Los Angeles Rams vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prediction, 11/6/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 9
Game: Los Angeles Rams vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Sunday, November 6, 2022
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Buccaneers (-1)
Raymond James Stadium is where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5) will attempt to defeat the Los Angeles Rams (3-4) on Sunday. Tampa Bay opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The total is set at 43.
The Los Angeles Rams come into this game with a record of 3-4 for this season. The last time they stepped on the football field, the Rams faced the 49ers and ended up losing by a score of 31-14. Ronnie Rivers was the rushing leader for the Rams with 8 carries for 21 yards (2.6 yards per carry). Cooper Kupp left with an average of 9.9 yards per catch by accumulating 79 yds on 8 receptions. Matthew Stafford went 22/33 with 187 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 91.4 and finished the contest with no picks. Against the rush, the Rams conceded 111 yards on 23 attempts, which is an average of 4.8 yds per rush allowed. Los Angeles gave up 22 completions on 26 attempts for a total of 257 yards, and a completion percentage of 84.6%. In all, they had 56 plays for 223 yards. The Los Angeles Rams ran the football 21 times and totaled 56 yds, which earned them an average of 2.7 yards per tote.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Los Angeles Rams are sitting at 16.9 points per game. As a team they're holding an average of 68.4 yards rushing which ranks them 31st in the league. The Rams have racked up 2,082 yards in total this year. Los Angeles has recorded 93 1st downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 28 infractions for 255 yds. They have surrendered the football 13 times (8 picks and 5 fumbles). In terms of scoring touchdowns, Los Angeles has totaled 7 touchdowns through the air and 6 touchdowns via the ground.
The Rams rank 18th in the NFL when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 22.4 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 4.3 yards per rush and 105.1 rushing yards per contest over the course of this season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 736 running yards through 7 games. Regarding passing yardage, the Rams have surrendered 1,440 yards which has them ranked 6th in the NFL. They are giving up 205.7 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 68.8%. For the season, they have given up 310.9 yards per contest ranking them 5th in the NFL. They have granted 9 touchdowns via the pass and 4 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Buccaneers come into this matchup with a record of 3-5 for this season. In their last contest, the Buccaneers walked away with a loss by a score of 27-22 when they played the Ravens. Tom Brady (1 TD) ended the contest with 325 yds on 26/44 passing while his QB rate was 89.7. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his avg yards per attempt was 7.4 yards. Mike Evans was the top contributor in the passing game for the Buccaneers, snagging 6 balls for 123 yds (20.5 yards per reception). Leonard Fournette carried the rock 9 times for 24 yds, ending the game with 2.7 yards per attempt for Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers finished the contest with a total of 349 yards on 62 plays (5.6 yds per play). Tampa Bay ran the ball for 2.9 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 44 yards on 15 carries. Tampa Bay gave up 33 rush attempts for 231 yards (7.0 yards per carry). The Buccaneers secondary allowed a completion rate of 71.1%, relinquishing 222 yards on 27 out of 38 through the air.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hold an average of 332.9 yards per game which is good for 21st out of all teams in the league. They have an average of 61.9 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 495 yards in total. The Tampa Bay offense has accrued 358 yards of penalties on 44 infractions, which has them ranked 20th in the league in terms of helping out the other team. They have given away 1 pick while surrendering 6 fumbles and they have recorded 110 1st downs. During the season to this point, the Buccaneers have racked up 2,168 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 271.0 passing yards per contest, ranking them 5th in football. When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Buccaneers sit 25th out of all teams in the league with 18.3 points per game.
They have allowed 13 touchdowns through the air in addition to 194.0 yards/contest, which has them in 6th in the NFL. Tampa Bay has allowed the opposition a total of 1,059 yards rushing (132.4 yards per outing) as well as 5 touchdowns by ground for the year. They have tallied 9 takeaways (3 fumbles recovered and 6 picks) this season. The Buccaneers defense has participated in 514 plays, which has them sitting 25th in football. In total, they have allowed 151 points in total. The Buccaneers are relinquishing 18.9 points per game, which has them sitting 6th in football.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rams +1
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