Cardinals vs. Giants Point Spread: NFL Week 14 Odds, Prediction

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It’s a potential NFC playoff preview – or neither team could make it – when Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals visit the New York Giants on Sunday in Week 14.

Arizona
8-8
AT
December 13, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
MetLife Stadium
Pointspread -3 -113
Moneyline -165
Over / Under o +47

61%

Betting Action

39%

Pointspread +3 -107
Moneyline +137
Over / Under u +47

61%

Betting Action

39%

The Cardinals opened as 2.5-point favourites on the NFL odds.

NFL Week 14 Point Spread and Betting Analysis

There’s a scenario where Arizona finishes 9-7 and misses the playoffs and New York finishes 5-11 and not only makes it but gets a home postseason game.

That’s because the Giants play in (and lead) the atrocious NFC East, while Arizona plays in the NFC West, which is the NFL’s deepest division and might not feature a club with a losing record when all is said and done. The East, on the other hand, probably won’t have a team finish with a winning record. There’s also the possibility that the Giants hosting the Cardinals could be a Wild-Card Round preview.

These teams played Week 7 last season also in New Jersey and Arizona won 27-21 – both teams are much improved in 2020. Chase Edmonds rushed for 126 yards and three touchdowns in a career game for the Cardinals. He usually backs up Kenyan Drake these days. Murray had one of the quieter games of his young NFL career in throwing for only 104 yards and rushing for 28 without once reaching the end zone.

For New York, Daniel Jones threw for 223 yards and a score with a pick – he’s in question for this game. Star Giants running back Saquon Barkley had 72 yards and a score on the ground, but he was lost for season weeks ago.

Arizona has won six of the past 10 in the series and is 7-3 against the spread.

Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals would not be in the NFC playoff field as things currently stand as a third straight loss Sunday, 38-28 vs. the Rams, knocked the Cards out of the final Wild-Card spot. Murray is a bit banged up and hasn’t been quite the same dynamic player during this skid. He did have three TD passes against Los Angeles but only 173 yards, lost a fumble, threw a pick-six and wasn’t a factor on the ground with 15 yards rushing.

Murray’s No. 2 receiver, future Hall of Famer Larry Fitzgerald, missed the game on the COVID-19 list. He’ll likely play here. The Cards had 232 total yards and held the ball for only 21 minutes. There’s some talk the Cardinals could dump kicker Zane Gonzalez this week after another field-goal miss.

New York Giants

New York pulled one of the biggest upsets of the season on Sunday, winning its fourth in a row 17-12 in Seattle – the defence hasn’t allowed more than 20 points in any of those four games and the offence has done just enough. Jones missed the game with a hamstring injury and veteran journeyman Colt McCoy threw for a scant 105 yards with a TD and pick. New York did get 135 yards rushing from Wayne Gallman, his first career game with more than 100.

It was the Giants’ first victory this season over a team with a winning record and Seattle’s first loss at home. It likely won’t be known until later this week whether Jones will be able to play. That he was inactive Sunday and didn’t serve as the No. 2 isn’t a great sign.

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