NFL Thursday Night Football: 12-17-2015

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs St. Louis Rams

The St. Louis Rams host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. Right now the spread is Even, and the over/under is 41. St. Louis is coming off a victory against Detroit after losing the past 4 games before that. TB is coming off a loss against New Orleans last week.  Tampa is 7-6 against the spread this year, and 4-2 as the away team. 

St. Louis is 5-7-1 against the spread, and 4-3 as the home team.  St. Louis is only averaging 16.2 points per game, and 306.6 yards per game. Tampa Bay is scoring 22.2 points per game, and getting 376.5 yards per game.  Tampa Bay is the slight, slight favorite with ESPN, as they have the Bucs winning this game with a 50.2% chance. 

With only 3 games remaining, Tampa Bay is 2 games behind 6th place Minnesota in the NFC for the last playoff spot, so there is still a slight chance they can make the playoffs, but they need to win out, and have some help. I think since they still do have a chance at the playoffs, they come out and get the win on the road, and this game will go over 41 points.