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Minnesota Vikings vs St Louis Rams Betting Preview - Week 15 odds

Minnesota VikingsSt. Louis Rams
Dec 16, 1:00 PM | Turf of Edward Jones Dome

Minnesota Vikings vs St. Louis Rams Odds

7-6TEAM RECORD6-6-1

The St. Louis Rams have quietly won three straight games both SU and ATS and will try to make it four straight when they host the Minnesota Vikings at the Edward Jones Dome this Sunday. St. Louis is 9-4 ATS this season with a 6-6-1 SU record.

Minnesota is just 1-5 SU and ATS in its last six games on the road. The total has gone OVER in seven of the last eight games between the Vikings and the Rams.

View Minnesota vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Rams in this one found them as 3-point favorites earlier in the week at Sportsbook.ag. Meanwhile, the total was sitting at 38 earlier in the week over at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rams sit at No. 18 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Vikings are at No. 22 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Vikings will win this game 21-18.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis's No. 29-ranked offense (18.2 PPG) against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 17 at 22 PPG. The Rams passing attack has averaged 212.1 yards per game, less than the Vikings give up through the air (236.7 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Vikings feature the league's No. 24-rated road run defense, allowing 130.3 yards per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, ranks No. 20 in rushing offense at home.

The Vikings were a 21-14 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bears. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (35) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, Minnesota got a 154-yard performance from Adrian Peterson as a key part of its 21-14 win over Chicago.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 15-12 result against the Bills on December 9. The Rams covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 27 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last gridiron battle, Brandon Gibson did much of the damage, producing 100 receiving yards as St. Louis beat the Bills 15-12 at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Minnesota Vikings Trends:
When playing in December are 4-6
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 5-5

St. Louis Rams Trends:
When playing in December are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 1-9
When playing outside the division are 2-8

A few Vikings at Rams trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Houston, Sunday, December 23
St. Louis at Tampa Bay, Sunday, December 23