A battle of poorly performing offenses collide in Week 9 when the St. Louis Rams invade U.S. Bank Stadium for a date with the Minnesota Vikings. The Rams rank 30th in the NFL in total offense, while the Vikes aren’t much better at 29th in that department. St. Louis will be attempting to exact some revenge after 2014’s 34-6 dispiriting Week 1 loss.
- The Vikings are 1-5 SU in their last six games after consecutive wins.
- The Vikings are 14-3 SU in their last 17 games at home in November.
- The Rams are 0-3 SU and ATS in their last three games against the Vikings.
As a result of both teams’ offensive struggles, the UNDER has been cashing in their matchups. The OVER/UNDER is 1-6 in Minny’s first seven games and has paid out in five out of St. Louis’s seven appearances so far.
Minnesota held on for a 23-20 win over division rival Chicago in Week 8, covering the closing -1.5 spread in the process. Teddy Bridgewater’s squad continues to be on fire for bettors this year, going 6-1 ATS – a number which ties them with the Bengals for the most covers in the 2015 campaign.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to back the visiting St. Louis Rams in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 40 at shops such as Bodog.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 23-19 victory for the Vikings. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
St. Louis Rams vs Minnesota Vikings Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Minnesota Vikings currently sport a record of 5-2, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-1 ATS. The St. Louis Rams are 4-3 and 4-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Minnesota Vikings post a 1-5-1 over under record this season, while the St. Louis Rams have gone 2-5 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs St. Louis injuries news.
The Minnesota Vikings sit at No. 13 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
, while the St. Louis Rams are at No. 21 on that chart.
The game also pits Minnesota’s No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 21 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 4 this week at 17.86 PPG. The Vikings aerial game is averaging 194.71 yards per game, less than the Rams secondary allows through the air, 230 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the St. Louis Rams own the league’s No. 24-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 127 yards per game when on the road. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 3 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last game, St. Louis got a 133-yard performance from Todd Gurley as a key part of its 27-6 win over San Francisco.
In their last game, Minnesota got a 103-yard performance from Adrian Peterson as a key part of its 23-20 win over Chicago.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 6 games
- St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 5 games on the road
- St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
- Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 8 games
- Minnesota is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
St. Louis home to Chicago, Sunday, November 15th
Minnesota at Oakland, Sunday, November 15th