Los Angeles Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 9/29/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 3:05 PM (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: Los Angeles Rams -9.5 -- Over/Under: 50.5
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams meet Sunday in NFL action at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers look for their second road victory to get back to a .500 record. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have lost seven of their last eight road games. Jameis Winston is completing 60.2 percent of his passes for 782 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Winston has thrown 14 interceptions in his last seven games. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin have combined for 493 receiving yards and five touchdowns while O.J. Howard has seven receptions. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ground game is averaging 121.7 yards per contest, and Ronald Jones leads the way with 164 yards on 31 carries. Defensively, Tampa Bay is allowing 25.7 points and 330.7 yards per game. Lavonte David leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 23 tackles, Shaquil Barrett has eight sacks and Vernon Hargreaves has one interception.
The Los Angeles Rams look for another victory to start 4-0 for the second straight season. The Los Angeles Rams have won eight of their last nine home games. Jared Goff is completing 62.9 percent of his passes for 738 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. Goff has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks have combined for 493 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Robert Woods has 13 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 123.7 yards per contest, and Todd Gurley II leads the way with 203 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 16.3 points and 285.7 yards per game. Cory Littleton leads the Los Angeles Rams with 26 tackles, Clay Matthews has four sacks and John Johnson III has two interceptions.
The Buccaneers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in September. The Rams are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in September, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. NFC and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Buccaneers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the underdog is 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Rams last 5 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Buccaneers last 9 games overall.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games when an underdog of at least seven points. The Los Angeles Rams have covered five of their last eight games when a favorite of at least seven points. It's fair to question how the Buccaneers are going to rebound after blowing a lead to a rookie quarterback at home. After being up 18 points at halftime, those type of losses can really carryover to the next week if a team isn't disciplined. The Rams have yet to really lay the wood to a team like they did all of last year, but the defense is getting after it and it's only a matter of time before the offense starts clicking again. I don't love laying these type of numbers in the NFL, but this is a bad spot for the Bucs given what happened last week. Give me the Rams in a beatdown.