Last Updated on November 23, 2020
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are -4 against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football. The total is set to 48.5 points.
- The Rams are 2-7 against the over this year.
- The Buccaneers lead the NFL with 17 takeaways and 12 interceptions.
Monday Night Football features two teams vying for playoff positioning in the NFC. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams are both Wild Card teams entering Week 11, but with how close the NFC is right now, both squads have a legitimate chance to get a home game or even a bye.
The Action Rush Monday Night Football betting guide has the best odds, interesting props, analysis, and everything else you need to know for Buccaneers vs. Rams in Week 11.
Buccaneers – Rams Odds MNF Week 11[metabet_core_game_tile query=”nfl/rams” site_id=”actionrush”]
The Buccaneers are the favorite going into Monday night and they currently sit at -4 on the spread line and -189 on the moneyline. Those moneyline odds imply a 65% chance at winning outright. The total is set to 48.5 points.
There isn’t much to glean about either team against the spread based on their play this season. The Rams are 5-4 against the spread while the Buccaneers are 5-5. However, when it comes to the total, the Rams are trending towards the under. Los Angeles is 2-7 on over-unders so far this year. Conversely, the Buccaneers are 6-4.
Who is the public betting on?
|Teams||Point Spread||% Handle||% Bets||Total Points||% Handle||% Bets||Moneyline||% Handle||% Bets|
|LA Rams||+4||31%||38%||Over 48.5||77%||76%||+175||40%||36%|
|TB Buccaneers||-4||69%||62%||Under 48.5||23%||24%||-205||60%||64%|
Rams vs Buccaneers Player Props
|Quarterback||Completions||Passing Yards||Passing TD|
|Jared Goff (LAR)||25.5 (Ov +100 | Un -124)||279.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||1.5 (Ov -180 | Un +142)|
|Tom Brady (TB)||26.5 (Ov +107 | Un -134)||300.5 (Ov +108 | Un -134)||2.5 (Ov +180 | Un -235)|
|Running Backs||Attempts||Rush Yards||Rush + Receiving Yards|
|Darrell Henderson (LAR)||8.5 (Ov -118 | Un -106)||31.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||45.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Malcolm Brown (LAR)||6.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||24.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||38.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Ronald Jones (TB)||13.5 (Ov -106 | Un -118)||51.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||70.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Leonard Fournette (TB)||8.5 (Ov +100 | Un -130)||31.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||55.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Wide Receivers + Tight Ends||Receptions||Receiving Yards||Longest Reception|
|Robert Woods (LAR)||4.5 (Ov -137 | Un +110)||51.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||20.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Cooper Kupp (LAR)||5.5 (Ov +113 | Un -141)||59.5 (Ov -118 | Un -106)||21.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Josh Reynolds (LAR)||3.5 (Ov -159 | Un +128)||46.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||20.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Antonio Brown (TB)||4.5 (Ov -165 | Un +130)||58.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||21.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Chris Godwin (TB)||5.5 (Ov +132 | Un -167)||60.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||22.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Mike Evans (TB)||4.5 (Ov +103 | Un -129)||55.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||22.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Scottt Miller (TB)||N/A||7.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||N/A|
|Tyler Higbee (LAR)||3.5 (Ov +140 | Un -177)||31.5 (Ov -118 | Un -106)||16.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Gerald Everett (LAR)||2.5 (Ov +117 | Un -148)||22.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||13.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Rob Gronkowski (TB)||3.5 (Ov +135 | Un -175)||42.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||16.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
MNF Most Bet Player Props
Cooper Kupp Over 5.5 Receptions
Rob Gronkowski Over 31.5 Receiving Yards
Jared Goff Under 279.5 Passing Yards
Antonio Brown Over 58.5 Receiving Yards
Darrell Henderson Over 31.5 Rushing Yards
Provided by DraftKings Sportsbook
Game Preview & Betting Angles
The Buccaneers and Rams play in arguably the two best divisions in football, the NFC South and NFC West, respectively. The AFC North is in the conversation as well, but the NFC South and NFC West are right there at the top.
With that said, neither team can afford a loss if they have any hopes of winning the division and securing a home game in the playoffs. The Bucs are trailing the New Orleans Saints by only a half-game, but they lost the tiebreaker when the Saints swept them in the season series.
The Rams, on the other hand, are in third place in their division, trailing the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks based on tiebreakers. Those teams are playing one another on Thursday Night Football this week, so Los Angeles has a chance to jump someone.
It’s safe to say that this Monday Night Football game has massive playoff implications.
Buccaneers Game Notes
The Buccaneers got back to basics last week with a steady diet of Ronald Jones in the run game. In Week 9 against the Saints, the Bucs only ran the ball five times for eight yards. They switched up the gameplan for Week 10 and gave Jones 23 carries.
He rewarded the coaching staff for putting their confidence in him with 192 yards on the ground. More than half of that yardage came on one play, a 98-yard run in the third quarter.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 17, 2020
Going back to the ground game is crucial for Tampa Bay because it opens up the field for Tom Brady. Despite the fact that Jones was the big star of last week’s win, we shouldn’t overlook Brady’s contributions. He threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns. The 43-year-old also ran one in for a touchdown as well.
The Buccaneers have an explosive offense when everything is clicking, but they have been up and down in that regard all year long. It’s actually the defense that serves as the foundation for Tampa Bay’s success this year.
Todd Bowles’ unit is third in total defense (300.3), first in rushing defense (76.6), and eighth in scoring defense (22.6). They are also first in takeaways with 17 and first in interceptions with 12. Their ball-hawking style is key to their success on that side of the ball.
Rams Game Notes
The Rams are coming off of a game where they made MVP candidate Russell Wilson look human. Los Angeles’ secondary held Wilson to no touchdowns and forced him into three turnovers. He was able to scamper for 60 rushing yards, but Brady does not have that type of mobility to punish the Rams.
If the secondary can keep Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown in check, it could be a long day for Brady and the Bucs. But slowing down the passing game is about more than just the defensive backs. Throughout his career, we’ve seen Brady struggle when he is pressured, specifically pressure up the middle that blows up the pocket.
There is no player in football better at getting pressure up the middle than Aaron Donald. He’s already at 9.0 sacks on the season and the Rams are tied for third in the NFL with 31 on the year. Pressure from Los Angeles’ front seven combined with the speed and physicality of the secondary could cause issues for this Tampa Bay offense.
If Jared Goff can manage to avoid turnovers, the Rams are going to have an excellent chance at winning this game. These teams are almost mirror images of one another.
How To Watch Buccaneers – Rams Monday Night
- Date: Monday, Nov. 23
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
- Location: Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida)
- TV: ESPN
Betting Picks & Score Prediction
The Buccaneers and Rams have plenty to play for on Monday Night Football this week. Both teams are in a good position to make the playoffs in the crowded NFC, but this game could be huge for playoff positioning.
Although these teams have star power on the offense, this game will be determined by the elite defenses. For that reason, take the under on the total points.