Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: NFL betting odds, lines and how to watch

The Rams picked a really good time for their most complete performance of the season and earned a trip to the Sunshine State in the process. The task at hand is much tougher this week against Tom Brady, Bruce Arians and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Rams beat the Buccaneers during the regular season and are playing some outstanding football, so Game 1 of the NFL’s Sunday doubleheader looks like one that should live up to the billing.

The divisional-round matchup features the Rams in an underdog role for just the third time this season, but it would also be the second-smallest favorite role for the Bucs if the line winds up at 2½ across the market, which it already is at some places.

Rams at Buccaneers (-3, 48½), 12:05 p.m. PST Sunday, Ch. 4

When these two teams met at SoFi Stadium in Week 3, the Rams came away with a 34-24 win as the smallest of underdogs with a line of +1. Interestingly, the total for that game was 55 and the game did go over that, with a lot of yardage and some points left on the field. Games tend to tighten up in the postseason and we’ve certainly seen an adjustment to the total here.

We’ve also seen an adjustment to Sean McVay’s mindset on offense. Game state had a lot to do with why Matthew Stafford only had 17 pass attempts last week, but it…

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