Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants: 12/13/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
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New York Giants (5-7) vs Arizona Cardinals (6-6)
Game Info: Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm (MetLife Stadium)
Betting Odds: New York Giants +2.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Arizona Cardinals will travel to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Giants this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The Arizona Cardinals lost their 3rd consecutive game and dropped to 6-6 on the season after being defeated by the Los Angeles Rams, 38-28, this past Sunday. Arizona had no answers for Jeff Goff and the Rams offense and couldn’t fight back after a 38-yard TD run by Darrell Henderson Jr. gave the Rams a 31-21 lead with 10:07 left in regulation. Arizona was outgained by Los Angeles by a 463-232 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Cardinals was QB Kyler Murray who completed 21 of 39 passes for 173 yards, 3 TD, & 1 INT.
On the season, Arizona is averaging 27.7 ppg on 399.5 total yards per game (248.9 passing yds/g; 150.6 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Arizona has been led by QB Kyler Murray who has completed 66.9% of his passes for 2,987 yards, 22 TD, & 10 INT. Murray is also the 2nd leading rusher for the Cardinals with 665 yards & 10 rushing TD’s. The top receiving threats for Murray and the Cardinals have been DeAndre Hopkins (85 rec, 1,019 yards, 5 TD), Christian Kirk (35 rec, 498 yards, 6 TD), Larry Fitzgerald (43 rec, 336 yards), and Dan Arnold (20 rec, 286 yards, 3 TD). Leading the way for the Cardinals backfield has been the duo of Kenyan Drake (178 att, 768 yards, 8 TD) & Chase Edmonds (76 att, 372 yards, TD; 42 rec, 326 yards, 3 TD).
Defensively, Arizona is allowing their opponents to average 24.7 ppg on 377.4 total yards per game (254.4 passing yds/g; 123.0 rushing yds/g).
The New York Giants won their 4th straight game and improved to 5-7 on the season after upsetting the Seattle Seahawks, 17-12, this past Sunday. New York was incredible defensively against the high-powered Seattle offense and could not fight back after a 6-yard TD reception by Alfred Morris gave the Giants a 14-5 lead late in the 3rd quarter. New York was outgained by Seattle by a 327-290 margin, however, won the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Giants was RB Wayne Gallman who had 16 carries for 135 rushing yards.
On the season, New York is averaging 19.3 ppg on 327.2 total yards per game (207.4 passing yds/g; 96.7 rushing yds/g). Offensively, New York has been led by RB Wayne Gallman who has 504 rushing yards & 6 TD’s on 109 carries. QB Daniel Jones (63.2 Comp %, 2,335 yards, 8 TD, 9 INT) missed last week due to injury and is questionable for this matchup. Replacing him last week was Colt McCoy who completed 13 of 22 passes for 1 TD & 1 INT. the top receiving threats for the Giants have been Darius Slayton (39 rec, 598 yards, 3 TD), Evan Engram (48 rec, 508 yards, TD), & Sterling Shepard (42 rec, 381 yards, TD). Also, in the backfield has been Alfred Morris (37 att, 176 yards, 1 TD) who had two TD’s in their recent victory against Seattle.
Defensively, New York is allowing their opponents to average 22.1 ppg on 360.2 total yards per game (263.5 passing yds/g; 96.7 rushing yds/g).
The Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and 9-4-2 ATS in their last 15 road games. The Giants are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
These two team have been heading in different directions as of late, however, as much as I’m solid on the Giants defense, I just can’t trust and offense that is led by Colt McCoy & Wayne Gallman. Arizona is almost in a must-win game after dropping their last three and as they have enough offensive weapons to put up points against the Giants, I think the play here is to take Arizona to cover this small road spread. Good Luck!