The Los Angeles Rams pulled a huge upset in week 2, but they remain slight online NFL betting underdogs when they visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, September 25th. Care to place one or two online football bets? Here are the odds for the game:
Los Angeles Rams +6 (-115) 42 (-110) +205
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -6 (-105) 42 (-110) -245
The Rams celebrated their homecoming to Los Angeles with a 9-3 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Apparently, the occasion did not call for a touchdown from the home team, but kicker Greg Zuerlein made three field goals (including a 47-yarder in the fourth quarter). It became a war of attrition as the ‘Hawks had 10 penalties for 114 yards, while the Rams had 9 for 78. Defense had the spoils of the day, and neither quarterback aired it out a lot. Rams starting QB Case Keenum went 18 of 30 for 239 passing yards and was sacked three times. Inside linebacker Alec Ogletree recovered a fumble by Seattle’s Mark Barron at the Rams 29 with 57 seconds left on the clock, ending the Seahawks’ last attempt to score.
The Tampa Bucs found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time and were blown out by the Arizona Cardinals 40-7. Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston was intercepted four times, which in turn resulted in 17 Arizona points. Winston completed 27 of a career high 51 attempted passes for 243 yards with one TD. To the surprise of reporters as well as online NFL betting fans, Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter decided to keep Winston in the game past the point when the outcome was a foregone conclusion. Tampa Bay lost tight end Luke Stocker in the first quarter to an ankle injury, and running back Doug Martin in the second with a hamstring injury.
The Rams’ offensive is still M.I.A, so their best bet on Sunday is to play the defense that limited Russell Wilson to 254 yards on the air and sacked him two times for 15 yards, and which also kept Seattle to 67 rushing yards on 24 carries. The Bucs, on the other hand, will have to rely on offense, and that’s where there might be trouble. Winston owned the Atlanta Falcons in week 1 with 281 yards, four TDs, and only one interception. However, when faced with the Cards’ superior defense, well, no need to rub it in the faces of Tampa Bay online NFL betting fans. Suffice it to say that the Rams’ unit is comparable to that of Arizona. That said, this will the Bucs’ home opening game, and week 2 notwithstanding, we know that they can actually score touchdowns, something that the Rams have yet to accomplish. At the end of the day it all comes down to Jameis Winston; if he brings his A game like he did against the Falcons, the Bucs will be able to snap their four-game losing streak versus the LA Rams.