St. Louis Rams at Minnesota Vikings Line, Predictions, Pick & Betting Preview

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St. Louis Rams at Minnesota Vikings Line, Predictions, Pick & Betting Preview

It will be the original Adrian Peterson versus the next Adrian Peterson when the St. Louis Rams face the Minnesota Vikings in NFL week 9 action. The game kicks off on FOX this Sunday, November 8th at 1:00 PM from TCF Bank Stadium. The NFL week 9 betting line favors the Vikings by 2.5-points to beat the Rams.

A Closer Look At St. Louis Rams at Minnesota Vikings NFL Week 9 Line & My Betting Preview

What: St. Louis Rams (4-3) at Minnesota Vikings (5-2)
When: Sunday, November 8, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET 
Where: Minneapolis, MN
Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium
Weather: 53° F | Scattered Clouds
Spread: Vikings -2.5
Moneyline: St. Louis +120 vs Minnesota -140
Game Total: 40.5
Watch: FOX
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: St. Louis vs Minnesota

If You Are Betting On The St. Louis Rams Odds At +2.5

The St. Louis Rams are 4-3 straight up and 4-3 against the spread so far this season. Their offense averages 19.3 points (28th), 179.6 passing yards (32nd), 132.0 rushing yards (3rd) per game. They beat the San Francisco 49ers 27-6 in week 7.

QB Nick Foles is still sturggling to become the QB the Rams need after joining the team in the off-season in a trade with the Eagles for Sam Bradford. Foles has thrown for 1310 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions, posting 81.6 passer rating so far this season.

WR Tavon Autin (24 rec, 285 yards, 4 TD) is the best receiver on the team. TE Jared Cook (19 rec, 245 yards, 0 TDs) is the next most productive pass-catcher, but has zero TDs.

Rookie RB Todd Gurley (94 att, 575 yards, 3 TDs) missed the the preseason and first month of the season after a devastating knee injury in his final year of college. There were questions if he would even play this season. He is playing and he is playing like a bat out of hell. He is posting a ridiculous 6.1 yards per carry average and is being talked about for offensive ROY honors. He is also leading the league in yards per game with 115. Gurley is the new it running back and the latest to be dubbed the next Adrian Peterson. If he keeps up his breakneck pace there will be no doubts the Rams found their franchise rusher.

St. Louis defense allows 17.9 points (4th), 230.0 passing yards (10th) and 98.1.2 rushing yards (9th) per game. James Laurinaitis has 52 tackles, Aaron Donald has 4.5 sacks, and Janoris Jenkins has eight passes deflected.

If You Are Betting On The Minnesota Vikings Odds At -2.5

The Minnesota Vikings are 5-2 straight up and 6-1 against the spread so far this season. They average 21.0 points (22nd), 194.7 passing yards (7th) and 131.0 rushing yards (5th) per game.

QB Teddy Bridgewater has continued his developement this season after a great rookie season where the talent surrounding him on the field was suspect at best. This season he has a complement of pass catchers and of course AP is back. So far this season, Bridgewater has thrown for 1526 yards, 6 TDs & 5 INTs, posting an 85.5 passer rating.

Rookie WR Stefon Diggs (25 rec, 419 yards, 2 TDs) has become the top receiver for Bridewater over the past month. He is averaging 104 yards per game his four outings this season, but didn’t practice this week due to a tight hammy. WR Mike Wallace (26 rec, 292 yards, 1 TD) is the oter option down field, but he has failed to impress in his first season with the Vikings.

RB Adrian Peterson (140 att, 633 yards, 3 TDs) is the engine in the Vikings offense. He is averaging 4.5 yards per carry and 90.4 yards per game. When prodded about Gurley’s comparisons to his own playing style, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Peterson doesn’t deny he sees some of himself in 6-1, 227-pound Gurley.

“He’s fast, he’s aggressive, he plays physical, he has nice feet, nice vision,” Peterson said. “Those are the qualities that I feel like I have as well.

Minnesota’s defense allows 17.4 points (2nd), 229.0 passing yards (9th), 104.7 rushing yards (15th) per game. Harrison Smith leads the team with 44 tackles, and Everson Griffen has 4.5 sacks.

Betting Trends Related To This Matchu

  • St. Louis Rams 1-2 On Road this season
  • Minnesota Vikings 3-0 At Home this season
  • Minnesota Vikings 8-3 At Home since last season
  • Minnesota Vikings 4-1 As Favorite this season
  • Minnesota Vikings 6-3 As Favorite since last season
  • St. Louis Rams 1-2 When Line was 38 to 41 since last season
  • Minnesota Vikings 4-1 When Line was 38 to 41 this season
  • St. Louis Rams 2-5 O-U All Games this season
  • Minnesota Vikings 1-6 O-U All Games this season
  • St. Louis Rams 1-2 O-U On Road this season
  • Minnesota Vikings 0-3 O-U At Home this season
  • St. Louis Rams 2-3 O-U When Line is <45 this season
  • Minnesota Vikings 1-5 O-U When Line is <45 this season
  • St. Louis Rams 0-4 O-U When Line was 38 to 41 since last season

The Rams are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a SU win, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 9, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in November, 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games following a SU win of more than 14 points and 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games after allowing less than 250 total yards in their previous game.

The Vikings are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite, 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a SU win, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win, are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. NFC, and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite.

My NFL Week 9 Betting Pick: Vikings -2.5.

PLAYERS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:
  • St. Louis: Nick Toon, Alec Ogletree.
  • Minnesota: Josh Robinson.