MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 19: Todd Gurley #30 of the Los Angeles Rams runs with the ball in the first quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings on November 19, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

5 Crazy Prop Bets You Can Make on Rams-Vikings Thursday Night Football Game

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Heading into the season, the Week 4 Thursday night matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams looked like it could be the most highly-contested regular season game of the season, and the best "Thursday Night Football" game in years. It was supposed to be an NFC Championship preview, and still could be.


While the game still has the potential to impress, the hype is markedly less after the Vikings got stomped at home by the lowly Buffalo Bills last week. Still, no matter the quality of the play, prop bets can still keep you entertained throughout the game, and this game has some wild ones. 

1. Minnesota Vikings' First Scoring Play to Be a Field Goal: (+165)

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Right off the bat, this bet is a cruel shot at the Vikings last couple of games. First, the disastrous tie in Green Bay where former Vikings kicker Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in OT and then against the Bills where new kicker Dan Bailey didn't even get to attempt an extra point. In fact, the Vikings' haven't hit a field goal since the first quarter of Week 1. 

2. Last Touchdown Scorer to Be Adam Thielen (+1100)

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Adam Thielen only has one touchdown on the season so far, but it was the final touchdown of the game against Green Bay in Week 2. The important thing about this prop is that the Vikings could be down by 30 when Thielen scores this touchdown and it's still a win, the outcome of the game is irrelevant here. 

3. Rams to Score in Every Quarter (+110)

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This one isn't that far fetched for the Rams. In three games, head coach Sean McVay's offense has scored in 10 of the 12 quarters and scored in all four quarters against the Oakland Raiders in Week 1. If you believe this is going to be a blowout, or at least a shootout, then this is the prop for you. 

4. Total Points Odd (-124) or Even (+106)

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A simple, easy and fun prop. Will the two teams score a combined even or odd number of points? For some background, the Rams have played three even games in 2018 while the Vikings have played two even games and one odd game. So these two teams have combined for five even scores and only one odd. Will this continue the trend or regress to the mean?

5. Minnesota Vikings to Win & Under 40.5 Points (+1100)

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This one's a doozy. First the Vikings have to show they're better than they looked last week and defeat the Rams in Los Angeles. Then they need to hold the Rams offense to at worst 19 points. And just an FYI, the Rams are averaging 34 points a game this season. Two of Minnesota's three games this year have gone under 40.5 points, but one of those was the loss to the Bills. The odds on this are high for a reason, but perhaps the Vikings' defense will finally show up on Thursday night. 

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