The Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Rams, both of whom are jockeying for position in the NFC’s tightly contested playoff race, will meet this Sunday at the Edwards Jones Dome in St. Louis (1:00pm ET start time, FOX). NFL Sunday Minnesota Vikings vs St. Louis Rams odds are favoring the hosting Rams at -2.5 against the spread; the game total is presently set at 38.5 points. Minnesota is listed as a +115 moneyline play ($100 wins $115) in the NFC showdown.
At 7-6 the Vikings are hanging in the NFC playoff chase, but they can ill afford another loss with Dallas, Washington, Chicago, and Seattle all ahead of them in the Wild Card line.
Minnesota has not played that well of late, but it did help preserve its slim postseason hopes last weekend by beating NFC North rival Chicago 21-14 in Minneapolis. The Vikings, who had lost four of five going into their meeting with the Bears, were statistically dominated by Lovie Smith’s squad (438 yards to 248); however, Chicago made life difficult for itself, turning the ball over twice and committing 10 penalties.
St. Louis also turned in an underwhelming performance in victory last Sunday, beating the Bills 15-12 in Buffalo with a last minute touchdown and two point conversion. The win was the third in a row for the Rams, giving them a 6-6-1 record while keeping them in the playoff hunt.
St. Louis is 4-2 in true home games this season and it knocked off the mighty 49ers 16-13 in its most recent appearance at the Edward Jones Dome. Minnesota has been horrible on the road, posting a 1-5 record away from the Mall of America Field. The Vikings lone road win came at Detroit in week four when they defeated the Lions 20-13. Adrian Peterson and company dropped their other five away outings by an average of 10.4 points per game.
Free Pick: Take the Rams -2.5.
Minnesota Vikings vs St. Louis Rams NFL Odds:
Minnesota Vikings +2.5 (-110), Over 38.5 (-110), +115 (Moneyline)
St. Louis Rams -2.5 (-110), Under 38.5 (-110), -135 (Moneyline)
NFL Free Picks: Minnesota at St Louis (Best Bet)
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