Minnesota Vikings vs. Los Angeles Rams – Week 4 Free Pick

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The Los Angeles Rams are gearing up to play host to the Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The game is scheduled to begin at 8:20 p.m. ET and fans can catch the action by tuning in to FOX.

Thursday Night FootballBetting Preview: Los Angeles Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings are 1-1-1 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Rams are 3-0 SU.

The Vikings fell to Buffalo 27-6 in a Week 3 blowout where their defense allowed the Bills to eat up the clock by rushing for 128 yards on 38 attempts, including two rush TDs. On the offensive side, Kirk Cousins completed 40-of-55 passes for 296 yards, along with a TD and an interception. As a team, the Vikings produced a grand total of 14 rushing yards in the defeat.

Los Angeles just earned a 35-23 win over the Chargers in Week 3. Jared Goff completed 29-of-36 passes for 354 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Todd Gurley II (105 yards on 23 rush attempts, one TD) mounted the running game as Robert Woods (10 receptions, 104 yards, two TDs) and Brandin Cooks (seven catches, 90 yards) led the receiving corps in the win.

Minnesota has run the ball on 28.7 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Los Angeles has a rush percentage of 48.2 percent. The Vikings have produced 66.0 rush yards per game and have yet to record a touchdown on the ground this year. The Rams are logging 133.7 rushing yards per game and have four total rush TDs.

The Vikes offense has averaged 321.7 yards in the air overall and has seven passing score so far. The Rams have put up 313.7 pass yards per game and have six total pass TDs.

Defensively, Minnesota has allowed opponents to run for an average of 105.3 yards and pass for 246.0 yards per game. The Los Angeles defense has allowed 206.3 yards per game to opposing passers and 96.7 yards per game on the ground. The Rams are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 4.53 to opposing QBs, while the Vikings have given up a 5.41 ANY/A.

Passing-wise, Cousins has put up 540 yards this season. The signal-caller has connected on 66 percent of his 91 attempts with three passing scores and one interception. Cousins has a 5.31 adjusted net yards per pass attempt, including 6.42 over the last two outings.

In the home locker room, Jared Goff has connected on 47-of-69 passes for 587 yards, five TDs and one INT. Goff’s ANY/A sits at 8.87 for the season and 9.61 over his past two games.

When these two squads met last year, Minnesota emerged victorious by a final score of 24-7.

Minnesota Vikings vs. Los Angeles Rams Free NFL Tip

SU Winner: Rams

Team Betting Notes

  • The Los Angeles offense has lost one fumble this season while Minnesota has lost three.
  • The Minnesota defense has 10 sacks on the year while Los Angeles has just four.
  • Minnesota, as a team, has averaged 3.4 yards per carry over its last two contests.
  • Los Angeles has averaged 3.8 yards per carry over its last two.