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Rams vs Buccaneers Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for Week 9 (Matthew Stafford Keeps Up Dominance Against Tampa Bay)

Larry Rupp
Los Angeles Rams vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 9 game.
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Rams vs Buccaneers Week 9 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 9
Los Angeles Rams (3-4, 1-1 Away) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-5, 1-3 Home)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Venue: Raymond James Stadium — Tampa, FL
Coverage: CBS

The Los Angeles Rams will aim to get back into the win column when they visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 9. The Rams have dropped three of their last four games, including a 31-14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. It was the fourth time that LA scored less than 15 points in 2022.

Meanwhile, the Buccaneers are on an unexpected five-game skid of their own and cannot find any balance on offense. Tampa Bay rushed for only 44 yards on 15 carries in a 27-22 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 8. Quarterback Tom Brady (325 yards, 1 touchdown) just couldn't win it on his own.

Rams vs Buccaneers Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: LAR: (+132) | TB: (-154)
Spread: LAR: +3 (-118) | TB: -3 (-104)
Total: 42.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)

The Buccaneers enter this contest as a small home favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 4:25 p.m. ET clash also features one of the lower totals on the Week 9 slate at 42.5 points.

Rams vs Buccaneers Prediction & Pick

It's going to take every player in Tampa Bay's locker room to win on Sunday and even that may not be enough. The Rams are 8-1 straight up in their last nine games against the Buccaneers. Brady is also owns an 0-3 record against LA as the Buccaneers QB, losing each game by at least a field goal.

The Rams seem much closer to returning to the level of an NFC contender than the Buccaneers do. Head coach Sean McVay's team still ranks fourth in the NFL with a 45.5% third down conversion percentage and has posted the 13th-best total DVOA rating. They escape Tampa Bay with a win here.

Final Score Prediction: Rams: 21 | Buccaneers: 17

Rams vs Buccaneers Betting Trends

- The Rams are 8-1 straight up in their last nine games against Tampa Bay.
- The total has hit the under in four of the Rams' last five games.
- Tampa Bay is 0-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last five home games.
- The total has hit the over in each of Tampa Bay's last six games against the Rams.

Rams vs Buccaneers Best Bet

Backing the Buccaneers to lose a sixth straight game may scare some bettors, so backing the Rams to simply keep it close is the move. LA is 9-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 10 games against Tampa Bay and is 6-0 ATS in its last six games at Raymond James Stadium. That is pure dominance.

In two meetings against the Buccaneers last season, quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for an insane 709 yards and 6 touchdowns (0 interceptions). It didn't help that Tampa Bay defenders couldn't keep up with wide receiver Cooper Kupp in coverage. Expect more of the same on Sunday afternoon.

Bet: Los Angeles Rams +3.5 (-140)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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