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Low-scoring Cardinals Favored in Clash with Free-falling Giants


The Arizona Cardinals will be looking to extend their SU win streak while pegged as betting favorites to four games when they host the struggling New York Giants on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals return home after dropping a 20-15 decision in Washington as 4-point underdogs, while the Giants saw their SU slide extended to four games with a 34-29 loss to Philadelphia as 7.5-point home underdogs.

Shark Bites
  • The Cardinals are 13-4-1 ATS in their last 18 games against NFC East teams.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the Giants’ last seven games in December.
  • The Giants are 2-13 SU in their last 15 games.

The Cardinals offense continued to stumble in last week’s loss to the Redskins. Arizona has averaged just 14.33 points per game during its current 1-2 SU run, and has seen the point total go UNDER in its past two outings. Sunday’s contest marks just the second time this season that Arizona is favored on home turf. The Cardinals failed to cover in an 18-15 win over San Francisco as 6-point home favorites in Week 4, and are now 4-12 ATS in their past 16 as home chalk.

The Giants churned out their highest point production of the season in last week’s loss to the Eagles, but have surrendered 27 ppg during their current 0-4 SU run, and have produced just 16 ppg in three straight road losses. New York has also covered in consecutive outings just once in the past 17 games.

The road team has emerged victorious in each of the past four meetings between these teams. Their past two clashes in the desert have been high-scoring affairs, with New York averaging 34 ppg in a pair of wins. In addition, the point total has reached 51 or higher in three of their past five overall matchups.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The New York Giants opened as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 40.5 at most shops.

OddsShark NFL prediction models pointed to a 28-13 result in favor of the Cardinals on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

New York Giants vs Arizona Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Arizona will face the 2-12 New York Giants, who own a 6-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cardinals are 5-9 so far this season while the Giants are 6-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs New York injuries news.

The Cardinals-Giants odds would favor the Cardinals if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. Arizona is rated No. 25 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Giants sit at No. 30.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Arizona's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 17.57 PPG, against a Giants defense that ranks No. 28 this week at 25.36 PPG. The Cardinals aerial game is averaging 234.79 yards per game, less than the Giants secondary allows through the air, 263.36 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Giants feature the league's No. 28-rated road run defense, allowing 129.43 yards per game. The Cardinals, meanwhile, rank No. 25 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out, Eli Manning threw for 3 scores and 434 yards in a failed effort to defeat Philadelphia at MetLife Stadium.

In their last game, the Cardinals were Week 15 losers coming out on the wrong end of a 20-15 score against Washington.

Betting Trends
  • New York is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New York's last 5 games
  • New York is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • New York is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Arizona is 4-9-1 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Arizona's last 13 games
  • Arizona is 7-14-1 ATS in its last 22 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Washington, Sunday, December 31
Arizona at Seattle, Sunday, December 31