Rams vs Tampa Bay Bucs Odds and Predictions

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Resurgent Rams Look to Bust Brady Bunch Monday Night

Two years ago, Rams coach Sean McVay was the toast of pro football.  Starting with the hype about his offense being unstoppable.   As a matter of fact, McVay was touted as the man that would reinvent football.  Los Angeles became the hottest ticket in pro football wagering.  At least until 2019 that is.  Last year Los Angeles and McVay ate a heaping helping of humble pie.  All of a sudden, the unstoppable offense was running on fumes.  Certainly, injuries were an issue but the problems ran far deeper than ailing players.  It all came off as a season of whining and alibis.  As a result, McVay had a tough offseason.  He heard a lot about his Rams missing the playoffs.  But for 2020 McVay and Los Angeles are on the comeback trail.  Monday Night brings the biggest opportunity yet at Tampa Bay.

Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

When:  Monday, November 23, 2020, 8:15 p.m. ET

Where:  Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

TV:  ESPN

Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Los Angeles Rams +3

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3

Over/Under 47

(Source: BookMaker.eu)

This NFC Monday Night matchup offers the classic gambler’s showdown of sharps versus squares.  The masses always flock to Monday Night home chalk.  It’s their comfort zone.  While Smart money loves nothing more than a quality road dog.

Rams Tied for First with Seahawks and Cards in NFC West  

Los Angeles is coming off a 23-16 win over Seattle as 3-point home chalk as under the total of 55 was also a winning ticket.  The Rams are 6-3 straight up, 5-4 against the spread and 2-7 under the total.  Los Angeles is 7th for total offense and 19th for scoring while on defense LA is second in the NFL both overall and for points allowed.  The Rams have vastly improved NFL wagering metrics compared to last year.  Much like a quality stock coming back after a dip Los Angeles is regaining the public trust.  Quarterback Jared Goff and his coach are in championship form.

Brady Bunch Remakes Tampa Bay Image

Last week the Buccaneers beat Carolina 46-23 as 6-point road chalk with over the total of 49.5 getting the money too.  Now Tampa Bay is 7-3 straight up, 5-5 against the spread, and 6-4 over the total.  The Bucs rank 14th for total offense and sixth for points scored.  Defensively the Buccaneers are 3rd in the NFL and 8th for points allowed.  Thus, the Bucs are understandable favorites with the Super Bowl Betting Odds.

Tom Brady’s arrival has transformed an entire franchise.  Now gamblers are flocking to Tampa Bay. The big question is if the Bucs can maintain board value.

Los Angeles Rams vs Tampa Bay Bucs ATS

Overall, the Rams are 24-18-2 vs. the odds.  Against the NFC Los Angeles is 20-12-1 against the spread.  LA is 13-9 on the board in away games. The Rams 5-2 vs. the odds as dogs.  On the totals board the Rams are 18-26 under the total.  Against NFC teams LA is 14-19 to the under.  As an away team the Rams are 8-14 under the total.

Meanwhile the Buccaneers are 17-21-4 on the board.  Against the NFC Tampa Bay is 12-17-2 vs. the odds.  At home the Bucs are 6-11-2 against the spread.  As favorites the Buccaneers are 7-11-1 with the line.  The Bucs are 27-15 over the total in all games. Tampa Bay is 21-10 to the over against the NFC.  And as chalk the Bucs are 11-8 over the total.

Monday nights offers us a matchup of bona fide Super Bowl favorites.  Los Angeles is 6-1 vs. the line against Tampa Bay.  Five of the last eight between these teams stayed under.  And then at Tampa Bay are the Rams 4-0 on the board.  Five of the last six in this series at Tampa Bay stayed under.

Rams vs Tampa Bay Bucs Predictions 

Best Bet:  Los Angeles Rams +3

As mentioned earlier the Rams own this series.  Los Angeles is primed to prove they are worthy Super Bowl Bets contenders.  Quality dogs are often best bets.