NFL odds and lines Week 16: Rams vs. Buccaneers

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Both teams will likely miss playoffs after losses last week.

The St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers both entered last week with a chance to keep themselves in the playoff race, but losses mean that their game against each other this week is likely just for draft order positioning.

Sunday's game is expected to be a close one, as the Buccaneers are favored at home by three points, according to OddsShark.

These two teams last played in 2010 in a game which Tampa Bay won, 18-17. The Buccaneers have won four of their last five games against St. Louis.

But this season the teams are heading in opposite directions. Tampa Bay has lost its last four games, while St. Louis has won three of its last four games.

Through 15 weeks this season, St. Louis has been slightly better against the spread. The Rams have covered nine times while the Buccaneers have covered eight times.

Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay.

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