NFL Week 9 Betting Preview: Los Angeles Rams At Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds

Written By Brett Gibbons on November 4, 2022
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The Los Angeles Rams (3-4) visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5) in NFL Week 9 action on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 4:25 p.m. ET/1:25 p.m. PT. Kickoff comes from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., and will be broadcast on CBS. The Buccaneers are home favorites and the Rams are on the moneyline. Rams at Buccaneers odds have an over/under currently set at points.

In this article we break down everything you need to know before placing a bet on the game, including team matchups, key metrics, and the best available odds.

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Rams At Buccaneers Player Props

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Rams At Buccaneers Weather

As of Nov. 1, weather forecasts for Tampa call for highs in the upper 80s and a potential for rain. While slight, keep track of weather conditions as the week progresses for a more accurate look at conditions during the game.

Buccaneers Vs. Rams Injury Report

Tampa Bay Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatusAvg. Snap Count
Shaq MasonOGPersonalQuestionable71.6
Luke GoedekeOGFootQuestionable69.0
Mike EvansWRAnkleQuestionable58.4
Shaquil BarrettOLBAchillesOut48.9
Russell GageWRHamstringQuestionable45.6
Cameron BrateTENeckQuestionable39.0
Julio JonesWRKneeProbable29.7

Los Angeles Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatusAvg. Snap Count
Brian AllenCKneeQuestionable62.5
Cooper KuppWRAnkleQuestionable62.3
Van JeffersonWRKneeQuestionable31.0
Cam AkersRBPersonalQuestionable22.2

Buccaneers Offense Vs. Rams Defense

Buccaneers OffenseStats (Rank)Rams Defense
18.3 (25)Points/Gm22.4 (18)
0.3 (18)Points/Play0.4 (17)
332.9 (21)Yards/Gm310.9 (5)
271.0 (5)Pass Yards/Gm205.7 (11)
61.9 (32)Rush Yards/Gm105.1 (7)
5.2 (23)Yards/Play5.5 (13)
6.4 (15)Yards/Pass7.0 (24)
3.0 (32)Yards/Rush4.3 (13)
34.6% (25)3rd Down %41.7% (22)
45.8% (29)Red Zone %43.8% (3)
7 (3)Turnovers8 (22)
13 (6)Sacks15 (21)

Rams Offense Vs. Buccaneers Defense

Rams OffenseStats (Rank)Buccaneers Defense
16.9 (28)Points/Gm18.9 (6)
0.3 (18)Points/Play0.3 (2)
297.4 (30)Yards/Gm326.4 (11)
229.0 (15)Pass Yards/Gm193.8 (6)
68.4 (31)Rush Yards/Gm132.6 (24)
4.8 (31)Yards/Play5.1 (7)
6.2 (24)Yards/Pass5.8 (4)
3.3 (31)Yards/Rush4.8 (23)
45.5% (4)3rd Down %42.1% (25)
52.4% (20)Red Zone %69.6% (29)
13 (28)Turnovers9 (18)
24 (26)Sacks25 (3)

Rams At Buccaneers Betting Insights

Why The Buccaneers Can Cover The Spread

In the battle of “massively underwhelming preseason NFC favorites,” I suppose the Buccaneers are less underwhelming. They’re on a three-game losing streak that includes the Steelers and Panthers, but they’re still playing at a high level defensively. The Bucs are eighth in EPA per play on defense this season while the Rams– who built their Super Bowl win on outstanding defense– are 16th.

Matthew Stafford may also be without go-to receiver Cooper Kupp, who was injured during garbage time on Sunday. Kupp leads the NFL in target share, with a hefty 32.3% of team targets going his way. Stafford is 20th in QB rating on the season, behind guys like Jacoby Brissett and Marcus Mariota. Without Kupp, Stafford is going to be in trouble and often.

The Buccaneers should be able to take advantage of the Rams offensive line, which is third-worst in pass blocking grades, per PFF. And without a quick trigger to Kupp, Stafford will be in the pocket longer.

Why The Rams Can Cover The Spread

Deciding which team has the lower floor at this point in the season and a worse resume can be determined by a coin flip. The Buccaneers offensive line has dealt with many injuries and holes all season long. The result is the NFL’s worst rushing offense by far and an above league average number of QB hits on Tom Brady. Against a decimated interior offensive line, Aaron Donald should have a field day.

Last season, the Rams held the Bucs to 35 paltry yards on the ground and the leading rusher was Brady. This year, the Bucs’ run game is less efficient and the offensive line is markedly worse. The Rams won that game 34-24, so a similar result could be in store.

That said, this offense really needs Kupp to play. Without him, there’s no avenue for the ball to move.

Reasons To Bet The Over

If there was a valid reason or metrics indicating that these offenses could score on the other’s defense, I’d list it here. But even at , it’s tough to find a logical argument around the over. Especially given injuries on both sidelines.

Reasons To Bet The Under

Stafford and Brady are both playing the worst football of their careers. For Stafford, he’s matching a full-season career low in yards per attempt, yards per completion, touchdown rate, and QBR. For Brady, he’s the furthest under .500 he’s ever been, and despite being on pace for a career-high in attempts, he’s at a career-low touchdown rate and yards per completion.

Neither team can run the football, so the offense is going to fall on the aging and struggling shoulder of their QBs. Again, without Kupp, this Rams offense will be lost. Both defenses are still well above league average and the offensive lines stink.

All indicators point toward this one going under the point total.

Rams At Buccaneers Props: Matchups To Watch For

Aaron Donald Vs. Bucs Interior OL: The injuries piled up in the preseason and the inability of the Buccaneers’ interior offensive line to get a push is clear. Per PFF’s pass blocking grades, only Shaq Mason ranks inside the top 50 guards and centers while Luke Goedeke is 123rd out of a qualifying 130 interior offensive linemen. Even if Donald isn’t the one racking up the sacks, his demand for two or even three blockers– especially against this unit– should free up other Rams pass rushers.

Bucs Pass Rushers Vs. Rams Tackles: Stafford is being pressured at above the league average rate (23.1% of snaps) thanks to playing behind one of the worst OL units. To make matters worse, particularly at tackle, Joseph Noteboom was lost for the season a couple weeks ago. Without the safety route of getting the ball to Kupp as fast as possible, Stafford is going to be in the pocket longer than his 2.1-second average (fourth-least in NFL).

Though the Bucs’ pass rush has been underwhelming compared to last year, all of the same players are in place. Tampa Bay sits below the league average in pressure rate and QB hit rate, but they’re third overall in sacks (25) on the season. Athletic freaks like Joe Tryon and Shaq Barrett are fully capable of taking advantage of the edge.

Final Thoughts

Welcome to this year’s “Loser Leaves Town” game between one wicked case of a Super Bowl hangover team and a bizarre Tom Brady-led team that can’t buy a win. Whichever team comes away from this one with a loss might be fully buried on the season.

The lack of offensive line play and two teams both unwilling and incapable of running the football makes this one a great case to lean under points. It’s not a high total, but when faced with talented pass rushers, both teams are going to struggle to move the ball.

That under becomes even more enticing if Kupp doesn’t go. Although signs point to him playing, if the ankle isn’t 100%, that’s going to hurt Stafford. Watching these two teams is painful, especially when they have the ball. I’m holding my nose with the under in this one.

Best of luck betting Rams Buccaneers odds.

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Brett is an avid sports traveler and former Division-I football recruiter for Bowling Green and Texas State. He’s a graduate of BGSU and works as an auditor for Google content curation products. He’s also contributed to Sports Illustrated and Fansided during his young writing career.

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