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Vikings-Rams TNF Betting Preview: Buy Low on Minnesota?

Sep 27, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

USA Today Sports.

Betting odds: Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Rams

  • Spread: Rams -7
  • Over/Under: 49.5
  • Time: Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: FOX/NFL Network

>> All odds as of Wednesday night. Download The Action Network App to get real-time NFL odds and track your bets

Betting market: Betting action is extremely balanced at the time of writing, with Los Angeles attracting 53% of spread tickets and 40% of dollars wagered.

Wiseguys also have yet to take a position in this matchup as Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have remained eerily silent throughout the week (see live betting data here). — PJ Walsh

Trends to know: The Rams are undefeated against the spread and winning by more than three touchdowns per game entering Week 4, only the seventh team to do so since 2003.

Three of the previous six teams made the Super Bowl, four made the Conference Championship and the six teams averaged 12 wins per season. — Evan Abrams

How wild and unpredictable has the first month of the season been? So far the Saints (Week 1), Vikings (Week 3) and Jaguars (Week 3) have lost outright as a double-digit favorite.

It is the first time in the last 25 years that three double-digit favorites have lost straight up in the first three weeks of the season. — Evan Abrams

Teams that lost their previous game as double-digit favorites tend to bounce back. Since 2003, teams in this situation are 35-23-2 (60%) ATS in their next game. However, if that team is an underdog, as the Vikings are, they are 15-13-1 ATS. — John Ewing

If you took our football betting quiz, you would already know that Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was the most profitable coach to bet on over the past five seasons coming into 2018. Zimmer has covered at an absurd 67.2% clip over that span. — Stuckey

Speaking of Zimmer, the Vikings have thrived as a road underdog (14-7 ATS) since he took over as head coach in 2014. — Stuckey

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