Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. LA Rams Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jan. 23, 2022
NFL Playoffs are the most exciting event for all US sports fans in January and February. Today we will write predictions about both games, and the first game is the one between Tampa Bay Buccaneers and LA Rams.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In January 2003, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their first Super Bowl in history. After that, in the next 18 years, they played only twice in the playoffs, and both times they were eliminated after only one game. The fate of this franchise changed before the start of last season when Tom Brady, the best player in the history of American football, arrived. The Buccaneers had a lot of problems in the first half of 2020, but when head coach Bruce Arians and Brady aligned their philosophies, the team became quite powerful. They entered the playoffs from the fifth position, but that did not stop them.
They won three consecutive away games and then beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl and thus won their second championship title. This season, the Buccaneers played a much better regular season and entered the playoffs with a home-field advantage. Defending the title is ambition, and when you have Brady, it’s clear how big your chances are.
Ready for the next one 🔜 pic.twitter.com/24aUvSuJ9q
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) January 23, 2022
Since Sean McVay became the Los Angeles Rams head coach in 2017, this team has very quickly become one of the best in the NFL. Each season the Rams were considered one of the top favorites in NFC, however, only once did they go all the way and lose in the Super Bowl against New England Patriots. At the end of last season, Jared Goff left the team, and the new starting quarterback and leader of this team became Matthew Stafford.
Under his command, the Rams played a very good regular season and won a division, and during the year they also signed Odell Beckham Jr. who lately recalls his best days. Cooper Kupp is perhaps the best wide receiver in the entire league this season, and Aaron Donald is without a doubt the best defender. Los Angeles Rams are a complete team, in all positions they have the quality to rightly expect to play for the second time in the Super Bowl.
Our story isn’t written yet. pic.twitter.com/lpRXM58QjG
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) January 14, 2022
Ronald Jones will not play for the Buccaneers due to injury, but Leonard Fournette is returning to the team. Breshad Perriman is also injured, and Ryan Jensen and Tristan Wirfs are questionable. Their availability is essential to the protection of Tom Brady.
Los Angeles Rams don’t have their left tackle Andrew Whitworth who injured his knee, and neither will Taylor Rapp play.
Previous Results and H2H
In the regular season, the Buccaneers were 13-4 and the Rams were 12-5. Both teams won their division. At home in Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers have lost only against New Orleans Saints this season when it was a sensational 9:0 result for the visitors. The Rams were 7-2 at road, losing to the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers. Rams and Buccaneers played each other in the third week of this year when the Rams won 34:24 in Los Angeles.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. LA Rams Prediction
The difference in quality is really minimal. One or two plays will surely decide this game, and in such a situation it is much better to have extra points on your side. The Rams are certainly hungrier for victory, considering that this group of guys has been chasing its first championship ring for several years, and they will be highly motivated. The Buccaneers have more injury problems and Brady’s protection could be threatened.
Pick: LA Rams +3HC
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