The Chicago Bears traverse North America to face the Seahawks at the Lumen Field. Both teams are not having the best of seasons. Head coach Matt Nagy will try to get his team primed up at the end of a three-game losing stretch. Meanwhile, the Seahawks just broke a two-game winning streak in the hands of the Rams. They are only a win ahead of the Bears in the overall standings.
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Rams vs. Vikings Game Information
LA Rams Transactions:— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 22, 2021
• Restored to Practice Squad DB Tyler Hall, TE Jared Pinkney, DE Jonah Williams
• Placed on Reserve/COVID-19 RB Javian Hawkins, WR Warren Jackson
• Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad DB Damarious Randall
- When: Sunday, December 26, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- TV: FOX
- Radio: AM 590 (Rams) / KFXN 690 AM (Vikings)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Rams (-3.0) / Vikings (+3.0)
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Rams?
It’s been a solid few weeks for the Rams. The team scored 87 points in three games combined. They did well to recover from a three-game losing slump between Week 10 and 12 and are expected to bring the heat in Minnesota this weekend.
The Rams recorded over 100 total yards more than the Seahawks in their previous outing. This verifies how solid the team’s offense is right now. Overall, the side averages 380.8 yards (sixth) per game. A greater part of their offense comes from passing. The visitors are one of the best passing teams in the league right now, averaging 281.7 passing yards (fourth) per game. However, their ground game is not as prominent as the Vikings. The Rams average sub-100 rushing yards per game.
On the defensive end, we expect LA to trouble the Vikings’ offensive line. The Rams have good lockdown measures against rushing plays. They allow 99.1 opponent rushing yards (sixth) per game. Meanwhile, they average 238.4 opponent passing yards (16th) in 14 games. This does not match the Vikings’ passing statistics, but might be enough to provoke pressure.
Two players are on the Rams’ questionable list this weekend, featuring Left defensive end A’Shawn Robinson (bicep) and nose tackle Greg Gaines (ankle).
Why Bet on the Minnesota Vikings?
The Vikings haven’t won more than two games in a row. But despite that, they get another shot at a longer winning streak in Week 16. It was a tough night for the squad last weekend after the Bears outplayed them in total yards, 370 to 193. They were able to protect the eight-point lead and secure a seventh win this season.
Attacking football is the Vikings’ bread and butter. The team averages 25.8 points (12th) on top of 376.4 yards (eighth) per game. They record capable statistics on both passing and rushing. The Vikings average 252.6 passing yards (tenth) and 123.8 rushing yards (ninth) per game.
Defensively, the Vikings might have trouble dealing with a competent Rams offense. The team allows 24.4 opponent points (23rd) per game. This emphasizes weakness against rushing and passing plays. As a team, the hosts allow 128.5 opponent rushing yards (27th) and 252.1 passing yards (29th) per game.
It will be tough for the squad if Kirk Cousins fails to suit up on Sunday. The quarterback sustained a rib injury in his recent appearance. This is the first time in eight long years we’ve seen the 33-year-old injured. Furthermore, we find starters Adam Thielen (ankle), C.J. Ham (hamstring), Mason Cole (elbow), and Eric Kendricks (back) on the questionable list.
Rams vs. Vikings Betting Trends
- The Rams are 1-4 in their last five road games against the Vikings (2-3 ATS).
- The Rams are 5-2 in their last seven road games (3-4 ATS).
- The totals have gone over four of the Rams’ last seven games against the Vikings.
- The Vikings are 3-2 in their last five games at the U.S. Bank Stadium (2-3 ATS).
- The Vikings are 6-4 in their last ten games against the Rams (6-4 ATS).
- The totals have gone under in three of the Vikings’ last five games against the Rams.
Rams vs. Vikings Expert Betting Predictions
The Vikings have to make the most of home-field advantage to establish a stronger record before the end of the regular season. They enter the game as the underdogs. However, the side has the arsenal to keep up with the Rams. If they can work through a damaged starting lineup, this game might just be closer than many expect it to be.
On the other hand, the Rams have plenty of driving force after a trio of striking wins. They come in as favorites with an adequately healthier lineup and more consistent results behind the squad.
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