When it comes to the playoffs, fans tend to fall into two distinct categories. There are those that love to see an underdog make a run, while other hope for the best two teams to meet in the championship game. The latter group are getting their wish this season, especially when it comes to the NFC Conference Championship Game, as we have the #1 and #2 seeds ready to square off. The 49ers are coming into this one on a ridiculous run of form, while the Eagles have proven to be as close to unbeatable as it gets when they have their starting QB under center. It is the Eagles who are in as a 2 ½ point favorite for this one, with the point total set at 45 ½. Let’s have a look at the 49ers, the eagles, and reasons why you should bet on their NFC Championship Odds.
NFC Conference Round Game: San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Betting Preview
49ers versus Eagles Match Info
- When: Sunday, January 29 at 3 PM EST
- Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
- TV: FOX
Why bet on the San Francisco 49ers
If, prior to the start of the season, someone had suggested that the 49ers would need to turn to their 3rd string QB with 6 games still to play in the regular season, we would all have believed that they would be sitting at home once the playoffs began. That is not how things played out, though, as Mr. Irrelevant, Brock Purdy, has been a revelation since taking over the starting spot and has seen his team win in the 8 games he has played. This is not a player that is acting as a game manager, though, as he has been nothing short of brilliant. With their 2 playoff wins, the 49ers are now winners of 12 in a row and are the hottest team in the postseason. They have covered the spread in 9 of their last 10 overall, but they have not been as good versus Philly, which we will get to in a minute. The OVER has hit in 4 of their last 5 games overall.
Why bet on the Philadelphia Eagles
We have all seen injuries derail a season, so there was obvious cause for concern when Jalen Hurts went down with a shoulder issue and the Eagles lost both games that he missed. The good news for Philly is that he is back and looking at his best again, which bodes well for the challenges still to come this postseason. The reality is that with Hurts in the lineup, the Eagles have lost just once this season, so there is a very good reason why they are in as the favorite for this one. This is a team that has now won 8 of their last 10 games played on home field, but as good as they have been as a SU bet, they have not been so great against the spread, covering just once in their last 5. In terms of the point total, the Eagles have seen 9 of their last 10 games played in the month of January go UNDER.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I expect this to be a close one, with the possibility of a field goal game looking very likely. I do think that the Eagles are going to be very tough to beat at home, and I think we are in for a close, low-scoring battle, which is why I am on the UNDER.
NFL Playoffs Betting Pick: San Francisco 49ers 21 Philadelphia Eagles 24