This weekend, Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams head to Tampa Bay to take on Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in the second of two NFC Divisional Round matchups. This past Monday night, Stafford won his first playoff game. Will Staff grab his second playoff victory or will Terrific Tom lead the Bucs to a second straight NFC Championship? Check out NFL Playoffs odds, analysis, and a free pick for Rams at Buccaneers.
NFL Divisional Round Betting Preview for LA Rams at Tampa Bay
Los Angeles Rams vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game Odds & Info | NFL Playoffs Betting
- When: Sunday, Jan. 23 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
- TV / Streaming: NBC / Peacock
- ATS Odds: Tampa Bay -3
- Moneyline Odds: LAR +125 / Tampa Bay -145
- Over/Under Odds: 48 ½
Why bet on LAR versus Tampa Bay?
The Rams entered their wild card game versus the rival Arizona Cardinals with plenty of questions. LAR left the game leaving no doubt that they’re one of the best teams in the NFC. The Rams didn’t just beat Kyler Murray and the Cards, they dominated 34-11. Also, Los Angeles already beat the Buccaneers this season. Stafford knows how to break down Tampa’s defense and Aaron Donald knows how to get to Tom Brady.
Los Angeles Rams Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 372.1
- Passing Yards: 273.1
- Rushing Yards: 99.0
- Points Scored: 27.1
- Turnovers: 23
Los Angeles Rams Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 344.9
- Passing Yards: 241.7
- Rushing Yards: 103.2
- Points Scored: 21.9
- Takeaways: 24
Why bet on Tampa Bay versus LAR?
In that first game, a 34-24 Los Angeles Rams’ victory, Tampa’s defense wasn’t one-hundred percent healthy. The defense will be healthy on Sunday. Not only that, but even though Stafford and the Rams won the game, Tom Brady threw for 432 yards and a TD without a pick. If Brady has similar success at home, the Bucs should turn the tables.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 405.9
- Passing Yards: 307.6
- Rushing Yards: 98.4
- Points Scored: 30.1
- Turnovers: 19
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 331.5
- Passing Yards: 238.9
- Rushing Yards: 92.5
- Points Scored: 20.8
- Takeaways: 29
Rams at Buccaneers Relevant Trends
- Rams are 2-5 ATS versus a team with a winning record
- LAR is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as a road dog
- Over is 5-1 in the Rams’ last 6 games on grass
- Buccaneers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games
- Tampa Bay is 7-2 ATS versus a team with a winning record
- Under is 6-1 in the Buccaneers’ last 7 versus the NFC
Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Final Betting Prediction
Brady’s performance against the Rams in the first game is important to note because the Los Angeles Rams have a mediocre secondary. Led by Donald, the defensive line is fantastic. But the secondary isn’t nearly good enough to get Brady off his game.
If the Rams blitz to try and push Tom into bad throws, it won’t work. Brady has enough experience and has such a high football IQ that he knows what throw to make before center Ryan Jensen snaps the ball.
On offense the Rams should run into some trouble. The Buccaneers are fully healthy, meaning Lavonte David, Shaquil Barrett, Devin White, and the entire secondary is ready to make life hard on Stafford.
Another reason to back the Bucs? Although the Rams looked good beating Arizona, the Cardinals had played awful leading up to the game. Zona beat themselves with bad execution and terrible play calls.
Bruce Arians and Tom Brady won’t make the mistakes Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury made. At -3, the Buccaneers are an overlay.
NFL Divisional Round Pick: Tampa Bay Buccaneers