd in the NFL.
Tampa Bay allows an average of 319 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 27th in the league. Their defense overall allows 32 points per contest, which has them ranked 28th. They give up 23 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 62% per game. The Buccaneers allow 77 rushing yards per contest on 26 carries for a 3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 8th in the NFL. Tampa Bay allows 395 total yards per game for an average of 6.1 yards per play, which ranks 21st in the league. They force 5 penalties for 52 yards in each contest, ranking 5th.
Los Angeles Betting Trends
Los Angeles is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
Los Angeles has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Tampa Bay Betting Trends
Tampa Bay is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Tampa Bay has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 CB E.J. Gaines Quad "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
09/18/16 WR Nelson Spruce Knee "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
09/18/16 WR Pharoh Cooper Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
09/09/16 DT Louis Trinca-Pasat Knee out for season
09/20/16 DB Ryan Smith Hand "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles
09/20/16 WR Cecil Shorts Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles
09/20/16 LB Devante Bond Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles
09/18/16 TE Luke Stocker Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles
09/18/16 DE Robert Ayers Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles
09/18/16 RB Doug Martin Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles
09/15/16 DE Jacquies Smith Knee out for season
08/31/16 G J.R. Sweezy Back PUP
08/31/16 WR Louis Murphy Knee PUP
08/11/16 DE George Johnson Hip out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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