Giants vs. Cardinals: Week 2 Betting Preview & Predictions

by | 15 September 2023

The 0-1-0 Arizona Cardinals host the 0-1-0 New York Giants at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Arizona Cardinals have a point spread of +4 with a money line of -107. The over/under total on the game is currently set at 40 points.

&The Arizona Cardinals are coached by Jonathan Gannon who has been with the team since 2023. They have a current season record of 0-1-0 after going 4-13 last season. All coaches want big games from their defense andJonathan Gannon is no different.

The Arizona Cardinals are coached by Jonathan Gannon who has been with the team since 2023. They have a current season record of 0-1-0 after going 4-13 last season. All coaches want big games from their defense andJonathan Gannon is no different.

Joshua Dobbs is the quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. The 28-year-old Tennessee alum entered the league in 2017 and is looking for a win in front of the home crowd here. Thus far this season he has started 1 games and throw for 132 yards with a completion percentage of 70 percent. Joshua Dobbs has thrown 0 touchdowns against 0 interceptions and has a QB Rating of 78.7.

His main target will be Marquise Brown. The home crowd would love to see some fireworks from the 26-year-old target. He has made 3 receptions to date on 5 targets, a catch percentage of 0.6, for a total of 28 yards. Marquise Brown is averaging 9.3 yards per catch with 0 touchdowns thus far. Joshua Dobbs will be looking to connect with him for more here.

The Arizona Cardinals running game is lead by the 28-year-old James Conner. A big game from him could be the key to controlling the clock here. He’s taken 14 carries and rushed for 62 yards thus far this season. His yards per game currently sits at 62 yards per game, a number that you know Jonathan Gannon would love to see him exceed in this game. James Conner has 0 touchdowns this season and 0 fumbles.

Their kicker is Matt Prater who has made 3 of 3 field goals this season, a 1 field goal percentage, with a long of 54 yards. The Arizona Cardinals fans don’t want to see him too much, but it’s good to know he can hit one if needed.

Overall, the Arizona Cardinals offense ranks 30 out of 32 teams in Offense DVOA at -0.324816090874168, per FootballOutsiders. This season they have a Red Zone success rate of 0 with 0 Red Zone touchdowns in 2 attempts.

On the defensive end, the Arizona Cardinals have a Defense DVOA of -0.0623369633124987, ranking 12 in the league.

The New York Giants are on the road for this one. Brian Daboll’s squad is 0-1-0 this season after going 9-7-1 last year. He has been at the helm since 2022 and is looking to grab a road win here. The New York Giants have a betting line of +4 or you could bet them straight up at -107.

26-year-old Daniel Jones will be under center for this one. He entered the league in 2019 after playing his college days at Duke. Daniel Jones has a quarterback rating of 32.4 on 0 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. He’s started 1 games and thrown for 104, a completion percentage of 53.6.

The New York Giants will look to get the running game going in this match-up and to do that they’ll need a big game from Saquon Barkley. The 26-year-old back has rushed for 0 touchdowns thus far this season and he’ll look to take it to the house again against the Arizona Cardinals. He’s taken the hand-off 12 times and added 51 yards for the offense. Saquon Barkley is averaging 51 yards per game for the season and has lost the ball 0 times. A turnover on the road could be seen as unacceptable for Brian Daboll so he’ll need to protect the ball here.

On the passing front, Daniel Jones will look to target Jalin Hyatt against the Brian Daboll defense. Jalin Hyatt has 0 touchdowns thus far this season and his team will be looking for more here. On the year, he’s been targeted 1 times and made 0 catches for 0 yards. Jalin Hyatt has a catch percentage of 0 and his yards per reception is .

The team will be looking for touchdowns, but they have Graham Gano to knock down field goals if needed. His season long is a yarder which is always helpful on the road. Graham Gano has made field goals on attempts, a field goal percentage of 0.

According to FootballOutsiders, the New York Giants offense has a Defense-adjusted Value Over Average of -0.752196000512444 which ranks at number 32 out of thirty two teams. If they hope to win on the road, they’ll need to do well in the Red Zone. For the year, they have scored 0 Red Zone touchdowns on 2 attempts, a Red Zone percentage of 0.

Key Match-ups:

  • Joshua Dobbs QB Rating of 78.7 vs. New York Giants Defensive Passing YPG of 143
    New York Giants have 6 interceptions this year and 0 sacks. They are allowing 21.8235294117647 points per game.
  • James Conner vs. New York Giants number 23 ranked DVOA Defense
    Opponents are averaging 5.2 yards per carry against New York Giants and 144.176470588235 per game.
  • Daniel Jones QB Rating of 32.4 vs. Arizona Cardinals Pass Defense
  • The Arizona Cardinals defense has allowed 26.4117647058824 points per game thus far this season. They have sacked the quarterback 6 times and picked him off 11 times.
  • Saquon Barkley vs. Arizona Cardinals Defense
    Arizona Cardinals is giving up 118.588235294118 yards per game on 4.5 per carry thus far this season.

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