Minnesota Vikings at St. Louis NFL Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting on Sunday includes what appears to be a NFC football betting mismatch between the Minnesota Vikings and host St. Louis Rams.

NFL betting fans have seen the St. Louis Rams regress each week to become firmly established as one of the worst and least appealing football betting commodities on the board.

The Rams have a NFL betting record of 0-4 straight up and 1-3 against the spread.  They have been held to 7 points or less in 3 out of their 4 football betting matchups this season.  Last week the Rams were shutout at San Francisco 0-35 as 9.5-point dogs.  The Rams have gone under the NFL betting total in 3 out of 4 games this year.

St. Louis ranks 30th overall in total offensive yards and 31st in passing.  Their running game is a respectable 13th but they rank dead last in football betting for points scored. Steven Jackson leads the St. Louis ground attack with 367 yards and a 4.4 yards per carry average.

Quarterbacking has been a NFL betting disaster for the Rams so far.  Marc Bulger began the NFL betting season as the starter but did not start last week after hurting his shoulder.  His status is uncertain for this one.  Bulger had a quarterback rating of only 70.6 with a poor 51% completion percentage with 1 touchdown and 0 interceptions.  Kyle Boller was even worse in replacing Bulger as his quarterback rating is 63.6 with 2 touchdown passes and 2 interceptions and a completion percentage of 52.7%. 

Defensively the Rams are little better as they rank 26th overall for points allowed. In last week’s NFL betting loss the Rams could only manage 95 yards on the ground and 82 in the air.  Boller was sacked 5 times and the Rams committed 3 turnovers.  Minnesota has covered 4 out of their last 5 road games against the spread and has gone over the total in 7 out of their last 10 road games. 

St. Louis has gotten the cash in just 3 out of their last 11 home games with 4 of their last 6 games at home going under the total. The Rams have covered 4 out of their last 5 home games against the Vikings.  The two teams have gone over the total in 6 out of their last 7 meetings.

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