The reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers can take another step towards successfully defending their title when they host the Los Angeles Rams in the 2022 NFL playoffs on Sunday. The Buccaneers (14-4) advanced in the NFL playoff bracket by virtue of a 31-15 pasting of Philadelphia on Super Wild Card Weekend. They are looking to become the first franchise to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the Patriots in 2003-04. On Sunday, Tampa Bay faces the Rams (13-5), who clobbered the Cardinals 34-11 on Monday night. Tampa Bay is a 2.5-point favorite in the latest NFL odds from Caesars Sportsbook.
The game is the first of two on Sunday, followed by Bills vs. Chiefs in a rematch of last year's AFC Championship Game. Before making any Sunday NFL playoff picks and NFL parlays, be sure to see the NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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After simulating every NFL playoff game 10,000 times, the model is high on over 48.5 points in Rams vs. Buccaneers. The Week 3 matchup in Los Angeles saw these two teams combine to put up 853 yards of total offense and the Rams won 34-24.
These two teams still easily breezed past 50 points in just over 50 minutes and both teams are coming off impressive offensive outputs during NFL Wild Card Weekend. The Buccaneers hung 31 points on the Eagles, while the Rams put up 34 in a dominant win over the Cardinals.
Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford, Mike Evans and Cooper Kupp are all playing sensational football right now and it feels safe to expect fireworks in Tampa Bay on Sunday. The model is predicting both Brady and Stafford throw for over 260 yards and multiple touchdowns to help the over cash in more than 50 percent of simulations.
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The model also locked in picks for every other Sunday 2022 NFL playoff game, and it's identified a matchup where the line is way off. You can only see the model's NFL Wild Card Weekend best bets and parlay at SportsLine.
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