|2013 NFL on FOX Week 16 Odds & Point Spread: Buccaneers vs. Rams|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 19 December 2013 11:00|
Bucs vs. Rams Odds
St. Louis is 6-8 on the season, 2-5 on the road and 6-8 against the spread. Tampa Bay is 4-10 overall, 3-5 at home and 6-8 against the spread. The home team has won four of the last five in this series.
Trends show that the underdog is 6-1-1 against the spread in the last 8 games in this series and these two teams have hit the under in 5 of their last 6 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, St. Louis is favored at home, as the Rams have odds of -5.5 points against the Bucs. The over/under total for the game has been set at 42.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game haven’t changed since St. Louis was a 5.5-point favorite. The over/under total opened at 42.5 points and then bumped up to 43 before falling back to 42.5.
The Rams are coming off a somewhat surprising 27-16 win over the Saints last week. St. Louis snapped a two-game losing streak with the win and their last three wins have been by double digits. The Rams are averaging 317.3 yards per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 362.9 yards per contest. Zac Stacy has rushed for 854 yards and six touchdowns to lead the offense while Kellen Clemens has 1,358 passing yards with seven touchdowns. The defense is being led by Robert Quinn, who has 46 tackles and 15 sacks.
Tampa Bay is coming off a 33-14 loss at home to the 49ers. The Bucs still have won four of their last six games. Tampa is averaging 282.7 yards per game on offense, while the defense is allowing 344.5 yards per contest. Vincent Jackson has caught 69 passes for 1,091 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the offense while Mike Glennon has thrown for 2,231 yards and 17 touchdowns. Lavonte David has 126 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, six sacks and five interceptions to lead the Tampa defense.
In terms of Injuries, St. Louis receiver Tavon Austin (ankle) and running back Daryl Richardson (thigh) are both questionable for the game. Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gary Gibson (calf) is also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Rams, as St. Louis is getting 70% of the wagers with odds of -5.5 points against Tampa Bay on Sunday.