The Rams’ last game in St. Louis?
Tampa is a better overall team
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This might be the Rams last ever home game in the Lou, so don’t forget to have a look at the Tampa Bay at St. Louis odds in our online betting preview before this possibly historical event!
The Rams might have an outside chance to reach the playoffs, but this game will be about a possible farewell. It is still unclear which franchise or franchises will Los Angeles take in 2016, but from the three candidates, with the Chargers and the Raiders being the two others, the Rams have quite a chance to end up in LA next offseason. So, this one might be their very last game in St. Louis and it is no question that they will try to make it a night to remember, for NFL fans and for those, who bet on sports in the US.
The Buccaneers and the Rams in the hunt
The St. Louis Rams (5-8) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7) are both in contention for one of the two Wild Card spots. The Bucs wouldn’t be out yet even if they lose tonight. However both clubs need the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks to do extremely bad in the coming weeks, with the NFC East to continue doing their thing.
Still, the Chicago Bears and the Atlanta Falcons or the New Orleans Saints could be all in the hunt as well, so it would be tough. But there is a chance for these two to claim the two Wild Card spots hand in hand. However let’s focus on this game and check the Tampa Bay at St. Louis odds with the courtesy of GTbets, a legal online sportsbook in the US!
Money line Tampa Bay at St. Louis odds
The Bucs have a good overall offense and an okay defense, meanwhile the hosts have a remarkably weak attacking unit and a mediocre #D. So, at first look, it is a sure thing for the visitors. However, this could be an interesting capsule in the St. Louis history books if the Rams would be able to pull out a big, possibly come-back victory. The NFL has produced a long list of similar stories over the years, so you really have to consider that option when browsing Tampa Bay at St. Louis odds. It’s no surprise that the hosts are 1.71 (5/7) favorites at online sportsbooks in the EU and the US.
And you should also bear in mind that the Rams have an excellent running game with rookie first round draft pick Todd Gurley. He regularly ends up over 100 yards and fourth in the nation in total. However, the Bucs also have an elite running game and a very good run defense, and that could be a decisive factor in the game. St. Louis played three matches against teams with a fine rush defense and an okay pass-rush recently, and lost them all.
Facts and figures suggest that this will end with a Tampa Bay victory, but the emotional Rams could overrun them eventually. Still, Tampa have great odds at GTbets, so I go with the math.
Tampa Bay at St. Louis odds Prediction: Buccaneers to win for 2.20 (6/5) at GTbets
Total score Tampa Bay at St. Louis odds
As two run-heavy offenses are going to meet, GTbets naturally posted a low total score line at only 41. On the ground, Tampa does even better than St. Louis. Their running game is fourth in the nation with Doug Martin being second only to Adrian Peterson in rushing yards.
The Bucs’ mediocre pass-rush shouldn’t have any problems against the worst pass game in the league. The Rams okay pass defense will expectedly also handle Jameis Winston and co in the air, so we won’t get tired counting touchdowns indeed. With the help of their running games, these two might rack up around forty but no more according to my prediction.
Total score Tampa Bay at St. Louis odds prediction: under 41 for 1.91 (10/11) at GTbets
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