Vikings vs. Rams Prediction
NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rams are 1-point favorites versus the Vikings, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 39 points. Minnesota is 7-6 overall and 1-5 on the road, while St. Louis is 6-6 overall and 4-3 at home.
Line Movement: The Rams opened as a 3-point favorite but the spread has been bet down to 1, although some books are still offering Minnesota at 2.5 or 3. The total, meanwhile, has risen to 39 after opening at 38.5.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 74% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Vikings. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL Playoff Free Pick: Take St. Louis. According to latest NFL trends, the Vikings are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games versus the Rams and 1-4 ATS in their last five trips to St. Louis. The home team is also 5-2 against the number in the last seven meetings and the favorite is 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings. The Rams’ run defense has been outstanding the past two weeks, holding C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson and Frank Gore under 3.0 YPC combined. Adrian Peterson offers St. Louis’ defense the biggest challenge to date, but the Rams should be able to hold their own and at least limit the big play. Look for St. Louis to get its own rushing game going and win it with a late field goal against a team in Minnesota that has struggled on the road this season.
2012 NFL FREE PICK: ST. LOUIS RAMS -1