Minnesota Vikings Visit the St. Louis Rams in Week 1 Battle – Betting Odds and Pick
With starting quarterback Sam Bradford already out for the season the St. Louis Rams could be hard-pressed to turn around a 2-11-1 ATS run in their last 14 season-opening games as they play host to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1 odds action on Sunday.
Bradford is already on injured reserve with a knee injury, leaving Shaun Hill as the team's starting quarterback and in charge of continuing their four-game SU winning streak in games in which they're favored at home. For totals bettors, the OVER has paid off in nine of the last 10 meetings between the two teams.
The Rams have won four straight games when favored at home, while the Vikes are 0-7-1 SU as road dogs past eight games overall.
Minnesota Vikings vs St. Louis Rams Opening Odds and Betting Line
Bettors who were going with the St. Louis Rams in this one found them listed as 3-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 44 for Sunday over at 5Dimes.
Computer Prediction: Minnesota Vikings vs St. Louis Rams Pick
Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 22-18 win for the Rams on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Minnesota Vikings will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Sunday, as they are 9-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the St. Louis Rams are 7-9 ATS. Minnesota is 12-4 against the over under total, while St. Louis is 9-7 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Minnesota injuries news.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 18-rated St. Louis Rams and the No. 24-ranked Minnesota Vikings, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.
How Minnesota Vikings vs St. Louis Rams Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the St. Louis Rams No. 21-ranked offense (21.75 PPG) against a Minnesota Vikings defense that ranks No. 32 at 30 PPG. The Rams passing attack has averaged 195.31 yards per game, less than the Vikings give up through the air (287.19 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Minnesota Vikings own the league's No. 9-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 100.75 yards per game when on the road. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 8 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Minnesota was a 14-13 winner at home against the Lions. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (27) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Matt Asiata tore up the turf for 115 rushing yards in the latest Vikings game, a 14-13 win over the Lions at The Metrodome.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 27-9 loser on the road against the Seahawks. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (36) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Rams were Week 17 losers coming out on the wrong end of 27-9 score against Seattle.
Minnesota Vikings vs St. Louis Rams Betting Odds Trends
Minnesota is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 5-11-1 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games
Minnesota is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis's last 13 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Minnesota home to New England, Sunday, September 14th
St. Louis at Tampa Bay, Sunday, September 14th