Cardinals vs Giants Predictions, Picks, Week 7 Odds 10/20/2019
Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals go to MetLife Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the New York Giants. Arizona opens this contest as 3-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 47.5. The Cardinals are 2-3-1 ATS and 4-2-0 when betting on the total. The Giants are 3-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-4-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Arizona Cardinals played the Atlanta Falcons and ended up getting the victory by a score of 34-33. David Johnson paced the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the game. He racked up a total of 34 yards via 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.8 yards per run. Larry Fitzgerald was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 69 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 11.5 yards per catch for that contest. Running the show from under center for the Cardinals was Kyler Murray who went 27/37 with 340 yards through the air and threw 3 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Arizona Cardinals ran the ball a total of 29 times and earned a total of 102 yards which gave them an average of 3.5 yards per carry. On the day, they totaled 66 plays which added up to 442 yards. In the game, the Cardinals earned a total of 24 1st downs and they had 8 penalties for 57 yards. In terms of defense, Arizona gave up 30 completions on 36 tries for a total of 341 yards, and a completion percentage of 83.0%. In the running game, the Cardinals gave up 103 yards on 25 runs which is an average of 4.1 yards per run allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 444 yards but finished the game without a turnover. Guy Bruhn has a NFL prediction for the game between the Rams and Falcons.
Cardinals Better their mark to 2-3-1 After Win
The Cardinals step onto the field holding a record of 2-3-1 this year. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring in the division and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game. For total yardage, they sit in 4th among NFC teams and 8th among all NFL teams with 2,261 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Cardinals currently have a total of 7 passing TDs and 5 rushing TDs. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league with an average of 22 points per contest, putting them 17th among all NFL teams. As a unit, they have an average of 123 yards on the ground per contest which is 3rd in the conference.
The Cardinals have one of the middle tier defenses in the NFL, allowing 28.5 points per contest ranking them 14th in the NFC. When it comes to rushing yards, Arizona is allowing 132.8 yards per game putting them 4th in the NFC West and 26th in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.7 yards per carry which has them at 14th among NFC teams and 25th in the NFL overall. In total, they have allowed 736 rushing yards through 6 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Cardinals have conceded 1,687 yards. Opponents are completing 71.0% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.5 yards per try. They have allowed 16 passing TDs and 2 rushing TDs.
The last time they took the field, the New York Giants faced the New England Patriots and lost 35-14. Leading the way at QB for the Giants was Daniel Jones who went 15/31 with 161 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He tossed 3 interceptions during the game. Jonathan Hilliman led the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 10 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 38 yards on 11 carries which had him averaging 3.5 yards per tote. Golden Tate was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 102 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 17.0 yards per reception during the game. Check out where the Giants are ranked in Doc's Week 7 NFL power rankings. The New York Giants ended up running the ball 16 times and earned a total of 52 yards earning them an average of 3.3 yards per carry. Overall, the Giants had a total of 10 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 40 yards. For the game, they totaled 48 plays which gave them a total of 213 yards. In terms of defense, New York conceded 31 completions on 41 attempts totaling 313 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.0%. In the game, they allowed a total of 427 yards and forced 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Giants conceded 114 yards on 34 attempts which is an average of 3.4 yards per carry allowed.
Giants Go to 2-4 After Loss
The Giants head into this game 2-4. New York needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 105 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 18th in the NFL. As a unit, they have a total of 632 yards rushing through 6 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Giants average 340 yards per contest overall ranking them 24th in the NFL and 14th in the NFC. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Giants currently sit at 3rd among NFC East teams and 24th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 18.5 points per game.
The Giants are giving up 26.7 points per contest ranking them 3rd in the division and 27th in the NFL. Their passing defense is one of the middling units among NFL teams. They are allowing 285 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Giants are currently ranked 15th among NFC teams. They have conceded 10 passing touchdowns for this year. When it comes to points given up, they have allowed 160 points in total. In discussing rushing yards, they are conceding 127 yards per contest which puts them at 24th in the NFL and 3rd among NFC East teams. This season, they have conceded 764 yards rushing and 7 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Giants NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants -3
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