Cardinals vs. Giants Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 7 Odds

Charlie Grant | Updated Oct 15, 2019

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray

Kyler Murray and company head to New Jersey to face off with another rookie quarterback in Daniel Jones when they visit the New York Giants this Sunday.

Arizona
5-10
AT
October 20, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
MetLife Stadium
Pointspread +3.5 -112
Moneyline +155
Over / Under o +50

41%

Betting Action

59%

Pointspread -3.5 -108
Moneyline -186
Over / Under u +50

41%

Betting Action

59%

Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals are feeling pretty good about their situation following back-to-back wins. After stumbling out of the game with a 0-3-1 record, Arizona has posted consecutive wins over the Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons to close in on a .500 record. In this showdown of the top two quarterbacks selected in the 2019 NFL Draft, who’ll have the upper hand?

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Giants aren’t the only opponent that Murray will have to overcome in order to get the victory this week. Arizona is just 2-9 both straight up and against the spread playing in the Eastern Time Zone since the start of the 2016 season. The Cardinals are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games against New York. Perhaps this is the week that they take care of business and cover the spread on the road.

The Giants are actually 17-4 SU in their last 21 home games versus Arizona. However, New York is just 1-2 at home this season and is now 2-8-1 ATS in their home games dating back to the 2018 season. The Giants are 2-4 ATS overall this season.

Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona offense has hit its stride in back-to-back wins over the Bengals and Falcons. Murray and company have averaged 30.0 points per game in those victories, with Murray throwing for over 650 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. The Cardinals have the weapons on offense to put up some decent numbers against below average defenses.

Last week’s 34-33 win over Atlanta was proof that they can win in a shootout if they have to against a terrible defense. The Giants might be in that category as they’ve allowed the third-most yards in the NFL this season and sixth-most points.

New York Giants

The Giants surprised some people by hanging with the undefeated Patriots for a couple of quarters before New England pulled away for the 35-14 victory in the second half. While Jones has shown flashes in his brief NFL career, it’s hard to expect him to compete with some of the best teams in the NFL without a full cast of weapons around him. Running back Saquon Barkley could help take some of the pressure off Jones if he returns from an ankle injury this week. Barkley practiced on Monday, which could be a sign that he will return on Sunday. If Barkley is back and performs at an above average level, it will help New York in the time off possession category as they aim to limit their exposure against the Cardinals offense.

Jones has struggled against a couple of defenses in the last few weeks (Patriots, Minnesota Vikings) but the Cardinals unit is nowhere near that class. Arizona is ranked 31st in yards allowed and 29th in points allowed. They’ve had a particularly difficult time stopping the pass (30th in the NFL) and are the only team in the league that’s yet to intercept a pass.

The poor state of the NFC East has left the Giants just one game out of first place in the division, which should serve as added motivation to take care of business at home this Sunday. Moreover, the top two teams – Dallas and Philadelphia – face each other this week. The surprising Giants could be in great shape after this week.

Who Will Win Cardinals vs. Giants?

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