VIKINGS vs RAMS NFL Betting Prediction: September 27, 2018
Pick: VIKINGS +7 -130
The Minnesota Vikings will come into Los Angeles to take on the LA Rams in a powerhouse NFC match up on Thursday Night Football. The Vikings are coming off one of the most embarrassing losses in recent memory in the NFL getting crushed by the Bills 27-6. This will have most people loving the Rams here but not me. With the Vikings going down big early they were really taken out of their game and forced to throw the ball on nearly every play. The Vikings will get back to playing their style of football in this one which will be relying on their clock management and defense as opposed to having to constantly take shots down the field like last week. Also, they will receive a major boost with Dalvin Cook most likely set to return this week which will bolster their running game. They should be able to find success in the passing game as the Rams will be without their top 2 corners in Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters. The Vikings defense looked good over the last 36 minutes of last weeks game holding the Bills scoreless and forcing them to punt on all of their last 6 possessions.
The Rams have scored between 33-35 points in all 3 of their games this year but face one of the best defensive units in the NFL this week so I don’t see them being able to run up the score here. The Vikings have dominated this match up in recent years. They have won the last 5 head to head match ups against the Rams and have held them to just 63 points in that span. This game should be closer than the line suggests. Buying the half point to get the line to 7 is the logical thing to do here. Back the Vikings to at the very least keep this one close.