Last Updated on January 27, 2023 2:17 pm by Erwin Noguera
The playoffs in this NFL season are about to end, as this weekend we will get the last matches before the big show.
There are only 4 teams in the fight right now, and this Sunday we will see who will be the ones to crown themselves as the NFC and AFC champions, to set the clash in this year’s Super Bowl on February 12th.
As of this moment, we are going to focus on the National Football Conference, as the Eagles and the 49ers get ready to throw down and see who makes their way to the Super Bowl.
The Eagles will be the ones to host this match, as the venue settled is the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Everything is set up, and we are getting ready to enjoy this Sunday Afternoon matches right before the two weeks break for the big match.
Sunday, January 29th at 2:00 pm ET at the Lincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia Eagles -145
San Francisco 49ers +119
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Why Bet on Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia (15-3), which won its third NFC East title in six years, then rolled past their division rivals, the New York Giants, 38-7 in the Divisional Round of the 2023 NFL playoff bracket.
Although not the best in the league, the Eagles’ main weapon is their great defense, thanks to which they can boast an impressive 75 sacks, being the third-best in history. This is especially important against a team with a rookie QB as the starter. However, in the absence of Garoppolo, the 49ers adapted their game and they have other weapons, like a good rushing offense, so Philadelphia should be careful.
This year, the Eagles surrendered 4.6 yards per carry in the run, a mediocre statistic for the best team in the league. They should count on the talent of Hurts, who casually, already beat Purdy in a crazy game some years ago.
Why Bet on the San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco (15-4) hasn’t lost since Week 7 against Kansas City, reeling off 12 straight wins to match the franchise single-season record set in 1984. This is not only due to their solidity, but also thanks to their mental strength, overcoming their starter QB injury and keeping their form even with a rookie at the helm.
As we mentioned before, the 49ers have their carry as a great weapon, so they are not dependent on their QB throws, taking pressure off him. If the Eagles received 4.6 yards per carry on average, San Francisco made the same number on a regular base. If they achieve that kind of progression in every offense in this game, surely the key to the upset will be there, independently of the performance of Purdy.
The NFC West champion 49ers are playing for the conference championship for the third time in four years after defeating Dallas 19-12 last weekend in the 2023 NFL playoffs.
Final Betting Analysis: Eagles vs. 49ers
The 49ers saw their running game contained and got only limited explosive pass plays against the Cowboys defense.
The Eagles’ defense can present some of the same problems with a tough pass rush and tight coverage behind active linebackers.
Philadelphia, however, has been very vulnerable against the run at times and can be exploited in the quick, short-to-intermediate passing game in the middle of the field.
That plays into the game plan to which the 49ers should adhere with Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell in the backfield and rookie seventh-rounder Brock Purdy at quarterback.
The Eagles have been the best team in the NFC From early in the season, but the 49ers have been working to gain on them fast in the second half.
However, we still believe that Philadelphia has the players, level, and experience to overcome this challenge and be the first confirmed guest for this year’s Super Bowl.
Go for an Eagles’ win at -145. Although their recent form has not been much better than that of their rivals their locality should play a major role, so go for them for a good win. If you bet $100 at -145 you’ll get $68.97 for a total payout of $168.97.
Eagles vs. 49ers Betting Pick: Philadelphia Eagles