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NFL Betting Preview: New York Giants vs. Arizona Cardinals

September 17, 2023


This matchup features two teams looking for their first win of the season when the New York Giants travel to take on the Arizona Cardinals in week 2 of the NFL season. The New York Giants lost at home in week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 0-40 while the Arizona Cardinals lost to the Washington Commanders by a score of 16-20 on the road. Which team will get their first win of the season with a win in this matchup on Sunday afternoon? Let’s take a look at how these teams fared in week 1.

The New York Giants enter this game with a record of 0-1 following a 0-40 loss at home against the Dallas Cowboys while also failing to cover the 3-point spread as a home underdog in week 1 of the NFL season. New York failed to score any points while compiling 171 total yards offensively which included 110 passing yards and 108 rushing yards while allowing 40 points and 265 total yards defensively which included 143 passing yards and 122 rushing yards. 

Daniel Jones led the team in passing, completing 15 of 28 attempts for 104 yards and two interceptions while adding 43 rushing yards. Saquon Barkley led the team in rushing with 12 attempts for 51 yards while adding three receptions for 12 yards. Darren Waller led the team in receiving, catching three of five targets for 36 yards.

Arizona enters this game with a record of 0-1 following a 16-20 loss on the road against the Washington Commanders in week 1 while covering the 7-point spread as a road underdog. The Cardinals scored 16 points while compiling 210 total yards offensively which included 132 passing yards and 96 rushing yards while allowing 20 points and 248 total yards defensively which included 202 passing yards and 92 rushing yards. 

Joshua Dobbs led the team in passing, completing 21 of 30 attempts for 132 yards. James Conner led the team in rushing with 14 carries and 62 yards while adding five receptions for eight yards. Rondale Moore led the team in receiving, catching all three targets for 33 yards.

BookMaker has the New York Giants listed as 5.5-point favorites on the road against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday afternoon in week 2 of the NFL season. 

Arizona has won seven of the last ten including the previous four matchups in a row while going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. New York is 0-1 ATS overall after finishing last year with a record of 14-5 ATS overall, 7-2 ATS on the road, and 3-2 ATS as an underdog last season while the Arizona Cardinals are 1-0 ATS overall and 1-0 ATS as an underdog this season after finishing last season with a record of 8-9 ATS overall, 4-4 ATS at home, and 7-7 ATS as an underdog.

New York is the better team despite their performance in week 1, however, Arizona has been the better team in the series, winning seven of the last ten including the previous four matchups in a row while going 7-3 ATS in the last ten and 3-0 ATS in the last three games. I look for the Cardinals to continue their streak of covering the spread in this matchup which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the New York Giants +6 for this matchup on BookMaker. 

Spooky Express Pick: New York Giants +6