Watch Rams vs Buccaneers odds, line: 2022 NFL playoff picks, Divisional round predictions by model on 137-97 roll
SportsLine’s model simulated Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams in the 2022 NFL playoffs
The Los Angeles Rams will try to continue their dominance over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday when they visit Raymond James Stadium in the 2022 NFL playoffs. The Rams (13-5) have won seven of the last eight meetings and are trying to accomplish a feat the Buccaneers pulled off last year. Next month’s Super Bowl is at L.A.’s SoFi Stadium, and Tampa Bay won last year’s Lombardi Trophy on their home turf to become the first team to win the title in its home stadium. The Bucs (14-4) have been nearly invincible in Tampa and come off a rousing 31-15 home win against the Eagles last Sunday.
Kickoff at Raymond James Stadium is set for 3 p.m. ET. Tampa Bay is a 2.5-point favorite in the latest Rams vs. Buccaneers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 48. Before you make any Buccaneers vs. Rams picks, you need to check out the 2022 NFL Playoffs predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,500 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters the divisional round of the 2021 NFL playoffs on an incredible 137-97 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. Amazingly, it hasn’t missed a top-rated pick since Week 14 of the regular season.
The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, the model has broken down Sunday’s Buccaneers vs. Rams playoff matchup from all angles, and just locking in its picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several NFL odds and Divisional Round betting lines for Rams vs. Buccaneers:
Why the Buccaneers can cover
Tampa Bay has been tough to beat at Raymond James, winning eight of nine this season and going 7-2 against the spread. Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady also has been nearly unbeatable in the NFL playoffs, going 14-2 in his career in the divisional round and 5-0 straight-up in postseason games with the Bucs.
Brady threw for 271 yards and two TDs last week after leading the NFL in both categories during the regular season (5,316 yards, 43 TDs). The Bucs were second in the NFL in total yards (504.9 per game) and scoring (30.2 ppg) this season.
Why the Rams can cover
Los Angeles is 8-1 against the spread in the last nine meetings, covering in five straight in Tampa. Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp gave the Buccaneers plenty of trouble in a 34-24 win at SoFi Stadium in Week 3 this season. Stafford threw for 343 yards and tied a season-high with four TD passes, while Kupp had nine catches for 96 yards and two scores. Kupp has 29 receptions for 362 yards and three TDs in three career games against Tampa Bay. Cam Akers came back from injury last week and had 95 total yards.
The Buccaneers could be in trouble on offense, with several key pieces ailing. The offensive line could be an issue, with star tackle Tristan Wirfs and center Ryan Jensen both nursing injuries. Being without wide receivers Chris Godwin (injury) and Antonio Brown (released) will put serious pressure on Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans, and Rams star cornerback Jalen Ramsey (four interceptions) will make him work for every catch.
How to make Rams vs. Buccaneers picks
The model has scoured the numbers on Sunday’s Buccaneers vs. Rams matchup and revealed its coveted NFL playoff picks. It is leaning Over on the point total, with the model suggesting both quarterbacks will throw for more than 250 yards. It also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only get the model’s Rams vs. Buccaneers picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Buccaneers vs. Rams in the NFL playoffs 2022? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Buccaneers vs. Rams spread you should be all over Sunday, all from the model on a 137-97 roll on its top-rated NFL picks, and find out.