New York Giants at Arizona Cardinals Week 16 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/24/2017
Sunday, December 24, 2017
University of Phoenix Stadium
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The New York Giants travel to University of Phoenix Stadium to take on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, December 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 4.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 40.5. The Giants have an ATS record of 6-8-0 while their over/under record is 6-8-0. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 5-9-0 and they are 4-9-1 against the spread.
Valuable New York Giants Betting Trends
The New York Giants are 6-8-0 against the over/under
The New York Giants are 6-8-0 against the spread
Important Arizona Cardinals Betting Trends
The Arizona Cardinals are 5-9-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Cardinals are 4-9-1 against the spread
Key New York Giants Injuries
12/17/17 WR Travis Rudolph Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs Arizona
12/17/17 S Nat Berhe Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs Arizona
12/17/17 WR Tavarres King Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Arizona
12/17/17 S Landon Collins Ankle left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Arizona
12/14/17 G Justin Pugh Back IR
12/10/17 WR Darius Powe Foot IR
12/06/17 LB Jonathan Casillas Neck IR
11/29/17 CB Janoris Jenkins Ankle IR
11/27/17 CB Donte Deayon Forearm IR
11/27/17 LB Curtis Grant Knee IR
11/27/17 G D.J. Fluker Toe IR
11/27/17 LB Deontae Skinner Hamstring IR
11/23/17 DE Romeo Okwara Knee IR
11/14/17 LB Keenan Robinson Quad IR
11/05/17 C Weston Richburg Concussion IR
10/10/17 WR Brandon Marshall Ankle IR
10/09/17 WR Dwayne Harris Foot IR
10/08/17 WR Odell Beckham Jr. Fibula IR
09/04/17 LB Mark Herzlich Neck IR
Key Arizona Cardinals Injuries
12/18/17 WR Brittan Golden Arm IR
12/18/17 QB Drew Stanton None has been named the starter Sunday vs NY Giants
12/18/17 RB Kerwynn Williams Quad injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs NY Giants
12/17/17 LB Gabe Martin Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs NY Giants
12/17/17 TE Jermaine Gresham Illness is "?" Sunday vs NY Giants
12/17/17 DT Josh Mauro Ankle is "?" Sunday vs NY Giants
12/14/17 RB Adrian Peterson Neck IR
12/08/17 CB Rudy Ford Knee IR
11/21/17 WR John Brown Toe is out indefinitely
11/11/17 T D.J. Humphries Knee IR
11/11/17 S Tyvon Branch Knee IR
11/11/17 TE Ifeanyi Momah Leg IR
10/26/17 QB Carson Palmer Arm IR
10/12/17 LS Aaron Brewer Arm IR
10/02/17 LB Markus Golden ACL IR
09/29/17 G Mike Iupati Elbow IR
09/17/17 RB David Johnson Wrist IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Giants are 30th in the NFL in points scored with 228. They have run 895 plays this season for 4,354 yards, which ranks them 24th in the league in total offense. The Giants average 4.9 yards per play, which is 26th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 242 1st downs this year, placing them 28th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New York has run for 1,246 yards as a team, which ranks 28th in the NFL. They've run 330 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Giants have been penalized on offense 78 times for 769 yards so far this season, which has them 31st in the league in penalties. Eli Manning has thrown for 3,073 yards this season. He has completed 315 passes on 498 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.3%. His quarterback rating is 84.2. He averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt and 9.8 yards per completion.
New York is 28th in the league in points allowed on defense with 355. They have surrendered a total of 5,485 yards on D, which is 32nd in the NFL. The Giants are ranked 31st in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense has given up 7.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 29th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 306 passes on 489 attempts against the New York Giants defense this season, placing them 21st and 21st in the National Football League. The New York pass defense has also given up a total of 3,687 yards through the air, which is 31st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 421 attempts for 1,798 yards this year, putting them in 31st place in the league against the run. The Giants have committed 105 penalties for 843 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 20th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 38.5% of possessions on defense, which is 27th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
New York is ranked 32nd in the league in punt returns with 19. They've accumulated 98 punt return yards and average 5.2 yards per return, which is 28th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 20 yards. They have returned 29 kicks for 566 yards on special teams, ranking 19th in kick return yardage. The Giants average 19.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 30 yards this year. They are 29th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,195. The New York Giants have attempted 22 field goals this season and made 16, which is 27th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 72.7%. New York Giants kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 20 for 22 this year. Their punters have totaled 3,562 yards on 82 punts, averaging 43.4 yards per punt. That places them 29th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Arizona Cardinals have run for 1,196 yards as a unit, which ranks 30th in the league. They've run 349 times, averaging 3.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 100 times for 810 yards so far this year, which has them 11th in the NFL in penalties. They are 27th in the National Football League in points scored with 246. They have run 927 plays this year for 4,478 yards, which ranks them 21st in the NFL in total offense. The Cardinals average 4.8 yards per play, which is 30th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 272 1st downs this season, ranking them 16th overall as an offensive unit. Drew Stanton has completed 44 throws while attempting 91 passes for a completion percentage of 48.4%. He has passed for 540 yards this year. He averages 12.3 yards per completion and 5.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 68.9.
The Cardinals rush defense has given up 364 attempts for 1,290 yards this season, putting them in 6th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 111 penalties for 927 yards on defense this year. That places them 29th in the league. They've allowed a score on 34.3% of possessions on defense, which is 16th in the NFL. Arizona is 23rd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 337. They have given up a total of 4,386 yards on D, which is 7th in the league. The Cardinals are 7th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has allowed 5.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 14th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 298 throws on 490 attempts against the Arizona Cardinals defense this season, ranking them 18th and 22nd in the league. The Cardinals pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,096 yards in the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Arizona Cardinals have tried 35 field goals this season and made 27, which is 14th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 77.1%. Arizona kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 19 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,511 yards on 75 punts, averaging 46.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 9th in the NFL in punting average. Arizona is 3rd in the NFL in punt returns with 38. They've totaled 263 punt return yards and are averaging 6.9 yards per return, which is 22nd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 20 yards. They have returned 26 kicks for 491 yards on special teams, placing them 25th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 18.9 yards per kick return and have a long of 32 yards this season. They are 21st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,554.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants +4.5
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