2008 Season NFL Football Past Picks
November 23, 2008
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
New York at Arizona
Sunday 11/23 04:15 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 49 -110 (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: LOSS
Everyone is waiting for the Giants to expose a weakness, but none has yet appeared. They grind down defenses with a punishing 3-headed running game and when needed, Eli Manning makes a play. The defense has allowed 14 points or less in six of their ten games, having recorded 31 sacks already. Arizona has not seen too many top defenses. The Cards pour it on vs. weak defenses, but against very good ones, it's a different story. In the games vs. the top two they have played (Washington #4 and Carolina #8), Arizona scored the fewest points of the season (23 and 17). The Giants defense is better than both Washington and Carolina. While the offense gets all the press, the defense is underated in that it ranks 11th overall. The Giants are going to run as much as possible to extend drives, and keep the high-powered Zona offense off the field.The Giants are one of the top teams in time of possession, as they play defense for just an average of 26:52 a game. The Cards will not be running up and down the field here vs. the Giants, and their drives will take time. New York is 11-1 UNDER in their last twelve road games played to a total over 45. I like this one to go UNDER the total.
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