Los Angeles Rams vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prediction, 1/23/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds NFC Divisional Playoffs
Game: Los Angeles Rams vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Sunday, January 23, 2022
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Buccaneers (-3)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (14-4) will go up against the Los Angeles Rams (13-5) at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday in an NFC Divisional playoff game. Tampa Bay opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The over/under is set at 48.5.
The Los Angeles Rams come into this game with a record of 13-5 for this season. In their Wild Card game, the Rams faced the Cardinals and earned the victory with a final of 34-11. Matthew Stafford finished 13/17 with 202 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 154.5 and ended the game without throwing a pick. Sony Michel was the best rusher for the Rams with 13 totes for 58 yards (4.5 yards per attempt). Cooper Kupp had an average of 12.2 yds per catch by totaling 61 yds on 5 catches. The Los Angeles Rams ran the rock 38 different times and totaled 140 yards, earning them an average of 3.7 yds per carry. In all, they tallied 57 plays which totaled 375 yards. Los Angeles relinquished 19 pass completions on 34 tries for a total of 122 yds, and a completion percentage of 55.9%. Against the run, the Rams conceded 61 yards on 18 tries, which is an average of 3.4 yards per run allowed.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Los Angeles Rams are sitting at 27.1 points per game. Offensively they're averaging 99.0 yards on the ground ranking them 25th in the NFL. The Rams have earned 6,325 total yards this year. Los Angeles has tallied 233 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 76 infractions for 637 yds. They have turned the ball over 23 times (18 picks and 5 fumbles lost). When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Los Angeles has earned 41 touchdowns via the pass and 10 rushing touchdowns.
The Rams are ranked 15th in the NFL regarding team defense, allowing 21.9 PPG. They are allowing an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt and 103.2 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 1,754 running yards through 17 contests. When talking about passing yards, the Rams have given up 4,109 yards which has them sitting in 22nd in the league. They have relinquished 241.7 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 66.6%. Over the course of this year, they have surrendered 344.9 yards per contest which has them sitting 17th in the National Football League. They have surrendered 17 touchdowns via the pass and 18 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Buccaneers come into this matchup with a record of 14-4 this year. In their Wild Card matchup, the Buccaneers walked away with a victory by a final of 31-15 when they played the Eagles. Ke'Shawn Vaughn carried the rock 17 times for 53 yds, walking away from the contest with 3.1 yds per carry for Tampa Bay. Mike Evans was a featured target for the Buccaneers, hauling in 9 balls for 117 yards (13.0 yards per catch). Tom Brady (2 touchdowns) finished the contest with 271 yds on 29/37 passing while his QB rate was 115.2. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his Y/A was 7.32 yds. Tampa Bay conceded 17 rushing attempts for 95 yards (5.6 yds per carry). The Buccaneers passing defense gave up a completion rate of 53.5%, surrendering 244 yds on 23 out of 43 through the air. The Buccaneers ended up finishing with 349 yards and they ran 72 plays (4.8 yds per play). Tampa Bay ended up running for 3.4 yards per attempt, finishing with 106 yards on 31 carries.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold an average of 405.9 yards/game which has them sitting 2nd out of all teams in the league. They maintain an average of 98.4 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,672 yards for the year. The Tampa Bay offense has totaled 874 yards of penalties on 97 violations, ranking them 22nd in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They have tossed 12 picks while letting opponents recover 7 fumbles and they have recorded 273 first downs. For the season to this point, the Buccaneers have thrown for a total of 5,229 passing yards as well as an average of 307.6 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 1st out of all NFL teams. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Buccaneers are ranking 2nd in football maintaining an average of 30.1 points per outing.
The Buccaneers are surrendering 20.8 points per contest, which has them sitting 5th in the NFL. Tampa Bay has surrendered a total of 1,573 rushing yards (92.5 yards per game) in addition to 11 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have allowed 26 touchdowns through the air in addition to 238.9 yards/outing, which has them sitting 21st in the league. The Buccaneers defense has participated in 1,093 plays, which has them sitting 22nd in football. Overall, they have conceded 353 points in total. They have compiled 29 takeaways (12 fumbles recovered and 17 interceptions) this year.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Buccaneers -3 and over 48.5 total points
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