Eagles, 49ers Battle for Super Bowl
The Philadelphia Eagles are hosting the San Francisco 49ers Sunday in the NFC Championship game to see who goes to Super Bowl LVII.
The Eagle’s record is 15-3 and includes the divisional round playoff game. In that game, the Eagles dominated the New York Giants, winning by a score of 38-7.
The Niners finished the regular season 13-4. The Niners have two playoffs victories to their credit. San Francisco defeated the Seattle Seahawks soundly by a score of 41-23. Last week, the Niners took care of the Dallas Cowboys in a defensive battle by the score of 19-12.
The Eagles are favored by 2.5 and the total is 46. The money line is Eagles -150 and the Niners +125. The Eagles are the home team. Niners have won 12 straight games, 10 in the regular season.
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Eagles, 49ers Tale of the Tape
Head Coaching Match Up: Niners Head Coach Kyle Shanahan over Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni.
Common Opponents: Both teams played the Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints, Washington Commanders, Dallas Cowboys, and the Arizona Cardinals. The Niners record against these teams was 5-1.The Eagles were 4-3 and split the games with their divisional opponents, the Commanders and Cowboys.
Last Meeting: The Niners defeated the Eagles in Week Two of the 2021 regular season by a score of 17-11.
Comparisons: The Niners defense was fourth in the NFL for allowing the fewest explosive plays. The Eagles offense was ranked second in explosive plays after the Kansas City Chiefs with 80 during the regular season.
The Eagles led the NFL in sacks this season with a total of 70. The Niners were 10th with 44. The Eagles are proficient and have offensive balance. The Niners are dominant against the run and limit time of possession with their ball control style.
Consensus: Most of the money is on the Eagles at 62%. The total has the Under leading at 58%. Early money coming in on the Eagles resulted in the line moving from pick ‘em to -1 to the current 2.5.
Player Props: Look at 49ers tight end George Kittle to have a big game. He is projected at 44.5 receiving yards Take him to go Over.
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts total rushing yards is 48.5 yards. Hurts will use his legs more in this game because of the pressure from the Niners defense. Hurts goes Over.
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Why the Niners should win: The Niners have been to the NFC Championship game three of the last four years. One of those trips led to a Super Bowl appearance in 2020. The Niners defeated the Eagles the one time they met in the playoffs. Niners have peaked at the right time and won via blowouts as well as one score victory. They are also 13-6 against the spread. Eagles are 9-9 against the spread and fail to cover in four of their last five games.
Why the Eagles should win: The Eagles have a 7-1 record at home when Jalen Hurts starts. Niners are 5-3 on the road. This will be the toughest defense Brock Purdy has faced and he is doing it in a hostile environment.
Over the last seven games, the Eagles have allowed an average of 19.2 points per game. The Niners lost to the top explosive team in the league, the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 44-23. The Eagles are the second most explosive offense the Niners will face.
Take the Eagles because of the home field advantage and the extra day to prepare. The winning streak is impressive, but the Niners were able to force turnovers in big games against the Miami Dolphins and the Cowboys. The Eagles take care of the ball and will not turn it over on offense.
Prediction: Eagles -2.5 over the 49ers (-110 at BetMGM)
Prediction: Over 46 points (+128 at BetRivers)
Watch: Sunday, 3 p.m. ET, FOX, FuboTV
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