Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Los Angeles Rams Prediction, 9/26/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 3
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Los Angeles Rams
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rams (-2.5)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0) are headed to SoFi Stadium on Sunday where they will compete against the Los Angeles Rams (2-0). Los Angeles opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total has been set at 52.5.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers come into this game with a record of 2-0 for this season. In their last contest, the Buccaneers faced off with the Falcons and went home with a win by a final score of 48-25. Leonard Fournette led the offense in rushing for the Buccaneers with 11 carries for 52 yards (4.7 yds per carry). Mike Evans had an average of 15.0 yds per catch by totaling 75 yds on 5 receptions. Tom Brady connected on 24/36 with 276 yards through the air and 5 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 129.2 and ended the game without throwing an interception. When it came to stopping the run, the Buccaneers conceded 55 yds on 20 tries, which averages out to 2.8 yards per run surrendered. Tampa Bay surrendered 35 pass completions on 48 attempts for 293 yds, and a completion rate of 72.9%. In the game, they had 60 plays which totaled 341 yards. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran the rock 21 different times and totaled 82 yds, which is an average of 3.9 yards per tote.
The Buccaneers have racked up 772 total yards this season. Tampa Bay has recorded 36 1st downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 20 infractions for 189 yards. They have turned the football over 5 times (2 interceptions and 3 fumbles lost). As a team they're averaging 67.0 yards via the ground game ranking them 30th in the league. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are averaging 39.5 PPG.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Buccaneers have surrendered 684 yards which puts them in 30th in the NFL. They have given up 342.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 72.6%. In total, they are allowing 399.5 yards per outing ranking them 23rd in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.0 yards per run and 57.5 yards on the ground per contest this season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 115 rushing yards through 2 games. The Buccaneers rank 22nd in the league concerning their opponents scoring, giving up 27.0 points per game.
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The Rams come into this game with a record of 2-0 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Rams went home victorious with a score of 27-24 when they faced the Colts. Matthew Stafford (2 touchdowns) finished the contest with 278 yards on 19/30 through the air while his QB rating was 101.8. He had 1 pick and his longest completion went for 44 yards. Cooper Kupp was the leading receiver for the Rams, bringing in 9 passes for 163 yards (18.1 yards per catch). Darrell Henderson carried the football 13 times for 53 yards, ending the contest with 4.1 yds per attempt for Los Angeles. The Rams finished the contest with 371 yds on 60 plays (6.2 yds per play). Los Angeles rushed the ball for 3.5 yards per carry, totaling 101 yds on 29 carries. Los Angeles allowed 26 running attempts for 109 yds (4.2 yds per rush). The Rams pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 61.1%, relinquishing 245 yards on 22 out of 36 through the air.
The Los Angeles Rams average 378.5 yards per game which has them ranked 16th out of all teams in the league. They average 87.5 rushing yards per game and have run for 175 yards for the year. The Los Angeles offense has accrued 51 yds of penalties on 6 violations, which is 31st in the NFL in terms of making mistakes. They have given away 1 pick while losing 1 fumble and they have been able to obtain 28 first downs. During this campaign to this point, the Rams have racked up 582 yards through the air as well as an average of 291.0 throwing yards per game, putting them at 7th in football. When looking at how much they score, the Rams are 5th in the league averaging 30.5 points per outing.
The Rams are giving up 19.0 PPG, which has them ranked 8th in football. Los Angeles has yielded a total of 243 yards rushing (121.5 yards per game) in addition to 2 touchdowns by ground this season. They have given up 1 touchdown via the pass and 216.5 yards per outing, which puts them in 11th in the NFL. The Rams defense taken the field for 134 plays, which is 23rd in the league. In total, they have conceded 38 points in total. They have earned 4 takeaways (1 fumble and 3 interceptions) this year.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Rams NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buccaneers +2.5
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