NFL Picks: Week 2 Cardinals vs Giants


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The NFL season is in its budding stages, and the storylines are beginning to unfold. Among the captivating plots are the New York Giants and the Arizona Cardinals, two teams seeking to find their footing after an underwhelming start. As they prepare to clash, the anticipation and uncertainty surrounding both squads add an additional layer of drama to this encounter.



Spread: Giants -5.5, (-110), Cardinals +5.5 (-110)ย 

Moneyline: Giants -235, Cardinals +195ย 

Total: O 40, U 40 (-110)ย 


NFL Match Cardinals vs GiantsThe Giants got Demolished

The New York Giants have opened their season on a sour note. Their inaugural game was nothing short of catastrophic; a 40-0 thrashing by the Dallas Cowboys. Starting quarterback, Daniel Jones, had a challenging outing, managing a mere 15 completions from 28 attempts, summing up to 104 yards, and two interceptions. The rushing attack, led by Saquon Barkley, seemed slightly more optimistic, with Barkley registering 51 yards. Darren Waller, the team’s top receiver for the game, managed only 36 yards from three catches. Defensively, the spotlight shone on Tre Hawkins III, who contributed with a total of seven tackles. However, the Giants’ defense couldn’t muster a sack or interception.


Cardinals Fell to the Commanders

The Arizona Cardinals, too, are nursing the wounds of their opening game. They narrowly missed out on a win against the Washington Commanders, falling short by four points, 20-16. Joshua Dobbs, the starting quarterback, showcased his precision with 21 completions out of 30 attempts but only accumulated 132 yards, with no touchdowns or interceptions. The ground game, orchestrated by James Conner, yielded a respectable 62 yards. Rondale Moore, leading the receiving corps, registered 33 yards over three receptions. On the defense, Kyzir White stood out with nine tackles in total, and Dennis Gardeck terrorized the Commanders’ offensive line, recording two sacks. Zaven Collins added to the defensive achievements with an interception.



The BUSR NFL Odds have an intriguing prediction: the Cardinals are the underdogs, despite playing at home. This tag stems from their nail-biting loss to the Commanders. But, with the home crowd behind them, they will be eager to turn the tide. The Giants, too, are desperate for a revival. Their offense struggled against the Cowboys, and the challenges won’t lessen on the road against the Cardinals, who, despite their offensive hiccups, have shown glimpses of a resilient defense. Betting enthusiasts might find value in backing the Cardinals to cover the spread, given their defensive prowess.


Injury Report

The Giants’ injury woes are notable. In the defensive backfield, both G. Owens and C. Flott remain questionable for the Sunday showdown, each grappling with hamstring concerns. Further, D. Davidson (DL) faces uncertainties due to a knee issue, as do C. Brown (LB) with an ankle problem and W. Robinson (WR) with a knee concern. While T. Sweeney (TE) is sidelined indefinitely due to illness, the woes intensify with A. Robinson (CB), C. Myarick (FB), B. Ford-Wheaton (WR), J. Hassenauer (OL), and J. Davis (LB) all on the Injured Reserve list, each battling different ailments.

The Cardinals aren’t untouched by the injury bug. Key player K. Beachum (OL) remains a doubt for the Sunday encounter because of a hand injury. The list of those out indefinitely includes M. Sanders (LB) with a hand injury, D. Daley (OL) with an ankle injury, and G. Williams (CB) and K. Murray (QB) both with knee issues. Adding to the depth of their injury troubles are J. Gaines II (OL), P. Elflein (C), R. Fenton (CB), M. Mack (RB), and M. Hembrough (LS), all consigned to the Injured Reserve list for varying reasons.