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Los Angeles Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11/23/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Los Angeles Rams visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on 11/23/2020 at 8:15PM.

L.A. Rams and Tampa Bay face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. L.A. Rams has a record of 6-3 this season. Tampa Bay is 7-3 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

L.A. Rams Team Defense Preview

L.A. Rams faces 5.8 plays per drive, this defense gives up 27.2 yards per drive, and opponents score 1.51 points per offensive possession. 28.6% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but 13.3% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 27.1 and these drives typically last 2:35.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 81.0 and on 2.6% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. L.A. Rams has caused a sack rate of 9.0% this season.

We will get more situational with L.A. Rams and examine various situations. They have faced 113 third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 40 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 35.4%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 13 fourth down conversion attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 5 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 38.5%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 26 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and their opponents have converted 15 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 57.7%.

L.A. Rams Team Offense Preview

L.A. Rams has run 6.1 plays per drive and this offense averages 34.4 yards per drive, and they score 2.13 points per offensive possession. 35.9% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but 11.7% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their possessions start on average at their Own 29.1 and these drives typically last 2:47.

4.0% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by L.A. Rams and 1.9% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.L.A. Rams has given up 13 sacks this season and there were 95 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

They rushed for 4.3 yards per carry and for 134.2 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 13 times this season.

Examining L.A. Rams in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 124 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 57 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 46.0%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 8 fourth down attempts this season and successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 4 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 50.0%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 35 Red Zone entrances this season and have converted 22 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 62.9%.

Tampa Bay Team Defense Preview

Tampa Bay yields 5.5 plays per drive, they hold opponents to 26.3 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 1.88 points per drive. On 33.3% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but 14.9% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 30.1 yard line, they usually take up 2:39 of time.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 89.8 and 3.4% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Tampa Bay has forced a sack rate of 8.3% this season.

We will get more situational with Tampa Bay and examine various situations. They have faced 124 third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 49 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 39.5%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 14 fourth down conversion attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 7 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 50.0%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 32 Red Zone entrances this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 21 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 65.6%.

Tampa Bay Team Offense Preview

Tampa Bay has run 5.9 plays per drive and they generate 32.6 yards per drive, and they score 2.58 points per offensive possession. On 46.9% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but 9.7% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 31.2 yard line, they usually take up 2:38 of time.

On 6.0% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and on 1.8% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Tampa Bay has yielded 14 sacks this season and this has resulted in 93 yards lost.

Tampa Bay rushed for 4.2 yards per carry and for 103.9 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 10 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Tampa Bay and examine various situations. They have had 126 third down attempts this season and have converted 54 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 42.9%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 10 fourth down conversion attempts this season and successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 6 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 60.0%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 40 Red Zone entrances this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 28 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 70.0%.

The L.A. Rams Roster

The Players to Watch for L.A. Rams

The Tampa Bay Roster

The Players to Watch for Tampa Bay

Tom Brady QB 6-4 225

This season, Tom Brady has put up 2739 yards and 23 touchdowns. He has thrown 7 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 99.0thus far this season. Tom Brady has thrown 7 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Tom Brady has 8 rushing yards, which puts him in the 18.18 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 19 times this season, which puts him in the 56.06 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 3 rushing touchdowns this season.

Ronald Jones II RB 5-11 208

This season, Ronald Jones II has 730 rushing yards on 143 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 5 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Ronald Jones II picked up 124 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 26 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Mike Evans WR 6-5 231

This season, Mike Evans picked up 514 yards. He caught the ball 40 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 8 receiving touchdowns this season.

Rakeem Nunez-Roches DT 6-2 307

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Tampa Bay, Rakeem Nunez-Roches has 3 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 0 times this season, which put him in the 25.89 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Jason Pierre-Paul DE 6-5 275

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Tampa Bay, Jason Pierre-Paul has 23 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 8 times this season, which put him in the 98.31 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 3.0 fumbles this season.

Antoine Winfield Jr. FS 5-9 203

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Tampa Bay, Antoine Winfield Jr. had 34 tackles which puts him in the 70.0 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 2 times this season. Antoine Winfield Jr. as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 61.02 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Jamel Dean CB 6-1 206

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Tampa Bay, Jamel Dean had 36 tackles which puts him in the 94.09 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Jamel Dean as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 66.48 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Los Angeles Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Los Angeles Rams 20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25

Spread Pick: Tampa Bay -4 -107 Pinnacle Sports
Moneyline Pick: Tampa Bay -198 matchbook
Total Pick: Under 48.5 -118 Pinnacle Sports