At 4:05 ET, it’s a week 2 NFL battle between the Cardinals and Giants at State Farm Stadium. Don’t miss it on FOX as the game takes place on Sunday, September 17th.
This game, featuring two NFC conference rivals, has the Giants as the 5.5 point favorites on the road. Do they have what it takes to come away with a road win and cover the spread?
Cardinals vs. Giants Betting Analysis
The Giants were unable to overcome being held scoreless in the first quarter against the Cowboys and lost by a score of 40-0. Defensively, they allowed they gave up 265 yards and allowed the Cowboys to convert 31.2% of their 3rd downs. On offense, the Giants finished with 171 yards went 5/16 on third down. New York’s 40 point loss also resulted in a loss vs. the spread as 3 point underdogs. Daniel Jones did not throw or run for a touchdown, while completing 15 of 28 passes for 104 yards. Jones ended the game with a passer rating of 32.
Despite slightly cutting into their three-point halftime defecit, the Cardinals still lost to the Commanders 20-16. On offense, the Cardinals finished with 210 on 3 yards per play. On the other end, the Commanders ran the ball 28 times for 92 yards. The Commanders finished with 248 yards of total offense. Even though Arizona lost the game straight-up, they did cover the spread as 6.5-point underdogs. Joshua Dobbs did not throw or run for a touchdown, while completing 21 of 30 passes for 132 yards. Dobbs ended the game with a passer rating of 78.
Last season, the Giants and Cardinals did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Cardinals have the leg up at 3-0. The Cardinals also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 3-0. These games averaged a combined total of 34 points per game leading to an over/under record of 0-3.
Cardinals vs. Giants Odds Analysis
Since the Giants opened at -240 on the moneyline, they have moved to -247, giving them an implied win percentage of 71%. The Cardinals currently have implied odds of 33% with a moneyline of +206. The Cardinals’ moneyline opened at +190.
Despite the over/under line staying consistent since opening at 39.5, the payout for the over has changed from -110 to its present line of -112.
The point spreads have seen minimal changes so far. New York currently holds the advantage with a 5.5 point spread and a payout of -114, while Arizona is at +5.5 (-108).
How to Bet Cardinals vs. Giants in Arizona
New York didn’t look good in the passing game in their most recent game vs. Dallas. I’m not expecting them to suddenly turn things around, and like Arizona as 5.5-point underdogs.
For this matchup, I’m going to be hammering the under, as our model has New York and Arizona combining for 39 points. Right now the over/under line is sitting at 39.5, so I’d recommend getting some action on the under.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Cardinals +5.5
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Under 39.5