Los Angeles Rams vs Minnesota Vikings Prediction, 12/26/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 16
Game: Los Angeles Rams vs Minnesota Vikings
Date: Sunday, December 26, 2021
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Vikings (+3)
The Los Angeles Rams (10-4) are en route to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday where they will attempt to beat the Minnesota Vikings (7-7). Minnesota opens this contest as 3-point dogs. The over/under is set at 49.5.
The Los Angeles Rams come into this matchup with a record of 10-4 for this season. In their last contest, the Rams played against the Seahawks and took home the win by a score of 20-10. Matthew Stafford went 21/29 with 244 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 106.1 and ended the game with 1 pick. Sony Michel was the rushing leader for the Rams with 18 totes for 92 yds (5.1 yards per carry). Cooper Kupp had an average of 15.1 yds per reception by earning 136 yards on 9 catches. The Los Angeles Rams ran the football 29 different times and accrued 123 yards, earning them an average of 4.2 yards per tote. In all, they ran 62 plays which gave them 332 yds. Los Angeles gave up 17 pass completions on 31 tries for a total of 134 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.8%. On the ground, the Rams conceded 80 yards on 19 tries, which is an average of 4.2 yds per rush allowed.
The Rams currently have 5,331 total yards for the season. Los Angeles has earned 196 first downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 68 infractions for 582 yds. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Los Angeles has amassed 35 touchdowns via the pass and 8 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the ball over 15 different times (11 interceptions and 4 fumbles lost). As a unit they're maintaining an average of 99.1 yards on the ground ranking them 24th in the NFL. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Los Angeles Rams are sitting at 27.6 PPG.
The Rams are sitting in 12th in the NFL in relation to team defense, conceding 21.6 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per tote and 99.1 yards on the ground per contest this season. Over the course of this year, they have given up 1,388 yards on the ground through 14 outings. In terms of yards through the air, the Rams have given up 3,338 yards which puts them in 16th in the league. They are giving up 238.4 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 66.1%. In total, they are conceding 337.6 yards per contest putting them at 14th in the National Football League. They have relinquished 14 touchdowns via the pass and 16 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Vikings come into this game with a record of 7-7 for this season. For their last game, the Vikings took home the win by a final score of 17-9 when they played the Bears. Kirk Cousins (2 touchdowns) finished the game with 87 yds on 12/24 passing while his QB rate was 69.3. He threw 1 pick and his average yds per pass attempt was 3.63 yards. Justin Jefferson was one of the featured targets for the Vikings, bringing in 4 balls for 47 yards (11.8 yards per catch). Dalvin Cook carried the rock 28 times for 89 yds, ending the game with 3.2 yds per carry for Minnesota. The Vikings finished the game with 193 yds and they ran 61 plays (3.2 yds per play). Minnesota ended up running for 4.0 yards per carry, finishing with 132 yards on 33 carries. Minnesota gave up 28 run attempts for 115 yds (4.1 yds per carry). The Vikings secondary allowed a completion rate of 66.7%, relinquishing 255 yds on 26 for 39 through the air.
When it comes to how much they score, the Vikings are ranking 12th out of all teams in football averaging 25.8 points per outing. During the season thus far, the Vikings currently have a total of 3,537 yards through the air together with holding an average of 252.6 throwing yards per contest, which has them sitting 10th in football. They average 123.8 rushing yards per game and have run for 1,733 yards for the year. The Minnesota Vikings maintain an average of 376.4 yards per contest ranking them 9th out of all teams in the league. The Minnesota offense has totaled 953 penalty yds on 102 infractions, which is good for 3rd in the NFL in terms of making mistakes. They have tossed 6 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 6 fumbles and they have recorded 172 1st downs.
The Vikings are surrendering 24.4 PPG, which has them ranked 23rd in football. Minnesota has conceded a total of 1,799 yards via the ground game (128.5 yards per game) as well as 12 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have given up 25 touchdowns through the air and 252.1 yards per game, which has them ranked 29th in the league. The Vikings defense taken the field for 928 plays, which is 30th in the league. This season, they have allowed 342 points in total. Their defense has totaled 19 takeaways (8 fumbles recovered and 11 interceptions) for the season.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Vikings +3
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