Buccaneers vs. Rams: NFL Betting Preview – January 23, 2022

Written By Staff on January 18, 2022

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter a showdown against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Divisional round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs. The Rams (+120 on the moneyline to win) and the Buccaneers (-2.5) match up on January 23, 2022 at 3:00 PM ET on NBC. Bookmakers have installed a total of 48 points for the contest.

In this article we will surface what you need to know to place a bet on the game. That includes key metrics, injury updates, and weather conditions, while also updating you with the best odds available.

The betting trends in what follows are based off odds valid as of January 23, 2022 at 2:12 PM ET. Keep scrolling for a look at all of the latest odds for this outing and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at BetMGM today!

Buccaneers Vs. Rams Betting Odds

Buccaneers Vs. Rams Player Props

Buccaneers Vs. Rams Betting Angles

Buccaneers Vs. Rams Weather

A high temperature of 54 degrees Fahrenheit, with broken clouds and 14 mph winds, is the forecast for Raymond James Stadium on Sunday (as of 2:12 PM on January 23).

Buccaneers Vs. Rams Injury Report

Tampa Bay Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
Justin Watson WR Undisclosed Out
Zach Triner LS Undisclosed Out
Sean Murphy-Bunting CB Elbow Out
Sadarius Hutcherson G Acl Out
Cam Gill LB Calf Out
John Molchon G Leg Out

Los Angeles Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
Chris Garrett OLB Covid-19 Out
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo OLB Shoulder Out
Tremayne Anchrum Jr. G Knee Out
Cam Akers RB Achilles Out

Buccaneers Offense Vs. Rams Defense

Buccaneers Offense Stats (Rank) Rams Defense
30.1 (2) Points/Gm 21.9 (15)
0.45 (2) Points/Play 0.33 (7)
405.9 (2) Yards/Gm 344.9 (17)
316.6 (1) Pass Yards/Gm 263.3 (24)
98.4 (26) Rush Yards/Gm 103.2 (6)
6.1 (1) Yards/Play 5.2 (7)
7.4 (10) Yards/Pass 7.2 (21)
4.3 (15) Yards/Rush 4.0 (5)
47.1% (2) 3rd Down % 41.3% (21)
66.2% (2) Red Zone % 51.8% (8)
19 (8) Turnovers 25 (10)
23 (1) Sacks 49 (3)

Rams Offense Vs. Buccaneers Defense

Rams Offense Stats (Rank) Buccaneers Defense
27.1 (7) Points/Gm 20.8 (5)
0.43 (5) Points/Play 0.32 (6)
372.1 (9) Yards/Gm 331.5 (13)
287.8 (5) Pass Yards/Gm 255.7 (22)
99.0 (25) Rush Yards/Gm 92.5 (3)
6.0 (3) Yards/Play 5.2 (7)
8.1 (3) Yards/Pass 6.4 (2)
4.0 (23) Yards/Rush 4.3 (13)
43.9% (7) 3rd Down % 38.5% (12)
60.0% (15) Red Zone % 52.5% (10)
23 (17) Turnovers 29 (5)
31 (7) Sacks 47 (6)

When The Buccaneers Have The Ball

  • The Buccaneers average 316.6 passing yards per game (first in the NFL) compared to the 263.3 per game the Rams allow (24th in the league).
  • Tampa Bay’s 98.4 rushing yards per game is good for 26th in the NFL. Los Angeles’ defense gives up 103.2 on the ground (sixth in the league).
  • The Rams allow third-down conversions on 41.3% of their opponents’ attempts (21st in the NFL). The Buccaneers have a 47.1% third-down conversion rate, which ranks second in the league.
  • Los Angeles’ defense ranks 17th in yards conceded per game (344.9), while Tampa Bay’s offense is second in the league at 405.9 yards per game.

When The Rams Have The Ball

  • The Buccaneers allow 92.5 rushing yards per game (third in the NFL). The Rams’ running game ranks 25th in the league (99.0).
  • The 287.8 passing yards per game Los Angeles averages ranks fifth in the NFL, while the 255.7 Tampa Bay gives up ranks 22nd in the league.
  • The Rams are the NFL’s 17th-ranked offense in terms of committing turnovers (23), and are facing the fifth-ranked team in turnovers forced, the Buccaneers (29).
  • Los Angeles averages 4.0 yards per carry (23rd in the league) compared to the 4.3 per attempt Tampa Bay gives up (13th in the NFL).
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Buccaneers Betting Trends And Insights

  • Tampa Bay has covered nine times in 17 matchups with a spread this season.
  • The Buccaneers have an ATS record of 10-7 when playing as at least 2.5-point favorites this season.
  • Tampa Bay and its opponents have combined to hit the over nine out of 17 times this season.
  • Tampa Bay and its opponents have gone over 48 combined points in 11 of 18 games this season.
  • The Buccaneers have been favored on the moneyline 17 total times this season. They’ve finished 13-4 in those games.

Rams Betting Trends And Insights

  • Los Angeles has put together an 8-9-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Rams have covered the spread when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs in their only opportunity this season.
  • So far this season, nine out of Los Angeles’ 17 games with an over/under have gone over the point total.
  • Los Angeles has played 10 games this season that ended with a combined score over 48 points.
  • The Rams have won both games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Buccaneers Players To Watch

  • This season Tom Brady has 5,316 passing yards (312.7 yards per game) while going 485-for-719 (67.5%) and tossing 43 touchdowns with 12 interceptions.
  • Leonard Fournette has run for a team-high 812 yards (58.0 per game) and scored eight touchdowns. He also leads his team in receiving yards, grabbing 69 passes for 454 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Ronald Jones II has run for 428 yards (25.2 YPG), with four touchdowns on the ground.
  • Mike Evans has racked up 74 receptions for 1,035 yards, best on his team, and 14 touchdowns. He has been targeted 114 times, and averages 60.9 receiving yards per game.
  • Rob Gronkowski has also tacked on 55 catches for 802 yards and six touchdowns. He has been targeted 89 times and averages 47.2 receiving yards per game.
  • This season Shaquil Barrett leads the team with 9.5 sacks and has added 9.0 TFL, 50 tackles, and one interception.
  • This season Devin White has collected 128 tackles, 8.0 TFL, and 3.5 sacks, leading his team in tackles.
  • Mike Edwards has a team-high three interceptions and has tacked on 46 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and seven passes defended 14 this season.

Rams Players To Watch

  • Matthew Stafford leads his team in both passing and rushing, including 4,886 passing yards (287.4 per game), 41 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
  • Sony Michel has rushed for a team-high 845 yards on 208 carries (49.7 yards per game) and four touchdowns.
  • Cooper Kupp has reeled in 145 passes for a team-high 1,947 yards and 16 touchdowns. He has been targeted 191 times, and averages 114.5 yards per game.
  • Van Jefferson has hauled in 50 catches for 802 yards (47.2 per game) and six touchdowns.
  • Tyler Higbee has 560 receiving yards on 61 receptions (85 targets), with five touchdowns.
  • Aaron Donald has collected a team-leading 12.5 sacks, while adding 19.0 TFL and 84 tackles.
  • Taylor Rapp leads the team in both tackles and interceptions, totaling 93 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and four interceptions over the course of the current campaign.

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