NFL Week 3 Game Of The Week: LA Rams Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • The total for the game is set at 55.5 points with -115 odds favoring the OVER.
  • Neither team to score three consecutive times has had a +230 betting line.
  • The third quarter to be the game’s highest-scoring period is set at +425.

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the only meeting between two undefeated NFL teams in Week 3, which makes it the obvious choice for it to be the "Game of the Week". But which betting lines are most intriguing for this matchup?

Betting The Total: UNDER 55.5 Points

Not only is this the only game between two undefeated teams in Week 3, but it also has the closest line for a spread and ties the week’s highest total on online gambling sites. Despite the total, the game may not be as high-scoring as expected.

Rams Vs. Buccaneers Total Odds

  • OVER 55.5 -115
  • UNDER 55.5 -105

Although neither defense has been anything special so far in 2021, these were two of the top defensive units in the NFL last season. Eventually, both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams are bound to return to form, and what better time to do so than in the biggest game of the year to date.

There have been two games this year with a total of 55.0 points or more and the average score in those games has been 49.50 points. This game could push that number even lower.

Neither Team To Score Three Consecutive Times

Scoring three unanswered times in the NFL is a tough feat to accomplish, especially against one of the best teams in the league. The Buccaneers only scored three straight times once this year, in the fourth quarter of Week 2 because of back-to-back Pick 6’s by Mike Edwards.

The Rams have scored three straight times in Week 1 as the first three scores of the game. Considering this has happened in just two of the four games, the betting lines on NFL betting sites may be surprising.

Either Team to Score 3 Unanswered Times

  • Yes -320
  • No +230

It took two defensive touchdowns and the opening drives of the season for these teams to see this happen. Plus, the game is supposed to be very tightly contested. The line should likely be much closer to EVEN than what it is.

Highest Scoring Quarter: Third Quarter

The Rams' highest-scoring quarter this season has been the third quarter. In their games, the third quarter is seeing 18 points per game, more than any other quarter. The Bucs are seeing 19.5 points per third quarter as their second-highest scoring quarter. The odds available on sports betting sites may not accurately depict the chances for each team.

Highest Scoring Quarter

  • First Quarter +550
  • Second Quarter +150
  • Third Quarter +425
  • Fourth Quarter +240
  • Two Or More Equal Quarters +900

Los Angeles has seen the same number of points be scored in the third quarter as in the first half this season. Given the +425 odds, it may be worth getting some action on it.

The game begins at 4:25 p.m. EST Sunday, on the FOX Network.