Rams vs. Vikings Spread Prediction

Los Angeles Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, 9/27/18 Predictions & Odds

The Vikings suffered one of the biggest upset losses in the past three decades last Sunday when they fell to the Bills as 16.5-point home favorites. Will they rebound on Thursday night when they visit the Rams at 8:20 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot

101 Minnesota Vikings at 102 Los Angeles Rams

8:20 p.m. ET, Thursday, September 27

Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Rams are 7-point favorites to beat the Vikings. The total, meanwhile, sits at 48.5 points. As of this writing, 56% of the public betting tickets are on the Rams to cover the point spread.

Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Football Note

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Vikings are "optimistic" Dalvin Cook (hamstring, questionable) will play Thursday night against the Rams. Cook appeared on track after getting in limited sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday. Schefter cautions the Vikings will still put Cook through the paces in pre-game warmups to make sure, but it looks like he will be active. Going up against a soft run defense and unlikely to be scripted out of the game because of his passing-game usage, Cook will be a fringe RB1 if he is active.

L.A. Rams Fantasy Football Note

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Rams CB Marcus Peters (calf, questionable) is unlikely to play Thursday night against the Vikings. It means the Rams will be without their top two cornerbacks after Aqib Talib was placed on injured reserve with an ankle issue earlier this week. The Rams will turn to Sam Shields, Nickell Robey-Coleman, and Troy Hill at corner. This is quietly a pretty good spot for the Vikings' passing attack.

NFL Betting Trends

Minnesota

The Vikings are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games versus the Rams.

LA Rams

The favorite has covered the spread in eight of the last 10 meetings between these two teams.

Prediction

Some may believe that the Vikings were caught looking ahead when they lost to the Bills last Sunday. That may have been a factor but the bottom line is that Buffalo put a ton of pressure on QB Kirk Cousins, who couldn’t take advantage of a banged-up Bills secondary. That’s going to be the case again tonight. The Rams boast one of the best interior defensive lines in the league thanks to the defensive tackle combination of Ndamukong Suh and Aaron Donald. The Rams have their own injury issues at cornerback but I see this game playing out the exact same way as that Vikings-Bills game where Minnesota can’t move the ball and Cousins is constantly harassed. With the Vikings’ best pass-rush out (Everson Griffen), I also like the revenge-seeking Rams to move the ball consistently versus Minnesota’s defense.

NFL Week 4 Prediction: Los Angeles Rams -7

Loading...

NFL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Seahawks vs. Rams Week 14 Prediction A huge clash in the NFC West will take place in L.A. tonight when the Rams host the Seahawks at 8:20 p.m. ET. In a game that has been set as a pick’em, what’s the...
Thumbnail Chiefs vs. Patriots Week 14 Prediction The Patriots have struggled offensively for months but they’re also a perfect 5-0 at home this season and 10-2 on the year thanks to their defense. Will they...
Thumbnail Steelers vs. Cardinals Week 14 Prediction The 7-5 Steelers are coming off an emotional win over the Browns last week but still need to pile up victories if they’re going to earn a playoff berth in...
Thumbnail Titans vs. Raiders Week 14 Prediction The Titans visit the Raiders this afternoon and are laying a field goal in a matchup with AFC playoff implications. Can Tennessee keep rolling or will Oakland...
Thumbnail Chargers vs. Jaguars Week 14 Prediction A pair of 4-8 teams with no postseason berth on the line will square off in Jacksonville on Sunday when the Chargers visit the Jaguars at 4:05 p.m. ET. Is...

NFL Headlines