The Arizona Cardinals (+2) are heading northeast to face the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Kickoff for this showdown is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET and interested parties can tune in to the action on FOX.
Betting Preview: Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants
In this Sunday NFC game, New York has been projected as the favorite and is currently giving up 2 points. The Cardinals are also receiving +105 moneyline odds while the Giants are -125. There should be some good live betting opportunities in this matchup, and Vegas has determined the over/under (O/U) to be 49.5 points.
Betting odds have swayed slightly from where they initially opened. The line opened at -1 while the game’s total was placed originally at 50.
The Cardinals are down 0.7 units so far and 4-2 against the spread (ATS). The team has posted an Over-Under record of 4-2.
The Giants are down 0.3 units this season. The team is 2-4 ATS and has an even O/U record of 3-3.
The Cardinals have gone 2-3-1 straight up (SU) in 2019 while the Giants are 2-4 SU.
Arizona enters this contest on a zero-game winless skid while New York has won each of its last zero. The Cardinals are coming off a 34-33 victory over Atlanta in Week 6. The passing attack was on point as Kyler Murray completed 27-of-37 passes for 340 yards and three touchdowns. David Johnson (34 rushing yards on 12 attempts, one TD) and the signal-caller Murray (32 yards on 11 carries) led the ground attack in the win. Larry Fitzgerald (six receptions, 69 yards) and Johnson (six catches, 68 yards, one TD) handled the receiving duties.
New York most recently lost a 35-14 game to New England in Week 6. The defensive unit allowed the Patriots to pass for 334 yards while rushing for 114 yards and three scores. Julian Edelman had a solid showing for New England, accounting for 113 yards on nine catches. For New York, Daniel Jones completed 15-of-31 passes for 161 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Jon Hilliman (38 rushing yards on 11 attempts) mounted the ground game in the defeat while Golden Tate (six receptions, 102 yards, one TD) and Rhett Ellison (three catches, 30 yards) led the pass-catching corps.
Each team has a similar run-pass ratio on the season. Arizona has run the ball on 38.0 percent of its offensive possessions while New York has a rush percentage of 36.0. The Cardinals have run for 122.7 yards/game and have five scores via handoffs this year. The G-Men are putting up 105.3 rush yards per game and have five total rushing TDs.
It seems like the G-Men should hold an advantage in the trenches. Their offensive line has given up only 12 sacks while the D-line has logged 16 sacks. The Cardinals O-line has given up 21 sacks and their defense has logged only 14 sacks.
The Cards offense has logged 277.3 yards per contest in the air overall and has seven passing TDs so far. The G-Men have recorded 246.2 pass yards per outing and also have seven total pass scores.
Defensively, Arizona has allowed 132.8 rush yards and 296 pass yards per game. The New York defense has allowed 303.7 yards per game to opposing passers and 127.3 yards per game on the ground. The G-Men are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of 7.77 to opposing QBs, while the Cardinals have given up an ugly 8.96 ANY/A.
Offensively, Murray is up to 1,411 passing yards this year, and has connected on 65 percent of his 206 attempts with seven scores through the air and four interceptions. Murray’s got a 5.47 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number sits at 9.26 over the past two outings.
We expect the Cardinals to control tempo by getting the ball in the hands of their running backs. David Johnson (207 rush yards, two rush TDs, 250 receiving yards, three receiving TDs) and Chase Edmonds (93 rush yards, 58 receiving yards, one receiving TD) have brought significant production to the offensive scheme for Arizona.
Daniel Jones has connected on 64-of-102 passes for 739 yards, four TDs and five INTs for New York. His ANY/A sits at 5.28 for the season and 2.27 over his last two outings.
The G-Men also like to leverage their backfield. In addition to Golden Tate (102 receiving yards, one receiving TD), Darius Slayton (127 receiving yards) and Jon Hilliman (71 rush yards) have seen plenty of touches lately.
Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants Free Betting Pick
SU Winner: Cardinals, ATS Winner: Cardinals, O/U: Over
Team Betting Notes
- The Cardinals offense has recorded five pass plays of 40 or more yards, while the Giants have accounted for four such plays.
- The Arizona defense has allowed four pass plays of 40 yards or more, while New York has given up seven such plays.
- The Arizona offense has created three rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while New York has created four such runs.
- The Cardinals defense has allowed one rushing play of 20 yards or more, while the Giants have given up five such runs.
- The New York D has registered 16 sacks on the year while Arizona has 14.
- Arizona has produced 5.4 yards per carry over its past three contests and 5.5 over its last two.
- New York has averaged 3.8 yards per carry over its last three matchups and 3.2 over its last two.
- In its last three matches, New York is 1-2 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
- The O/U for Arizona’s previous game was set at 52.5. The over cashed in the team’s 34-33 victory over Atlanta.
- Over its last three games, Arizona is 2-1 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
- The Over/Under for New York’s last outing going into it was 43. The over cashed in the 35-14 loss to New England.