Football gambling handicappers will evaluate a resurgent Cardinals team going up against a Giants team coming off their first loss to the NFL betting lines. After a 1-2 start to the football gambling season the Cardinals went on their bye week and apparently got things straightened out as they are 2-0 with the NFL betting lines since the bye and are coming of an impressive 27-3 win at Seattle as 3-point football gambling road dogs.
The Cardinals are now tied with San Francisco for first place in the NFC West Division. Quarterback Kurt Warner is back into top football gambling form as he passed for 276 yards and 2 touchdowns in the win at Seattle.
The Cardinals defense has been the big football gambling improvement, however, as they now rank 8th in points allowed under new defensive coordinator Bill Davis. “This defense can go to the top of the NFL” said Davis. “…and we will”.
Defense was the Achilles heel of the Cardinals last year and what ultimately failed them in their Super Bowl loss last year. The New York Giants are coming off a 27-48 football gambling loss at New Orleans as 3.5-point dogs.
The highly touted Giants defense allowed close to 500 yards to the Saints, which was the football gambling difference in the game. It was an overall poor football gambling performance by Big Blue and dropped their record to 5-1 straight up and 4-1-1 against the spread.
Quarterback Eli Manning had a rough day as well as he went 14-31 for just 178 yards with 1 TD and a costly interception. “We played poorly”, said coach Tom Coughlin. “We have to regroup. There are a lot of things that need to be addressed”.
The Giants defense now ranks 17th in points allowed although still a strong 2nd overall for total yards permitted. The Giants have had long term success against the Cardinals with 13 payouts in their last 19 games at home versus Arizona. The home team has covered 4 straight in this series.